DATES: meets fRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 8,15 & 22
TIME: 3:00-5:30PM

Tuition: $120. Participants who have enrolled in previous AOH classes as well as Friends of the AOH receive a 10% discount! 

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Ancram Opera House holds classes in Acting and Voice throughout the year, taught by Paul Ricciardi, Ancram Opera House co-director and recipient of the 2018 Kennedy Center National Teaching Artist Award.  Certain courses are tailored for professionals, while others are geared for students of all levels, including those with no prior experience. Every student receives a training plan that is based on their experience, ability level and need.  


Crafting the Monologue is designed for both the professional actor and people who are simply curious about acting technique. In this workshop, participants will learn how to approach preparing a monologue for audition or performance. Students will participate in a final showing on Nov. 22.

For these classes, participants should dress comfortably in loose fitting clothing, such as sweat pants.  

Here is what Ancram Opera House students are saying about Paul:

MC Stockl, Communications Consultant: “Thank you for a wonderful experience. I don't know which I enjoyed most: your thoughtful guiding through the [Linklater Voice] progression, the use of images that resonated, or how you brought out the best in each of the amazing people in the voice workshop.  You have a new fan!”
Marilyn Oser, Author: “Paul is a luminous teacher--generous, animated, wholehearted, irresistible. I had fun, learned a lot and met some great people.” 

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Paul Ricciardi received his MFA in Acting from Trinity Repertory Company where he had the good fortune to work with theatre artists such as Oscar Eustis, Craig Lucas, Basil Twist, and Paula Vogel, among others.  Paul has studied intensely with Kristin Linklater and other master Linklater Teachers and he received his Linklater Teacher Designation in 2012.  Paul is an actor, director, solo performer, and voice/speech/dialect coach.  He is part of the leadership team of the Ancram Opera House, an intimate rural performance hall in the Hudson Valley of New York.  As an award winning solo-performer, Paul has staged his 1-man shows in theaters, colleges, and festivals across the northeast US and abroad.  Recent work as an actor includes Playhouse Creatures’ New Play Festival, Hamlet with Saratoga Shakespeare Festival, Lovesong at Chester Theatre Company, and many others. Paul has designed dialects for countless college theatre productions, as well as for professional theaters including Playhouse Creatures, Stageworks, WAM, America-in-Play, and others.  Paul teaches voice and acting at the City University of New York/Kingsborough CC.  Formerly, he was on the theatre faculty of Siena College, University at Albany and Rhode Island College.  He is Immediate-Past Co-Chair for Region I of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, and is a recipient of the Kennedy Center National Teaching Artist Award.  Memberships:  AEA, VASTA.