Film Production Class Now Open

No Comments 03 March 2017

presented by 
Cadence Theatre Company and Richmond Performing Arts Alliance

What do you want to say as an artist? Learn the art of visual storytelling by writing, filming and acting in original short films, from documentaries to narratives to music videos. From pre-production planning and script writing to acting for the camera, shooting, editing and output, this two-week project is perfect for today’s media savvy student. Professional filmmakers and actors will lead students through all aspects of movie-making. No prior experience is necessary.

August 14 – 25, 2016
Monday-Friday  |  9am – 4pm
Rising 6th – 12th grade | Cost: $450.00

All classes are in the Genworth Bright Lights Education Center Dominion Arts Center, 3rd floor 
600 East Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Early registration can be done by calling Melissa Rayford, Education Assistant at 804-592-3381.

Check out the film made at last year’s camp!


Camps & Workshops, Education

On-Camera Audition Workshop

No Comments 01 February 2017


When: Saturday, February 11th from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Virginia Repertory Children’s Theater at the Shops at Willow Lawn
Ages: 14 and up
Cost: $30
*Space is limited

Get the experience of working in a one-on-one classroom setting in NYC! You will work on-camera with Instructor Emma Orelove, using a specific side she has provided. These sides will be sent in advance to the class, and you will choose one. Emma will then work with you on your prepared piece, providing feedback and adjustments, including the technicalities of putting an audition on tape. Your scene will be recorded by John Moon and emailed to you following the class! Please come with your sides audition-ready.

Emma OreloveEmma Orelove has had a crush on the theatre since age 7. Born in Richmond, she was raised through SPARC and Virginia Rep. She has over 22 years of experience and has worked professionally in a dozen of the States and in Italy. Upon moving to New York, Emma’s pursuits expanded to include screen work. She has since shot 3 films, starred in 3 music videos, filmed an industrial, started her own production company, and recently wrapped a feature film as a principal. She is currently working with one of the largest commercial agencies in NYC and working towards becoming the next Wendy’s girl. Until then, you can catch her back in Richmond in Airline Highway running at Virginia Rep through February 12th!

To register, call (804) 282-2620

Questions? Contact


Acting Class Registration Open

No Comments 04 January 2017

Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce their continued adult training programs and workshops, taught by some of the city’s most well-respected artists and teachers.

Cadence strives to reach a population of adults who, perhaps for the first time, seek the singularly liberating experience of re-inventing oneself onstage. Classes and Workshops for Adults will be offered to everyone from beginners to seasoned performers.  All who wish to dip their toes or hone their craft will benefit from the guidance of gifted instructors who have developed creative, effective, award-winning programs.  CTC’s workshops strive to provide a safe, yet challenging atmosphere conducive to artistic growth, community, and achieving one’s personal best.

Rusty Wilson picLiving on Stage: an organic approach to the art and craft of acting

Taught by Rusty Wilson
Course begins March 7, 2017

This class introduces students of all levels to an organic, step-by-step approach to the art and craft of acting. Through a structured sequence of stage tasks, stories, improvisations, and monologues, students will explore and pursue the art of presence on stage. This class is an introduction to a particular process of work. For those interested, the process will continue with further class offerings throughout the year.

Class will be held at the Virginia Repertory Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn. 

  • 8 weeks: Tuesdays, March 7 – May 16 (skip April 4, 25, and May 2)
  • 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Minimum: 8 students | Maximum: 16 students
  • Cost: $300

Reserve your spot today! Reserve online or call (804) 282-2620

Questions? Email

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