Acting Classes for ages 5 years to Adults

Eight Weeks of Classes

January 15 – March 7


For all classes:

To ensure the health and safety of our students and staff, the following procedures will be followed for all classes:

  • Masks optional
  • Students who are coughing will be asked to wear a mask.
  • Students with a fever will be sent home.

(A minimum of five students is necessary to hold a class).


Ages 5-7 years

Creative Drama

Through games and creative play, we’ll build a play together by adding characters, places, plots, problems, and resolutions to create a story we will act out using our bodies, voices, and imaginations.

Tuesdays, 4:45PM-5:5:45PM, January 16-March 5 

Instructor: TBA

Cost: $85               




Building a Character

Step into the shoes of another person. A dynamic performance starts with a believable character. Through improvisation, scripts, and theatre exercises, you will learn the techniques to create characters that come to life on the stage or screen.    

Cost: $125

 Ages 8 – 9 years            Mondays,  January 15-March 4, 5:00PM-6:30PM         
                                               Instructor: TBA

Ages 10 – 12 years        Wednesdays, January 17 -March 6,  5:00PM-6:30PM    
                                               Instructor: TBA

Ages 13 – 17 years        Thursdays,   January 18 -March 7, 5:00PM-6:30PM       
                                               Instructor: TBA

Adults                          Tuesdays, January 16 -March 5,  7:00PM-8:30PM     
                                             Instructor: TBA





Special offering – Acting a Monologue

Need to prepare a monologue for a school audition? We can help. We’ll give you individualized help in choosing a monologue, coach you to bring out your best performance of it, and video it so you can send it to the school.


  • Picking a monologue
  • Coaching
  • Video recording the monologue

Times to be arranged               Contact the Director of Education to Schedule

         Cost: $40 per hour/session ($80 minimum)



About the Instructor

Mary Eliza Hendricks graduated from Emory and Henry College, where she earned a B.A. degree in Theatre.  She has directed several shows locally including Love Letters and A Stroll Down Holiday Lane, as well as assistant choreographed and assistant directed Bye Bye Birdie and choreographed Mamma Mia.  She has also performed on stage in numerous productions including Puck in A Midsummer Nights Dream.  Mary Eliza’s teaching experience includes theatre, acting, and dance for a variety of ages from preschools to adults.  

Chuck Tuttle is the Director of Education and Outreach for the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Children’s Theatre and Creative Drama from the University of Texas at Austin and has over 30 years of experience doing theatre with and for young people.