For all inspiring actors in the Hudson Valley, this is an opportunity to get to work with a local legend and a master of his craft.

The History of The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck

The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck opened its doors in July 1998. This followed four summers (1994-1997) of performances on the same site in a tent. Construction of the permanent building began in October 1997, with an exterior design resembling a barn to complement the surrounding rural landscape and pay tribute to the origins of summer stock.

Lou Trapani was named Artistic and Managing Director on April 1, 1999 and continues to hold the position of Managing Director today.

Today many adults and children of all ages call The CENTER their second home and enjoy performances, workshops and special events in our cozy setting. Come join our family for some great entertainment.

Master Class in Scene Study with Lou Trapani

The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck is pleased to offer a Master Class in Scene Study, conducted by The CENTER’s Artistic and Managing Director Lou Trapani.

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This class is intended for actors who have had significant stage experience and is not offered to beginners. Concentration will be focused upon acknowledging the artifices of the stage while experiencing moment to moment reality.

Lou will assign teams of actors to specific scenes, all of which will be taken from the plays of Tennessee Williams. This class will be conducted over six sessions, each one 2.5 hours in length. Class size is limited, so register now!

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