The Curry Coastal Pilot

Chetco Pelican Players will be presenting a six-week acting class starting Monday, March 12, with instructor Howard Patterson.

All ages are welcome, but recommended ages are 12 and older. For new actors, emphasis will be overcoming the fear of being on stage. For the more experienced actor, emphasis will be on learning to listen on stage and how to react to the moment. Also, Patterson will work with actors to help them in understanding one's character, what the character needs to achieve, and what obstacles are in his way.

Actors will be teamed up and will work on selected scenes or monologues, and then the in-class performance positively critiqued.

There will also be a variety of theater games, acting and improvisation exercises. A final performance will be presented for family and friends at the end of the series.

Classes will be from 4 to 6 p.m. every Monday at the Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave., Brookings. The cost is $20. Scholarships are available. Register by calling the Chetco Pelican Players at 541-469-1877 or call Karen de Lucca at 541-661-0616.

Patterson is a 2011 Packy award-winning actor. His last role at Chetco Pelican Players was in "The 39 Steps" and he most recently acted in and directed "The Cemetery Club," with Brookings-Harbor Community Theater. Next, he will be directing the Chetco Pelican Players' production, "Wait Until Dark" which is scheduled to be performed in October.