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The most valuable Actor training you may ever have!
We begin with the body. We begin with games. We dance. And we play—outrageously and profoundly. We play with the certainty and innocence of the delighted child, in spite of the certainty of Failure. . . and ridicule.
We explore the dynamic between Stillness and Movement; between Actor and Audience; between Self and Other; between Failure and Defeat. We play with Entrances and Exits, the Trick, the Flop, and Status.
Come!! Abandon caution! Embrace failure! PLAY—as though our lives depended upon it!
This course is physically demanding, largely non-verbal, and improvisational and is not recommended for the infirm of Body, Mind, or Spirit.
DATES: February 15 to 17, 2019
TUITION: $350 USD (union, alumni and student discounts available)
SCHEDULE: Friday, 7pm-10pm; Saturday, 10am-9:30pm; Sunday, 10am-1pm
LOCATION: Shakespeare & Company campus in Lenox, MA
HOUSING: $40 per night
INSTRUCTOR: Jane Nichols
Learn Shakespeare & Company's signature dynamic and visceral rehearsal technique for connecting to the text.
An exercise created by Shakespeare & Company's Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer and strongly influenced by her 14-year collaboration with Shakespeare & Company co-founder Kristin Linklater, Dropping In and its follow-up exercises of Standing Up and Feeding In allow the actor to connect to the depths of the text.
Packer's initial impetus was inspired by a desire to allow the spoken text to have a greater resonance and a deeper reverberation in the psyches of both performer and audience. It can also be used to create a dynamic and visceral alternative to traditional table work. The process reactivates the natural imaging processes of the brain and allows the craft of memorization to become an easier, more creative and regenerative task.
This workshop will be especially useful for actors or directors involved in the creation of High School, University, or Professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays.
DATES: April 5 to 7, 2019
TUITION: $375 USD (union and alumni discounts available)
SCHEDULE: Friday, 7pm-10pm; Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
INSTRUCTORS: Tina Packer other faculty members TDB
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.
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.