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Fall Class Schedule

Sep 12–Nov 7

Sorry there is limited availability. For more information please call our team on 415.749.2228.

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Sep 12 – Nov 7*

*Some classes continue through Nov 14.

PLEASE NOTE: All times listed reflect Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Studio A.C.T. classes are divided into Intro courses for people new to the given subject, and repeatable courses providing an experience that allows each individual to progress to their fullest.

Full-length classes meet once a week for eight weeks during the above dates. Shorter classes meet on a single day. Check exact dates in each class description.

In order to select the best class for your goals and experience level, please read the individual course descriptions carefully.

Three Courses, Eight Classes each

Offered both online and in person.
Designed to be taken either individually, in succession, and/or repeatedly.

Acting 1Acting 2, and Acting 3 are three different courses designed to be taken either individually or in succession. Each class may also be repeated in order to further solidify the student’s foundation in the practices learned. Together, these courses comprise the Studio A.C.T. Acting 1–3 Sequence, and feature the most prevalent training practices used by professional actors. These practices address awareness, truthful playing, use of language and physical action, psychology, emotion, and script analysis. Students will develop a working understanding of common practical concepts such as action, objective, obstacle, conflict, tactic, intention, motivation, trigger, target, and acting “beats.”

Refer to each class’s individual description for further details, including scheduling, tuition, and this session’s faculty.

The Studio A.C.T. Acting 1–3 Sequence is for you if:

  • You already have some introductory acting experience and wish to develop a more solid foundation in the most commonly utilized and effective acting practices.
  • You’re interested in exploring acting as a serious interest alongside your other interests.
  • You’re interested in either exploring or pursuing acting as a profession.

Please note: Since acting is a life practice, these courses are designed to be repeatable, emphasizing fluency over “quick-fixes.” Students are occasionally encouraged to repeat levels before moving on to the next.


These classes meet in person during the above dates. Exact schedules appear within the class description.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all faculty and students, Studio A.C.T. adheres to the most updated safety precautions recommended by San Francisco, county and state guidance in effect at the time of classes.*

*Additional precautions apply in consideration of the wide range of students, staff, and artists using our facilities—including young children, adults of every age, and professional artists whose unions maintain strict COVID precautionary measures:

A.C.T. requires all faculty, students, and staff to either (a) establish that they have been fully vaccinated; or (b) obtain an approved exemption as an accommodation due to a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs and practices.

All faculty, students, and staff are required to wear N95/KN95 masks when indoors at 30 Grant Avenue. Some exceptions apply under specific performance situations.

We appreciate your participation in upholding our safety precautions.

For further information about proof of vaccination requirements, the process for seeking an exemption accommodation, or any other specific questions about Studio A.C.T. in-person classes with regard to COVID-19 precautions, please visit our FAQ page and/or email us at studio@act-sf.org


One class – Sunday – Oct 30

1:00 to 5:00 p.m. | in person

This is a one-day, in-person introduction to the emerging field of Intimacy Direction—a seismic shift in the way the theater, film, and television industries have functioned for decades. In this class, we will dive into the foundational techniques and principles of Intimacy Direction with a focus on the needs and practices of actors. Students will learn practical collaborative methods for working with fellow actors on intimate dramatic moments on stage, in ways that prioritize the actors’ mutual safety while also allowing for collaboration and more intricate storytelling. Though emphasizing the work of actors, this introductory class is also open to directors, choreographers, stage managers, or anyone else who finds themselves in the rehearsal room.

Intro to Intimacy Direction for Actors class is for you if:

  • You are an actor or other theater artist curious about the field of Intimacy Direction.
  • You are an actor or other theater artist aiming to create safe, consent-based workspaces.
  • You are a theater maker looking to expand their knowledge of the world of intimate interaction onstage.