Movement Intensive with George Lewis
Based on the Biomechanics of Vsevelod Meyerhold, this class seeks to develop within the actor the physical confidence to undertake dynamic action onstage an extraordinary sense of focus to direct that action the physical imagination that allows the actor to make choices that will excite the actor's own - and through them the audience's - senses Participants will discover a heightened sense of their own physical capabilities by acting in a state of physical extremity, using physical constructions (ramps, stairs, and tables), basic acrobatics, props (sticks, balls, and everyday objects), partner interplay, and dynamic vocalization.
Freehold Theatre offers a 5% Early Bird Discount off of your full tuition if you pay at least the deposit before May 27. The discount is included in the prices below.
July 7 - August 29
Mondays and Thursdays 6:00pm-10:00pm
Exceptions: There will be no class held on August 25.
Location: Black Box Theatre, Freehold
2222 2nd Ave Suite #200
Seattle, WA 98121
Full Price: $600
Tuition is based on Household IncomeTo register for this class: https://www.freeholdtheatre.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=29
or call us at (206) 323-7499
George Lewis (Founding Partner, Freehold) has been working in the field of movement-based theatre for almost 40 years as an actor/performer, director, creator of original work, teacher, and producer. He has performed and toured with Omnibus in Montreal, Theatre-Mime Mirage in Boston, and the Sykes Group and threeCompany in Seattle. As a director, he has created movement driven productions of, amongst others, Shakespeare, Moliere, Thornton Wilder, Irene Fornes, and James Thurber. As a creator/director, he has brought his unique understanding of choreographic concern, dramatic acting values and physical comedy skills to over fifty original works, including, most recently, Fancy Mud by the group LeFrenchword. His favorite acting roles include Trigorin in Chekhov’s The Seagull, Joseph in Romulus Linney’s When the Lord Came to Sand Mountain, and the talentless dancer/would-be comedian in Saroyan’s The Time of your Life. He has been teaching acting and physical theatre skills, at acting studios, colleges, and universities across the U.S. and Canada.
Hiw own background includes three years of study in Corporeal Mime in Paris with Etienne Decroux, circus skills and physical comedy at the French National Circus School, acting at the Pasqualini-Smith Studio in Seattle, Balinese Dance with I Made Djimat in Bali, and Meyerhold's Biomechanics with Russian Master Teacher Gennadi Bogdanov, and Clown with Sue Morrison in Toronto.
For the past 4 years he has been dividing his time between Seattle and Buenos Aires, where he teaches and has created/directed three original full-length clown performances. He is a co-founder, Associate Director, and core faculty member at Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio in Seattle.