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The Center for Actor Training 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!

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Dropping In Workshop

Learn Shakespeare & Company's signature dynamic and visceral rehearsal technique for connecting to the text.

An exercise created by 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 atavistic depths of words.


PARTICIPANTS WILL:

  • Gain a working knowledge of Dropping In techniques
  • Experience the techniques as both actor and facilitator
  • Train to use Dropping In and to adapt it for their own rehearsal work


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: October 26 to 28, 2018

TUITION: $350 USD (union, alumni and student discounts available)

SCHEDULE: Friday, 7pm-10pm; Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm

LOCATION: Shakespeare & Company campus in Lenox, MA

HOUSING: $35 per night single occupancy

INSTRUCTORS: Tina Packer, Dennis Krausnick and other faculty members TDB

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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