Best of the Main Line 2015 - West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts

Adult Classes

Adult Acting and Improvisation

Ages: Adults (18+)

Cost: $260

Class Offered: Fall & Winter Sessions

Winter: Mondays, Jan. 14 – Mar. 4 (Snow date March 11), 7:30-9:30 pm


Adult Acting and Improvisation is designed to help adults step into the world of acting either professionally or as a part time hobby.  You will be working with Professional Actor and Studio Owner, Therese Walden-Murphy, who will choose material especially selected for you and will challenge you to become your best.

The Adult Acting class is run similarly to professional classes in NYC and LA,  jam-packed with fun and substantial learning.  We will begin each class with 30 minutes of Improvisation taught by Lauren Henry (you know her from Better Than Bacon) as a springboard for trusting instincts.  While the primary technique taught in this class is Meisner Technique, other influences include: Stella Adler, Viola Spolin, Terry Schreiber, The Barrow Group, and Stanislavski.

Foundations of Voice Acting

Grades: High School & Adults

Cost: $135

Class Offered: Spring Session

Spring: Sunday, May 19, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Instructor: Scott Smith


In this voiceover workshop we’ll cover the world of voiceovers from commercials, to narrations, to audio books. You’ll discover your voice and find out which style is the right one for you. Through lecture, critique and lots of practice you’ll refine timing, inflection, articulation and emotional techniques. Learn where to find work or an agent, how to prepare and record your professional demo, and understanding what is needed for a functional home studio. Enjoy this fun class taught by a 20-year industry professional to lay the foundation and get your voiceover career headed in the right direction. For more information about Scott Smith – click on About, scroll down to Teachers and click. It is recommended to bring a lunch (refrigeration is not available), snacks and beverages to this 6 hour workshop.