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


Hampton Roads

  • Instructor: Eric Harrell & Ryan Clemens

  • When: This class will last for 7 weeks on Saturdays or Sundays between March 16th and ending May 19th for 3 hours between 10am and 3pm. The specific day and time will be determined soon.

  • Where: While the actual venue is still TBD, this class will be held in Norfolk or Virginia Beach.

  • Application Deadline: Applications for ASAP & Virginia Stage's Acting for Theatre and Film class are being accepted on a rolling basis.


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