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Online Classes and Workshops

The Center for Actor Training typically offers a variety of specialized workshops throughout the year exploring a full range of disciplines including rhetoric, wit, clown, fight, voice, movement, public speaking and more. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all programming is currently being offered online.

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Introduction to Linklater Voice Work - Click here to apply

This four part series provides an overview of the Classical Progression of Linklater Voicework. The series explores such topics as physical awareness, breath, touch of sound, gathering vibration, freeing the channel, capacity, range, resonators and articulation. In addition to the full class sessions, each participant will receive one individual session with the teacher.

The work will provide the foundation for an effortless integration of thought, sound, physicality and feeling, so that we hear YOU, through your voice.

SCHEDULE: March 6, 13, 20, 27 at 1pm to 4pm (U.S. Eastern time)

TUITION: $250 USD

LOCATION: This class will meet via Zoom.

FACULTY: Ariel Bock (Designated Linklater Voice Teacher)

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Embodying Shakespeare: An Online Movement Workshop - Click here to apply

This workshop is an invitation to our sensing, feeling body and selves. The focus is on centering, breath, the dynamic relationship between tension and release, activating the imagination, and staying embodied and engaged while speaking to encourage a more physicalized relationship between the spoken word and the speaking body. We will work with basic physical awareness, image-based movement explorations that focus on energy dynamics and expressivity, and apply this to speaking text.

No previous movement experience is necessary - the exercises and explorations are easily adaptable to different abilities. Participants should wear comfortable, unrestrictive clothing for this class. You will need some space on the floor to lie down, and some space to move a bit through space. We will be doing some floor work, so you may want a yoga mat. Please have 8 lines of a Shakespeare monologue or Sonnet prepared, and bring a notebook to the sessions.

SCHEDULE: March 12 at 7pm to 8:30pm, March 13 & 14 at 2pm to 5pm (U.S. Eastern time)

TUITION: $200 USD*

LOCATION: This class will meet via Zoom.

FACULTY: Charls Hall and Sarah Hickler

*Option of Pay What You Will available for Black, Indigenous, People of Color/global majority participants as well as full scholarships.

From the Alumni

Maura Matarese

Maura Matarese

I attend at least one workshop at Shakespeare & Company each year as it always allows me an opportunity to grow as actor, to continue to free my actor’s instrument, to meet exciting new artists from around the world, and to spend time in an environment I love, with a faculty whom I deeply respect. moreI attend at least one workshop at Shakespeare & Company each year as it always allows me an opportunity to grow as actor, to continue to free my actor’s instrument, to meet exciting new artists from around the world, and to spend time in an environment I love, with a faculty whom I deeply respect.

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Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.

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