Classes and Workshops

Are you interested in getting involved at Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, but aren't sure where to start?  Want to try something new? Check out our workshops! Periodically, we offer workshops on subjects from auditioning to acting to stagecraft and beyond. Members enjoy discounted rates, but all are welcome.



Acting II: Working the Scene

INSTRUCTOR: Glenn Bugala

Saturdays 1-3 PM, November 11 - December 16 (excluding November 25)

Many have taken Glenn Bugala’s acting workshops at Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, and many of them have asked him for a second level acting workshop.  This Fall, Glenn introduces Acting II: Working the Scene, running 1-3 pm for five Saturdays starting Nov. 11 and ending Dec 16 (excluding the Saturday after Thanksgiving).

Having learned something about warm-ups, movement and analysis, workshop participants will take that knowledge up on the stage and translate it into powerful active performance. Using new directing techniques developed during the past year, along with over 30 years of experience, Glenn will use “scene games” to help students become more intentional, direct, and confident while performing. Students will dig into the scene, practice playing objectives, will develop character “tools,” and will learn techniques that apply to all styles of theatre. This acting class is designed for actors with some experience who want to actively explore acting at the next level.  Although participants of Glenn’s previous workshops are strongly encouraged to attend, participants in the workshop are not required to have taken those earlier workshops. 

Glenn Bugala is an actor and director with experience in over 100 shows, who has directed A2CT's critically acclaimed productions of Rent, Chess, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tommy, Front Page, and other productions. He has an MA in Acting from Purdue University, and a BFA in Acting from the University of Michigan.

Who should attend?  This class is designed for actors with some experience performing: who want to learn how to take analysis and book knowledge into engaging performance, who look to play objectives like never before, who are willing to embrace theatrical conflict and honesty onstage. Class size will be limited to 20 to allow participants equal attention.

Schedule: Saturdays from 1-3pm beginning November 11 and ending on December 16 (excluding Nov 25)

Location: Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Rehearsal Space

Age requirement: 16+

Participant Fees: $150 per participant, payable in advance to Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.  Payment may be made by calling the office or at the start of the first session. This will cover all five sessions of the workshop. We are sorry, but we will not be able to offer any refunds for missed classes.  Participants will be assigned roles in scenes. Student who haven’t taken Bugala’s Acting I workshop are encouraged but not required to buy The Practical Handbook for the Actor – $5-12 on Amazon.


Acting II: Working the Scene - Registration