No class on September 21. Congratulations, you've landed a part in a play! Now what? In this class, students will experience the full rehearsal process starting with the first read-through. We'll tackle script analysis, character development, listening and reacting, collaboration with directors, memorization techniques, stage movement, and much, much more. Students will be assigned 10-minute plays to learn what it's like to take a character from start to finish (rather than just an out-of-context scene). You'll understand how to get the most out of rehearsals, be a respectful and valued participant, and manage all kinds of challenges that crop up. No rehearsal outside of class is required. INSTRUCTOR BIO: SARAH HOLT has been teaching improv at LTA since September 2001. She performed as a member of Washington Improv Theater for several years and helped establish the group’s Corporate Training and Special Events division. Sarah has also taught at the Shakespeare Theatre and coached Capitol GOGA, the all-female improv troupe at The George Washington University. Her training began in New York City as a graduate of and performer with Gotham City Improv. She continues her training at improv festivals and conferences throughout North America. She conducts improv workshops in organizational/corporate settings and for Actors' Center members. She doesn't just make up dialogue! She has also been in a number of scripted productions around the area as an actress and a singer, for which she has won three local acting awards. Sarah lives in the District and loves crossing the Potomac into Northern Virginia.