TUE 7–9pm · 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 · $175
Revisit some old classics! How can mime and fixed point help the modern actor with objects on stage? How can the actor illuminate space using neutral mask etudes? Free the body to express itself naturally: explore some Delsarte poses and anchor a monologue or practice some biomechanics to build relaxation. A perfect post-COVID class for the body. These rare classics are a collection of old movement techniques that trained actors for generations—find out why!
THU 7–9pm · 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28 · $170
Imagination is our creative engine. Play is a state of mind. The two together can lead to deep transformations in your performance and individuation process. Is imagination multifaceted? Does creativity have steps? Can a game be made out of anything? Yes. Yes. And Yes. Bring fresh wonder back to your acting and re-shape your creative process! Working with scripted text, we will explore imagination and play theory and discover the many ways it can enrich your acting process.
This course breaks-down every hand gesture into six types. This is a new way to simplify gestures and clarify meaning. This course best facilitates the communication between director and actor. For all levels.
Learn how to build physical comedy into a moment, the rules of three, and other fun essentials that can be applied to a range of genres and projects. Build your knowledge of rhythm and practice your timing.
For all levels.
Certified by Larry Silverberg's, True Acting Institute, learn the Meisner method from a true teacher. Refine your repetition and discover everything you need from your partner(s). Introduce more elements to the progress and deepen the work.
For beginners, only.
Uncover this solid way to breakdown a scene, a play, or an audition side. This method of analysis considers the audience's experience, in a way other methods don't. Discover why.
For all levels.
Learn the many uses of empty space around the actor. Discover fixed point essentials and learn how to open small spaces, both with the voice and the body. In a variety of ways, learn how empty space is the actor's canvas.
For all levels.
Group improvisation is a great reward when done well. By setting structural boundaries, a group of actors can tell an improvised narrative, as an ensemble. Learn the rhythm of storytelling an hero's journey.
For advanced groups.
Learn embodiment with two simple masks. A useful tool for an actor to become transformable. Using my own collection of masks, discover the power of these tools and how a face and body can be in, and out of sync. For all levels.
Learn the essentials of Meyerhold's Biomechanics through Lecoq's Neutral mask. Using my own collection of masks, learn Biomechanics to clean your movement and structure a scene. Unknown (and rare) in the USA & Europe, this technique marks the Renaissance of 21st cent. theatre.For intermediate & advanced.
These fundamental études are excellent ways to bring the body alive. Discover essential archetypal movement and how to command space thru physical presence.For all levels.
Discover two giants of the Anglo theatre & dance world, François Delsarte and Rudolf Laban. Both uncovered new ways to analyze movement, which has resonated across genres. Learn these essentials and open your possibilities to character, gesture, space, voice, and more!For all levels.
One of Stanislavski's (unknown) later techniques, this is an excellent compliment to the American methods. Actors can better analyze scenes, and directors can help the actor create through-lines, and character arcs. Learn a new classic.
Fundamentally a tool of the director, actors must know the process if they are to reap the full benefits. Stanislavski's last technique brings a synthesis of storytelling and improv