Summer 2018 Conservatory Dates: July 1 – August 2
Teacher: Larry Singer
The class includes the teaching and exploration of Acting and Rehearsal Techniques with a particular focus on expanded use of self. Exercises to help the actor develop concentration, relaxation and imagination are also incorporated into the class. A substantial amount of the class will involve Scene Study acting and text analysis using mostly the work of major 20th and 21st century American and British Playwrights.
Teacher: Gregory Couba
An exploration of the performer’s body through the practical use of physical exercises and stretching techniques leading to an improved sense of body awareness. The goal is to empower the actor to make more informed physical choices and improve artistic expression. Students learn about proper postural alignment, anatomy and physiology, physical relaxation, and the management of muscular tension. Acting exercises emphasizing physical choice and expression are explored to help the actor synthesize this knowledge with their acting technique.
Teacher: Judylee Vivier
The class expands, and frees the body, voice, speech, , development of personal resources, knowledge of the physical instrument, the extension of the vocal range, power through full breath, greater awareness of body alignment and articulation, The sessions encourage change and flexibility and enhancement artistic and truthful expression.
Teacher: Josie Whittlesey
A class that utilizes improvisation, games and other acting exercises as a means to finding a ‘point of entry’ into characters in contemporary comedic scenes and monologues. This class is taught with the understanding that character is ‘yourself in a different set of circumstances’. Using this as a jumping-off point, we delve into what makes the individual funny, how can the individual bring herself fully and truthfully to the character and what about the particular circumstances can be heightened to further bring out the inherent comedy.