Students receive mentorship in all aspects of the theatrical process. From conception to performance, students experience hands-on training from working theatre professionals.
Currently, there is no theatre company in Sellwood-Moreland developing classes for youth. We're thrilled to be able to fill that niche in the community. Our new home at Sellwood Community House is located on Spokane Street, in the heart of Sellwood.
All classes culminate with a live performance for friends and family.
Theatre classes help students of all ages to engage more in school. We activate their curiosity, creativity and engage with their learning style.
When kids find the courage to perform their truths on stage, they gain confidence in class and in life.
Tuition from the Collective supports Rogue Pack, our community outreach program for underserved youth throughout the metro region.
Raz Mostaghimi (Improvisational Comedy) is an improviser, teacher, writer, and actor. During her time at Portland State University, the theatre department put on her award-winning play entitled Man of the Year about the 1953 coup in Iran. She has more than ten years of experience as an improviser and improv teacher, and is grateful that her love of teaching improv has become a career! When Raz isn't teaching improv at Northwest Academy or Rogue Pack Theatre Collective, you can find her performing improv at Curious Comedy Theatre and going on extended neighborhood walks searching for plants to forage.
Randy (Acting for the Camera) is a writer/director/actor and co-founder of The Collective Theater Company in LA. His plays: Inﬁnity, La Gioconda and Luminous Birch have won him more than a dozen awards. Randy has worked in local film and television, with the L.A. Philharmonic, and as a performer at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. He loves to teach kids and adults the craft of acting for TV, Film and Commercials.
Thursdays / 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
(April 6 - May 25) For students who have already taken an Acting for the Camera class AND first time students! This class will go a step further from Randy’s ongoing Acting for the Camera class. It will require students to rehearse their scenes and monologues at home. We will explore how to make strong choices, along with the importance of listening to your scene partner. Students will be expected to memorize dialogue and dive a little deeper into the emotions of a character. Both aspiring and seasoned actors are welcome. There will be a showcase for friends and families on the final day. *note - This class is held off-site at Moreland Presbyterian Church: 1814 SE Bybee Blvd.
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