Adult Classes

A.C.T. at BCT

The Academy for Contemporary Theater is BCT’s newest offering.  Of course, we still have our gold standard Theater Lab programs, but we wanted to add more opportunities to bring the community into our home. Like adult acting classes. And playwriting classes. And even some classes for our younger artists. Come A.C.T. at BCT!

 Cancellations are subject to a $50 cancellation fee.

PHOTOS by Brooke Burton (unless otherwise noted).

Note, we now use Ludus for ticketing and registration.

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Fall Theater Lab Performances

  • Thu, Nov 2, 2023 at 7:00 pm
  • Fri, Nov 3, 2023 at 7:00 pm
  • Sat, Nov 4, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Two shows back-to-back for ~80 mins of BCT bread and butter: thought-provoking stories that inspire our community to examine our perspectives and better understand ourselves, each other, and the world around us. Truly remarkable theater, folks.

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PROFESSIONAL & ADULT ACTING CLASSES

The Academy For Contemporary Theater at BCT is expanding and advancing its program to become the premiere acting institution for professional actors and new artists in the Treasure Valley. Our adult program has expanded to year round classes for adult actors of all levels, being taught by the valley’s most talented professional artists. We have gone from two classes in our 19|20 season to now SIX classes for our 23|24 season.

Exploration of Acting One

Fall 2023 Session:
Mondays Sept. 25 – Oct. 16 from 7-9 pm

For more information, contact our Education Director: js@bctheater.org.

The art of playing. This class for all abilities focuses on theater skill games, improvisation techniques, and staying in shape artistically.

Ages 18+, class limit 10.

$150

SOLD OUT in under 24 hours!

Exploration of Acting Two

Fall 2023 Session:
Mondays Oct. 30 – Nov. 20 from 7-9 pm

For more information, contact our Education Director: js@bctheater.org.

This acting class explores the fundamentals of working with a contemporary script – text analysis, character development.

(Explorations of Acting One, or equivalent, required for this class.)

Ages 18+, class limit 10.

$150

SOLD OUT in under 24 hours!

Stage Combat 1 – Unarmed: 

An introduction to the technique of illusionary stage violence

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Winter 2024 Session:
Sat & Sun Jan. 20 – 21, 2024, from 10 am-12 pm

For more information, contact our Education Director: js@bctheater.org.

How do actors safely perform slaps, punches, throws, and chokeholds on stage? The emphasis of this class is on safety and strong technical skills to perform these moves in theatrical productions and scenes. You’ll learn proficiency in selected falls, slaps, punches, throws, and kicks, in order to safely execute required illusionary violence on stage.

NOTE: This is a physical class, and participants should be prepared for considerable movement and rolling/falling onto tumbling mats, etc. Activewear and closed-toe shoes (sneakers) are required.

Ages 18+, class limit 12.

$80

SOLD OUT

Stage Combat 2 – The Rapier (and Dagger):

An introduction to the technique of illusionary stage violence

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Winter 2024 Session:
Sat & Sun Jan. 27 – 28, 2024, from 10 am-12 pm

For more information, contact our Education Director: js@bctheater.org.

Unleash your inner swashbuckler! This stage combat class focuses on the safe and proper use of stage rapier fighting techniques. You will learn rapier cuts and parries to execute choreographed fights safely and effectively. If time allows, we will add stage daggers into the mix for more excitement and fun!

NOTE: This is a physical class, and participants should be prepared for considerable movement. Stage Combat 1 or previous theatrical movement experience is recommended but not required. Activewear and closed-toe shoes (sneakers) are required.

Ages 18+, class limit 10.

$80

Scene Study for the Performing Artist

Spring 2024 Session:
March 26- April 30, Tuesdays from 7-9 pm

For more information, contact our Education Director: js@bctheater.org.

This class focuses on student or working actors, college level and above. These are performers who have taken other acting courses and performed in plays, and who hope to work/are working with some frequency in the field. You should already have the ability to perform basic text analysis and be familiar with the idea of scene “beats”, objectives, obstacles, and with making strong and committed choices for your character.

Ages 18+, class limit 10.

To audition, please send your recorded 1 min audition piece, headshot, and resume to our Education Director: js@bctheater.org.

$200

Adult Auditioning

PHOTO: Jeanna Vickery

Summer 2024 Session:
Class meets Sundays and Tuesdays beginning June 2nd through June 25th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

For more information, contact our Education Director: js@bctheater.org.

For artists of all levels. Adult Auditioning focuses on movement for the performing artist, monologue work for film and stage, and cold reading scene work. Brush up on old skills and learn new techniques to get the role!

Ages 18-99, class limit 10.

$180

PLAYWRITING

Spring Session: 

Jan 12 – Mar 2, 2022
Thursday
4 – 7 pm

Have you always wanted to try those playwriting skills solo? Here’s your chance! This class offers insight and guidance from talented writers and professional theater makers that will help bring your words to life.

We are keeping the class small so you have the opportunity for the most one on one time. At the end of the session, your play will be read by professional actors in a night of staged readings.

$325

Play On! Play Reading Club

For more information contact BCT’s Education Director at js@bctheater.org or 208.331.9224 

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