Department of Dramatic Arts

GLAC is committed to the art of acting for the camera & stage, theater production, and dramatic writing. Whether you want to hone your chops for an upcoming audition, play in one of our scene study classes, or just clown around, we can do it all with a variety of online and in-person classes. Check them out below! 

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David Jacobs

Department Head & Instructor

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Kevin Dedes


Kevin began his acting career at Rochester’s own Shipping Dock Theatre in productions of Last Train to Nibroc and Beautiful Thing. Regional and New York credits include Kate Crackernuts (The Flea – NYC), Splitting Infinity at (San Jose Rep – CA), A Christmas Carol (The American Conservatory Theater – San Francisco) and Richard III (Cal Shakes – San Francisco). Original writing includes The Kookaburra, Two-Step, Turtleback High, Kingfisher’s own The Devil, the Witch, and the Blacksmith, and Allen Wrench. Mr. Dedes is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and is Screen Actors Guild eligible. He holds his Master of Fine Arts from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. More of his work can be seen at

Monologue Workshop



Prepping for a big audition? Work with a coach to sharpen your performance and get the part! 

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Scene Study I


Dive into the great works for the stage and develop your craft. No previous acting experience necessary.

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Kids Creative Theater Workshop


This 2 week long workshop helps kids from 7 – 12 in the development of an original short play. They’ll create and perform the entire thing from scratch! 

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Week-Long Clown Intensive


The art of clowning is more than meets the nose. Bring your funny pants and explore the wild and wacky world of what the French call, ‘le clown.’

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