Studio 801 is Arena Players’ training and community outreach program. It consists of adult classes for those who have a desire to perform. Established to enhance the Arena Players’ unique style and to extend creative arts training and resources to the general public. Directing, acting, stage management, and technical classes are offered.

Registration for Fall Session  starts September 7, 2016


Studio 801 Insructors:

Donald Owens, Founding Director of Studio 801/ Acting Instructor/ Resident Director

The Act of  Becoming the Character Classes start September 21, 2016

Cost $175.00 for unit of 8 classes

Donald Owens presently serves as Artistic Director of Arena Players, Inc.   Mr. Owens is a chartered member of Ohio Theater Alliance and is past president of the Baltimore Theater Alliance.  Refusing to believe in “can’t”, Mr. Owens continues to pursue excellence in the arts.

David D. Mitchell, Director of Studio 801/ Acting Instructor/ Resident Director

Advanced Scene Study– TBA – Click here for details

David is the former Managing Director for Run of the Mill Theater “It’s
Anything But!” Presently, David was the  Program Director for The Urban Arts Leadership Program at the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and a Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Fellow.  He is the Creative Director of Motor House.  David is on the Executive Board of Arena Players Inc. and  serves as Associate Artistic Director for Arena Players Inc.

Carolyn White, Acting Instuctor/Coach/ Resident Director

Introduction to Acting September 7, 2016 (on Wednesdays for 10 weeks from 7 pm to 9 pm)

Cost $175.00 for unit of 10 classes

Marc La Veau, Improvisations

The Art of Improvisation – Classes TBA  depending on how many want to take the class.

Marc La Veau is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, where he was professionally trained in Theatre Arts and Theatre in Education (TIE). He is one of the founding members of Arts-in-Action, a TIE ensemble, which uses the Arts to address social issues.  Mr. La Veau is an Actor, Director, Poet and a published Author.  He has performed throughout the Caribbean and the United States.  His most recent directorial project was “The Good Body” by Eve Ensler.  He has a vast background in theater and improvisation.

George Andre Tittle, Screen Writing

Cornell Jones, Acting Instructor/ Resident Director

How to master an Audition Monologue classes start Sept 7, 2016  (for 10 Wednesdays from 7 to 9 pm)

Cost $175.00 for ten classes

Cornell Jones is a well respected acting teaching concentrating on Auditions.  How to prepare you to not only present but to become the character.

Clifford Winder – Piano and Voice/ Resident Musician

Per student request.  These are private  classes in theory, piano and voice.


Private classes in Acting, Piano and Voice can be arranged.


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