Acting Class for Beginners & Intermediates

With Chris Guzman

  • Open to students 8 years and up

  • Saturdays: 10.00 - 11.30

  • TBA

  • Tuition fee for one semester: $450

This acting class is the perfect opportunity for aspiring actors to improve their skills and build their confidence with experienced actor Chris Guzman. The components of the class: the body, the voice, scene partner, scene work and the performance.

 

The students will be practicing performance skills as part of the class. There will be no performance or show for parents at the end of the course. 

The Body: Allowing actors the opportunity to explore what it means to play with both time and space. Drawing on Anne Bogart's "Viewpoints training", actors will be asked to investigate how their bodies move through space, how that movement tells a story, and what emotions different explorations of time/space evoke within an audience.

 

The Voice: Zooming in on what it means to be able to develop the voice and project it on stage. It will teach actors some very effective vocal warm-up techniques based on Chuck Jones' Make Your Voice Heard, as well as give actors a method to warm up the voice using the whole body. Actors will also be taught speech warm-ups which are effective in preparing and warming up the articulators. 

Scene Partner: Focusing on what it means to connect with a scene partner. What does it mean to react to what they are doing? What does it mean to listen and to be heard? At a time when so much communication is not done face-to-face, this class begs actors to face each other and absorb what the other is doing. Being on stage tends to quickly become about the self, but what happens when you begin to totally notice the other? 

 

Scene Work: Exploring scenes and how they can create character and delve into those creative choices. The "4 P's" will also be covered during class.

 

The Performance: Focusing on utilizing all the tools learned in class to perform their fully developed skeleton scene. The students will be practicing performance skills as part of the class. There will be no performance or show for parents at the end of the course.

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