Continue your training with Mj Vandivier! (See bio below!) 

Acting II for Film & Stage

This pre-intermediate course is for students who have taken previous beginning acting classes and would like to build upon the foundation they have received. Students will practice scene study and/or monologue work.  Focus will be on strengthening scene breakdown, listening and responding to one’s scene partner and following one’s inner impulses. Additionally, students will explore their imaginative responses and emotional accessibility.

Mar 3 – Apr 14     (6 weeks)     Tuesdays          7-10pm     $181     DRAM 9002 200     (No Class March 17)

Read about Mj Vandivier:

Marijane  Vandivier is a professional Equity actress with more than 50 years experience in  theatre, television, radio, commercial and film work; she just completed a role in the PBS 75th anniversary of Orsen Wells, “War of the Worlds,” radio show.

Mj studied at the American Theatre Wing in NYC, where she appeared off-Broadway.   Vandivier holds a B.S. in Psychology and Theatre from the University of Houston.  Marijane has been a certified lessac Voice and Body Teacher for over 18 years.

Early on Mj traveled singing with her show-band in Vegas, Reno, Tahoe, LA, New Orleans – ending in Houston where she took up residence and embarked on a successful 30 year TV career. Marijane performed in Houston at the renowned Regional Alley Theatre, numerous roles for Theatre Under the Stars, Houston Music Theatre and The AD Players.  Mj had the pleasure of working with Horton Foote in one of his favorite plays, “The Traveling Lady,” at Baylor University followed by performance in New York City at the Actors Studio.

In Austin Mj has performed at St. Edward’s Mary Northern Moody Theatre, Austin Playhouse, Tex-Arts, and Zachary Scott Theatre in  Vandivier has been a B. Iden Payne and recent Critic’s Table Award nominee.  Mj has taught at St. Edwards University and the State School of Acting where she also works with private clients.


Veteran actor, director, producer Tony Sears brings to this workshop his experiences from years of working in the industry in Los Angeles. In this one-day, 5-hour course, the focus will be on what it means to be a working actor. We will talk about what makes a good headshot, review resumes and discuss how to handle an audition or interview. Part of the day will focus on cold reads for television and film. Workshop is suitable for anyone with previous training and experience who is interested in pursuing acting and seeking representation. There will be one 20-minute break. Please bring a sack lunch.

Mar 7       (1 class)     Saturdays     10am-3pm     $61     DRAX 3034 201      

…and there are many other great classes available at The State Theatre School of Acting. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

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in association w/ Austin Community College & The Paramount/Stateside Theatres
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Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. William Shakespeare  

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