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Have you ever thought about auditioning for a show but weren't sure what's required or how to prepare? Been tempted to try acting for the first time - or to return to it - and see if you want to explore it further? Wondered how to develop a character and approach the text of a script?


This 6-week, 2 hours/week course offers a safe, fun, collaborative, and constructive space for adults to learn about and build confidence in acting. It provides hands-on, learning-by-doing that will help you to:

  • Build confidence to audition for a show

  • Gain experience to strengthen or to start an acting resume

  • Understand what opportunities exist locally for dipping your toes into acting

  • Prepare one or more potential audition pieces

  • Get practice performing in front of a group

Class sessions are on Tuesdays from June 27th through August 1st (with the exception of Tuesday 7/4, when class will be on Wednesday, July 5th), from 6:30-8:30pm at the Ovation! studio at 600 Ericksen Ave NE, Suite 103. Tuition is $250, and financial assistance is available: please email to inquire.

The class is now sold out! If you're still interested and would like to be added to a waitlist in case spaces open up, please email

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Matt's background includes film/TV, theatre, voiceovers, commercials, improv, and modeling. He's been featured in spots for T-Mobile and AT&T, and has performed in over a dozen stage productions in the Seattle area, including as Max in Ovation's "The Sound of Music" last December. Most recently, Matt appeared in the feature film "Ingress" (2022), series pilot "Uprising" (2022) and series "Hetero" (2022). He has earned recognition as Best Actor in a Non-musical (Hon. Mention) and Best Actor in a Musical (Hon. Mention) by the west Puget Sound newspaper, the Kitsap Sun, for his performances in "Glengarry Glen Ross" (Roma) and "A Christmas Story: the Musical" (The Old Man). He studied drama at Stanford, and co-founded both the Stanford Improvisors and Seattle's Improsia.

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