Starting September 2020.

Can’t act onstage right now?

Join us masked and distanced on the new Berges Theatre stage for:


Mondays 7:00 – 8:25 pm

September 14 – December 14 (14 Weeks)

Age: 18 and up


In this class, students engage in acting exercises and scene work to help them increase their focus and active listening, discover physical action, and define acting objectives within the text. They develop vocal range and articulation while participating in ensemble and character development work. During the semester, students rehearse and perform monologues and two- and three-person scenes.

No previous training required.


And in the Cohan Rosenthal Studio:


Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:55 pm

September 8 – December 15 (14 Weeks)

Age: 18 and up


In this class, students learn introductory acting exercises, transferring these skills to the camera. Basic on-camera techniques across a variety of styles are explored, including film, television, and commercials.

No previous training required.


Adult theatre classes listed under ADULT COMMUNITY STUDIO on COCA’s website.

Register at

COCA (Center of Creative Arts) 6880 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130 (314) 725-6555


Classes taught by David Wassilak, director and award winning actor.

David Wassilak is a St. Louis based actor, director and producer. He previously served as Associate Artistic Director as well as a co-founder of St. Louis Actors’ Studio, was a co-founder and producer for The Midnight Company, and was an Associate Artistic Director for Orthwein Theatre Company. David was chosen as 2013 Outstanding Supporting Actor by The St. Louis Theater Circle, Best Actor in the 2006 St. Louis 48 Hour Film Project, Riverfront Times Best Actor in 1999, earned numerous Judy Awards over the years from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and was nominated for two Kevin Kline Awards in 2007. He has directed at Stray Dog Theatre, Solid Lines Productions, St. Louis Actors’ Studio, St. Louis Community College at Meramec, The Midnight Company and Orthwein Theatre Company.

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