Adult Classes

Classes for Adults

Miners Alley offers one–day and multi-session acting, improvisation, writing, storytelling, and communication classes for adults 18 and over. 

Work with professionals in the field to build your acting skills. Learn how to prepare memorable auditions. Experiment with short-form and long-form improvisation. Collaborate with colleagues on scene studies. Get detailed, constructive feedback on your work from teachers who are experienced directors and performers.

 

Our storytelling, playwriting, and communication classes are one of a kind! Learn how to structure and tell an engaging story. Write a play grounded in your lived experience or your wildest creative ideas. Get ahead at work by mastering presentations and effective public speaking. Create performances combining art with science. Curious? We’ve got you covered.

Our classes are scheduled to follow the seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Topics vary by quarter. We take requests from the community, so if there’s a class you’d like to see, reach out and let us know! See our current schedule below.

WINTER 2024 SESSION: JANUARY 16-March 14

 

Intensive: Improv for Business Skills

Saturday, March 2nd
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: MAPAC
Instructors: Cindy Laudadio-Hill, Len Matheo, Lisa Decaro

Cost: $225

In this fun and engaging workshop, apply improv techniques to sharpen your professional public speaking and business presentations with three expert teachers: Cindy Laudadio-Hill (Dishwater Blondes, co-producer of the Denver Improv Festival), and Miners Alley leaders Len Matheo and Lisa DeCaro. Practice quick thinking, active listening, decisive responses, and making discoveries on stage and in your career in this one-day intensive course. Leave with clear techniques you can use immediately. Become more persuasive and credible in sharing your expertise.

Playwriting: Comedy

Hybrid Class
Wednesdays, 1/24-3/13
7-8:30 p.m.

8-Week Class; 2 weeks in person, 6 online

Location: MAPAC/ Zoom
Instructor: Dr. Heather Beasley

Cost: $300

Want to know what’s funny? Then sign up for this hilarious course on stage comedy! We’ll read full-length and short plays as genre examples, and share our own comic plays in progress. Plays and readings for discussion will be distributed at the first in-person class meeting, where we’ll also sign up for slots to share our own writing. In the middle weeks of the class, we’ll meet online for conversation and script critique. For the final week of class, we’ll meet again at MAPAC and take the stage to read pages from the plays we’re writing, with some special guests in selected roles.