March 19, 2022 –
An Actor’s Toolbox: Tools to Build Technique, Grades 9-12
THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION.
Instructor: Grady Dennis
Saturdays, 10:00am to 11:30am
1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19
Make-up dates (in case of weather or emergency closings): 3/26, 4/2
*No class 2/19 for President’s Day Weekend.
How does an actor approach a scene and how do they recreate, process and control emotion? How do proper breath support, body language, and physicalization of both character and intention play a role in the success of an actor’s performance? How does an actor learn to “fade and focus”: the art of knowing when it’s time to become the focus of the scene and when to fade into the role of the active listener? How do they discover, process and respond to what is in the scene around them, and how do they convey their objectives and obstacles to the audience? What warm-up exercises are best for an actor to prepare their body, voice and mental focus before beginning an audition, rehearsal or performance? In this eight-week workshop you’ll layer specific technical skills upon your already existing skills to begin creating and tailoring your own personal style as an actor. Using ambiguous dialogue, monologues, and improvisation, you’ll develop techniques that push you to greater heights, build confidence, and become a stronger scene partner and a better-rounded performer.
Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by January 1, 2022)