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Wed, Nov 01


The Playground Acting Program

Acting Technique II

Actors will continue to explore acting high-level acting techniques through monologue and some scene work. Pre-requisite: Acting Technique I Ages 17+ | Wednesdays from 6:30pm-9:00pm First Class: November 1st

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Acting Technique II
Acting Technique II

Time & Location

Nov 01, 2023, 6:30 PM CDT – Dec 09, 2023, 9:00 PM CST

The Playground Acting Program , 410 S Windomere Ave, Dallas, TX 75208, USA


About the Event

This 5-week (6 classes) program is a continuation of our Acting Technique I class at The Playground Acting Program. This class covers a myriad of acting techniques, works on building the actors' confidence on and off the stage, and allows the student to continue to explore high-level acting techniques through monologue work with an introduction to scene work.

Through this 5-week program, students will master acting techniques such as:

  • Stanislavski-Based: Objectives, Obstacles, & Tactics (action)
  • Stanislavski-Based: Given Circumstances
  • Memorization Techniques and Methods
  • Warm up techniques 
  • Physical and Vocal Viewpoints Techniques adapted for actors by Anne Bogart & Tina Landau.
  • Uta Hagens: Who am I? Character Work
  • Mesiner Technique: Reality of Doing 
  • "Dance the Text" - How to be more in your body. 
  • How to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Improvisation
  • How to search for quality monologues on your own
  • Meisner Tablework 
  • Actor and The Targert Technique by Declan Donnellan.

At the end of the 5 weeks, students will individually perform a monologue in our student showcase. Family and friends will be encouraged to attend in support of their actor. FINAL SHOWCASE WILL BE ON A SATURDAY. Showcase: Saturday, December 9th 

Class dates and time:

Wednesday, November 1st from 6:30pm-9:00pm

Wedensday, November 8th from 6:30pm-9:00pm

Wednesday, November 15th from 6:30pm-9:00pm


Wednesday, November 29th from 6:30pm-9:00pm

Wednesday, December 6th from 6:30pm-9:00pm 

Saturday, Decmeber 9th 11:00am-2:00pm (Last Class + Showcase)

About the Teaching Artist:

Petey McGee (Dez) is a native of Kansas City, best known for his work on the hit Starz series "Power Book II: Ghost" as the charismatic TA Salim Ashe Freeman. He also starred in the Award-Winning short film "U Shoot Videos?" directed by Bel-Air's Morgan Cooper. McGee got his start on stage with the KC Repertory Theatre, graduating from the University of Missouri with a degree in Theatre. He then joined Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, appearing in productions of "The Winter’s Tale" and "Cymbeline" before returning to the US, where he graduated from Rutgers University's prestigious MFA program. Petey is one of the founders and company members of First Fight Films Production Company, based in NYC. In addition, McGee is a writer, producer, and musician.


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