Tuesday, March 19, 2013



Monologue and Scene Class
WHEN: April 9 through May 28, Tuesdays 7 PM – 9 PM
WHERE: Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange 

Whether you are an experienced actor looking for a professional setting to polish your skills, or someone new to the theater looking for a caring atmosphere where you can learn the actor’s craft, Luna’s “Monologue and Scene Class” will help you develop the skills you need to pursue your dreams. Using monologues and scenes from the world’s great plays and films, it is the goal of this class that everyone gains a better understanding of the acting experience and how they personally relate to it. The class is taught by Ned Coulter who has 30 years of professional experience, and who learned the craft of acting from Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner, and Uta Hagen.

To register please visit www.lunastage.org or call 973-395-5551


About the Instructor Ned Coulter

Ned Coulter<br />

Mr. Coulter has enjoyed a long and fulfilling career in theater, television, and film. He has played roles on Broadway and Off-Broadway and in many regional theaters across America. He has appeared on Law and Order, on several of the afternoon “Soaps” and had been seen in over thirty commercials. He has taught in many of the major acting studios in New York City and has conducted workshops in theater at several universities.



Little Luna Ages 4-7
WHEN: April 6 through May 25, Saturdays 10 AM – 11 AM
WHERE: Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange

Theater education is a dynamic part of Luna’s commitment to the future of live theatre. In the Little Luna program, young performers discover the creative elements of drama through a basis in story-telling. Through fun games and exercises, Little Luna participants learn about different theatrical elements (sets, costumes, props, scripts, etc.) and how they combine to create a performance. The class culminates in a play performed and designed by the Little Luna students.

To register please visit www.lunastage.org or call 973.395.5551

Creative Drama Ages 7-10
WHEN: April 6 through May 25, Saturdays 11 AM – 12 PM
WHERE: Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange

This class is specially designed with creative minds and play as the focus. The 8 week series will be a comprehensive study of the various aspects of acting and performing, all taught through the use of theatre games and mini-performance workshops. Topics will include voice and speech, character development, interpreting music through movement and solo and group improv, just to name a few. Actors will have an opportunity to perform for each other every class, and will work together to develop self-confidence, team/group dynamic, body and spatial awareness, and will experience being an important member of a group.

To register please visit www.lunastage.org or call 973.395.5551


About the Instructor Donna L. Holmes

Donna L. Holmes<br />

Educator/Actress/Storyteller/Playwright. Theatrical Education: Negro Ensemble Professional Actors Workshop; H/B Studios, and American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Performances include: For Colored Girls…; The Piano Lesson; Colored People’s Time; Ode To Panama; Dracula; Godspell; Stage Door; George White’s Scandals. As an artist, she has worked with the following institutions: Negro Ensemble Company; CBA Theater; The Colfax Group; African Globe Theater; NJ Symphony Orchestra; NJ Historical Society; Newark City Hall; and the Whole Theater. In the role of Artist Facilitator she has worked for Plays For Living NY, Playwrights Theater of NJ and Child Assault Prevention Project of NJ.

In addition to her duties as Drama Chair/Instructor at NSA, she works as a teaching artist for NJPAC in schools public and private throughout Essex County. During the summer, she is the resident Drama Instructor for the Summer Youth Performing Arts Program at Newark Symphony Hall.