Tuesday, December 16, 2014


So often in our professional lives we are called upon to respond spontaneously under unfamiliar circumstances. Presenting and promoting ourselves well when we don't know exactly what the other person's needs and interests are can be challenging.

How can we turn these tricky situations into opportunities for us to shine and to express our passion?

Instructor Laura Ekstrand, Artistic Director of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, will lead the group in exercises and games designed to improve our ability to listen, read body language, and truly collaborate. The workshop promises to be an enjoyable, unique way to unlock our individuality and to connect with more immediacy and openness.

About the instructor: Laura Ekstrand is the founder of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, a 20-year-old professional ensemble in residence at the Oakes Center in Summit. As an actor, she has appeared onstage in New Jersey at Dreamcatcher, Bickford Theatre, Passage Theatre, Luna Stage, and is a member of the improv comedy group Multiple Personality Disorder. In NY she has worked at Naked Angels, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and New Georges, among others. Laura has been featured in such films as Split Ends, High Art and I Shot Andy Warhol, and on TV on Hack, Sex And The City, Law & Order, and The Guiding Light. She is also a director and playwright as well as a private monologue coach; Laura holds a B.A. from Yale University and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She is a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA and the Dramatists Guild.

Tuition & Registration * Improv for Business

COURSE FEE: $15 fixed price cost of Marigolds lunch

WHEN: Thursday, January 8th, 12 noon – 2 PM

WHERE: Lower Level Dining Area, MONDO, 426 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07928


For more Dreamcatcher winter and spring classes click here.

for College & Professional Auditions

Whether you're a student preparing for college auditions or an actor working on a new monologue (or brushing up a familiar one), this class will give you the coaching and feedback you need to make your best possible impression. In auditions you often have just 1 or 2 minutes; so make sure you're communicating your particular strengths and individuality while telling a cohesive and compelling story. Read more.

INSTRUCTOR: Laura Ekstrand

COURSE FEE: $120 for 3 classes  Register now

WHEN: Saturdays, January 3-17, 2015 from 12 PM – 2 PM

WHERE: Floor 2 studio at Dreamcatcher's home at Oakes Center in Summit, NJ   

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre

Oakes Center  *  120 Morris Avenue  *  Summit, NJ 07901

Tickets: 800-838-3006 | Info: 908-514-9654

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