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Communiversity Offers Acting Class for the Non-Actor


Have you ever had a desire to act but felt like it was too late? Communiversity instructor R. Miranda Burke knows this feeling all too well.

Date: 3/15/2017 12:00:00 AM
By: Janet Staderman
Phone: (513) 556-6932

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Although R. Miranda Burke has always been a "drama queen" and loved the stage, she did not start acting until later in her career. Today, Burke is the CEO and owner of DearDotNettieMae Theater Productions, LLC, named after her four grandmothers. Burke has written more than seven plays, which include Armed and Dangerous, Unfinished Business, Behind Closed Doors, No Ordinary Love and Love Changes. She wrote, directed and starred in Love Changes, which was released on DVD in February.

This spring, Burke is teaching a course designed for people who have always wanted to act, but never had any formal training. In a short four weeks, Burke will review the Chubbuck technique which draws from the basic psychology of humans and human behavior. You will learn the physical, emotional and mental hurdles that make it difficult for a character to achieve their overall objective. You will also learn how to create your own character background.

Although this class is aimed at novice or non-actors, it is an intense workshop that will prepare you for the rigors of professional auditioning. By the end of the class, you will be ready to perform a powerful monologue.

Class meets on Mondays for four weeks, April 3-24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Register online at uc.edu/ce/commu or call us at 513-556-6932.