COST: $20 at the door. Cash preferred. Check to Mighty Tripod.
WHAT: A physical approach to the work. Taught by David and Angela.
TO BRING: Water, comfortable clothes, and a yoga mat (if you have one).
In this workshop, we take actors through a physical and vocal work, along with games, to get actors out of their heads and into their bodies. We spend time stretching, breathing, and warming up the voice before moving into games other exercises.
After the warmup, actors work on scenes or monologues. We also encourage participants to bring in material that they are preparing for upcoming auditions. Here is a link to a video of the warmup.
After three workouts this month, we have found that actors enjoy the approach, the mood, and atmosphere created. In contrast to our camera courses, these workouts and the way into the work takes more of an intuitive and instinctive approach. With monologues we take a more standard approach, since actors are forced to work “alone,” so to speak, but with or scene work exercises, the focus is on the partner, the breath, the experience, and the moment. Sure, we might mention things like “what does the character want,” but this work is designed to get actors completely out of their heads and into their bodies – no thought, all impulse.
We hope you can join us, and we will continue the workouts into October. Please register below.