Stage West's Fall and Spring Classes are some of the most affordable in the area! For questions call (817) 554-3613.
Improv meets Chekhov
Ages 8 - 16 | Sep 10 – Dec 10 (no classes Thanksgiving Week) | “Show & Tell”: Dec 10
Taught by Beth Bando Bontley and Rob Bosquez
A well rounded performance class balanced between improv skills and acting technique. The improv helps us create spontaneous skits and characters. The Michael Chekhov Technique provides a foundation in acting that can grow with us as we develop our skills in both the art of rehearsing and creating a character.
Ages 7-16 | Sep 13 – Dec 13 (no classes Thanksgiving Week) | Performances: Nov 29, 7:00 | Additional Rehearsal on Tues, Nov 27
Taught by David Haskins and Beth Bando Bontley
The class will focus on a musical theatre essential: the art of acting a song. David is a vocal teacher, accompanist and arranger. One of Beth's specialties is acting song and lyric interpretation. Together we will create a musical revue drawn from the past 40 years of Broadway.
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Saturday, Sep 22 & 29, 2:00–6:00
2 Day Improv Intensive
Ages 8 - 16 | Performance: Sep 29, 6:30 – 7:30
Taught by Allison Connor
Two days of theater games, improv exercises and “scene work” culminating in a "Night at the Stage West Improv” show for family and friends. Learn the art of improv in a fun and supportive environment. We'll focus on creativity, spontaneity, listening-skills, and teamwork.
Announcing our new service to support young actors:
Audition Coaching for High School Seniors
We are offering private coaching services to high school students who will be auditioning for acceptance into college acting or musical theater programs. Please call or education [at] stagewest.org (subject: Audition%20Coaching) (email) us for arrangements.
Improv meets Chekhov: $60 per month, $240 for the semester
Musical Theater: $350 for the semester
Improv 2 Day Intensive: $100
A $35 registration fee is required upon signing up.
Discounts & Specials
Please choose the discount that works best for your situation. Offers may not be combined.
Season ticket holder special:
5% off tuition for Season Ticket holders (and their immediate family)
Each additional family member or sibling gets 10% off the full-priced first member.
Pay in-full for the semester:
Take 5% off tuition.
Email: education [at] stagewest.org
Beth Bando Bontley, Education Director
Beth has honed her skills over the decades in all areas of theater. She has acted extensively in NYC and in Boston, where she established her first acting studio. Locally she has performed with Echo, Theater 3, Circle, Runway and Artisan Theaters. She has taught at TCU, TCC, STAGE, Dallas Summer Musicals, Dallas Children’s Theater and Kids Who Care.
Beth earned her BA in Speech and Drama at Trinity University; completed the two year conservatory at Circle in the Square in NYC; and earned her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College.
Her original one woman show, ‘Acet-o-philous or Vinegar Love’ has been performed at Arts 5th Ave, the United Solo Festival in NYC and the Ft. Worth Fringe. She is also an author and a speaker, devoted to personal and artistic growth.
Allison has been performing and teaching Improv for over 20 years. She has performed and trained with The Groundlings in L.A., The Second City in Chicago and Gotham City Improv in NYC. She has taught Improv at The Comedy Store in L.A. and led numerous improvisational workshops for corporations, schools and universities. She has appeared in many national television commercials and on HBO's improvised hit comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
Allison teaches Improv within the Keller ISD and currently directs the Keller High School Indian Improv Troupe and the all-kid Minor Trouble Improv Co.
She is delighted to be working at Stage West!
Rob, a Fort Worth native, is a writer, director & actor. Rob has spent the last decade teaching for Ft. Worth’s Stage West Theatre, with whom he has co-founded The Summer Conservatory, The Neighborhood Play Contest & The Festival of the Kid.
Rob is also the creative writing/acting/improv instructor for Artes de la Rosa’s Artes Academy at the Rose Marine Cultural Center, with whom he has created over 40 original productions for young audiences. As a director, credits include Death of a Salesman, Sam Shepard’s Eyes for Consuela and Waiting for Godot.
Rob is a published writer with several short stories published in literary journals throughout Texas. His original play, The Breeze Through the Cherry Fields, was recently published by the Langdon Review.