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Acting I: Suzuki & Viewpoints

October 12 - Nov 2, 2014
Sunday, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ages 18 and up
This course will cover the basics of Viewpoints and Suzuki and incorporate them into scene work with other students in this class. Appropriate for teachers working with a company of students, directors, beginning actors and those that have studied acting before.  This is a movement based class.
Developed by internationally acclaimed director, Tadashi Suzuki and the Suzuki Company of Toga, the Suzuki Actor Training Method's principal concern is with restoring the wholeness of the human body to the theatrical context and uncovering the actor's innate expressive abilities. A rigorous physical discipline drawn from such diverse influences as ballet, traditional Japanese and Greek theater and martial arts, the training seeks to heighten the actor's emotional and physical power and commitment to each moment on the stage. Attention is on the lower body and a vocabulary of footwork, sharpening the actor's breath control and concentration.
The Viewpoints is a technique of improvisation that grew out of the post-modern dance world. It was first articulated by choreographer Mary Overlie who broke down the two dominant issues performers deal with - time and space - into six categories. She called her approach the Six Viewpoints. Since that time, Artistic Director Anne Bogart and SITI Company have expanded her notions and adapted them for actors. The Viewpoints allows a group of actors to function together spontaneously and intuitively and to generate bold, theatrical work quickly. It develops flexibility, articulation, and strength in movement and makes ensemble playing really possible.  Taught by Dane C.T. Leasure, MFA, SDC, SAC, SAF

Tuition, $120





1940s Vintage Hair & Make-up Workshop

October 18, 2014
Saturday, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ages 15 and up
Learn how to style your own hair into a glamorous updo and learn period appropriate make-up application for the 1940's. Join Jasen J Smith, Resident Costume Designer and Melanie YC Pepe, Director of Education and Professional Makeup Designer for 5 years for an intensive 2 hour workshop on 1940's glam! Please bring: Hair brush, Bobby pins, Pony tail holders and hair spray You will receive: a "Rat tail" comb, hairpins, foam padding for your hair and a color authentic 1940's lipstick.

Sound Advice for Actors, mic technique for performers

November 8, 2014
Saturday, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ages 15 and up

Sound outstanding with sound advice from your friendly sound engineer.  Actors, singers and speakers this is your challenge to “think geek” and improve the sound of your performance.  Whether you’re using a body mic, a handheld mic or being amplifies by a stage mic, YOU can help the sound engineer help you.  With a few tips and tricks on proximity, placement, how to handle your mic and performance techniques you can sound your personal best at every performance.  Join us at Weathervane Playhouse as Christopher Pepe, Owner of Clear Gold Audio and Professional Sound Engineer shares his sound advice with you!

Acting Techniques for Public Speakers

November 9, 2014
Sunday, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Ages 18 and up

Motivational Speaker, Fight Director, Actor and Stage Director John Davis is a dynamic and engaging public speaker.  Learn how to use the stage skills of a performer to present your best self to your audience.  In this two hour workshop, you will learn to how to handle nervous energy, connect with your audience, get your point across clearly, remain calm, cool, and collected (or at least ACT like it), build self-confidence and use nonverbal cues, like posture, gestures and eye contact to support your speaking.  For your next speech or presentation -- stand out in a good way!

Workshop Tuition, $25




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