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Written by Nathan Porteshawver   
Tuesday, 24 May 2011 12:16

From a Blank Page... To a Stage

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 7th – 30th and Tuesdays and
Saturdays from July 12th – 30th
Where: 421 Brady Street, 3rd Floor Davenport, IA
Who: Adults age 18 and up (High school students may be admitted on a case by case basis)
What: Class Series for Producer/Front of House Manager, Director/Stage Manager and Acting/Noise Interaction Gam
Games. A great way for college students, young professionals and theatre practitioners to expand their theatre vocabulary and better prepare themselves to compete in the to entertainment industry!

Session Fee $200 for 14 classes

Register today for The Internet Players Summer Theatre Class Series! Three separate but intertwining classes will take place in June and July for two hours per week: Producer/Front of House Manager, Director/Stage Manager and Acting/Noise Interaction Games. The Producer/Front of House Manager Class Series will explore the techniques theatre practitioners can use to build lively theatre environments. In the series for Directors and Stage Managers, students will develop their artistic leadership skills and personal philosophies. The Acting Class Series will delve into many different acting techniques throughout history involving a great deal of movement and performing. All three classes will meet separately, before joining together in the last few weeks to create a contemporary work using the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the classes.

These Class Series will be taught by our founder and Artistic Director, Nathan Porteshawver. He has studied many different theatre techniques and theories at Brandeis University and Royal Holloway University in London. Some of those theories include Noh Drama, Suzuki acting method, Feldenkrais acting method, stage combat, Stanislavski and Bogart theatre. He’s particularly well versed in ancient Greek and ancient Japanese theatre, as well as a more modern approach, called Kinesthetic Acting. He has recently combined some of these theories into his own class called “Noise Interaction Games.”

Nathan has taught children of all ages and even college students. The first class he taught was Brandeis University and was about the relationship between politics and theatre. Locally, he has taught at Davenport Junior Theatre, where he developed a new and original play for his class to perform at the end of the week.

Class sizes are limited, so sign up now! Please visit for details including exact class times and to get registered by selecting the “Summer Classes” link. You can also email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions or to request an electronic brochure.

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