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Gualala Arts Workshop
Actor's Boot Camp
Instructor: David Skibbins

March 1 - April 12, 2010
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.


plus two 2-hour one-on-one coaching sessions

Register by:   February 15, 2010
Tuition:   $125 members; $150 non-members
Materials:   Nothing, except commitment to attend entire 7 weeks.
*This workshop is for experienced actors only who have already taken an introductory
acting class and been in at least one play presented to the general public.

David Skibbins This seven week workshop is designed to take your acting skills to a new level. Using techniques from modern acting guides, (Mona Yakim, Harold Guskin, Eric Morris) we will explore how to live your character, improvising their essence while staying true to the lines of the play. In-class work combined with two intensive one-on-one private sessions to help you deepen your work as an actor.

About the instructor

David Skibbins was a theater and film major in college, and has starred in many local dramatic and musical productions. He was Assistant Director for Diary of Anne Frank and Steel Magnolias and will be directing the summer 2010 drama for Art Center Theater.

He was an associate professor for a decade, teaching in three Bay Area universities. He is passionate about getting out of your head and into the soul of your character before stepping onto the stage to perform.

See also: Gualala Arts Workshop Registration, Payment & Cancellation Policy.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.