This class is designed for adults who want to give acting a try, or who would like to revisit the basics in order to improve their technique! Students will participate in lively theatre games and exercises designed to free up the voice and body, stimulate creativity, promote self-confidence, and teach the building blocks of acting. Exercises in this class will explore:
- Finding a Character’s objectives
- Identifying a Character’s obstacle
- Executing Tactics
- Exploring Environment
- Defining “beats”
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Have you ever seen a Shakespearean play and wish you could understand the lines a little better? In this class you'll dive into the world, language and genius of William Shakespeare! Using small scenes, students will use multiple tools to understanding Shakespeare's beautiful poetry and hilarious bawdy jokes.
Scenes are the building blocks of plays as they reveal the most critical elements of a script: relationships and conflict. In this class, participants will work with the instructor to analyze, rehearse, and perform an assigned scene with one or more partners. In the end, actors will understand the process of creating a performance from the page to the stage.
Voiceover Technique (New!)
So, people say you have a nice voice. Okay. Now what? Veteran voice actor Rowell Gormon shows what it takes to do voiceovers in commercials, narrations, animation, and other media. Learn the basics of copy analysis, mic technique, finding your niche, and other things you'll need to add to that "nice voice" before clients will pay you to use it. Informal sessions include recording/playback/discussion using a variety of scripts. Rowell has spent more than 30 years doing voiceovers for radio, tv, and the internet, plus a few talking toys and even two movies as a "hired hand" with Jim Henson's Muppets. He works from his own studio. www.voices2go.com.