the Avante Garage! Actor's Workshop
“Learn by Doing!”
Hone your craft by working scenes from new plays
Open to all levels of experience aged 18 and up
(limit 12 actors per group)
Sunday Group 2:00pm - 4:00pm
10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27.
Monday Group 7:00pm - 9:00pm
10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21 11/28.
ALL CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT THE OHIO THEATRE LIMA
* Each member will partner with someone new each week.
* Each team of 2 will work on their assigned scene on their own.
Instructors will roam from team to team offering feedback. (15 minutes)
* Next, each team of 2 will perform their scene for the group and get notes from the instructors and the group.
Instructors may interrupt the scenes and work through problem spots. (50 minutes)
* The teams will then work their scenes again using the notes they just received. (15 minutes)
* All teams will perform their scenes again receiving final notes from the instructors and group. (40 minutes)
* Can’t make a class? You may send another actor friend to take your place!
As a bonus for the inaugural group of actors who sign up for the workshop, each member
will receive a 50% discount on the purchase of a limited edition Avante Garage T-shirt if desired.
Also, all members of these workshops will get the first opportunity to audition for our Holiday Show “Seasoned Greetings” with performances 12/2, 12/3, 12/9, 12/10, 12/16, 12/17 and 12/31
MICHAEL BOUSON is a graduate of the esteemed Theatre Program at Miami University of Ohio. Multi-hyphenate Bouson has either Written, Designed, Directed, Produced, Acted (or all of the above at the same time) in nearly 100 Professional Productions since spectacularly failing Carnegie Mellon’s acclaimed Pre College Actor Training Program while still in High School! Michael's writing credits include the plays "Message In A Bottle" and "One Night Stand". Also a Realty Television Producer, audiences are probably more familiar with some of the indelible characters he’s been associated with from “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”, “Flipping Out” and “Ace of Cakes” than they are with him! (And he’s OK with that!)
JOE CORRELL graduated with a BFA in Acting from the University of Connecticut and for several years worked as a professional actor in regional theaters. Joe is the Co-Author (with Michael Bouson) of more than a dozen Professionally Produced Original Musicals and Comedies. Joe currently works as a reality television producer, and you may have seen his work on networks like ABC, TLC, Animal Planet, HGTV, and many others. Joe is also a playwright and his most recent plays include “Keep It Light”, “Monday“, “Matterhorn”, “Armadillo” “Terminal” and "Caskets From Costco". His play "The Favorite" was recently produced in Los Angeles. He has also written three screenplays which are just waiting to be made into films.
The Award-Winning AVANTE GARAGE THEATRE COMPANY is known for a number of “Firsts”! In addition to coining the phrase “Nashvegas”, The Avante Garage Improv/Sketch Comedy show became the longest running Professional Show in Nashville. Later, Joe Correll came on board as Co-Artistic Director and the company created and produced the longest running Professional Audience Participation Murder Mystery “Fatal Follies of ’23!” at Crawdaddy’s Restaurant also in Nashville. In 1992, Bouson andCorrell opened The Avante Garage Dinner Theatre with creative and business partners Jamey Green and Kathy Shepard becoming the first professional Dinner Theatre to produce all Original Plays and Musicals exclusively. Along the way, The Avante Garage won four First Night Awards (the Nashville equivalent of Los Angeles’ Ovation Awards) and scored a number of high profile bookings at Vanderbilt University, Scene Three Productions, Actor’s Playhouse, The Nashville Symphony, Opryland Hotel and World Famous Exit/Inn. In 1994, Bouson and Correll moved to New York City where the Avante Garage produced their first Equity Showcase of their new musical “The Melancholy Dane!” at the acclaimed Circle in the Square Theatre and a revival of their hit show “Speakeasy” at Danny’s Skylight Room. Currently, The Avante Garage! Is the resident theatre company at The Ohio Theatre Lima.