A hands-on session with group activities and discussion of uses of improvisation for actors, directors, playwrights, and teachers.
Ray Jenness has a BA from Brown University in English and American literature, an MA in Acting and Directing from UConn, and is an alumnus of the Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theater Conference. Since 1958 he has taught in numerous New England secondary schools and colleges and has worked with a variety of community and professional theatre companies.
You have a play. You have a concept. You want to direct it. Now what? This workshop will lead you through the steps Directors must take to bring a concept into production. Bring a play, a concept, a dream, or simply a love of learning.
Annegret Reimer has a Masters in Directing and taught at Emerson and Salem State Colleges.
This Scene Study Workshop will explore the basics of performance using the template at the heart of scene preparation: objective, actions, stakes and so on with an eye toward making strong, personal choices. Short scenes will be provided allowing students to make practical specific choices in a generic scene. Students are encouraged to bring a longer scene they wish to work on. Working with a partner to solidify choices and take direction, students will have the opportunity to make acting adjustments to deepen the scenes and the actor's awareness.
Peter Berkrot began his career as a student at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1973. For more than 40 years, he has appeared in plays, films, television shows and commercials. He was a foil for Bill Murray and Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack and taught acting for more than 20 years at Boston Casting, Northeastern College and Bradford College. He is currently a full time audiobook narrator with 450 titles and a slew of awards.