NO CLASS ON OCT. 8. (This class is designed for middle school students.) Mix together physical exploration, improvisation, and classic comedic styles with acting skills and you have discovered the art of physical comedy! Actors will strengthen acting techniques while learning to control and manipulate the body and voice to create original comedic scenes. The classic comedy greats like Abbott and Costello, the Marx Brothers, and Charlie Chaplin will be the inspiration. Students will show off their comedic scenes on the last day of class. INSTRUCTOR ASHLEY HAMMOND graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.F.A. in Acting. She toured professionally and taught children's theatre for many years, traveling all over the eastern part of the country. She has been teaching acting at LTA and in the DC metro area for over 10 years. In addition to teaching, she is also is the Managing Director of Educational Theatre Company.