“Theatre9/12, one of Seattle’s little gems, is known for the quality of its acting...If you are not yet familiar with Theatre9/12 you ought to be....Inevitably the (productions) are brilliantly performed...The acting is wonderful here. As I said, it always is. Theatre9/12 quietly does its thing, and inevitably it delights its audiences...It’s one of Seattle’s lovely little treasures."Nancy Worssam, ArtStage

Theatre9/12 has a history of being a small but mighty company turning in some real gems and stirring performances... There's something to be said for a bunch of actors, putting in the work and leaving it all out on the stage unencumbered by elaborate sets. That's why I love Theater9/12's shows as it's all about the performances.”—Jay Irwin, Broadway World”

“Theatre9/12 actors tear into their roles with gusto.” —Misha Berson, Seattle Times

Fees for all classes and workshops are set on a sliding scale.



Group Classes--click here for details

Private Instruction

Generally not for beginners, private classes are tailored to the specific needs and goals of the actor.

Coaching: A different process than teaching, coaching is for specific roles, auditions, or performances.  Because of his specialty in script analysis, and experience as a playwright, Charles Waxberg--Artistic Director and author of The Actor’s Script--Script Analysis for performers is able to find the subtle clues toward strong choices, and through actor choice, rework the flattest scenes into subtle drama or comedy without violating the texts.  Actors who wish to have their choices refined, strengthened or varied work with Charles on finding the most theatrical, and intriguing truths to these parts.  This is a work-out session during which the actors are coached by a director, but more importantly, the actors and coach work together to explore and exercise the actor's choices and instincts so that Charles does not simply impose his interpretations on the uniqueness of your creation.

Instruction:  Experienced actors who find they want to expand limitations, strengthen their successes, explore unplayed characters, or risk new artistic and career steps work with Charles through monologues and occasionally scenework.  The focus is theatre rather than film because of the faster and more profound growth that actors experience playing great stage roles than film.  This is an ongoing class with a fixed meeting time and a clear, though flexible, plan of study. 


To contact Charles:

  1. (206)332.7908