ASAP is extremely excited to be partnering with Virginia Stage Company to offer an all-levels acting course for theatre and film! This 7 week course for veterans, service members, and their families is led by professional playwrights, actors, and directors and covers basic acting techniques including how to find yourself or your story in the literature of theatre. This course culminates with a graduation show on a professional theatre stage, and prepares actors, directors, and playwrights to further their craft in local professional and community venues.


Upcoming Class

Please note that we are implementing an ongoing Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) system throughout 2019. In order to participate in our drawing class, all participants must complete a brief pre- and post-class assessment that measures the effects of ASAP's programming on skill-development and well-being. Your participation in our internal monitoring efforts will help us continuously learn from and improve our programs. If you have any questions about our M&E system, please do not hesitate to contact us at


The Armed Services Arts Partnership offers this course two times this 2019 calendar year in the Hampton Roads location only. Classes will start during these months for each session.

2019 Spring Session
Starting in April

2019 Fall Session
Starting in mid-September


Hampton Roads
2019 Fall


  • Instructor: Ryan Clemens & Eric Harrell

  • When: Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, September 14th – October 19th

  • Where: Slover Library, 235 E Plume St, Norfolk, VA 23510

  • Graduation Show: Tuesday, October 29th at Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (Virginia Beach, Virginia)

  • Application Deadline: Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis for the 2020 program year soon.



We are honored to receive programmatic support for our acting class from the Sandler Center Foundation.