Join us for an intermediate/advanced-level acting class, where the focus will be on using scene study and script analysis to better understand the development of a character. The goal of this course is to use the tools we have learned to make informed creative choices and believable characters and relationships.
Each student will be performing at their own unique level. An environment of encouragement and constructive criticism is essential.
Some type of previous acting experience: class, stage performance, film/TV, etc.
Michelle Diaz recently returned to South Florida after 18 years in New York and California, where she studied, taught, and worked in Theater and Television. She holds a BFA from New World School of the Arts in Miami, her hometown. After graduating, she moved to New York City and worked with renowned experimental playwright and director, Richard Foreman. She is a co-founder of Wreckio Ensemble, a 501c3 non-profit theater company that focuses on original work. Michelle wrote and directed The Corner, which was selected to be performed at the NYC Fringe Festival. She co-wrote and performed in the critically acclaimed Wrestling Porcelain with Wreckio, and performed in a number of other productions with the company. Michelle received her MFA from the University of California, San Diego where she performed at La Jolla Playhouse. While in Los Angeles, Michelle acted in a number of commercials and TV shows, including Sons of Anarchy and How I Met Your Mother. She also had the opportunity to perform Palestine, New Mexico (Dir. Lisa Peterson) at the Mark Taper Forum with Culture Clash. Other favorite roles include Varya in The Cherry Orchard, Paulinka in A Bright Room Called Day (Dir. Stuart Meltzer), and Florella in Labyrinth of Desire (Dir. Jerry Ruiz). Michelle is a proud member of Sag-Aftra and Actors Equity Association. In addition to her Adult Acting class here at Arts Garage, she is the creator and camp director of Set the Stage, a summer theater camp for kids. Stay tuned to see what other theater events she is working on as Artistic Director of Theater at Arts Garage.
6 Week Program, April 5-May 10
Late registration will be allowed up to 1 week past the start date of each class through our Box Office.
To register after April 5th, or if you experience any difficulties when registering, please contact Box Office (561) 450-6357 Tuesday – Saturday 12pm – 6pm.