Freehold Theatre is pleased to announce that our Spring Quarter is officially under way. There are still classes available for enollment but not for long. Please check our website (www.freeholdtheatre.org
) for further details. Also, please feel free to contact me, Derek Kavan at 206.323.7499 x 12 or email@example.com
for further information or for enrollment.
The classes still available for enrollment:
Step I: Intro to Acting with George Lewis
Step III: Basic Scene Study with Jacqueline Moscou and Timothy Piggee
Acting for the Camera with Stefan Enriquez
Playwriting III: Structure and Action with Amy Wheeler and Vincent Delany
Details are outlined below.
Step I: Intro to Acting $360
Taught by George Lewis
Thursdays 7p-11p April 27th to May 15th
Acting is a process that can be learned and practiced by anyone at any age. In the Intro class, you will develop fundamental acting tools: playing an action, living truthfully in imaginary circumstances, and working with a partner. No matter your experience, you will learn acting in an exciting and safe environment.
About George Lewis:
George Lewis (Founding Partner, Associate Director) has been working in the field of movement theatre for over 30 years. He has been teaching acting and movement across the U.S. and Canada since 1978, and currently teaches for the Dalcroye Society down at Cornish College for the Arts, and as core faculty at Freehold.
Step III: Basic Scene Study $410
Taught by Timothy Piggee and Jacqueline Moscou
Mondays 6p-10p April 10th to June 19th
Students learn to give a scene life through text analysis and improvisation. Students continue to broaden and deepen their understanding of rehearsal techniques and create enough rich work with their imaginations that they are compelled to act and react. In the spring quarter, special emphasis is placed on dramatic literature by African-American playwrights, and scene work will be particularly inclusive with roles for all ethnicities.
About Timothy Piggee: Timothy Piggee has been teaching and performing in the Seattle area for many years. As an actor he has worked on most local stages, including Intiman Theatre, The Group Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, The Empty Space Theatre, Tacoma Actor's Guild, A Contemporary Theatre, and Seattle Repertory Theatre.
About Jaqueline Moscou: Jacqueline Moscou (Actress/Director) has been a working artist for more than 25 years. Ms. Moscou is currently the Artistic Director of Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center. She has directed for the Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center, the Northwest Asian Theatre, and co-founded a professional wing of the Paul Robeson Community Theatre with a highly successful production of the South African play Homeland. She is a mentor to artists of color, an activist in multicultural educations, and a consultant to many of Seattle's cultural centers. She is an ardent advocate for community accountability to the arts and artist accountability to the community
Acting for the Camera $395
Taught by Stefan Enriquez
Tuesdays 7p-10p April 11th to June 13th
This intensive course teaches actors awareness of the special needs of the camera and focuses on the actors' ability to be free in front of it. The objective is to teach actors the importance of technique, to liberate the unconscious imagination, to remove self-conscious behavior, and to use one's self to fill a character.
About Stefan Enriquez: Stefan Enriquez has been an actor and teacher in Seattle for the last 13 years. He studied at Western Washington University and the Pasqualini-Smith Studio. He has performed on numerous stages including the Seattle Repertory Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, the Seattle Children's Theatre, and the Empty Space Theatre where he appeared in the West Coast Premiere of Someone Who'll Watch Over Me.
Playwriting III: Structure and Action $275
Taught by Amy Wheeler and Vincent Delany
Wednesdays 7p-10p April 19th to June 7th
A shipwright builds ships. A wainwright builds wagons. A playwright builds and shapes dramatic events. Using the language of the stage - words, sound, music, movement, light, rhythm, silence - we will explore different ways of constructing a theatrical world to house your play. Focus is on honing the craft of dramatic storytelling through action, structure and completing a draft. Come with some experience writing plays or a rough draft to revise. The instructors prefer that students enroll with a completed scenes or script.
About Amy Wheeler: Amy Wheeler is a Seattle-based playwright whose nationally produced plays include recent world premieres: Wizzer Pizzer at 7 Stages in Atlanta (2005), Weeping Woman (2003) and Kiss It! (2004) at Stark Raving Theatre in Portland, and Two Birds & A Stone at Seattle's Capitol Hill Arts Center (2004). In addition to being Freehold's playwriting instructor, she teaches at Cornish College of the Arts and in ACT Theatre's Young Playwrights Program, and is a guest instructor at the Playwright's Foundation in San Francisco. Amy holds an MFA from University of Iowa's Playwrights Workshop, and is currently Stark Raving Theatre's playwright-in-residence.
About Vincent Delany: Vincent Delaney's plays include THE ROBESON TAPES, PERPETUA, MLK AND THE FBI, and KUWAIT, which shared the 2004 Heideman Award and was featured in the 2004 Humana Festival of New Plays. A full-length version of KUWAIT won the New Play Award at the Sonoma County Rep, and was featured at Fresh Ink at the Illusion Theatre. Vince is a Core Member of the Playwrights Center, and a graduate of the UC Davis MFA Playwriting program; he teaches in the Young Playwrights Program at A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle.
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