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Acting classThank you for your interest in the free 9 week acting course. The first 8 week course was a huge success, so we are now offering this opportunity to a larger number of aspiring actors. The level of this accelerated training is for those who are serious about pursuing acting, or seriously considering it, and are ready to work hard. You will be required to read, study and present in class. You will be given constructive assistance to get your work to performance level. Due to the amount of work required in the course and the amount of time we spend with each student, class size is limited.

In the first 8 week workshop we worked on monologues, which I believe is a great training tool for both beginners as well as those with experience. This 9 week course will include monologue training and scene study. Monologue training requires studying at home; working on the piece you choose or have been given, while scene study will require getting together between classes to work with your scene partner. You will choose which area you would like to work in. If you feel that the things mentioned so far are for you, then by all means continue reading and apply below.

There are some snippets from monologues available below for download and study. Please read through all of them and select the one you understand or connect with most and would like to present in the first class. Your interest in this course and the enthusiasm you bring are the most important elements you need, so don’t be shy.

About the Instructor:

Eueurope_webrope Harmon, a native of Newark, NJ is an actor, poet, political blogger, director, and drama teacher.  He has been acting now for over 30 years and has appeared in over 35 plays within the NY/NJ regional theater arena.

Europe Harmon is the co-founder and former drama teacher/writer for M.P.A.C. (Manhattan Performing Arts Collective,) a summer intensive musical theater workshop which ran for seven consecutive years in NYC.  He has taught acting at Broadway Dance Center (NYC) and traveled around the country teaching Master classes in acting at dance conventions.  He has also taught private lessons, using monologues as a training tool.

He has studied with and been directed by such noted figures as Felicia Rashad, Mary Alice, Michelle Shay, Douglas Turner Ward, the late Chuck Patterson and the late Mrs. Frances Foster.

Europe has been a stand-in for Wesley Snipes, Dave Chappelle and Malik Yoba.  He is due to appear in the upcoming full-length feature film “Steps” as a Home Health Aide.  Steps is written by Eddie B. Harris (House of Bodies, Zoo), and Executive Produced by Shaquille O’Neal and Eddie B. Harris. Starring Rob Morgan, Walter Fauntleroy and Pauletta Washington (wife of Denzel Washington); Steps is scheduled to be released this Christmas 2015.

To view some of his film/television credits, please Click Here 

About the Assistant Instructor:

Gwen Moten, is an arts cultural educator, events planner, international concerts artist, entrepreneur, music conductor, music transcriber, researcher, lecturer, music historian and city commissioner.  She presently serves as the executive director of the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Cultural Development and Tourism for the City of Newark.  She is a former corporate executive and an international cultural representative for the United States of America.

Ms. Moten earned her full teaching certifications in elementary, middle school and secondary education.  Additional higher education teaching residences have been with the Borough of Manhattan College in New York City and Essex County College in West Caldwell and Newark, New Jersey.

While matriculating at the world renowned America Academy of Dramatic Arts.  Ms. Moten has taught music history, music theory and choral music on five continents.

Choose Your Script

You are not required to memorize the material, but it is highly recommended, as this will allow us the opportunity to see how you work and the amount of dedication you bring to this experience. Being very familiar with the material is also a good measure and will allow you to make eye contact with the instructor. Please click button to choose excerpt from notable plays. (e.g. Raisin in the Sun, Punch, and Dinner)

* indicates male role
** indicates female role

Things to keep in mind:

  • Eye Contact – If you have not memorized the material, be familiar enough with it that you are able to look up from the page at key moments in your delivery. Making eye contact with the instructor enables him to see your facial expressions and enjoy your delivery.
  • Projection – Don’t be afraid to use your full voice. We want to hear every word.
  • Relax – We want you to do well and encourage you to be as relaxed as you possibly can.

Complete the form below and we will be in touch with you.

We are looking forward to meeting you and seeing you have fun with this experience!!


Acting Class Enrollment Form


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