Interactive, intimate, and intensely engaging. The INsiders is a unique club for our most literary-minded patrons: the perfect way to exchange ideas on our plays while—yes!—supporting our theatre at the same time.
INsiders come together on select Tuesday evenings for lively discussions revolving around each of the season’s plays. You’ll enjoy refreshments and meet new friends as guest scholars offer fresh perspectives on the season’s plays. Membership includes a copy of the play script to read and review!
Participate in two exciting, specialized workshops throughout the season! INsiders might…
- Walk through the Designer Process
- Examine a Playwright’s Past
- Explore the realms of World Drama
Travel deeper into the heart of each play with like-minded literature lovers in a comfortable, convivial setting.
All meetings occur on Tuesdays from 7 – 9pm at A Noise Within theatre
2015-2016 BREAKING AND ENTERING SEASON
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 (A Flea in Her Ear)
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 (Antigone)
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 (All My Sons)
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 (Topic to be determined)
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 (Romeo and Juliet)
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 (You Never Can Tell)
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (Six Characters in Search of an Author)
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 (Topic to be determined)
New Members: $350 Single membership | $550 Double membership
Interested but not sure? Ask about auditing a class and our pro-rated class prices!
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INsiders Speaker Biographies
Voice for Actors
Monday Evenings from 7pm – 9pm | January 25 – March 7, 2016
(no class on February 15)
Instructor: Emily Chase
About the Instructor: EMILY CHASE is a professional actress, singer, and director who has worked at many established and exciting theater companies, including South Coast Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, the Antaeus Company, and the Taper. Emily has taught acting and voice at Antaeus Academy and through the Los Angeles Music Center; she directs both high school and professional theatrical productions, and is a private acting coach for working actors.
Acting Shakespeare: Scenes and Monologues
Monday Evenings from 7pm – 10pm | March 14 – May 2, 2016
Instructor: Deborah Strang
Tuition: $360 (For ages 18 and up)
About the Instructor: A Resident Artist at A Noise Within Classical Repertory Company for the past 21 years, Deborah Strang holds an MFA in Performing Arts from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Ms Strang teaches Acting Shakespeare in ANW’s Adult Conservatory and coaches and mentors the ANW acting interns. Ms. Strang helped initiate and develop ANW’s professional development classes which prepare and support teachers in their work with Shakespeare in the classroom as well as ANW’s Summer With Shakespeare for teens where she has taught basic acting, character development, and textual analysis. With ANW’s Educational Outreach program, she has led numerous Master Class workshops with students throughout California, from middle school level through advanced actor training, works regularly as a private acting coach and taught acting at the acclaimed Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. As an actor, her over 60 ANW performances include Ma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, Mrs. Alving in Ghosts, Gertrude in Hamlet, Paulina in The Winter’s Tale, Maxine in The Night of the Iguana, The Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie, Mrs. Antrobus in The Skin of Our Teeth, Regina in Little Foxes, Alexandra in O Pioneers, Ranyevskaya in The Cherry Orchard, Rosemary in Picnic and as Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a co-production with the LA Philharmonic at the famed Hollywood Bowl. Also at ANW, Deborah has co-directed Moliere’s The Learned Ladies on the main stage as well as productions of Comedy of Errors and Twelfth Night for the Summer With Shakespeare teen program. Film and TV credits include The Newsroom, Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, Cold Case, Close to Home, Numb3rs, Ghost Whisperer, Threshold, Carnivale, The X-Files, Deep Space Nine, Kiss the Girls, Things To Do In Denver, Eagle Eye with Shia LaBeouf and can be heard as the voice of Aunt May in the animated series The Spectacular Spiderman.
British Dialect Intensive
Mondays from 7pm – 9pm | March 14 – April 4, 2016
Instructor: Nike Doukas
About the Instructor: Nike Doukas has appeared on stage at South Coast Repertory, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, The Old Globe, The Mark Taper Forum, The American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Rep, A Contemporary Theatre, Shakespeare Festival LA, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, The Berkeley Shakespeare Festival,and more. She teaches scene study and Shakespeare at The Art Of Acting Studios, and has taught a variety of classes at A Noise Within. She has also coached accents for productions at The Pasadena Playhouse, La Mirada Theater, and many of the productions at A Noise Within, most recently The Beaux Stratagem and The Grapes of Wrath. Additionally, she does private coaching for acting and accents. She has an MFA from the American Conservatory Theatre, and is a recipient of the 2012 Lunt Fontanne Acting Fellowship.