Halle Berry has Ivana Chubbuck. Tom & Nicole have Susan Batson. But while LA drama coaches are as common as drama queens, around here you have to look harder for a good acting teacher. Now help is at hand from Sheri Grace Wenger.

Her Midtown Productions organization will hold an Open House on Sep. 16 from 5-8 p.m. to herald the arrival of the Charleston Acting Studio. It’s a non-profit series of 7-week courses for children, teens and adults. There’s also a makeup program that covers stage makeup, hair, prosthetics and gory stuff just in time for Halloween. The Acting Studio is at The Shops on Folly & Camp and the studio number is 795-2223.

Wenger has been producing theatre in Charleston for many years. Her most recent Midtown Production was The Boys Next Door at the Village Playhouse.