Improv for the Actor

Although improvisation appears to be free-form, it is actually a structured process using techniques that can benefit actors in a variety of situations. Learn to make clearer, quicker and more definite choices. Listen and communicate better, and muffle your personal editor which often blocks you from being more creative and open in your acting.

Improv Exercises.

Call outs   

Improv games

The rules of Improv

Mini shows

Where: Vero Voce Theater

When: Rolling

Saturday, 12:30-1:30 pm

Tuition: $146 for a ten week season


Private instruction available upon request.

Call (630) 584-0139 or register for scheduling.

Advanced Scene Study

A successful audition is required for this course. Auditions will be held by appointment. Please phone (630) 584-0139 and leave a message to schedule your audition.

The advanced course will be much more intensive and will produce scenes of performance quality. This course is used by the students to truly hone their skills on stage. The final class for the term will include a brief performance for an invited audience of family and friends.

A minimum of 4 students is required for this class.

Dates:  TBD
Day: Monday
Time: 7:30-10 pm
Tuition:  $293.5 (8 consecutive sessions)
Instructor:  Dennis Brown


Beginning Scene Study

This introductory course will focus on scene breakdown, character development, and the significance of proper blocking. Scenes will be presented to the students based on their strengths and weaknesses, per the instructor. The final class for the term will include a brief performance for an invited audience of family and friends.

The class will be led by Vero Voce's Dennis Brown. Dennis has been on the stage all over the world for 45 years. He has directed  shows for 30 of those years.

Minimum of 4 players are required for this class.

Dates:  Rolling Admission
Day:  Flexible
Time:  Flexible Dependent on Class Size
Tuition:  $110 (6 consecutive sessions)
Instructor:  Dennis Brown


Audition Class


Material is tailored to fit the student. Students can use their own monolog, or one will be supplied, which they will prepare for their mock audition. we will discuss and work on "sides" from plays. This course will touch on character development, scene study, staging, emotion, movement on stage, the use of props and the use of chairs to give greater impact of the audition.

Instruction will focus on making the strongest decisions possible, based on the information you've been given. Students will be instructed on proper attire for specific auditions and what is considered to be professionalism in the theater/film community.

The class will be led by Vero Voce's Dennis Brown. Dennis has been on the stage all over the world for 45 years and directed for 30 of those years.

Dates:  Rolling Admission
Day:  Flexible
Time:  1 hr. Flexible

 $200 per month


Instructor:  Dennis Brown



Improv 2

Vero Voce's Improv 2  is improv for younger actors 6- 12 years old.

Instead of using scripts, students will use their mind and body to convey emotions and scenarios, allowing the actors to fully grasp the importance of making choices and understanding the specificity of certain situations.

The instructor will help students prepare believably performed "actions". With each action, students will create environments and scenarios to perform in, all while truthfully maintaining character and surrounding.

At the end of the course, the young actors will have learned that acting isn't necessarily about what you say and how you say it, but about what you feel and convey to an audience.


Dates:  Rolling
Day:  Saturday
Time:  1:30-2:30 pm
Tuition:  $146 (for 10 weeks)
Instructor:  Dennis Brown


Corporate SpeakingDennis Brown, International Speaker & Corporate TrainerDennis Brown, International Speaker & Corporate Trainer

Experienced Corporate Speaking & Training

Dennis has been speaking at and emceeing corporate events, seminars and stage shows all over the world for over 20 years. He is an expert in such topics as The Value of Corporate Learning and Blending Learning and has been published in many journals and books. He can speak on most topics associated with the Corporate Learning field and has been acclaimed for his knowledgeable and comedic style making his presentations fun and informative.


Seeking actors ages 13-20 for CRY BABY THE MUSICAL. More info soon!

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