River Valley Players acting workshop featuring Shannon Hill was everything she promised. Shannon a former artistic director with Festival 56, Princeton Illinois, and brought forth an impressive background of acting and theatre experience to share. 


Saturday, March 17  two - 3-hour workshops were provided
9 am to 12 p.m. Ages 9-12 years old
1 pm to 4 p.m. Ages 13 through adult


Class outline:
Intro to Stage and Theatre Basics, Blocking, Countering, Basic Theatre Terms Acting Basics, Emotion and Physicality, Action/Objective Work Character Voice and Physicality, Open Scenes
Stage Combat Basics (stage falls, shove, slap, punch, hair/ear pulls etc.)



Shannon's experience includes:

B.A in Theatre Performance
M.F. A / Theatre University of Houston  and English Literature /Western Michigan University 
Director of over 20 shows 
Vocal Coach for Classical Theatre, Shakespeare (Houston TX)
Fight Choreographer for a number of productions 
Instructor of Improv, Film Acting
Taughtmanytheatre and acting workshops and classes 
Professional Actress/ Performer

You will not want to miss this opportunity to develop your acting skills with Shannon before she leaves our area to expand her professional acting career.


Shannon worked with our youth and provided them with a great learning experience as well as our young adult, up and coming actors and our seasoned, experienced actors. Everyone learned something new!   


We hope to offer future workshops with Shannon when she is back in the area, an opportunity you won't want to miss!