Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Acting Workshop in Las Cruces


This winter, we offer an advanced workshop in voice and movement for the actor.

There will be six Saturday classes in voice production, support, elocution, and the integration of voice with physical posture and expressive movement. But that's not all. The techniques will be applied through assigned scenework, and the course will culminate in a showcase to be performed at the Black Box Theatre in downtown Las Cruces.

But that's still not all.

The assigned scenes will consist of selections from Moliere's timeless farce, Tartuffe or The Impostor. The showcase will, in effect, be an abridged performance of a great play, calling on the technical skills we will address in the acting classes. The showcase will make a splendid performance for the public -- at which you should certainly invite film students and industry. The showcase will be directed with specific reference to the classwork.

Get some training, have some fun, and take the stage.

The classes will be on Saturdays, 11:00 - 3:00, November 12 - December 17. Due to the holidays, the showcase will not take place until the beginning of January, but we can arrange refresher rehearsals. (You will, in any case, be expected to work outside of class.) The tentative date for the showcase is a matinee on January 8.

2 comments:

Adam said...

For whatever reason, my phone isn't letting me send you this via facebook, but I thought you might appreciate the following article:

http://crosscut.com/2011/10/21/theatre/21456/-It-Can-t-Happen-Here--happens-here-again/

Ben Howard said...

Algernon -

I learned about your blog from Barry Briggs, and I'm glad to have found it. You might be interested in my most recent post, which is entitled "Dramatis Personae" and concerns the relationship between the creation of dramatic characters and the practice of Zen.

Best wishes,
Ben Howard