Adult Training @VA REP

By | September 12, 2021

Unstaged: An organic approach to the art and craft of acting

Tuition: $400
Ages: 18 and up

Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m.
10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, off Thanksgiving week, 12/1, 12/8

In-person or virtual programming will be announced two weeks prior to class

Unstaged is an adult acting class unlike others, designed to unlock your potential as an actor, a storyteller, or simply as a person, through an organic approach to the art and craft of acting and the experience of being. Taught by some of the city’s most well-respected artists and teachers, students move through a sequential series of stage exercises designed to help unpack the past to better inform and understand the present. Unstaged will help you rediscover yourself, whether on the page, on the stage, or in other complex and creative pursuits and is open to adult students of all acting experience levels, or none at all. Life on stage starts with life unstaged. We hope you’ll join us.


To secure your spot, please call the VaRep box office by September 28th at (804) 282-2620. (Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)


Please contact Laine Satterfield, Director of Education, Cadence Theatre Company:

“Rusty Wilson’s acting class was quite possibly the only good thing to come out of my 2020! He’s an excellent teacher and goes above and beyond for each student, and I feel like my skills have improved tremendously since studying under him. His method of teaching is incredibly impactful, and after one class you’ll absolutely want to continue, in person or virtually!” – Adult Acting Student


Rusty Wilson is an award-winning freelance theatre artist based in Richmond, Virginia. Since moving to Richmond in 2005, he has directed a number of critically acclaimed productions, including Death of a SalesmanCat on a Hot Tin RoofWho’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (RTCC Best Director), Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice (RTCC Best Director), Noah Haidle’s Mr. Marmalade, Richmond Triangle Players’ Cloud 9, Virginia Rep’s To Kill A Mockingbird, and Cadence Theatre / Virginia Rep’s John (RTCC Best Director), Sight UnseenIn The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play), and The Christians. Prior to moving to Richmond, Rusty spent ten years serving as the Founding Artistic Director for Company of Fools, an award winning theatre company located in Sun Valley, Idaho. Favorite directing credits there include Uncle VanyaJames Joyce’s The Dead, Waiting for Godot, How I Learned to Drive, The Tempest, Death and the Maiden, Buried Child, and Other Desert Cities. The company received the Idaho Governor’s Award in 2004 and continues to be one of Idaho’s leading arts institutions. Rusty has been a guest director and teacher at various colleges and universities around the country, received a fellowship in directing in 2003, and was featured in the March 2002 issue of American Theatre Magazine. He currently serves as the Director of Theatre and Arts Chair at St. Christopher’s School and as an Associate Artist at Cadence Theatre Company.

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