Mike Anderson is a writer, actor, comedian and Father. He received his classical acting training at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and improvisation with the Upright Citizens Brigade. Writing: Honorable Mention, Screencraft TV Pilot competition. Third place, UCLA pilot competition. Was featured in the Hollywood Reporter as a writer to watch. Plays at Red Bull Short Play Festival, published by Stage Rights. Acting: Comedy of Errors, Othello, and Three Musketeers (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Love's Labour's Lost and Romeo and Juliet (Riverside Shakespeare Festival), The Foreigner (Pioneer Theater), Bell, Book, and Candle (Triad Stage), Fat Pig (Speakeasy Stage), The Rover (New York Classical Theater), as well as the Off-Broadway premiere of The Invested. He wrote and starred in the sketch series "Gubers" at Second City Los Angeles. Teaching: Workshops for Riverside Shakespeare Festival, Sioux City East High School, as well as Young Storytellers and Reading Partners in Los Angeles.
Location: In Person in Valencia
Homework: Optional. Practicing lines for final end of session productions.
Type of Class:
Standalone. Students that attend this class do not need to do additional learning in this subject outside of the class. A class like Story of the World where they will do all necessary learning in the class would fall into this category.
William Shakespeare is considered to be the world’s greatest dramatist. His Tragedies, Comedies and Histories are full of kings, queens, fairies, tricks and are SO MUCH FUN!! We have been offering Shakespeare Performance Programs for children as young as 4 for over 22 years. We make Shakespeare accessible and inclusive. In this program, we will learn, discuss and explore some of his 36 plays. Different selections that what we covered last year. THEN, using fun active theatre exercises we will PHYSICALLY explore these great stories, characters and themes. This program provides a safe, fun and supportive atmosphere where students will be encouraged to make bold and creative acting choices, while also developing new levels of personal confidence, finding their voice and ensemble skills while learning this great story. We’ll bring it all together as we prepare for a short presentation of some of his characters and scenes during our last class for friends and family.