MIDDLEBORO — Jessica Kent is offering a four week class focusing on developing and perfecting dialects for the stage and film. Created for young actors looking to gain confidence in popular dialects found in many theatrical productions, this includes British, Southern, Brooklyn, and Irish dialects. At the end of the class, students will have a better understanding of learning how to properly perform with a foreign dialect, and walk away with monologues needed for future auditions.

Jessica is a returning Burt Wood alumni, recent college graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, and an active member of SAG-AFTRA. She received her BA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Theatre Performance and is excited to share her last four years of training with others. This past summer, Jessica was the master teacher for the Theatre class at PCC ASP at Stonehill College where students learned all aspects of theatre and performed a full production in six weeks.

This past October, Jessica performed as Bridget Sullivan, an Irish maid, in The Company Theatre's production of Lizzie Borden. She eager to teach everything she learned that helped her feel confident with auditioning for a role with a specific dialect. Among this role she has other favorites including Annie Sullivan in the Miracle Worker, Mrs. Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank, both at Burt Wood, as well as Cherry Valence in The Outsiders at The Company Theatre.

Dialects for Stage & Film begins Monday, January 22 and meets on January 22, 29, February 5 and 12 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The class is $90.00. The Burt Wood School of Performing Arts is located at 133 Center St in Middleboro. To register please call 508-946-1071.