About Nils Osmar

Nils Osmar was born in Alaska, and grew up in a wilderness area on the southern coast. He now lives in Seattle. He has made his living in the arts for over thirty years, working as a writer, visual artist, teacher, and filmmaker. He currently teaches through the University of Washington's ASUW Experimental College. He is the Director of an independent educational program, Classesandworkshops.com, which offers courses in visual, written and performing arts in Seattle, Washington.

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ACTING CERTIFICATES

Rekindle School has two certificate programs:

  1. ACTING FUNDAMENTALS CERTIFICATE
  2. ACTING INTENSIVE CERTIFICATE
 ACTING FUNDAMENTALS CERTIFICATE: 

To earn this certificate, take the SIX classes below. All can be taken on Sundays, and also on some weekdays.

  1. ACTING 101: BEGINNING ACTING 
  2. ACTING 102: INTERMEDIATE ACTING 
  3. ACTING 103: CHARACTER ACTING 
  4. ACTING 104: EXPANDING OUR EMOTIONAL RANGE 
  5. ACTING 105: ACTING FOR THE CAMERA
  6. LET’S MAKE A MOVIE

NOTE: LET’S MAKE A MOVIE can be applied to both certificates, if taken more than once) (different movies are filmed each quarter)

If you would like to earn the certificate, but can’t attend one of the classes on the list, or have already taken a similar class (for example, folks who’s taken Acting 101 elsewhere might start out with 102), we can help you find a class to substitute it. Just email us and we’ll help you figure it out.


 ACTING INTENSIVE CERTIFICATE

To earn this certificate, take any SIX of the classes on the list below: 

  1. ACTING INTENSIVE: MEET THE FAMILY
  2. ACTING INTENSIVE: COPS, THUGS AND CRIMINALS
  3. ACTING INTENSIVE: THE 48 HOUR FILMMAKING EXPERIENCE
  4. ACTING INTENSIVE: ACTING IN COMMERCIALS
  5. ACTING INTENSIVE: SCENE STUDY FOR ON-CAMERA ACTING
  6. ACTING INTENSIVE: AUDITIONING WORKSHOP
  7. IMPROV 101
  8. LET’S MAKE A MOVIE (Applies to both certificates, if taken more than once) (different movies are filmed each quarter)

  • Many students take LET’S MAKE A MOVIE and our other film courses repeatedly, to get more material for their actor reels.
  • Different movies are made every time it’s offered.
  • If you take our film classes more than once, you can apply them to both certificates.

 

Learn the basics of STAND-UP COMEDY in this fun, supportive, hands-on class

You’ll create original material, explore the business-side of stand-up, and have the opportunity to perform at a comedy club in front of a real audience. 

  • This is your chance to make a dream come true and get a head start if you choose to pursue comedy further. 
  • There are three classes in a classroom and then a performance in a real comedy venue here in Seattle!

 

This article is intended solely for informational purposes. It is not meant to be taken as, and should not be construed, as medical advice. Any changes to your lifestyle or diet should be done in consultation with your doctor or health care professional.

STAND-UP COMEDY: HOW TO SIGN UP

  • Our in-person comedy classes have been postponed due to coronavirus. They’ll be back, but we’re not sure yet when. If you have any questions, please email us at rekindleschool@gmail.com
  • You can RESERVE A SPACE in this class during the current break by signing up below. If you do so, you’ll be added to the student list then give a chance to join a class section that fits your schedule (in the order that people signed up) when our in-person classes start up again. 
  • Stay safe and well, everyone!

Class #17427-5-22:
STAND-UP COMEDY
Sign up now to reserve your space

To sign up to hold your place, click the "sign me up" link. We will notify you when the next section(s) are scheduled, so that you can join a class at that time.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS AND PARKING – SOCC

  • South Campus Center is a part of the University of Washington (Seattle branch).
  • But don’t just go driving around on campus trying to find it. It is located two blocks away from the rest of the campus, down by the ship canal (behind the Health Sciences building).
  • The address is 1601 NE Columbia Road, Seattle, WA 98195
  • We recommend parking in Parking Garage S1.
  • It costs $6 to park in S1 after 4 pm on weekdays, and before noon on Saturdays. It is free to park in S1 all day Sunday, and after noon on Saturdays). 
  • The garage faces up to South Campus center; you can walk right from your parking space into the building.
  • PRINTABLE DRIVING DIRECTIONS
  • For BUS DIRECTIONS, please contact Metro Transit.

  • Like all U.W. buildings, this building is wheelchair accessible. If you have accessibility concerns, we recommend parking on the MID-LEVEL of the parking garage in front of the building and enter through mid-level doors. Then take the elevator to the third floor.
  • IMPORTANT: The UPPER LEVEL DOORS in SOCC are locked on evenings and weekends. So please park on the MID LEVEL of the S1 garage, not the upper level, and enter through the MID LEVEL doors. (The upper doors may be locked.) Then take the elevator to the third floor.
  • IMPORTANT: Some GPSs may not work for this building, because of the odd way UW buildings are numbered. (Some students have told us their GPSs sent them driving around in circles.) So we recommend printing out these DRIVING DIRECTIONS and bringing them along, just in case. 

DRIVING NORTH ON I-5:

  • Take the NE 45th street exit.
  • Turn RIGHT onto NE 45th. Drive for about ten blocks.
  • Turn RIGHT onto 15th Avenue NE. Drive for several blocks.
  • IMPORTANT: Do NOT TURN RIGHT ONTO Pacific Street; drive through it.
  • At the end of 15th NE, turn left onto Boat Street.
  • You’ll see the parking gate ahead of you. On Saturdays, parking costs $6. On Sundays it’s free.
  • Just past the parking gate you’ll see the building and PARKING GARAGE S-1, on your right hand side. (As you’ll see in this map, Garage S-1 fronts up against
  • Park on the MIDDLE LEVEL of the parking garage, not the upper or lower level.
  • (The middle level doors will be open on weekends; the upper and lower level doors may be locked.)

DRIVING SOUTH ON I-5:

  • Take the NE 45th street exit.
  • Turn LEFT onto NE 45th. Drive for about ten blocks.
  • Turn RIGHT 15th NE. Drive for several blocks.
  • IMPORTANT: Do NOT TURN RIGHT ONTO Pacific Street; drive through it.
  • At the end of 15th NE, turn left onto Boat Street.
  • You’ll see the parking gate ahead of you. On Saturdays, parking costs $6. On Sundays it’s free.
  • Just past the parking gate you’ll see the building and parking garage, on your right hand side. Park on the MIDDLE LEVEL of the parking garage, not the upper or lower level.
  • (The middle level doors will be open on weekends; the upper and lower level doors may be locked.)

COMING FROM STATE ROUTE 520:

  • Directions to South Campus Center coming from the east via State Route 520
  • From State Route 520, take the Montlake Boulevard ext.
  • Turn right and continue north on Montlake Boulevard crossing the drawbridge.
  • Turn left (west) onto NE Pacific Street at the first traffic light after the drawbridge.
  • Continue west on NE Pacific Street to 15th Avenue NE and turn left (south).
  • At the bottom of 15th Avenue NE bear left onto NE Boat Street.  Travel a short distance on Boat St. onto Columbia Road.
  •  The campus gatehouse (Gate #6) will be straight ahead.  Continue to Gate #6 and stop there for directions and a parking permit.
  • Park on the MID-LEVEL of the parking garage and enter through the mid-level doors, not the upper level.

For BUS DIRECTIONS, please contact Metro Transit.


PARKING ON CAMPUS

PARK IN PARKING GARAGE S-1. It’s right in front of South Campus Center.

Fees for parking on campus:

  • On evenings (after 5 p.m.), and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. till noon, it costs $6 to park on the U.W. campus. You pay the fee as you drive onto the campus, and get a parking permit to put in your window. Ask to park in  the parking lots listed above if possible (C-12, C-15 and C-17).
  • Parking is FREE on Saturdays after noon.
  • Parking is also FREE on Sundays (all day)

IMPORTANT: WHAT TO DO IF BUILDING IS LOCKED!

On Saturdays and Sundays, the building is sometimes locked. The mid-level doors will be open. So park on the mid-level, not the upper level.

COMMENTS and REVIEWS about Peter’s BEGINNING STAND UP COMEDY class

“Peter Greyy worked hard to make sure that every student had confidence and successful material to approach graduation show. He taught us how to perform jokes, addressed our anxiety, and asked us to trust the process. Everyone did terrific on stage and it was lots of fun doing the show with my fellow classmates.” 

– Wes Warren

“For anyone who has ever wanted – or not wanted – to be on stage, Peter’s class gives you confidence you never knew you had! He’s knowledgable, reliable, and just plain huggable. He finds time to give personal feedback, encouragement and attention, and he’s the best cheerleader anyone can have as you craft an act and hone your comedy writing skills. Honestly I’m going to miss our weekly classes and will sign up for another class as soon as I can.”

– Leah Warshawski

“It is quite a process to go from having a funny thought or idea and transforming it into comedy that can be done as standup. Through Peter’s instruction and direct feedback, I was able to figure out how to get laughs from my funny thoughts or ideas.  I am not a professional comedian, but now at least I feel like one!” – Kyle Riley

I enrolled in this class because I have thoroughly enjoyed all the Rekindle School classes I have attended. Peter Greyy is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of Stand Up Comedy. Although students may feel nervous to stand up in front of a crowd, Peter instills confidence in his students and the results are so rewarding. I can’t wait for the next opportunity to do Stand Up. It is such a great class!!” – George Schnibbe

“I cannot say enough great things about this class. Peter is absolutely fantastic. No matter how many students he has in a given class, he will give every student their fair share of his time. He gives specific and constructive feedback, that helps his students understand the larger concept. He also has such an empathetic and knowledgeable perspective of the world, which helps him predict how bits will be received.

Along that same vein, he will make every single student in his class feel special and capable of creating good material and performing a good set. He makes the class non-intimidating, no matter how frightened a student might be. I would 100% recommend this class to anyone who wants to try stand-up.” – Jenny G.