Acting Classes —
Four-week classes taught every semester by theatre professionals.
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Arkansas Playwrights Workshop a biweekly meeting for new plays with NWA writers.
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Meet the Artists — artist forums, director social hours, and masterclasses with visiting playwrights.
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Adult Acting ClasseS

Instructor: Jordan Haynes
Sundays 6:30-8:30pm
2018: 5.6, 5.13, 5.20, 5.27
Cost: $125

This fun class focuses on trust, spontaneity, scene-building, accepting offers and conquering fears. Nothing unleashes the power of creativity like improv! This class is great for aspiring actors, comedians and for people who want to bring the complete power of their own creativity to bear in your profession and your life!   

Instructor: Steven Marzolf
Sundays 6:30-8:30pm
2018: 1.28, 2.4, 2.11, 2.18
Cost: $125

The First Folio is the closest example we have to what Shakespeare actually wrote. Locked within the Folio are clues that help an actor with character. Understanding iambic pentameter, punctuation, capitalization, breath, metaphors, heightened images, etc, the folio technique will transcend the way an actor approaches classical text and contemporary material alike.   

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Arkansas Playwrights Workshop

For over a decade, the Arkansas Playwrights Workshop has been dedicated to nurturing new plays and playwrights, helping to foster new works for the American stage while providing a safe place for writers to work on their craft through regular workshop sessions and public readings. Sessions are free and open to beginning and advanced playwrights and screenwriters. Writers are encouraged to bring 10-15 pages of dialogue, which are read cold by actors, then commented upon by the group under the leadership of an experienced playwright.

Over the years, participants have ranged from absolute beginners to professionally produced dramatists; APW playwrights have won numerous awards and had their work produced at theatres around the country.

When and Where

The group currently meets at 6:30 p.m. twice each month on Mondays (per email notification) at The Old Smokehouse located at 1725 Smokehouse Trail off of MLK in Fayetteville. Actors and directors are always welcome, and walk-ins are encouraged. Writers should expect to attend one or two sessions before bringing work to be read. APW is directed by Arkansas playwright Mark Landon Smith. For more information and to place your name on the APW email list, contact Mark Landon Smith.


TheatreSquared offers audience members opportunities to engage with its professional artists year-round.

Playwright Workshop; Scene Study Q&A

with Stephen Karam

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 3-4 p.m.
Henry Board Room, Fayetteville Public Library

Analyze a scene from the Tony Award-winning play, The Humans, with its playwright Stephen Karam at Fayetteville Public Library. Limited enrollment. Please register at

Artist Forum

with Stephen Karam

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 6-7 p.m.
Walker Community Room, Fayetteville Public Library

A conversation with Tony Award-winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam, playwright of The Humans, the recent Broadway sensation taking the stage at T2 in January 2018. 

Meet the Director

@ The Bar at Whole Foods Fayetteville

Part social hour, part behind-the-scenes preview, this event series will give you the chance to get up close and personal with our directors and get answers to those burning questions you've always wanted to ask. 

with Kholoud Sawaf
Monday, February 26, 2018, 6–7 p.m.