Whether you are a beginner who is exploring performance for the first time or a seasoned actor continuing your career, Playhouse on the Square’s Adult Theatre School classes offer theatrical training experience to suit any need. Taught by prominent local theatre professionals, our classes give students the opportunity to develop and expand their performance skills, including character development, movement, voice, and an awareness of proper audition practices. The session spans eight weeks, which includes seven weeks of classwork/rehearsal, and an informal showcase performance for family and friends the eighth week.


You may register by filling out the form at the bottom of the page. Registrations may also be emailed to jeff@playhouseonthesquare.org or mailed to:
Adult Theatre School
C/O Playhouse on the Square
66 S. Cooper
Memphis, TN 38104

Fall 2017
September 25 – November 20, 2017


Basics for the Beginning Actor – $150
Mondays, 6:00pm – 7:30pm – SOLD OUT!
Did you see a show at Playhouse and think, “That looks like fun!”? Have you always wanted to try your hand at acting, but never got around to it? If so, this class is for you. Participants will explore character development and intention through scenes and monologues. Students will also learn theatrical terminology, where to look for performance opportunities, and what to expect when auditioning for a play. This is the perfect class for people who have always wanted to explore their creative talents in a non-threatening, supportive environment.



Modern Dance – $150
Mondays, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Explore the intricacies and evolution of modern dance in this class that teaches both physical movement and emotional expression. History and technique combine in this class as you learn the styles and forms that created the 20th century and will continue to develop into the future. This is a class for dancers of any level. Exercise your body and condition your soul in this low-stress but physically engaging course.


Advanced Acting: Comedy – $150
wats12 Mondays, 7:30pm – 9:00pm – SOLD OUT!
Make ’em laugh! This advanced course studies the history and techniques of stage comedy. Learn the science of humor while preparing ridiculous monologues and laugh-out-loud scenes that will give you confidence in your craft and in yourself.


All listed prices cover the full eight-week session.

For payment plan information, please see the Theatre Education Payment Plan page. 

Students taking multiple courses (or multiple students from one household) receive $25 off each course.
Register before September 5 to receive $15 off your total.

For any additional information contact Jeff Posson, Assistant Director of Theatre Education at:
jeff@playhouseonthesquare.org or call (901) 728-5631.


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