Fall 2022

(Click here to go to information about Fall 2022 Children’s Theater classes.)


Theater Classes for Adults

Taught by Boomie Pedersen, Co-founder & Director of Hamner Theater.
Email with questions.

Weekend PlayTime Acting skills for any stage of experience

Saturdays from 1:30 – 2:30
5-week session: November 5, 12 & 19; December 3 & 10

  This class will include theater games – we play to connect and be present
  – some storytelling – because all theater is stories and we have the best
  material right at our fingertips – some theatrical improvisation – because
  why not?!  Come experience how important play is in our lives and in the
  world. (Participants are welcome to stay for the Improv session
  afterwards, 2:30 – 4:00.)  Class open to participants 18 and up.

Tuition: $105 + $5 registration fee = $110

Click here to register.


 The Art of Play

Monday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
  5-week session: November 14, 21 & 28; December 5 & 12
   A class for anyone interested in exploring character, truth, imagination
   and language through play. In this class, play is serious business!
Open to participants 18 and up. 

Tuition: $105 + $5 registration fee = $110

Click here to register.

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for Adults
led by Boomie Pedersen
Email for current info and to confirm meeting dates. This Saturday Improv is sponsored by Hamner Theater; there is no charge to participate.

Senior Play Reading

If you are interested in this class,
please email

Boomie Pedersen was born and raised in NYC. She has lived, taught, performed and studied in NY; Tokyo, Japan; Los Angeles, CA and now in Virginia.  She was a scholarship dance student with the Joffrey Ballet but gave up ballet to go to college.  Boomie holds a BA in English and Theater/Dance from Princeton University, and recently completed her MFA in Pedagogy and Performance at VCU.   She is Artistic Director of the Hamner Theater, which she co-founded in 2005; she runs the Hamner Improv Troupe and has taught Improv extensively to all ages as well as to businesses, caregivers and in other areas where Applied Improv is applicable.  She does Playback Theater, has acted, directed and produced in theaters in Charlottesville as well as Richmond.  She also founded the Central Virginia Theater Alliance and is active in the GCCA (Greater Crozet Arts Alliance).  Boomie is the Theater Advisor for Crozet Arts where she also teaches theater classes for children and adults and looks forward to introducing the Crozet Theater Workshop at Crozet Arts to the community.

 Click here to read more about Boomie at the Hamner Theater website.

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