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Lisa Nicholas

November 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 15, 2022

An Arts Leader/Educator, Performer, and Creative Producer.

Lisa comes to the International Festival of the Voice to teach after many years of experience in the field of arts and education. She is the Co-Founder of the Wellstock Inspire Fund for Children. She served as Program Director and faculty member for Syracuse University’s Tepper Semester Program in New York City for twenty years, working in collaboration with the founder, Arielle Tepper, (Board Chair of the Public Theater and Tony award-winning producer), and oversaw the full semester, residence immersion experience for theater and film students in New York City. She also served as Creative Director of Development of the Araca Project, a producing program for emerging artists by the Tony Award-winning Araca Group, that discovered and produced the next generation of theater-makers in New York City. In addition, Lisa served as Cultural Liaison for Syracuse University’s NYC Architecture Program. Lisa trained and worked extensively as an actor in Canada, England, and New York City. She is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA. and she is also the creator and co-producer of a new developmental television mini-series. Lisa is currently studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a concentration in Arts and Learning (Master’s Degree 2024)


Course Description:

Beginning Acting/Scene Study
This class is designed for beginning acting for adult, $400 per student.

The class is a great foundation and introduction to the craft and art of acting. If you have dreamed of exploring the art of acting—this is a supportive environment—in which to have an introduction to the art form and learn the basics of acting.

We will begin the class with ensemble sensory games, basic group exercises, physical relaxation, concentration, an introduction to script analysis, and move into scene study and acting the scene. Students will begin to lay the foundation of a technique through a progression of exercises to make their performance truthful and spontaneous. For students interested in the “business of acting” we will have time to discuss acting as a business in one of our classes. We will end the course with a final showing of our scenes.

Class offered one day per week for six weeks starting Thursday November 3rd, 2022 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm with a Thanksgiving weekend recess and final class resuming Thursday December 1st.

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November 10
11:00 am - 1:30 pm


Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice


24 Main @ Phoenicia Voice Festival
24 Main Street
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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