DisherTeaching

SCC's Center Stage Director, Michael Disher, offers advanced scene study and monologue acting classes for all ages at SCC.  The SCC also offers a number of different acting classes taught by additional instructors.  Scroll down for more info on our instructors!

Intro to Acting

Taught by Tamara Salkin of South Fork Performing Arts, www.southforkperformingarts.com for more info

Have you always wanted to be an actor and perform but aren’t sure where to start? Does the theatre excite you? Come join us in this workshop to learn the basics of theatre skills through acting exercises and activities in a fun and creative group setting.
Two 4 week sessions available. Sign up for one 4 week session or both!

Ages:  9-13
Dates & Times: 1st session Thursdays, July 6 thru July 28.  Last day for Session 1 will be on Friday the 28th instead of Thursday the 27th.  2nd session Thursdays, August 3 thru August 24.  4:00-5:15
Tuition: $150 per session, $40 drop in (drop in rates available but it is encouraged that you sign up for a 4 week block to ensure the maximum experience). 24 hour notice required for drop in.

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Acting Technique

Taught by Tamara Salkin of South Fork Performing Arts, www.southforkperformingarts.com for more info

Are you an actor looking to focus on building technique and strengthen your craft without the pressure of a final performance? Come to this workshop and learn about character development, subtext, given circumstances, intention, objectives all while working in a fun and creative group environment.
Two 4 week sessions available. Sign up for one 4 week session or both!

Ages:
13-18
Dates & Times: 1st session Thursdays, July 6 thru July 28. Last day for Session 1 will be on Friday the 28th instead of Thursday the 27th. 2nd session Thursdays, August 3 thru August 24.  5:30-6:45
Tuition: $150 per session, $40 drop in (drop in rates available but it is encouraged that you sign up for a 4 week block to ensure the maximum experience). 24 hour notice required for drop in.

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Partnered Scene Study

Taught by Tamara Salkin of South Fork Performing Arts, www.southforkperformingarts.com for more info

Are you an actor looking to build upon your technique while practicing a scene from a published play to learn about the intricacies of performing with other actors? Join us in this workshop to be paired with another actor and given a scene to create together.
Two 4 week sessions available. Sign up for one 4 week session or both!

Ages: 11-18
Dates & Times: 1st session Thursdays, July 6 thru July 28. Last day for Session 1 will be on Friday the 28th instead of Thursday the 27th.  2nd session Thursdays, August 3 thru August 24.  7:00-8:30
Tuition: $150 per session, (because of the nature of the partner work in this class, all students must attend all 4 sessions). 24 hour notice required for drop in.

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Private Acting Coaching with Tamara Salkin

Available by appointment
All Ages and abilities
$75 per hour


Instructors

 

Michael Disher

DisherTeaching

SCC's Center Stage Director, Michael Disher, offers advanced scene study and monologue acting classes for all ages at SCC.

Tamara Salkin


Tamara grew up in Southampton and performed on stage for the first time when she was 3 years old. She quickly caught the performing bug and participated in theatre, musical, and dance productions throughout the South Fork until she went to college. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Stony Brook University in English Literature with a focus on American Plays and a Masters of Science in Educational Theatre from The City College of New York. She has worked as a teaching artist and assistant director with Stages: A Children's Theatre Workshop Inc, and created educational theatre programming for Playful Learning Studio in East Hampton. She has performed in productions with Stages, Our Fabulous Variety Show, and Center Stage at The Southampton Cultural Arts Center. She has taught theatre skills and theatre integration at the Brooklyn High School for the Performing Arts, the Magnet School for Media and Communications, and PS 161.

Teaching theatre allows Tamara to teach in any kind of space, no desks needed!, teach all subjects through theatre, and teach all ages of children. Tamara encourages creativity, imagination, and collaboration in her students while helping them build artistic skill and often their academic skills as well.

She spends most of her free time chasing her precocious toddler, cooking with her husband of 5 years, swimming, and traveling to Broadway.