Windward Community College presents acting and theatre classes with Stan Egi

Windward Community College
Stan Egi, (808) 236-9138
Windward Community College
Posted: Aug 6, 2007

KANEʻOHE— Beginning this fall, students at Windward Community College will have the rare opportunity to study theatre skills with Stan Egi, a professional actor with more than 20 years experience in New York and Hollywood.

Students will discover the exciting world of theatre — playwriting, acting, and directing — and learn to be confident, dynamic actors through improvisation, scene study, and monologues.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Egi earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing from UH-Manoa. Egi has appeared on Broadway in Anything Goes, in feature films such as Rising Sun, Gung Ho and on television series Hawaii, JAG, and Nash Bridges. Egi‘s career in theatre has also included work with noted Asian playwrights Philip Kan Gotanda and David Henry Hwang.

Egi‘s classes in basic and advanced acting and drama will be amusing as well as informative. He is known as a standup comedian, performing in Honolulu, New York and LA nightclubs, and has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman.

There are still seats available in the following classes that Egi will be teaching at WCC this fall:

CREDIT COURSES OFFERED August 20 — December 14
THEATRE 101 — Intro to Drama & Theatre
MWF 10:30 a.m. — 11:20 a.m.
Discover the exciting world of theatre — learn about playwriting, acting, and directing.

THEATRE 221 & 222 - Acting I & II
MWF 11:30 a.m. — 12:20 p.m.
Beginning and Advanced Acting: Learn to be a confident and dynamic actor. Improvisation, scene study and monologues.

To apply and register for credit classes, call 235-7432 or go online to For more information, contact Stan Egi by calling 236-9138 or email him at

NONCREDIT COURSES OFFERED beginning in September

Play theatrical games like those in the television show "Whose Line is it Anyway?" Learn how to construct characters, relationships, and conflicts that feed the scene. Techniques based on Viola Spolin improvisation training are utilized in individual and group activities to stimulate ideas and creativity.MW 1:30 p.m. — 2:45 p.m.
September 10 — October 10

Learn how to audition, create characters, and prepare for film and television acting roles. Get practical experience performing scenes and monologues on camera with constructive feedback. Gain tips on casting sessions, cold reading techniques, and script analysis that will give you the confidence and knowledge to get work as an actor. Saturdays 10 a.m. — 12 noon
September 29 — October 27 Session I
November 3 — December 1 Session II

To register for noncredit classes, call 235-7433 or go online to For more information, contact Stan Egi by calling 236-9138 or email him at

About Windward Community College
Founded in 1972, Windward Community College is primarily a liberal arts transfer institution and is the youngest community college in the University of Hawaii system. Windward offers the associate in arts degree and certificate programs in art, business, agricultural technology, biotechnology, Hawaiian studies, psycho-social development and marine options. In addition, Windward has partnered with Chaminade University to offer a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, and is host to the only art atelier in the state and one of few in the U.S. The college is also home to the state's Employment Training Center, where students develop the academic and technical skills necessary for entry-level employment. Creative programs at the Hawaiʻi Music Institute, Paliku Theatre, Hokulani Imaginarium and Gallery ʻIolani attract thousands of spectators to the campus every year. For more information, visit