40 Plus Stage Company Offers Actors’ Support Studio This Fall

Beginning on October 9th, the Actors’ Support Studio will be a series of six weekly two-hour workshops designed for the intermediate actor who has a fundamental understanding of the craft and is in need of specific, need-based, coaching for theatre and/or film. Sessions will offer individualized coaching in Scene Study, Monologues, Breaking Down a Script, Auditioning, or whatever support the participant needs, including guidance on headshots, resumes and agents. Class size is limited to 8 participants.

Interested parties should pre-register by sending their contact information to 40plusstagecomapny@gmail.com. Participants are asked to come to the first session with a prepared one-minute monologue – preferably memorized. The studio sessions will be moderated by David Silverthorn, member of the Screen Actors Guild, who has extensive experience as an actor in on stage, television, and film and as an acting coach.

The studio sessions begin at 7:00 pm October 9, 2023, at the Mary Alice Warren Community Center. Lewisville, NC. A $20.00 tuition charge is due at the beginning of the first session. The program has been made possible by a grant from The Shallow Ford Foundation, Lewisville, NC.

About the Coach

David Silverthorn first appeared on stage in 1969 as a high school senior. After serving the US Navy, he pursued acting full time, winning a Eugene O’Neill Best Actor Award. Joining Screen Actors Guild in 1988, Silverthorne moved Miami, FL where he booked 2 national TV commercials, a Movie of the Week, and guest shots on many TV shows. He hosted a Miami Home Improvement show, performed in a six-month Broadway review, and appeared in many local productions as a company member of the prestigious ACME Acting Company of Miami. Moving to Wilmington, NC, he continued to act in theatre, TV, and films including The Red Cape which depicts events of the 1898 Wilmington Race Massacre (available on Amazon). He created the Wilmington Actors Group, dedicated to coaching local actors.

David is a long-time actors’ headshot photographer (davidsilverthorn.com) and an accomplished set-builder, listing credits with Nickelodeon TV and theatres in Miami, Orlando, Wilmington, Knoxville, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem. He appeared most recently in Wendy Wasserstein’s play “Third” with 40+ Stage Company. He lives in Greensboro and is represented by Cheri Van Loon of Marilyn’s Talent.