This is a class about body intelligence and it’s great for all experience levels. Whether newbies or vets, all participants will gain a fresh perspective on theatrical violence and grow as movers. We will demystify this discipline by exploring how our daily movements (sports, dance, walking down the street, etc.) relate to combat. We’ll take a look at historical martial principles and how they draw from our connection to the elements and how they hold true no matter what kind of weapon you wield.
A class for actors of any level of ability who wish to apply their skills to a polished final product. Students will work with a scene partner to explore a scene from table work to blocking to a public performance. Through this work, students will synthesize many different aspects of the actors’ craft (including learning lines) to challenge themselves as well as one another. All scenes will be from contemporary plays by well-known playwrights.
Students in the class will have the chance to have their works-in-progress workshopped by a veteran dramaturg and Acorn’s Producing Director. Each session will include a review of fundamental concepts of playwrighting from Aristotle to the present, as well as practice in the craft of developing tension, creating dramatic action, and working with the unique form of the play. A great way to polish a script in advance of the December deadline for submissions to the Maine Playwrights Festival. Authors of all levels are welcome.
Saturdays from 10am to 12:30pm (meets for 4 consecutive sessions beginning October 7)
SALE PRICE: $100 per student
AUDITION TECHNIQUES FOR COMMERCIALS AND COLD READS
Auditioning can be very nerve-racking even for a seasoned actor, but learning to love the process is an important part of preparing to be a professional. This workshop offers a look at some basic techniques for commercial and cold reading auditions that can help actors to stand out, be noticed, and bring their best selves. No preparation required, just show up ready to work. Sides will be provided. This workshop is open to actors of all levels and abilities.