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Freehold's Spring Class Samples
Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio
Seattle, WA
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Freehold's Spring Class Samples

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Sample a few of our fabulous spring classes!

We are excited to share with you some sample classes from our spring quarter lineup on Sunday, March 24th.

Since 1991, Freehold has been a center for the practice of theatre. We are privileged to have exceptional faculty teaching here. All Freehold faculty are working professional actors, playwrights and directors whose credentials include recognized work on and off Broadway, in major motion pictures, on television, and in regional and international theatre venues.
Freehold offers an extraordinary range of acting classes year round and our Spring Quarter classes are currently open for registration, with our 5% Early bird discount available until March 15th.

Class Samples Event Schedule:

Sunday, March 24th at Freehold Theatre  517 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

10:30  10:45AM  Meet and Greet with Faculty and Staff, light snacks provided

10:45-11:15AM Choose from EITHER
       Step I: Intro to Acting with Meg McLynn
Advanced Scene Study with Kevin McKeon

Rehearsal & Performance with David Hsieh
Voice & Text for Actors with Meg McLynn

Neo-Burlesque with Cherry Manhattan
Step II: Acting with Text with Meg McLynn
(taught this quarter by Annette Toutonghi and Sheriff Amin)

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More about our Class Sampler Instructors:

David Hsieh
David is the Founding Artistic Director of ReAct. In addition to his ReActcredits, David has worked locally with many theaters including Book-It Repertory, Seattle Public Theatre, 14/48, Many Hats Theatre, 5th Avenue, Centerstage, ArtsWest, Freehold. OnWard Ho!, NWAAT, Music Theatre Works, Rain Country Players, Infinity Box, UW Opera, Seattle Opera, the UW School of Drama, SiS Productions and the Washington Asian American Theatre where he directed their inaugural production of Yankee Dawg You Die.
Seattle audiences may have seen him in Book-It's productions of The Brothers K and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, as well as in The Happy Ones and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Seattle Public. He also recently starred in the world premieres of The Last Croissant with Many Hats Theatre, Death on the Supermarket Shelf at Centerstage, and Royal Blood at Onward Ho! His NWAAT stage credits include The Skin of Our Teeth, Godzilla Comes to Little Tokyo, Miss Minidoka 1943 (3rd Run), a staged reading of The Bird and understudy performances in Gold Watch and Yeb-Yang-Ah. He has appeared in Fahrenheit 451 with Music Theatre Works and The Curious Savage with Rain Country Players.
David has appeared on television in recent Seattle commercials for Zolastar, Lifewise Insurance, Microsoft and for the Asian Counseling & Referral Service.

Cherry Manhattan
Cherry Manhattan has been putting the ass back in classy as a neo-burlesque performer and producer since 2007, and is the alter-ego of acclaimed Seattle director Katjana Vadeboncoeur.  Katjana currently teaches Neo-Burlesque Theory & Performance as an Adjunct Instructor at Cornish College of the Arts, where she has taught and directed for the past ten years.  A classically trained actor and director, Katjana has the ability to bring out the unique creativity in emerging artists, and give them the direction, motivation and encouragement to own their skills and share them confidently onstage.   She holds a degree from the University of California at Irvine, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, and has taught actors at UW, Cornish, Seattle Center Academy, the Northwest School, Pierce Community College, and was a resident instructor and staff member at Seattle Shakespeare Company. Katjana was a Co-Artistic Director at Washington Ensemble Theater (2006-10) , where she received a Seattle Times Footlight Award for Best Off-Broadway Production.  She recently co-produced, directed and starred in the Seattle Premiere of the 1950's lesbian-pulp cult hit  Beebo Brinker Chronicles including sold out shows at Re-bar and ACT Theater's Central Heating Lab, and created and co-produced the acclaimed  'burlexpose' The Beyond Real Human Female at Theater Off-Jackson, as part of SPF: Solo Performance Festival. Cherry has performed burlesque at venues all over Seattle, including ACT, On the Boards, Triple Door, the Can Can, Re-bar, the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, Teatro Zinzanni and Bumbershoot. Katjana is an Associate Member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

Kevin McKeon
McKeon has an MFA in acting and has taught actor training at UC Davis, Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, California Institute of the Arts and Cal Poly Pomona, among others. Local directing credits include Great Expectations, Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler, and his own adaptation of David Gutersons Snow Falling on Cedars, which has been performed at several regional theaters across the country. Locally as an actor his roles include Arthur in Superior Donuts and the two-hander Slowgirl at Seattle Public, and many performances for Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Rep, Taproot, Freehold, Arts West, New City and others.

Meg McLynn
Meg McLynn is an actor and singer who has traveled to all 50 states and performed in many of them. New York and regional credits include Classic Stage Company, HERE Arts Center, The Ohio, The Mint, Theatre for a New City, Huntington Theatre Company, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Saltbox Theatre Workshop and others.  Locally, Meg has performed with Wooden O, Book-It Rep, Seattle Symphony, ArtsWest, Seattle Opera, On the Boards, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Theatre22, STAGEright, Centerstage, New City Theatre, Tacoma Actor's Guild, Consolidated Works, Theater Schmeater, Theatre Off Jackson and Seattle Public Theatre. As a concert soloist, she performs the songbooks of Patsy Cline, Judy Garland, and Carly Simon with Purple Phoenix Productions, and she has been an Anthem Singer for the Seattle Seahawks.

As a teaching artist, Meg spent seasons working with Open Door, Idaho Shakespeare, and Living Voices, with whom she served as New York Associate Director.  She has assisted with voice training at Columbia Business School and World Leaders Forum. Meg teaches Voice and Speech at Cornish College of the Arts, and she serves as a vocal coach with Jack Straw Studios and Seattle World School.  Meg studied voice for 7 years under Kristin Linklater, receiving her BFA from Emerson College and her MFA from Columbia University, where she also studied with Andrei Serban, Anne Bogart and SITI Company. Elizabeth Heffron is a Seattle playwright. Her play Bo-Nita, a 2013 Edgerton New Play Award winner, is receiving its world premiere at the Seattle Repertory Theater through November 17, and will be produced in February 2014 at Portland Center Stage. Her most recent work, Portugal, about a nuclear accident at the Hanford Reservation, was featured as part of the 2013 Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival in May 2013. Her play, The Weatherman Project (co-written with Kit Bakke), was selected for the Seattle Repertory Theatre's inaugural New Play Festival in February 2013 and the Hollins Playwrights Festival in Roanoke, Virginia this past July. As a Seattle playwright, she has written locally for 14/48: The World's Quickest Theater Festival, Annex Theatre, One Reel Productions, and New City Theatre, among others.


Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio (View)
517 Maynard Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98104
United States



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