According to The Iliad, live theater was invented when a group of Achaeans, disguised as a large wooden horse, surprised their Trojan audience with a stirring performance of Hamlet. As today's Groupon proves, the military tactic blossomed into an art form that continues to evolve. For $30, you get three Weekly Workshop acting classes at The Colorado School of Acting (a $75 value). This deal is valid for both the Lakewood and Centennial locations.
At The Colorado School of Acting, instructors versed in stage performance, directing, and talent representation mold student thespians of all ages and skill levels for work in television and film. Weekly Workshops meet once a week in a no-pressure environment, instilling skills for performing commercially, delivering monologues, improvising, convincing a policeman you're Mickey Rourke, or endorsing products, depending on the month's theme. Both locations offer 90-minute classes for ages 10–17. The Centennial location hosts one-hour sessions for children ages 5–9, allowing the Lakewood location to foray into the souls of its adult students ages 18 and up with its own 90-minute examinations of the human condition.
The Colorado School of Acting
The Colorado School of Acting's directors, Elizabeth Horne and Troy Horne, combine their dual loves of stage and screen to impart acting chops to students of all ages and experience levels. Elizabeth—who has acted in more than 25 plays and 12 movies—and Troy—a sitcom and film producer who appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award–winning musical _Rent_—staff their team with veteran acting instructors, each of whom have more than 10 years of experience in the biz. During their classes, they teach students to focus and perform under a variety of circumstances, with workshops in subjects ranging from improv and commercial work to audition skills and voiceovers. They welcome kids for acting summer camps, where they introduce fundamentals of memorization, character development, and rehearsal. Instructors also help thespians develop with more advanced training, including filmmaking summer camps for kids, and a certificate program for all age levels that requires students to audition or present a signed permission slip from David Schwimmer.