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Upcoming Class for 4-6 yr olds – from our own karen ceesay. Highly recommended!

Acting Class for Four to Six Year Olds

How an actor prepares for an audition is a very personal process. And when your little actor is still learning how to read, he needs a wee bit more help preparing. But, when the acting profession is a completely unfamiliar one, you also need help in guiding your child through that process. This two-day class is designed to give parents age appropriate methods that best facilitate the acting process. A parent/guardian is required to participate in the class with student.

Next Session: Saturday, April 21st & 28th 2012

yourACT Acting Studios Atlanta

3041 N. Decatur Road

Scottdale, GA 30079

(404) 499-9996

Cost: $99

Level I: 10:00A – 11:30A

(open to any 4-6YO student)

Covers commercial script breakdown, solo improv, business etiquette & MORE

Level II: 12:30P – 2:00P

(Level I required or agent referral)

Covers film/television script breakdown, group improv, taping-at-home & MORE

Karen Ceesay is an actor, writer, producer, wife & mom who began her acting career at age ten. She has coached students’ auditions for Nickelodeon, Disney, ABC Family and various other film & television projects. Her credits include, ”Trouble with the Curve”, “Reed Between the Lines”, “Army Wives”, “Drop Dead Diva” and she was a guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” as a result of her performance in a “What Would You Do?” segment on ABC’s Primetime Live. Karen is a well-known comedic actress in the Atlanta community and was a main stage cast member of Whole World Theatre’s improvisation troupe. She has performed sketch & improv comedy for Castlerock Entertainment, Turner South and with Atlanta radio personality Ryan Cameron. She currently works on various film, television and voice-over projects both nationally and locally.



Michael cole’s class has ongoing spots available –

FOR ADULTS, THERE ARE ONGOING SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR March 2012!“On Camera Audition Prep with Michael H. Cole (a working ATL actor) is class recommended both by Talent Agencies and Casting Directors.You will be working from real sides from current auditions, self taping for auditions provided during the class time at no additional cost, guest speakers, flexibility with doing makeup’s … are just some of what the ON CAMERA AUDITION PREP CLASS is all about.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON 3-6pm begins March 4th. FULL

Cost is $95 a month. Space is extremely limited. Average class size is 8-10 students and will not exceed 12.

He has over 30 yrs. of experience in the film industry theatre. Michael was listed in 2002 edition of Who’s Who of American Teachers foracting instruction. Credits include Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns w/ Angella Bassett, Lynch Mob w/ Tony Darrow of the Soprano’s, Fate w/ Lee Majors, The Crazies, The Collection, Past Lives, Cruiser, What to Expect when Your Expecting & TV in Drop Dead Diva, Army Wives, One Tree Hill, Cruiser, Meet the Browns, The Crossing, Homeland, Teen Wolf, & Hall Mark Hall of Fame’s Front of the Class, Field of Vision & Crew 9.

He is the Artistic Dir. of a local theatre & teaches workshops & privates for Atlanta agencies. Michael’s aggressive teaching style is driven by his passionate belief that every actor deserves a chance
Email Michael at …… to receive a pdf flyer with all the class details and information.

Michael Beasley Private Coaching Available


Workshop on March 25th


March Newsletter from Rose of Athens Theatre

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James Blue Bugs
“Not only am I going, I have seen it three times. It is delightful” RoA Theatre Patron


Last Fun-filled week of James & the Giant Peach
What do you do when your parents are eaten by a Rhinoceros? A little boy, lonely and abandoned, finds some gigantic buggy friends and saves the day! For anyone who has ever felt isolated, this timeless tale will restore hope and cure your winter blues.
Only 3 more public shows! Don’t miss out on this peachy adventure!
March 9 at 7:00 PM, March 10 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM. For more info contact or call 706-340-9181.


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Academy Students performing in James & the Giant Peach
SUMMER CAMP – June 4-22,
Ages 8-18.
Pre-register now for 10% off tuition. “Teaching Life Skills Through Stage Skills”

“Rose of Athens is AWESOME. My children have seen many of their shows and have taken their theatre classes. They are top notch!” – comment in Athens Banner Herald

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Producing Artistic Director,
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Program Coordinator,
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our own Cynthia Barrett is a voice coach and has a new class coming up!!!

ATLANTA VOICE COACHING announces Opportunities to Develop your Speaking Voice

Classes begin March 5, 2012 and will be small (6 – 10 students), fun, and packed with exercises and experiences.

For more information or to register check out or send an email to

Voice Production: You will learn how the voice works, how to begin developing your full, free, flexible sound,
strengthen your breath support, crisp up your articulation, project and modify your volume for different sized spaces.
5 sessions, Sundays, March 5 – April 1
3:00 – 5:00pm

Non-Regional Speech for the Southern Actor: Learn how to modify your southern sound for auditions and roles
in Theatre, Film and TV productions and/or regular life.
5 sessions, Sundays April 15 – May 13
3:00 – 5:00pm

Foundations of Fitzmaurice Voicework®: Destructuring/Restructuring
Stretch your range, gain flexibility, strengthen your support, develop your resonance, find more ease and connectedness in your sound.
Limited to 6 students.
5 sessions, Sundays, March 5 – April 1
7:00 – 9:00pm

Fitzmaurice Voicework® On-going class: For students who have completed the foundations class
or have studied the technique with Cynthia or another certified Fitzmaurice teacher.
A weekly drop-in class that will continue the development of the voice utilizing Fitzmaurice Voicework.
Monday’s beginning March 12
7:00 – 9:00pm
Limited to 6 students.
$15 per class