Classes

As part of its commitment to the community, IRT provides continuing education opportunities for youth and adults. In Classes @ IRT professional artists and highly-trained staff provide a safe, supportive, and fun atmosphere that immerses students into the process of theatre. Explore, discover, and create with us each fall and spring. Learn more below about the classes program and our current offerings. 

About Classes at the IRT

  • All classes are held at Indiana Repertory Theatre. (140 W Washington Street)
  • Registration for classes closes 48 hours before the first session.
  • All registration fees must be paid prior to the start of the first class in a session.
  • $25 of your registration fee is a non-refundable deposit. Cancellations and refunds (minus deposit) may be requested up to 24 hours before the start of the first class in a session.
  • No refunds will be issued should a student choose not to complete a session after the start of classes.
  • IRT reserves the right to cancel any class. A complete refund will be made in the event of a cancellation.
  • IRT reserves the right to make changes in instructors, schedule, check-in or dismissal as deemed necessary by the IRT production schedule. Students and guardians will be notified of any changes.
  • IRT season ticket holders receive a 10% discount on tuition to any IRT Class! Register by phone at the number below to take advantage of this offer.

For questions, or to register by phone, contact Randy D. Pease at 317.916.4842.


FALL CLASSES

Join IRT for Fall Classes! Whether you're looking to give performing a first shot, or brush up on your skills, you'll find a welcoming group ready to learn and grow together. Our instructors are prepared to meet the needs of each new group of students. Using a variety of methods, including theatre games, monologue work, and scene study, our classes will help you improve your practice no matter your experience level. Fall classes will be held on Saturdays beginning September 15th and Mondays beginning September 17th. Information about age ranges, content, and costs is below. Registration will open for all classes on August 15th. 


yOUTH ACTING

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE - CREATE A PLAY!
Ages 5-9 | Saturdays 10:00-11:15AM | September 15 - October 20 | $150 

Create your very own play for the stage with inspiration from Mo Willem’s Elephant & Piggie series ! In this class, students will read selected stories featured in IRT’s upcoming production of Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are In a Play!” to learn about character, setting, and story. Family and friends are invited to attend the final class period for a showing of their new work. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

CHARACTER BUILDING
Ages 10-13 | Saturdays 10:00-11:30AM | September 15 - October 20 | $180

In this class for young actors, students will learn  physical and vocal techniques professionals use to create bold, memorable characters on stage. By using clues from the script and students’ own experience, these exercises will build confidence in young performers no matter what their next role is! This class is appropriate for both beginning and experienced young actors. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

SCENE STUDY: SHERLOCK HOLMES
Ages 14-18 | Mondays 5:30-7:00PM | September 17 - October 22 | $180
Bring the world’s greatest detective to life on stage at IRT! Designed to complement our season-opening production of Holmes and Watson, this class for teen performers will use excerpts from Jeffery Hatcher’s play to build young actors’ ability to break down a scene and make strong, interesting choices. The registration fee for this course includes one complimentary ticket to a select performance of IRT’s production of Holmes and Watson, opening September 28th. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


ADULT ACTING

CONTEMPORARY AUDITIONING FOR BEGINNING ACTORS
Ages 18+ | Mondays 6:00-8:00PM | September 17 - October 22 | $240 
A compelling audition includes dynamic monologues of multiple styles. In this class, actors will explore strategies for choosing and preparing the right piece for your next contemporary monologue. Perfect for new actors working to build experience and those actors continuing to fine tune new audition material. Artistic staff from IRT will come to give feedback on monologues at the end of your session! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

SCENE STUDY: SHERLOCK HOLMES
Ages 18+ | Mondays 7:00-9:00PM | September 17 - October 22 | $240
Bring the world’s greatest detective to life on stage at IRT! Designed to complement our season-opening production of Holmes and Watson, this class for adult performers will use excerpts from Jeffery Hatcher’s play to build actors’ ability to break down a scene and make strong, interesting choices. The registration fee for this course includes one complimentary ticket to a select performance of IRT’s production of Holmes and Watson, opening September 28th. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

A limited amount of need-based scholarship is available for the IRT Classes program. To apply, please download, complete and submit the application at this link. Details for submission are contained in the application. Scholarship applications must be recieved at least 7 days prior to the start of a session to be eligible to recieve financial aid.


For more information

If you have questions about IRT's Classes program, contact Randy D. Pease, Director of Education, at rpease@irtlive.com