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Summer Session #2 Classes

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

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July 18 – August 14*

*Some classes continue through August 21.

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 twice a week for four weeks during the above dates, with some exceptions. Shorter classes meet one to five times. 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.


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

All Summer Session in-person classes will be held at 30 Grant Avenue in San Francisco.  

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

The 30 Grant Avenue facility features spacious work rooms with an air circulation system that is up to code with regard to COVID-19 safety. 

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.

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.

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 email us at studio@act-sf.org

Please Note: We are very excited to continue offering in-person classes. If when the time comes it is evident that meeting in-person will not be safe despite COVID-19 precautions being taken, we will elect to cancel any given class and issue students a full refund (no in-person class will be converted to online). It is our dear hope to work with you in person once again!


One class – Sunday – August 14

1:00 to 5:00 p.m. | in person

Our individual identity affects our day-to-day interactions. Whether through internal social conditioning or external biases and prejudices, we are physically, emotionally, and mentally impacted by how we are perceived in the world. Through brave open discussion and liberation exercises, this one-day workshop focuses on understanding the dynamics of how we, as People of Color, function in the world. Questions that will be explored include: What makes a specific skin-experience unique for an individual artist? How do interactions influenced by race affect the training for actors—in the power dynamic between instructor and students, the selection of material, the acknowledgment/ignorance of culture differences? Through this class we will build an understanding of our identities and how to utilize them to disrupt or work with our artistry and our industry, which is currently rooted in White ideologies.

Acting Beyond Marginalization is for you if:

  • You are an actor of any experience level who identifies as a Person of Color.
  • You are interested in exploring how your racial identity engages with your acting, your actor training, and your artistic process.
  • You want to gain tools to engage with microaggressions from colleagues in an artistic process in White dominated environments.
  • You want to engage with other artists of color to find your voice and expression outside of a White gaze.