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Craft Gym Actors Workshop: 'How To Rehearse'

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Craft Gym Actors Workshop
Sean Patrick Folster, coord.

Production Description

Seeking participants for Craft Gym Actors Workshop One-Day Intensive: How To Rehearse. Coordinator state: "Work on a role could be said to happen in four distinct domains: Homework, Rehearsal, Preparation and Performance. Each of these has its own set of principles and practices, which, when working together as a functioning whole, create an actors’ sense of “how," their particular method. Whether they are aware of it or not, deficits in any one of these domains undermines the actors faith in themselves, in their capacity to relax and do their work effectively.Throughout history, actors have routinely struggled with questions such as: How do I rehearse? What do I do to bring the writing alive in my own experience? Are there practices I can do to embody my character beyond just continually “running the scene?” How do I deepen my work? What are the most effective ways to work on my own, without a partner or director? Are some rehearsal tools better than others for working on stage as distinct from on-camera? What do I do if I have very little time, i.e. an audition or as a late replacement? Which creative problems do the various methods of rehearsing address and solve? In the rehearsal intensive, we throw these questions on the table and use a variety of ways and means to solve them. Working from such rich and varied resources as Stanislavski, Michael Chekhov, Harold Guskin, Sandy Meisner, Stella Adler, Eric Morris, Bill Esper, Larry Moss, Patsy Rodenburg and others. Regardless of your training, background or prior experience, the rehearsal intensive offers principles and practices that will transform your relationship to the craft."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Workshop will be held July 20, 1-6 p.m. at The Producer's Club.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Required fee is $75.


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Workshop Description

Taking It Off the Page: an organic way of bypassing analysis to experience the script directly.
Reverse Taking It Off the Page
Beats, Actions and Silent Etudes.
The Emotional Point Of View Rehearsal: a revolutionary approach to authentically connecting with everything in the script.
The Objective Rehearsal: getting your objective out of your head and into your body.
The Method Of Physical Actions: a look Stanislavski’s later work.
Imaginary Monologue: the art of rehearsing by talking to yourself to activate moments in the script.
The Intention Rehearsal: what am I doing on every line?
Character Rehearsal: using the Essence Of Character, Impediments and the I Am.
The 8 Obligations: addressing the component parts of the scene piece by piece.
The Relationship Rehearsal: how to deepen intimacy and meaning.
Patsy Rodenburg’s unique methods for freeing classical texts, and more…

We’ll use written materials, inquiry, Q&A and maybe most important, exercises and drills to realize the effects of each approach in our own experience. Our goal is not merely more book knowledge but an experiential taste of each way of working, leading to tools we can immediately apply to our own work.

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