The Theatre Lab
900 Massachusetts Ave NW
was, DC 20001
In person Mondays January 8 - February 12
An intensive introduction to scripted work through preparation and performance of scenes and monologues. Emphasis on learning effective rehearsal techniques and expanding the actor’s range. Requires approximately 3–5 hours of rehearsal with an assigned partner outside of class each week. Taken together or in succession, this course and Intro to Acting constitute essential training in the basics of the actor’s craft.
Instructor: Nathan Whitmer
Nathan Whitmer is an actor and teaching artist and member of Actors Equity with over 15 years of professional experience. His DC area credits include Arena Stage, Studio Theatre, Theatre J and Washington Stage Guild. Outside DC he has appeared Off-Broadway in NYC, and worked with The Old Globe, The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Virginia Theatre Festival and Texas Shakespeare Festival (to name a few), as well as with The Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA where as a member of both the Barter Player acting Company and resident equity acting company he appeared in over 25 plays and musicals and worked as a teaching
artist and mentor. He has since returned to Barter as a director for the Players and guest teaching artist for Emory and Henry University. Nathan has appeared in numerous commercials, industrials and TV shows filmed around the DC Metro and in Richmond. As a teaching artist he’s worked with The Shakespeare Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Live Arts in Charlottesville, VA, and Alaska Theatre for Youth. A graduate of Ohio University and the Old Globe/University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Training Program, Nathan applies his classical training and diverse experience to help aspiring or curious theatre artists of all ages awaken their imaginations, communicate dynamically with their voices and bodies, and create inclusive ensembles where everyone’s story finds a space to be shared.