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Online Classes and Workshops

programme Dates

January 3 to 29, 2023

Arrival: Monday, January 2 Departure: Monday, January 30

Tuition Fees

$4,875 USD

Early payment discount: Pay the full tuition by October 15 and save $600.

The Center for Actor Training now offers a variety of workshops and classes online, providing the opportunity for theater professionals around the world to study with our distinguished faculty.
Presence, Power, and Freedom in Movement
“Get out of your head!” is a phrase most actors have heard in some context at one time or another. But how, exactly, does one do this? There are many tricks and tools, but for acting Shakespeare, we want not to get out of our heads, but rather, get into our bodies, and integrate our intellect skillfully. Additionally, we all deal with societal constructs, conscious, and unconscious beliefs about our physical bodies that can get in the way of empowered expression and a fully realized presence in our performance work.

Combining a variety of Eastern and Western somatic practices including Pure Movement (Swings), the Alexander Technique, yogic philosophy, and mindful awareness of self, you will have an opportunity to strengthen your connection to your body and being to facilitate greater freedom of expression. You will be guided through movement sequences and activities to deepen your connection to sensation, imagination, and breath while also having an opportunity to non-judgmentally observe limiting beliefs that may be holding you back. This workshop is an opportunity to dive deeply into the experience of authentic, embodied presence both for your work as an actor and as a technique for living. All levels are welcome. Previous Movement experience is not required.

SCHEDULE: March 12, 19, 26, and April 2, 2024 at 7 pm to 9 pm ET

TUITION: $150 USD

LOCATION: This class will meet via Zoom.

FACULTY: Sheila Bandyopadhyay (she/her) 

Click here to apply.
 

Scholarships available for BIPOC artists. Alumni and union discounts also available. 

Linklater Voice
Unlock the potential of your voice, and speak with truth and power as an actor or public speaker. By learning Kristin Linklater’s practical approach to Voice training from her seminal work, Freeing the Natural Voice, you can discover how to create a deep connection between your thoughts, body, and voice. This class will reinforce the relaxation, and generous vibration, explored in the first half of the Progression.  It will also investigate how the voice can be strengthened by isolating and then blending the different resonators; expanding breath capacity; and finding an easy and efficient articulation.  This will allow you to explore the full range and capability of your voice, to bring more of yourself to the works of Shakespeare and other writers. Since this class focuses on the second half of the Progression, some experience with Linklater Voice is recommended.

SCHEDULE: TBD

TUITION: $250 USD

LOCATION: This class will meet via Zoom.

FACULTY: TBD

Click here to apply.
 

Scholarships available for BIPOC artists. Alumni and union discounts also available. 

You will study...

.01 Linklater Voice

The full progression of Kristin Linklater’s approach to voice training for actors is taught during the four weeks by Designated Linklater voice teachers. In addition to daily classes in Linklater, voice teachers regularly join in text classes and offer specialized classes to help participants integrate the voice work into their scenes.

.02 Movement

The movement progression includes Pure Movement (Swings), Alexander Technique, physical expressivity, and dance. Participants will be guided through exercises to promote awareness of (and release from) habitual body tension, sensitivity to impulse, dynamic physical presence and stamina, delight in moving with passion and precision, and ensemble.

.03 Text Work

Basics introduces the actor to a text approach which demands an open and personal commitment to thought, word, and gesture. Basics evolves into scene work, first through Dropping In (an approach to experiencing the text on a word-by-word basis) and into text analysis and detailed scene work. Classes in Sonnet and Structure of the Verse round out the text progression, allowing actors to merge their personal connection with the form of Shakespeare’s language.

.04 Actor/Audience Relationship

The participant is invited to explore the Elizabethan world of Actor/Audience Relationship—a theatrical reality without a fourth wall, in which the immediate energy of the audience fuels the actor to reveal a deeper level of truth and experience, which in turns enkindles the audience’s ability to receive Shakespeare’s language.

.05 Clown & Stage Fight

The participant is invited to explore the Elizabethan world of Actor/Audience Relationship—a theatrical reality without a fourth wall, in which the immediate energy of the audience fuels the actor to reveal a deeper level of truth and experience, which in turns enkindles the audience’s ability to receive Shakespeare’s language.

Tuition

Full course tuition is

$4,875 USD

A limited number of scholarships are available for People of the Global Majority/BIPOC artists from the Dennis Krausnick Fellowship Fund. Application and audition video due by October 15. Contact us for more information.

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