Spring Session 2018

Spring Session 2018

April 2–May 27


 

Acting                            Physical                         Voice                         Specialties

 


General Information:

  • Classes meet once a week for eight weeks unless otherwise noted.
  • Make-up week is May 28–June 3. (Classes are held this week only in the event a teacher must cancel a previously scheduled class.)
  • Students receive written evaluations for most courses.
  • College credit is offered for 8-week courses only.

 

 

Questions?

Email studio@act-sf.org or call 415.439.2441.

 


Registration Policies:

 

  • Students should read the criteria explained in a given course’s description carefully in order to register for the courses they believe are the best fit.
  • Instructors can make recommendations about all returning students’ placement. However, final decisions regarding admission and placement will be made by the Studio A.C.T. Program Director.
  • Studio A.C.T. assumes no responsibility for personal injuries that occur as the result of course work or classroom activity.
  • By registering for a course, students warrant that they are healthy enough for an experiential academic experience that may be psychologically, physically, or emotionally challenging.


These course descriptions are subject to change.

Most courses are limited to 12 or 14 students, so early registration is critical. A minimum enrollment of 6 students must be achieved in order for a course to be offered. In the event that fewer than 6 students register, a course may be canceled. If the course is canceled, all registrants will be issued a full refund.

New students must fill out a new student questionnaire at the time of their registration.

Non-refundable fees apply:

  • $20 non-refundable registration fee for new students
  • $7 nonrefundable registration fee for returning students
  • $5 nonrefundable library fee for all students
     

Please note a recent change to our refund policy: Refund requests must be made 24 hours prior to the first class session. In the event of withdrawal, all nonrefundable fees and a $20 processing fee per course will be withheld. Please allow 10 working days for your refund to be processed.

 

 

Acting


 

Course

Instructor

Day/Time

Tuition

Introduction to Acting

Julie Douglas

Wed 6:30–9:30 p.m.

$375  Sold Out

Introduction to Acting

Heidi Carlsen

Sun 1–4 p.m.

$375

Introduction to Shakespeare Drew Khalouf

Tue 6:30–9:30 p.m.

$375

Acting 1

Katie Rubin

Thu 6:30–9:30 p.m.

$375  Sold Out

Acting 1

Mark Rafael

Sun 1–4 p.m.

$375  Sold Out

Acting 2 Liz Anderson

Mon 6:30–9:30 p.m.

$375  Sold Out

Acting 2

Katie Rubin

Wed 6:30–9:30 p.m.

$375  Sold Out

Acting 3

Mark Rafael

Mon 6:30–9:30 p.m.

$375  Sold Out

NEW!
Acting Focus: Acting and Auditioning for Commercials

Tim Huls
 
Mon 6:30–9:30 p.m
 
$425  Sold Out
 
NEW!
Acting Focus: Performing Women's Voices

Margo Hall Mon 6:30–9:30 p.m. $375  Sold Out
NEW!
Acting Focus: Scales of Realism
W.D. Keith
Tue 6:30–9:30 p.m. $375
Acting Focus: The Singing Actor
Laura Wayth &
Thaddeus Pinkston
Sun 1–4 p.m. $475

 

Acting Masterclasses and Intensives
 

Course

Instructor

Day/Time

Tuition

Intensive: Audition Technique

W.D. Keith

May 28–Jun 1
Mon–Fri 6:30–9:30 p.m.

$300

SPECIAL EVENT!
Master Class: Within the Choice
Lies the Talent


Thurman E. Scott


Sun, Mar 25

1–5 p.m.


$75  Sold Out

 

 

Physical


 

Course

Instructor

Day/Time

Tuition

Introduction to Alexander Technique

Kari Prindl
 
Tue 6:30–8:30 p.m.
 
$275
 

NEW!
Dynamic Movement


Mark Jackson


Wed
6:30–9:30 p.m.


$375  Sold Out

NEW!
Stage Combat for Women+

Zoë Swenson-Graham
Sun
1–4 p.m.
 

$375
 

 

Voice


 

Course

Instructor

Day/Time

Tuition

Voice Building for Singers Francie Epsen-Devlin
Naomi Sanchez


Apr 9–May 28
Mon 6:30–7:30 p.m.

 

$150  Sold Out

Musical Theater Performance 3

Francie Epsen-Devlin
Naomi Sanchez

Apr 9–May 28
Mon 7:30–10 p.m.
 

$475  Sold Out

Acting Focus: The Singing Actor
 

Laura Wayth &
Thaddeus Pinkston
 
Sun 1–4 p.m. $475

NEW!
Activating Character through
   Voice and Body


Heidi Carlsen


Thu
6:30–9:30 p.m.


$375  Sold Out

Special Event!
Voice Master Class with Pao-Chang Tsai


Pao-Chang Tsai


Sun, Jun 3

1–4 p.m.
 


$75 

 

Acting

Introduction to Acting

Eight Classes

This course explores the art of acting in a playful, encouraging, collaborative atmosphere, and offers a dynamic and engaging introduction to the craft of acting and theater. In fun and engaging exercises, students will work on strengthening self-confidence, overcoming performance anxiety, improving focus and concentration, connecting with others through trust-building games and active listening, understanding “stage presence,” and opening their imaginations to playing characters. Because actor training is also life training, students can expect to find new, deeper connections to their own and others’ creativity, unlocking profound layers of empathy through character exploration. Particular emphasis will be given to transferable skills, such as expanding the imagination, collaborating effectively, and supporting others’ growth. Students may be asked to prepare simple assignments outside of class, including memorizing short texts. Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes and to actively participate in all games and exercises.

Introduction to Acting is for you if:

  • You’ve never studied acting before, are curious about acting, and want an unintimidating but engaging opportunity to explore it.
  • You’ve done a bit of acting in the past, but it’s been a while and you’re hungry to get back in touch with your creative impulses.
  • You’re shy and looking for an experience to help you emerge from your shell.
  • You believe you’re “not that creative,” and wish to be proven otherwise!

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Introduction to Shakespeare

Eight Classes

This introductory, overview course is open to everyone. No prior knowledge of playing Shakespeare is necessary. In addition to studying scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, students will also acquire a contextual and practical understanding of Shakespeare’s sonnets. An introduction to essential texts such as the First Folio, “Quartos,” and Shakespeare Lexicon will further enhance students understanding of Shakespeare’s work. Ultimately, students will walk away from the course with a fundamental understanding of scansion and Shakespearean text analysis. Though not required, it is recommended that students registered for this course pair it with a Studio A.C.T. Voice or Introduction to Acting course.

Introduction to Shakespeare is for you if:

  • You’re an actor with no experience acting Shakespeare and wish to begin your exploration.
  • You’re a director, theatergoer, or Shakespeare enthusiast who wishes to expand your appreciation and understanding of the plays by exploring them on your feet.

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Studio A.C.T. Acting Sequence


Three Courses, Eight Classes each

Designed to be taken either individually, in succession, and/or repeatedly

Acting 1, Acting 2, and Acting 3 are three different courses designed to be taken either individually or in succession. Each class may also be repeated in order to further fortify the student’s foundation in the practices learned. Together, these courses comprise the Studio A.C.T. Acting Sequence, and feature the most prevalent training practices derived from the innovative master of modern acting, Constantin Stanislavski, and used by professional actors. These practices address awareness, truthful playing, use of language and physical action, psychology, emotion, and active script analysis. Students will develop a working understanding of common practical concepts such as action, objective, obstacle, conflict, tactic, intention, motivation, trigger, target, and acting “beats.”

The Studio A.C.T. Acting Sequence is for you if:

  • You already have some introductory or beginning acting experience and wish to develop a solid foundation in the most commonly utilized and effective acting practices.
  • You’re interested in exploring acting as a serious interest alongside your other interests.
  • You’re interested in either exploring or pursuing acting as a profession.

    Please note:
    Since acting is a life practice, these courses are designed to be repeatable, emphasizing fluency over “quick-fixes.” Students are occasionally encouraged to repeat levels before moving on to the next.

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Acting 1

Eight Classes

This early-level acting class emphasizes ensemble-building, imaginative play, expanding creativity, strengthening self-confidence and self-discipline, memorization techniques, cultivating personal responsibility, and strategies for successful collaboration. Course content includes some memorization of short scenes and monologues from contemporary plays, and students will be asked to prepare assignments outside of class. Students should plan to attend all class sessions and expect to actively participate in all games and exercises. Though not required, it is recommended that students who register for Acting 1 also register for a Studio A.C.T. Voice or Physical course.

Acting 1 is for you if:

  • You’ve taken Introduction to Acting at Studio A.C.T., or an equivalent elsewhere, and wish to continue exploring acting.
  • You took an acting class or acted in a play many years ago, and wish to reconnect to actor training.
  • You’re wondering whether a career in acting is for you and wish to explore it on your feet.
  • You’re interested in the full Studio A.C.T. Acting Sequence and are ready to start.

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Acting 2

Eight Classes

In this mid-level class students will engage in work with a dual emphasis on pursuing actions and intentions alongside active listening and responding to one’s scene partners. Students will work on at least one scene and one monologue. Rehearsing outside of class is expected, and thorough preparation is essential. Students will receive constructive criticism and adjustments, with the intention of expanding their ability to integrate receiving and offering feedback into their personal and collaborative process. Students should plan to attend all class sessions and expect to actively participate in all games and exercises. Though not required, it is recommended that students who register for Acting 2 also register for a Studio A.C.T. Voice or Physical course.

Acting 2 is for you if:

  • You’ve taken some acting classes or acted in a play or two some years ago, and wish to reconnect to or resume your exploration of acting.
  • You’ve taken Introduction to Acting and Acting 1 at Studio A.C.T., or equivalents elsewhere, and wish to continue exploring acting.
  • You’re interested in the Studio A.C.T. Acting Sequence and have already taken Acting 1.

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Acting 3

Eight Classes

Students enrolled in this upper-level class will learn further practical strategies for rehearsing efficiently, collaborating effectively, pursuing actions and intentions, and bringing greater truth, spontaneity, and specificity to their acting through careful analysis of the script in on-your-feet rehearsals. Acting 3 requires memorization of at least one substantial scene and/or one monologue. Students are expected to rehearse outside of class, and thorough preparation is essential. Students should plan to attend all class sessions and expect to actively participate in all games and exercises. Though not required, it is strongly recommended that students who register for Acting 3 also register for a Studio A.C.T. Voice or Physical course.

Acting 3 is for you if:

  • You’ve taken three or more acting classes and/or acted in three or more plays in the past few years, and wish to move your exploration of acting toward more advanced levels.
  • You minored in theater as an undergraduate in college and wish to dive back in.
  • You’ve taken Acting 1 and Acting 2 at Studio A.C.T. and wish to continue advancing your acting skills.
  • You’re interested in the Studio A.C.T. Acting Sequence and have already taken Acting 1 and Acting 2.
  • You already have some acting experience, have a serious interest in exploring acting as a career, and wish to get a good “workout” to hone your acting muscles.

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Acting Focus Courses

 

The Acting Focus courses are a series of rotating courses (see individual descriptions of courses currently offered below) designed for advanced acting students and experienced actors interested in continuing to hone their skills more rigorously. Individual courses may focus on the work of a particular playwright, a particular style of acting, or a specific practice. All Acting Focus courses are based in intensive scene work unless otherwise noted. The true joy of acting is the result of a lot of hard work, and the level of commitment required should be considered with seriousness. Students should plan to attend all class sessions and expect to actively participate in all activities. Students are expected to rehearse outside of class, and thorough preparation is essential. The Acting Focus courses offered in the Spring 2018 Studio A.C.T. Session include:

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NEW!

Acting Focus: Acting & Audition for Commercials

Eight Classes

Both acting in and auditioning for commercials require actors to improvise on their feet, respond quickly and truthfully, and to know how to work within a camera’s frame as opposed to a theater’s proscenium arch. This comprehensive class will give students greater confidence acting in front of a camera by empowering them with direct experience, complimented by a comprehensive overview of Bay Area film and commercial acting resources. Techniques for quick memorization, relaxation under stress, effective audition and cold reading strategies, basic improv techniques related to on-camera acting, and methods for quickly honing in on the emotional truth of a scene will be explored. Students will also leave the course with usable, professional-quality video footage to add to their casting profiles.

Acting Focus: Acting & Audition for Commercials is for you if:

  • You are an experienced actor looking for more specific experience in the area of screen acting for commercials.
  • You have already taken both Acting 1 and Acting 2 at Studio A.C.T., or their equivalents elsewhere, and wish to expand your acting into the area of film and commercials.
  • You are pursuing actor training with seriousness, whether toward a career or otherwise.

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NEW!

Acting Focus: Scales of Realism

Eight Classes

Realism is the dominant acting style of our age. It has been described as “the art of disguising art to create the appearance of reality.” But it is a style, nonetheless, encompassing a range adjustable to larger and smaller stages and screens. This class will focus on the main tenets of realism: the duty to appear as a human being and not an actor, the elimination of performative habits, the recognition of genuine interaction, moment-to-moment playing, and the “life” not the lines. This class offers the challenge, the intimacy, and the power of “close-up” acting as it can appear on larger and smaller stages and screens.

Acting Focus: Scales of Realism is for you if:

  • You are pursuing actor training with seriousness, whether toward a career or otherwise.
  • You’ve already taken significant intermediate or advanced level acting courses, such as Acting 3 at Studio A.C.T., in the last handful of years, or done some similar amount of acting in plays or on film.
  • You wish to bring greater economy, emotional honesty, and personal investment to your acting.
  • You wish to expand the range and flexibility of your realistic acting to include both stage and screen Realism.

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Acting Focus: The Singing Actor

Eight Classes

Singing in theatre is as much a matter of acting as it is a technical practice. In this course, students will approach songs from the musical theatre and jazz standards repertoire as they would monologues and scenes from plays, marrying the technical needs required to sing with the psychological and emotional truth demanded of good acting.

Acting Focus: The Singing Actor is for you if:

  • You are pursuing actor or musical theatre training with seriousness, whether toward a career or otherwise.
  • You’ve already taken intermediate or advanced level acting courses, such as Acting 3 at Studio A.C.T., in the last handful of years, or done some similar amount of acting in plays, musicals, or on film.
  • You are a singer who wishes to act their songs more truthfully.
  • You are an actor who sings, and wish to incorporate your acting skills more fully into your singing.

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NEW!

Acting Focus: Performing Women’s Voices

Eight Classes

This advanced scene study course focuses on plays by a diverse range of women writers, such as Dominique Morisseau, Lauren Gunderson, Young Jean Lee, Jenny Schwartz, Suzan-Lori Parks, and many more. We are now making theater in a time that asks for our heightened attention to diverse voices. An intensive experience with women playwrights provides actors of all genders and cultural backgrounds with a particular opportunity to explore and embody the diverse theatrical voices speaking to our changing world. Students who take this course also receive a free ticket to Father Comes Home From The Wars Parts I, II, & III by Suzan-Lori Parks, which runs concurrently at A.C.T.’s Geary Theater.

Acting Focus: Performing Women’s Voices is for you if:

  • You are pursuing actor training with seriousness, whether toward a career or otherwise.
  • You’ve already taken significant intermediate or advanced level acting courses, such as Acting 3 at Studio A.C.T., in the last handful of years, or done some similar amount of acting in plays, musicals, or on film.
  • You are an actor, of any gender or cultural background, who is interested in an acting experience emphasizing an awareness of the varying approaches and voices of culturally diverse women playwrights.

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Intensive: Audition Technique

Five Classes

Please Note Dates: May 28–June 1, 6:30–9:30 p.m.

This advanced intensive addresses common issues that inhibit success when auditioning for theater. Students will “cold read,” prepare assigned material, receive directorial adjustments, and be put through their paces in mock callbacks. All students will be asked to self-assess in the process of overcoming unproductive auditioning habits. Résumé preparation and headshot selection will also be touched upon. After registering online, students will receive confirmation of approval to enter the class and a note from the instructor on what to prepare for the first day.

Audition Technique Intensive is for you if:

  • You are a regularly auditioning actor looking to polish and sharpen your auditioning skills.
  • You are preparing for auditions at local theaters that have recently announced their upcoming seasons.
  • You are preparing to audition for MFA programs.
  • You have taken advanced acting courses, whether at A.C.T. or elsewhere, yet are still relatively new to auditioning and wish to develop a solid foundation of skills and confidence.

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SPECIAL EVENT!

Acting Master Class: Within the Choice Lies the Talent

A one-day intensive led by master teacher of acting Thurman E. Scott

One Day Only: Sunday, March 25, 1–5 p.m.
 

“Thurman E. Scott is the inheritor of the Stanislavski legacy and of my legacy. His work advances acting technique for the next generation.” – Stella Adler
 

Study with master teacher of acting Thurman E. Scott, Artistic Director, Executive Producer, and Founder of the award-winning Actors Theatre Workshop in New York. After many years of training with his mentors from the Group Theatre, his studies in Europe and Russia, and his professional work as an award-winning actor and director, Mr. Scott expanded on his mentors’ legacy by developing new techniques to liberate actors’ talents, express the ideas and fulfill the demands of the play. As a teacher, Mr. Scott creates a secure environment that allows students to relax, make effective and powerful choices, express new ideas, and fulfill their creative potential.

Acting is a process in which the actor must always revisit the basics: where are you coming from, what are you doing, and where are you going? In this one-day intensive, Mr. Scott will work with students on scenes and monologues with an emphasis on finding the action of the material through script analysis, and making powerful and illuminating choices. In acting we say, “Within the choice lies the talent.” This means that our talent is revealed through making the best of the many choices that are available to us at that particular time of our development. Actors’ choices can evoke life and reveal universal truths that indelibly live in the audience's minds and consciousness for many centuries to come. Learning how to make powerful, life-affirming choices, on the stage and in daily life, is the sacred responsibility of the committed theatre artist. By making the best choice available, theatre artists dramatize the crucial importance of the issues we are confronting as a society, help us feel empathy for complex human behavior, and allow us all to feel connected to the larger, universal community.

Acting Master Class: Within the Choice Lies the Talent is for you if:

  • You are an actor who wishes to deepen your understanding of theatre’s role as a powerful agent for social change.
  • You are an actor who wishes to examine and express your essence as an individual and a creative person whose powerful ideas can do great service in our communities and the whole world.
  • You are an intermediate or advanced actor who wishes to deepen your own unique, individual approach to your creative process.
  • You are a beginning actor who wishes to build confidence and security by learning practical, doable steps of acting.

 

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Physical

All Studio A.C.T. Physical skills classes are divided into introduction courses, designed for people new to the given subject, and repeatable courses, designed to provide a workout in the given subject area that allows each individual to progress to their fullest. Occasionally additional courses are offered, providing another unique experience with a given subject.

 

Introduction to Alexander Technique

Eight Classes

The Alexander Technique is among the most widely practiced performance-related techniques in the world. The work is intended to address issues pertaining to the practitioner's bodily alignment, efficiency of movement, and redistribution of tension. Students will learn how to recognize and undo habitual patterns that get in the way of natural movement, voice production, and creativity. They will become more deeply present in themselves and in the world by accessing their innate power and flexibility. Towards the end of the course, issues of performance and performance anxiety will be addressed. Alexander Technique is a perfect companion to all Studio A.C.T. courses.

Introduction to Alexander Technique is for you if:

  • You’ve never taken an Alexander Technique course before.
  • You have had an introduction to Alexander in the past, but it’s been awhile and you wish to reconnect.
  • You feel limited by the way you move.
  • You want to have more vocal flexibility and power.
  • You want deeper access to your innate creativity.
  • You have performance anxiety.

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NEW!

Dynamic Movement

Eight Classes

When the American theater director Anne Bogart said, “All acting is physical acting,” she named a basic truth known since the days of the ancient theater masters—both eastern and western. And yet this truism is so often forgotten today in our screen-dominated culture. This class approaches movement as acting, breaking down how we use our bodies in time and space to create dynamic movement that expresses character, story, subtext, emotion, and ideas. Students will explore and expand their kinesthetic, physical, spontaneous, and creative responsiveness to their acting partners. The work is also applicable to creating choreography and staging for plays, musicals, dance pieces, and other performances. Students should come prepared to move, a lot!

Dynamic Movement is for you if:

  • You are an actor who wishes to expand their physical awareness and responsiveness as it relates to their acting.
  • You are a dancer or choreographer looking to expand the dramatic, theatrical aspects of your work.
  • You are someone who wants a creative physical workout that is as intellectually stimulating as it is physically demanding.
  • You are someone who wishes to strengthen the creative connections between their mind and body.

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NEW!

Stage Combat for Women+

Eight Classes

Now more than ever, theater is embracing gender diversity in casting. Recent productions—such as the all-female Shakespeare trilogy at London’s Donmar Warehouse and Hamlet at Shotgun Players, among othersdemonstrate that this is not a trend but the theater’s new reality. This reality is itself a demand for safe and empowering creative environments. This stage combat class is open to women, female-bodied, and female-identifying persons wanting an environment to explore basic stage combat techniques and staged violence that is at once safe and dramatically effective. Through skill building exercises and work on fight scenes, students will learn practical techniques for armed and unarmed combat, how to maintain a multi-dimensional awareness of themselves and fellow actors, and how to use fight choreography as an integral aspect of character development and dramatic storytelling.

Stage Combat For Women+ is for you if:

  • You are a female, female-bodied, or female-identifying actor who wishes to expand your stage combat skill set in a safe and empowering environment.
  • You are a person who is not an actor but wishes to explore a fun, creative, and empowering mind-body practice.
  • You enjoy combining physical and intellectual challenges in creative ways.

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Voice

All Studio A.C.T. Voice skills classes are divided into introduction courses, designed for people new to the given subject, and repeatable courses, designed to provide a workout in the given subject area that allows each individual to progress to their fullest. Occasionally additional courses are offered, providing another unique experience with a given subject.

 

Voice Building for Singers

Eight Classes

This is a course that is suitable for students of all levels. Beginning students will discover their best singing voice and more experienced singers will gain an opportunity to exercise their vocal muscles through group work utilizing the Garcia-Marchesi vocal tradition. Students will also learn techniques to help protect their voices when they sing. This course is suitable for students of all levels of experience and may be taken as often as desired. Though not required, it is recommended that students registered for this course pair it with a Studio A.C.T. Alexander Technique course.

Voice Building for Singers is for you if:

  • You are a new singer wishing to strengthen your voice musculature and technique in a supportive environment.
  • You are an experienced singer looking for a regular and intensive workout.

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Musical Theater Performance 3

Eight Classes

Please Note Dates: Mondays, April 9–May 28

This course is designed to provide the intermediate to advanced singer/actor with an intensive performance experience in a supportive learning environment. Each artist will train extensively in voice, movement, and acting over an eight-week period in preparation for a final performance. Prerequisite: Prior singing and musical theater training at an intermediate to advanced level.

Musical Theater Performance 3 is for you if:

  • You are a singer with some experience wishing to push your musical theater chops forward with an intensive experience.
  • You are an experienced singer wishing for a musical theater workout to keep your skills and technique honed.
     

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NEW!

Activating Character Through Voice and Body

Eight Classes

This class helps students connect their voice to their body, in order to more truthfully activate and express the psychology and emotions of the variety of characters an actor might play. It’s about getting your own voice out of your head and your character’s voice into your body, forging authentic and dynamic connections between yourself and your character. Through a variety of enlivening and rigorous exercises, participants will learn to free their voice and breath, to activate their entire body, to be open to the emotions that are kindled in us as a result, and to channel the sometimes intense emotions that plays ask of us in a way that is both dramatically effective and personally healthy.

Activating Character Through Voice & Body is for you if:

  • You are an experienced actor looking for a solid weekly voice and body workout.
  • You are an actor with some experience who wishes to strengthen the connection between your voice and body.
  • You have taken Acting 1 or Acting 2 at Studio A.C.T., or its equivalent elsewhere, and wish to begin bringing a greater awareness of your voice and body to your acting.

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SPECIAL EVENT!

Voice Master Class with Pao-Chang Tsai

One Day Only: Sunday, June 3, 1–4 p.m.

Studio A.C.T. is proud to offer this unique opportunity to study with internationally recognized Taiwanese performance artist Pao-Chang Tsai, coinciding with performances of his new work, Solo Date, at the 2018 San Francisco International Arts Festival. In this three-hour master class, Tsai will introduce students to Voice practices inspired by Swedish master Harald Emgard and Odin Theatre (Denmark) actress Roberta Carreri. This work helps actors to find their own way toward stronger vocal production on stage, and to explore more possibilities in their voice in terms of resonance, coloration, and interpretation. As Mr. Tsai is himself a multifaceted performance maker—actor, director, writer, new-media artist—his perspective on the actor’s voice is influenced and expanded by these multiple perspectives. This master class will be of great interest to actors, performers, performance makers, and voice artists from various performance disciplines. Though not an introductory level class, it is open to all levels of experience.

Pao-Chang Tsai graduated from the Department of Drama and Theatre at National Taiwan University, and earned his Master’s in Music Theatre from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. Learning has always been at the top of Pao-Chang’s priority when it comes to his career, exposing himself to various practitioners and companies with diverse views on theatre. Pao-Chang Tsai is frequently recognized as a “triple-threat” creator—actor, playwright, director—and has worked with the National Symphony Orchestra, Shakespeare’s Wild Sisters Group, Creative Society, Horse Dance Theatre and Cloud Gate Dance Theatre. Since 2009, Pao-Chang has been invited as co-artistic director to collaborate with Po-Shen Lu at Tainaner Ensemble. His performance of Solo Date at the 2018 San Francisco International Arts Festivals marks his first appearance in the United States.

Learn more about Pao-Chang Tsai

Voice Master Class with Pao-Chang Tsai is for you if:

  • You are a performer (actor, singer, dancer, etc.) who wishes to expand your range and understanding of your voice in performance.
  • You are a performer interested in international performance methodologies that transcend cultural boundaries.
  • You are not a performer, but someone who speaks often as a part of their job—such as a teacher or presenter—and wish to strengthen your vocal support and range.
     

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