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Teachers at the Old Town School

Michael Menendian

The Actor’s Toolbox, Basic Scene Study Preparing for the Audition

Michael Menendian is Artistic Director Emeritus of Raven Theatre, Chicago. Along with being a Jeff Award winning director and producer he has taught theatre classes and private coaching in Boston and Chicago. He served as Theatre Arts Director of Palfrey Street High School, Boston. He has taught teen-agers and adults in basic acting, scene study and private coaching in monologues.

Started at the Old Town School in July of 2019


Group Classes for the session beginning 09/02/2019

The Actor’s Toolbox with Michael Menendian

$202 ($192 members)

09/06/2019 – 10/25/2019 (8 meetings)

Fridays · 5:00 PM – 6:20 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Basic Scene Study with Michael Menendian

This class will focus on scenes from plays that actors will work on in pairs. It is designed for students who have a basic knowledge of acting and want to advance their work on character and scene development. Students will be required to memorize short (5-10 minute) scenes. In this class, students will learn how to listen to and react off of their scene partner while making clear and logical choices that define their own character.

$202 ($192 members)

09/06/2019 – 10/25/2019 (8 meetings)

Fridays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

The Actor’s Toolbox with Michael Menendian

$202 ($192 members)

09/07/2019 – 10/26/2019 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Basic Scene Study with Michael Menendian

$202 ($192 members)

09/07/2019 – 10/26/2019 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Preparing for the Audition with Michael Menendian

This class is designed for those actors who are looking to audition for shows but need to improve their skills in choosing and preparing monologues for the audition. We will also focus on “cold readings” from scripts as part of the audition process, which many theatres ask for. Memorization of monologues is required.

$202 ($192 members)

09/07/2019 – 10/26/2019 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 3:00 PM – 4:20 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave