Oregon Contemporary Theatre offers a variety of courses for adults of all experience and training levels. Our classes are taught by professional instructors and cover a number of topics, including Acting Technique, Scene Study, Playwriting, and more. Classes are generally 4-8 weeks and are taught in the Autumn, Winter, and Spring.
Advanced Scene Study with Inga R. Wilson Mondays, 6:00-8:00pm, April 15 - May 20
Geared toward intermediate to advanced actors, this class will give students an opportunity to improve their technique while studying two to three scenes. WARNING: this is a six-week class, so come prepared to work!
with Inga R. Wilson
Wednesdays, April 17 - May 22; 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Looking for some fresh material to wow directors? Need help making bold choices for cold readings? If auditions make you a bundle of nerves, or you're just looking for an opportunity to explore your chops in a safe environment, this six-week class will help you remember that every audition is just another chance to perform.
Writing Dramatic Conflict with Paul Calandrino
Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm, April 23 - June 11
"Conflict creates the tension that awakens our instinctive desire to watch people fight it out. Implied in it is action: the characters' desires to achieve their ends, which in turn puts them at odds with the opposing forces.” -- Screenwriter Linda Cowgill
In this workshop we will explore character-driven conflict that leads to action. Open to playwrights of all levels.