DAYTIME ACTING CLASS for the true beginner, or those getting back to it! Join Mj Vandivier (see bio below!) Thursday afternoons. Class begins next week, so don’t delay, register today!


This course is for students with previous acting training, as well as students new to acting.  Students will learn how to establish meaningful and honest relationships through the art of active listening and responding. Games and improvisation will be used to unleash imagination and creative impulses, accessing emotional life.  Scene study is from film & stage scripts.

Jan 15 – Feb 19     (6 weeks)     Thursdays         1-3:30pm     $166     DRAX 3033 200 


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.

…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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