COCA–Adult Acting Classes Summer 2023


Summer 2023 Session

Classes are open to students of any level of experience.

Instructor — David Wassilak



June 10 – August 12 (10 Weeks)

Saturdays 11:00 – 11:55 am

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 two- and three-person scenes as well as monologues.

No previous training required.



June 7 – August 9 (10 Weeks)

Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:15 pm

Age: 18 and up


In this class, students learn introductory acting exercises and how to transfer their skills to the camera.

Basic on-camera techniques across a variety of styles are explored, including film, television, and commercials.

No previous training required.


Register at

COCA (Center of Creative Arts) 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130 (314) 725-6555


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 Line Productions, St. Louis Actors’ Studio, St. Louis Community College at Meramec, The Midnight Company and Orthwein Theatre Company.

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