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Winter In-Person Class Schedule

Jan 18–Mar 14, 2022

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

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Jan 18–Mar 14*

*Some classes continue through March 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.

Most classes meet once a week for eight weeks during the above dates. 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.

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

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. 

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.

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.

Additionally, as of February 14, 2022, all Studio A.C.T. faculty and students must show proof of having had their booster shot. Proof of booster shot must indicate that it has been at least 7 days since it was received. Please arrange for your booster shot as soon as possible if you have not had it already. 

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 once again offer 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!


These classes meet in person according to the schedule listed in their individual descriptions


Sunday, February 27, 1–4 p.m. | one-day in person class led by Mark Jackson, Director of Studio A.C.T.

This one-day class explores how physical staging works alongside dialogue to convey character psychology and a play’s story and themes. Relationships between characters are expressed by how they stand in relation to one another. The timing of when actors move and are still reveals subtext and intention. The smallest gesture sometimes reveals as much, or more, than the longest monologue. In this sense, staging is a form of dramatic writing. What we see impacts what we hear, and vice versa. In this class we will work both at the table and on our feet to explore practical means of devising dynamic, impactful staging that expresses psychology and story.

Please Note: For this one-day, in-person class, students should come dressed comfortably for movement, and with a notebook and writing utensil.

Directing: Staging as Storytelling is for you if:      

  • You are an actor, director, or playwright interested in how staging can contribute to storytelling in theater.
  • You are curious about the relationship between a director’s homework and work done in the room with actors, and how to strike an effective, collaborative balance between planning and spontaneity when staging a play.
  • You are interested in collaborative ways to rehearse that allow actors, directors, and playwrights to work together to create a unified staging for a production.