Martin County Library System Press Releases

August 18, 2011

Bitten by the Drama Bug? Try Acting Classes Saturdays at Blake Library!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                              

DATE:  AUGUST 18, 2011                                                       

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403       

Ongoing acting classes continue at Blake Library


WHO:              The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc., sponsor

WHAT:            The Actors Workshop

with Ralph Villani

Award-winning film and theatre director, producer and actor Ralph Villani will teach acting for stage and film using methods of Konstantin Stanislavsky, Sanford Meisner and Stella Adler on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Blake Library in Stuart. 

Registration fee for each class is $15.  Pre-registration is required.  Restricted to age 16 and older. 

The classes will cover:

1) Introduction to Acting; 2) Justification: Who, What, When, Where and Why;

3) The Repetition Exercise; 4) The Relationship; 5) The Action Exercise;

6) Understanding Independent Activity; 7) Improvisation; 8) Acting on Stage,

 9) Acting for the Camera; 10) Emotional Memory; 11) Sense Memory;

12) Fantasy Memory; 13) Monologues; 14) Auditioning


Ralph Villani has taught acting for 20 years beginning in New York City.  He has studied at the Tribecca Drama Institute, the New Group theatre and at Piero Dusa studio in New York.  He was on the board of directors for Theatre Gym in New York City and was the artistic director for the Bravado Theatre Company.  He has directed his latest film, “USS Seaviper,” produced by Villani Rockhill Productions and now in the final stages of post-production.

WHEN:            Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to Noon

WHERE:          Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

HOW:                 Registration fee and pre-registration required.

For more information or to register contact Ralph Villani at 772-215-5695 or

To learn about the Martin County Library System call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any branch library or visit the library website at


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