The basics of acting will be taught through improvisational games and skits at a free River Region Drama Guild theater workshop, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesdays beginning Sept. 8 at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center, 15146 River Road, Norco.

The workshop is for novices and veterans ages 16 and up. Veterans will have an opportunity to expand their performance skills by presenting scenes. Participants will be on their feet in every class, and each session will include games, scene work, specific assignments and cool-down.

Participants will pick a play in which everyone has an active role, and on the final evening of the workshop, participants will perform the play for friends and family. The program is sponsored by United Way of St. Charles. For information, call Henry Sorbet at (504) 331-0990.