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.

SPRING 2024 SESSION

 

Communicate More - Say Less

A PHYSICAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP WITH NYC’S BROKEN BOX MIME THEATER

Six images of human beings doing physical improvisational mime performances.

Tuesday, May 14th
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: MAPAC
Instructors: Broken Box Mime Theater

Cost: $75

Registration deadline: Sunday, May 12th.

Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX) invites performers, directors, playwrights, theater artists, and the mime-curious of all backgrounds to join in exploring the audience’s imagination as medium. From the perspective of BKBX’s unique brand of mime based in American narrative style, participants will look at body language, basic mime technique, staging metaphor, efficiency in storytelling, and devised process.

The specific techniques of silent storytelling we discover (e.g. how to establish character, environment, conversation, circumstance without words) will expand our palette, offering new methods of creating stage imagery when working in any theatrical style. We will use creative play, creative problem-solving, and group innovation to make the seemingly unstageable stageable, introducing the audience’s imagination as a storytelling tool.

Broken Box Mime Theater is the recipient of the New York Innovative Theater Awards for Outstanding Ensemble, Movement/Choreography, and Performance Art Production, supported by city and state funding. Their mission is to activate the imagination of their audiences, contemporize the art of mime, and remind us all of the power of simple storytelling. More on the company at www.brokenboxmime.com.