The Actor's Workshop of Ithaca

Big City Training, Small Town Attention

PRE-REGISTER for FALL 2017 classes!

Classes fill up quickly; call/text us at 607. 339.9999 (Eliza Van Cort), 607.279.6236 (Katie Spallone), or email us at actorsworkshopofithaca@gmail.com! The Fall '17 semester will begin the second week of September and classes will run through December 15/16. 

3 mixed level class sessions for your convenience: Monday/Wednesday 5-8pm, Tuesday/Thursday 10am-noon, Tuesday/Thursday 5-8pm. 

AWI ANNUAL SPRING SHOWCASE EVENT MAY 5 & 6 AT RISLEY THEATRE!

All three classes at The Actor's Workshop will be performing a cornucopia of comedic and dramatic scenes, one act plays and monologues at Risley Theatre on the Cornell University campus to showcase what they have learned throughout the semester. 
There will be four different performances featuring the three different AWI classes:

Friday May 5 at 7:00pm (T/TR PM class) THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT

Friday May 5 at 9:15pm (T/TR PM class) ENCORE PERFORMANCE

Saturday May 6 at 5:30pm (T/TR AM class) 
Saturday May 6 at 9:15pm  (M/W PM class)

Suggested donation at the door for each performance is $15; proceeds benefit our student scholarship fund.

Please arrive one half hour prior to curtain to purchase a ticket at the Risley box office. 

HOPE ON STAGE presents "I Carry Your Heart" at The Hangar Theatre!

THE PLAY
Hope on Stage invites you to join us for the premiere of the brilliant award-winning new play by Georgette Kelly: I Carry your Heart. The play follows a young woman as she learns to open her heart to love after the death of her famous mother.

THE TEAM
This never-before-seen show will be directed by Drama Desk Award winner and Ithaca native Jeremy Webb, who is coming home to lend his talents to this special event. Jeremy’s cast of nationally acclaimed artists, beloved homegrown artists, and a rising star from Ithaca College will leave you uplifted, hopeful and deeply moved.

THE DIFFERENCE
Beyond enjoying superb theater, by treating yourself to this special event you can make a difference. I Carry Your Heart is a benefit event for our United Way of Tompkins County, an organization which carries the hearts and hopes of so many in our community. Please help us unite in hope for our friends and neighbors. Please come to this very special night of theater.

THE DETAILS
TICKETS:
http://www.hangartheatre.org/events/ICYH.html
607.273.ARTS
DATES:
Thursday April 27th at 7.30 pm:
Show and talkback with director, actors, producers, and playwright
Friday April 28th at 8.00 pm
Show, special performance by the Ithaca Gay Men’s Chorus, and a post-show reception to celebrate the Hope & Optimism Initiative.
Saturday 29th at 3.00 pm
Show and talkback with director, actors, and producers.
Saturday 29th at 8.00 pm
Show and celebration of community giving, including a short speech by Ithaca's Mayor Svante Myrick, a thank you from James Brown, President of The United Way of Tompkins County, and please join us for a free catered reception after the show.
CREATIVE TEAM:
Executive Producers: Andrew Chignell & Eliza VanCort
Director: Jeremy Webb
Cast: Annalee Jefferies*, Heidi Kettenring*, Emily Neves*, Jordan Dunn-Pilz, Darryle Johnson (AWI Grad) and Kristin Sad (AWI grad). 
Set & Lighting Design: Steve TenEyck
Costume Design: Gretchen Darrow-Crotty
Sound Design: Palmer Hefferan
Production Stage Manager: Ruth E. Kramer*
Production Manager: Adam Zonder
Company Manager: Alex Esposito
Assistant Company Manager: Marissa Accordino (AWI grad)

*Member of Actors' Equity Association

AWI benefit at The Hangar Theatre featuring THE FUNX!

A CAPPELLA SENSATION THE FUNX WILL TAKE THE HANGAR STAGE JAN. 6 TO BENEFIT THE ACTOR'S WORKSHOP OF ITHACA!

 THE FUNX are a soulful supergroup dedicated to bringing more original music to the a cappella world.  Featuring a complete arsenal of a cappella weapons: Ariel Arbisser (The Jeff Love Band), Robert Dietz (arranger for NBC’s The Sing-Off), Crawford Doran (The Water Boys), Harry Nichols (Harry Nichols Band), Nate Tao (American Idol, Ithacapella).

http://www.hangartheatre.org/events/Funx.html

AWI ANNUAL WINTER SHOWCASE EVENT DEC. 9 & 10 AT RISLEY THEATRE!

All three classes at The Actor's Workshop will be performing a cornucopia of comedic and dramatic scenes, one act plays and monologues to showcase what they have learned throughout the semester. 
There will be three different performances featuring the three different AWI classes.

Friday 12.9.16 at 7:30pm (T/TR PM class)
Saturday 12.10.16 at 5:00pm (T/TR AM class) 
Saturday 12.10.16 at 8:00pm (M/W PM class)

Suggested donation at the door for each performance is $15; proceeds benefit our student scholarship fund.

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR SPRING '17 CLASSES NOW UNDERWAY!

The Spring 2017 semester will begin the end of January or early February. Keep checking back for updated info. 

New student discounts are available, please contact us today at 607.339.9999 or 607.279.6236 or email us at actorsworkshopofithaca@gmail.com.  

Three class sessions available for your convenience; Monday/Wednesday 5-8pm, Tuesday/Thursday 10am-noon, or Tuesday/Thursday 5-8pm. 

Save the AWI Studio!

Please check out our current fundraising campaign that we are doing to raise enough money to help the AWI studio stay high and dry; our studio has been flooding every time it rains, and we are desperately trying to raise enough funds to renovate the area around the studio so this doesn't keep happening. Please consider going to our page and making a donation to this very worthy cause; no donation is too small!

Thank you!

https://www.gofundme.com/savetheawistudio

SAVE THE DATES for our end of semester showcases MAY 20 & 21!

On May 20 and 21, all four classes at AWI will take to the stage at Risley Theatre, Cornell University for our annual Spring Showcase event! 

May 20: Tuesday/Thursday eve and Sunday class performance at 7:30. May 21: Tuesday/Thursday AM class performance at 5:00pm and Monday/Wednesday class performance at 8pm. Tickets available only at the Risley Theatre box office before each show. Arrive early to get a seat!  

 

 

NOW PRE-REGISTERING FOR SUMMER 2016!

If you are interested in joining the AWI community, please contact us at 607.339.9999 or actorsworkshopofithaca@gmail.com.
The summer semester will start the week of May 22. Classes are kept small for individual attention, so call today.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

AWI STUDENT SHOWCASES HAPPENING MAY 15 & 16 AT RISLEY THEATER!

Our end of semester showcases at Risley Theater are an Actor's Workshop tradition and not to be missed; three showcases highlighting three different classes! Our students will be performing a cornucopia of comedic and dramatic scenes, one act plays and monologues to showcase what they have learned throughout the semester.

FRIDAY MAY 15 AT 7:30 PM AND SATURDAY MAY 16 AT 5PM AND 8PM. ARRIVE EARLY TO GET TICKETS AT THE RISLEY THEATER BOX OFFICE.

Tickets: General admission at the door is $10, $8 for students and seniors; proceeds go to our student scholarship fund.

 

AWI SPRING STUDENT SHOWCASE

David Kossack's T/TH evening class
Come check out a night of riveting theater and learn what AWI is all about!

Please note that in each of our shows, the actors will be different, as will the material.
New students who register for summer semester classes at any of the shows will receive a substantial discount. (Some classes will already be full by then, so register now in ensure you get into the class of your choice.)
Where:
Risley Theater
When
May 16th (7.30 pm)  Katie Spallone and Masa Gibson's class
May 17th (5.30 pm)  David Kossack and Jeff Hodges class
May 17th (8.00 pm) Eliza VanCort and Chris Teitelbaum's class
Tickets*:
general admission
10 (general admission) 
7 (seniors and students)
*All proceeds go towards AWI's student scholarship fund. 

Now accepting Pre-Registration forms for Summer 2014

If you are a new student and would like to register for our Summer 2014 semester, please download our Pre-Registration form (located under the CLASSES tab) and send it in. We will contact you as soon as we get it. Or, if you'd prefer to talk with a human, call us anytime at 607.339.9999.

Our Summer 2014 semester will begin the week of May 18.

Call before May 1st and receive a substantial discount on classes.

AWI grad Amanda Setton (The Crazy Ones, Gossip Girl) comes back to work with our students

Second Annual Performance of Love, Loss and What I Wore

LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE

WHAT: A performance of Nora and Delia Ephron's Off-Broadway smash hit, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, performed one night only by five fiercely talented artists from our community. The same dynamic cast that wowed our audiences in February  of 2013 is back for a second time. Join Holly Adams, Michelle Courtney Berry, Becky Lane, Kristin Sad and Erica Steinhagen as they take the stage at The Hangar once again to give voice to the characters in the play. 

FOR WHOM: This one night only event is a benefit for The Advocacy Center in Ithaca, NY

WHEN: March 1st, 2014

WHERE: The Hangar Theater

TICKETS: Click this link to purchase tickets

CORPORATE SPONSOR: Madeline's  

CO-SPONSORS: Nail CandyAgava, and avanti

MORE INFO: 
This show is written by a woman from real women's stories, will be performed and directed by women, and is a benefit for the women, men, and children in our community. What we love about Love, Loss, and What I Wore is that it uses humor, warmth and sometimes sadness to illustrate the wide and varied experiences women have as we travel through our wonderful and complicated journeys. The play is a series of funny, touching, sometimes sad monologues, and a bit of dialogue, about real women's lives. The stories were compiled and written by the late Nora Ephron. We hope you'll bring your sister, your girfriend, your mom, your wife, your partner, your daughter and your friend to this very special event.

A cash bar will open pre-show at 7:15 and savories and sweets will be served post show courtesy of AGAVA Restaurant.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTION: Will men like this show? YES! Bring your husband, your brother, your best friend! This show is a show for women. . . AND the men who love them!

Find Your Actor's Voice

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