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After a two year COVID hiatus, the North Bay's leading acting class is back with more to offer the aspiring actor than ever before.

The Marin Actors' Workshop is a weekly scene/monologue acting class taught by veteran actor and broadcaster, Terry McGovern. MAW is, essentially, the teaching arm of the Novato Theater Company. Classes are held on the NTC stage on Saturday mornings, from 10 am to 1 pm. The location is 5420 Nave Dr., Novato, CA. 94949.

The scene/monologue class focuses primarily on acting on the stage. But every five weeks or so, we take some side trips to other aspects of the craft. In those cases, we’ll devote the entire class to improvisation technique or audition preparation, or acting for the camera, or the basics of voice-overs. These courses are designed to give our actors an understanding of all facets of acting.

One of MAW's unique features is that we record the actor’s work in class to be watched later on this website. These video recordings are invaluable in showing strengths and weaknesses in the actor’s performance.

The investment in this three hour acting class is only $35! If you book three or more classes, it's only $99, making us the best investment out there.

If you'd like to take advantage of a free audit of our class, contact us at

Terry McGovern is the founding director of the Marin Actors' Workshop. "I started this class back in 1997 in a dance studio in San Rafael, California. In the ensuing 25 years, hundreds of actors have made MAW their place to study the craft of acting. Everyone, at every level, is welcome to join us on Saturday mornings, from 10 to 1 pm. The class takes place on the stage of the Novato Theater Company at 5420 Nave Dr., Novato. 94949.

For more information, email us at Or inquire by phone at 866-29-ACTOR.

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