California Stage Offers Intensive Scene Study

Janis Stevens is a world-class professional acting coach and trainer

Janis Stevens
Janis Stevens

Janis Stevens will conduct a “Scene Workshop Intensive” at the R Street Arts Complex, 25th and R Streets, on Sunday and Monday nights for 5 weeks from 6:30-9:30 pm each night.  Dates are consecutive Sunday and Monday nights from July 23rd through August 21st.  Cost is $250.00 for all 5 weeks ($25.00 per session), and class size is maximum of 10 students (two slots have already been taken).

Scenes will be assigned by Ms. Stevens.  Coaching and direction will be based  on the tools of Stanislavski and Focus will also be given to “external skills” (vocal and physical expressiveness).

Janis is well-known in Sacramento for the many roles she has played with various theatres throughout the area as well as receiving much acclaim for the productions she has directed at Capital Stage, California Stage and the Sacramento Theatre Company.  She received the Elly’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 and has been an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at American River College since 2003.

I have studied with such world-class professional trainers as Lee Strasberg and can say without a doubt that Janis Stevens teaches on their level—she can get results. An actor I had worked with had difficulty with truthful reactions… his early training left him weak in sustaining believability. Janis worked with him and he had a major breakthrough — He found the keys to building and maintaining strong characters that he could be proud of.   

Ray Tatar, Artistic Director, California Stage Theater Creations

Janis Stevens is a consummate theatre artist and brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to the workshop setting.  What is significant in her work as a teacher, a director, and an actor, is her specificity and attention to the detail. The work is always grounded in the text.  The tools she shares, the coaching she so generously gives, the technique she teaches for character/scene work is clearly articulated and invaluable to an actor at any level.  You will leave her class with powerful and useful tools for character development that you will come back to every time you approach a role.”

— Gail Dartez, Co-Artistic Director, Big Idea Theatre
Adjunct Professor of Theatre, Cosumnes River College
Professional Actor, Director

Questions?  Join us? Contact:
Ray Tatar, Calstage@gmail.com, 916-600-9536

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