Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling


Adult Training Program
Through the use of theatre games, creative improvisation, and scene work, we'll explore subtext, authenticity, and the importance of being in the moment. While one class covers the basics of acting for beginners, the other will include advanced concepts of creating relationships and playing an objective. Text used will be provided by the instructor. Come prepared to have fun and try something new or strengthen the acting tools you've already acquired!



Do you want to audition for a play? Do you need to make a presentation at work?

Do you need a little courage to speak in front of people?

Come prepared to have fun and walk away with renewed energy and stronger conviction of the talent you already possess. We’ll start from where you are and build.

​Gloria is a New York trained actor and coach who is active in the Jacksonville community both on and off stage.  She is offering a creative outlet for self-expression for those o are seeking personal growth, courage to speak in front of others and self-discovery.

Six classes on Saturdays from 11am - Noon:

Jan 15, 22, 29 & Feb 12,19, 26, 2022


“Gloria is an excellent teacher who knows how to bring the best you forward whether on stage or in life.”

“Gloria is very knowledgeable of all aspects of theatre. She shared a variety of tools with us to introduce us to acting on the stage. Had lots of fun and learned at the same time. Highly recommend her classes.”


For more information, contact Gloria at 

or call (904) 396-4425 ext. 301


ADULT VOICE SESSIONS with Dorothy Bishop

Individual online coaching sessions are 50 mins for $75/session.


About Dorothy Bishop

Dorothy Bishop is a graduate of Yale University with a Master’s Degree in Voice. She also received a Bachelor of Music degree from Florida State University. She has been on the faculty of the American Academy of Music and Drama (AMDA) in New York City since 2014.  Dorothy’s professional singing experience includes the First Broadway National Tour of Master Class by Terrance McNally starring Faye Dunaway.  Off Broadway, she was recently in the smash comedy hit Spamilton for 17 months. Dorothy headlined with her own pop opera show for 10 years on luxury cruise ships, including the Queen Mary 2, The QE2, The Queen Victoria and Regent 7 Seas. She currently has her own long running hit, The Dozen Divas Show, at the Triad Theater in NYC, where she hilariously impersonates 12 different icons from Cher to Streisand to Gaga.   

Dorothy specializes in music theater and pop voices and is very experienced in audition prep, comedy and interpretation of songs. Her experience of living and surviving NYC for over 20 years makes her an excellent mentor for young talent. For more information, visit



Individual online coaching sessions are 50 mins for $75/session.

About Jean Tait

Jean Tait is an acclaimed actor/director whose work has been seen Off Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, and in regional theatre, cabaret, television, film and radio. For Theatre Jacksonville, Jean Tait has directed Hello Dolly (starring Pamela Myers and Harvey Evans), Saving Grace, the award-winning Over the River and Through the Woods, Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, the critically acclaimed Over the Tavern, Pack of Lies, Tsunami Tales and Steel Magnolias (starring Donna McKechnie, Pamela Myers, Sally Mayes and Emily Swallow), in addition to numerous musical reviews with Donna McKechnie, Amanda McBroom and Linda Purl. Most recently, for The Alternative Theater Company in New York City, Jean has directed The Audition, The Proceedings, 13 Seconds, It Gets Better, Come Back Miss Calliope, Pearly Gates and Hijab at First Sight. 


Jean is an experienced teacher and coach specializing in audition prep and in helping performers find new depth in monologues and songs.



Can't find what you're looking for? Have questions?

Ask us and we just might have the answers you seek. Contact our Education Director, Ron Shreve.

He knows lots of stuff. 

Email below, or call (904) 396-4425



Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling
Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling
Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling
Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling
Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling