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C1’s PDA program is designed to empower participants to be creative and collaborative, while developing their voice and building their skills. Like a skilled tradesperson, an actor needs to practice their craft, developing body, voice, and imagination.

Professional Development for Actors
– Develop skills in character development and script analysis with instructors Deen Rawlins-Harris, and Josh Glenn-Kayden.
– Hone your craft through in-depth work on monologues, preparing you for auditions and the deep work of a potential role.
– Participants who have completed this class have been cast both here at C1 and at companies around the city, including American Repertory Theater, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Fresh Ink Theatre, Front Porch Arts Collective, Huntington Theatre Company, and Lyric Stage Company

Classes are held on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 9:30pm ET.

Students who have completed the course have gone on to perform at companies around the city, including American Repertory Theater, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Fresh Ink Theatre, Front Porch Arts Collective, Huntington Theatre Company, and Lyric Stage Company.

Josh Glenn-Kayden
Josh is the Artistic Associate and Casting Director at Company One Theatre and a Boston based director. Recent directing projects include BALTIMORE by Kirsten Greenidge at UMass Amherst, the world premiere of THIS PLACE/DISPLACED with Artists’ Theater of Boston, the New England premiere of Nicky Silver’s THE LYONS for Titanic Theatre, and the world premiere of Laura Neill’s DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP for Fresh Ink Theatre. Josh has also directed and developed new work for Company One Theatre, UMass Amherst, Flat Earth Theatre, Open Theatre Project, the One Minute Play Festival, TC Squared, and ShotzBoston. Assistant directing credits include productions at Company One Theatre and the A.R.T. Josh holds a BA in Drama from Tufts University and is currently pursuing an MFA in Directing at UMass Amherst.

Deen Rawlins-Harris
I am a queer Black non­binary Bostonian, who who has worked as a teaching artist and facilitator in New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast. I am the child of two loving parents, a sibling, a teacher, a partner, sexual health advocate and educator, facilitator, french fry lover, social dancer, and community activist. I get lost in my own mind and in the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. I believe theatre proves we can create just and equitable worlds. My mission as an artist is to generate art that amplifies the vibrancy, ingenuity, and humanity of Black and Brown queer people by aligning our stories with historical, on­going, and prophetic depictions of the world we live in. My work is created for Black and Brown people that cherish intimate portrayals of themselves in art. (Photo Credit: Lauren Miller)

Spring 2022 PDA Auditions

Auditions for our spring session were held on February 15, 2022.
Be sure to check back in in the summer for details on our fall auditions!

SPRING SESSION DATES
– Auditions: Tuesday 2/15
– 1st Class: Monday 2/28
– Subsequent classes: Tuesdays 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19
– Showcase: Tuesday 4/26

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
– One minute monologue
– Resume
– Headshot (or other photo)

TUITION
$275.00 for 8 weeks of class, including workshops with Company One Theatre directors and casting associates.

Email training@companyone.org if you have any questions!