Playback Theater Classes: Not just for actors!

Develop your intuition, creativity, empathy, and spontaneity as you learn how to improvise real-life stories. Playback Theater transforms real stories told by audience members into theater, on the spot, using movement, ritual, spoken improvisation and music. This is a series of seven classes; the first class is a trial class. Instructor Roni Alperin is an experienced actor, theater director, improv artist, Accredited Trainer of Playback Theater, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), and RDT (Registered Drama Therapist). Please note: The Playback Theater class that was scheduled to start in March 2020 has been cancelled. The next class starts August 24.
Dates: 8/24, 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19
Time: 8:00-9:50pm
Fee: $250
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San Jose Opera Guild

You’re invited to join San Jose Opera Guild for the following lectures in the APJCC Auditorium.

  • (March 13 Opera Guild event has been cancelled.)
  • Wed, May 20, 10:00am-12:00 noon: Ernani (Verdi). Speaker: Kip Cranna. Admission $10, free for Opera Guild and JCC members.
  • Wed, June 10,  10:00am-12:00 noon: (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (Mason Bates). Speaker: Mark Campbell. Admission $10, free for Opera Guild and JCC members.

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The San Jose Opera Guild Lecture Series and Preview Performances are made possible, in part, by a gift from Judy & Warren Kaplan. 

Watercolor Painting Classes

Learn to paint in watercolor from instructor John Giannotti, president of the Los Gatos Art Association and accomplished painter. Class size is limited to 10 serious students.

Dates: Mondays, 4/13-5/18
Time: 5:00-7:00pm (4/20 class starts 5:30)
Cost: $22/class or $108/series
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All Cultural Arts programs are made possible, in part, by generous contributions from Doris & Rick z”l Davis, and an anonymous donor.