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Things To Know

What are Office Hours? 


There are no office hours currently.  


You may come to The Playground to rehearse, memorize, or film self-tapes during these hours for free during semesters where you are participating in a class at The Playground. You must email ahead of time to let us know who will be coming and what time. 


A teaching artsit will be available during these Office Hours to ask questions and to supervise. If you want extra help + direction during this time you may purchase a One-On-One class. If you are rehearsing a scene you may split the cost of the One-On-One class between the two of you. 

Saturday and Sunday Security 

On Saturdays and Sundays, our building has a security guard on the first floor that you will sign in with. After you sign in with them please take the elevators to the 7th floor. We are located in suite 700. 


What to Bring to Class 

  • Refillable Water Bottle (We have a purified water station.) 

  • We will provide you with a folder to keep your Playground Essentials in, please bring this folder to and from class. If you already have a Playground folder from a previous class please bring it with you. 

  • A notebook or jounral to take notes in. 

  • Wear clothes you feel comfortable moving around in. 

Notify Us If… 

  • You are unable to make it. We will worry about you! If you are unable to make it to class, no problem. We can find a way to ensure you make up for the missed material. Usually we will have you come to the next class 15 minutes before to review what you missed.  

  • You will be late. In the professional world it is not only a courtesy to let your Stage Manager or Standhand know that you will be late but it’s mandatory. To get you in the habit of that, give us a quick text or email if you will be more than 5 minutes late. 

When are Classes? 

Our classes are typically offered in Fall, Winter, and Spring and usually last about 8 weeks. We have a vartiey of MasterClasses throughout the year. During the summer we offer a Summer Camp, Adult Summer Intensives, and MasterClasses. We also have Adult Improv Nights on the first Saturday of every month and Kids Night Out events throughout the year.


Who is the Program Good For? 

All levels of experience!

A special note for beginners:

Dear You,  

Everyone taking a class, no matter their experience is as nervous and excited as you are. The class is designed for students just like you and our class sizes are typically small too so everyone becomes tight and super supportive. The first step is reaching out, the second is showing up —after that everything is easier! We can't wait to meet you.


The Playground Acting Program 

What Are Your COVID-19 Policies and Procedures?

The Playground Acting Program is located on SMU's campus therefore we must comply with their policies and restrictions. Currently, masks are not mandatory. Our staff is fully vaccinated and our priority is health and safety so we can provide high-quality content and classes for our students. Stay up to date with all SMU & The Playground's COVID-19 policies by checking out the SMU COVID-19 Blog.

COVID-19 Symptom Screening 

Participants, staff, and volunteers should not attend a program and should stay home if any of the following symptoms are present: 

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough 

  •  Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 

  •  Fatigue 

  •  Muscle or body aches 

  •  Headache 

  •  New loss of taste or smell 

  •  Sore throat 

  •  Congestion or runny nose 

  •  Nausea or vomiting 

  • Diarrhea

Participants should immediately return home if symptoms are displayed. If any of the following symptoms are displayed a parent or guardian will be contacted immediately. 

Hand Washing

Students must wash hands for at least 20 seconds before entering the classroom.

Staff is Fully Vaxxed

Our Staff is fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. 

Extra Sanitation 

Thorough sanitation of classroom materials such as desks, chairs, and pens happens before each class. Hand sanitizer is available in the classroom.

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