Scene Study with Frances Mercanti-Anthony
January 9, 2024 - February 27, 2024
Lincoln Theater is pleased to present a new acting class – Scene Study with Frances Mercanti-Anthony. This 8 week scene study class will pair students into scenes from plays stemming from the early twentieth century, to the present. We will discuss acting as the art of storytelling, and delve into the craft of creating a character. We will explore the concepts of truth, intention, and honoring the integrity of the text. This will be a chance for amateur and aspiring Midcoast actors to flex their thespian muscles, and play upon the stage!
Classes will be held Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 7:30pm beginning Tuesday January 8 and continuing through Tuesday February 27 (8 classes in total). Enrollment fee is $250. This class is limited to 12 participants.
Please contact the Lincoln Theater office via email or call us at (207) 563-3424 with any questions.
If you need to discuss payment by installments or scholarship options, please email Executive Director Christina Belknap and we will be happy to work with you to make it possible for you to participate!
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After earning her BA in Theatre Performance at Fordham College at Lincoln Center, Frances Mercanti-Anthony began her professional career in the off-Broadway company of Mr. Marmalade at the Laura Pels Theatre in New York City. She went on to perform in four different Broadway productions, including the Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2012 revival of Cyrano de Bergerac with Douglas Hodge at the American Airlines Theatre, and the Olivier-Winning West End import Jerusalem starring Sir Mark Rylance at the Music Box Theatre. She was an original company member of the 2006 TONY award-winning Best Musical Spring Awakening. From 2013-2016 she was the director of the theatre program at the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter High School in Center City, Philadelphia, PA. In 2016 she signed on to teach the acting program at the Rutgers University Extension Division High School Musical Theatre Academy in New Brunswick, NJ. She was the Artistic Director of Musical Theatre at the New England Music Camp in Sidney, Maine from 2017-2022. Most recently she appeared in Season Six of the Netflix series Orange is the New Black.Since 2018 she has lived in Round Pond, Maine with her sailor husband Mark Phillips, her stepson Evan, and her daughters Lorelei and Calliope.