Shooting Future Stars specializes in propelling children and adults toward their dreams of modeling or acting through acting lessons and professional photo shoots. Helmed by an acting teacher with more than 20 years of experience, the staff helps clients get a step closer to a contract, providing industry advice, headshots ready to be mailed off to agents, and acting classes that instill camera-ready skills and self-confidence.
At its core, The Theatre Lab is an independent, nonprofit school for the dramatic arts. Dig a little deeper, though, and you'll quickly find it's more than that—a lot more. Founded in 1992, the school has spent the last two-plus decades helping students from all walks of life seize the spotlight. Here are a few things to know before stepping on stage:
Mission: Simply, to transform lives through theatre. More specifically, to offer accessible theatre training to all aspiring actors, no matter their age, income, or experience level.
The numbers: The school enrolls 1,500 kids, teens, and adults every year through its courses, camps, and programs.
Faculty: This distinguished group includes artists who perform, write, or direct theatre around town; they are the driving force behind each class's nurturing and welcoming environment.
Types of classes: They're divided into categories, such as "Sounds Like Fun" (which has introductory classes), "Professional Benefits" (which has public speaking classes), "Acting in Musical Theatre," and many more.
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Melvin Williams has directed scores of showcases and continues to teach two classes, SCENE STUDY and PRODUCTION, aimed at developing actors. He has coached some of the top talent in the business: Queen Latifah, Common, Michael K. Williams, Mary J. Blige, Rick Ross, Dwight Howard, and Jill Scott
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Theater for a New Generation provides several different monologues and scenes to utilize during your four week sessions. Students should come with an open mind, a pen, a notepad, and be ready to work.
You won't want to miss the best in Washington theater at Young Playwrights' Theater.
Check out this theater's restaurant, where you can stay for lunch or grab your meal to go.
Tots are more than welcome to hang with their parents at this theater.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
If you're too tired to drive, public transportation will also suffice; right around the corner are stops at Columbia Heights Metro (Green, Yellow) and U Street Metro (Green, Yellow).
Amazing Washington theater awaits when you buy tickets for any of National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts' shows.
Whether you're looking for a quick snack or a full meal, the restaurant at this theater is sure to dish out something delicious.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the theater's Wisconsin Ave NW location offers nearby street parking.
For over a decade, The Art Institute of Washington has welcomed students—those seeking degrees and those just taking a class or two—to its classrooms, located just across the street from the Rosslyn Metro station. Some of those classrooms smell positively delicious; the facility houses three teaching kitchens, a dining lab, and a student-run restaurant helping budding culinary experts develop their palates, knife-skills, and knack for making cauliflower appetizing. Other students master graphic and web design, fashion marketing, and photography, and interior design students get to illuminate things—literally—in the lighting lab.