All ISC classes allow students to explore the actual techniques and exercises we use to rehearse our plays.

Classes are intended for adults. Students under the age of 18 will be admitted only by consent of the instructor.

Begins September 28 for 8 weeks

Taught by ISC company member Joseph Culliton, this 3-hour ongoing class is a Shakespeare laboratory, grounded is ISC's unique approach to performing Shakespeare.

We all want to make choices that are dynamic, informed, and entertaining, and this class is designed to help you do just that! Based in thorough text analysis and the fundamentals of verse speaking, the exercises will help you develop your own personal technique to connect to Shakespeare’s work.

Class is held Mondays at 6:30.

This class is $400.00 and can be paid in 2 installments (eastcheap members, 30% off)

Installment 1 is due before the 1st day of class.
Installment 2 is due before the start of the 5th week.

CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Thank you for understanding.

Begins January, 2016

Taught by ISC company member, Joseph Culliton, this 3-hour ongoing class is an 4-week Monologue class. Work in depth on speeches from Shakespeare, using the techniques of verse speaking, as well as character physicalization. Ideal for preparing for auditions, as well as for broadening your ability to engage in detailed character analysis.

Class is held Mondays at 6:30.

This class is $200.00 for 4 weeks of study. (eastcheap members, 30% off)

All Classes held at the Independent Studio:

Independent Shakespeare Co.
3191 Casitas Avenue, #168
Los Angeles, CA 90039

(The studio is located next to the parking lot where Minneapolis St. and Casitas Avnuee intersect. Park in the large parking lot number 1 or find ample street parking on Casitas Avenue.)

Email Sarah for more information or call (818) 710-6306.

Joseph Culliton has been a professional actor for 45 years. He has acted on Broadway, off-Broadway and extensively in regional theatre. He’s been seen in major motion pictures and on television. Joe also has a parallel career as an acting teacher.  He recently taught Shakespeare technique at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre. He’s taught verse speaking at Butler University and Allentown College. While on national tour with Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, he conducted Shakespeare Workshops at colleges and high schools throughout the United States. In his ten years as an ISC company member, he has devised and performed interactive Shakespeare programs for middle schools and high schools in the LAUSD. He has shared David Melville’s teaching load and has substituted for him. Joe was the director of ISC’s acclaimed productions of Richard II and Henry IV.  In collaboration with Thomas Ehas, he blended Shakespeare verse and classical music in two concerts with Symphony in the Glen, and matched great visual art with Shakespeare’s words in two programs at the Huntington Museum. Joe began coaching privately during his three decades in New York City.  As an acting coach he has guided young students in preparing their first auditions, polished the work of experienced professionals, and assisted well-known actors as they rehearsed for major engagements. Joe asks that his students come to their first class having selected a speech from Shakespeare, to be either read or spoken from memory.