Public Speaking with Rebecca Tourino
Did you know that public speaking is the number one fear reported by Americans? It outranks the fear of rattlesnakes, the fear of heights, and the fear of death. If the idea of talking in front of people throws you for a loop, you're not alone. Almost everyone who has to make persuasive remarks to an audience contends with the same anxiety. But while there's no wholesale cure for stage fright, there are proven means to loosen its grip. Through games, exercises, and lots of practice, Rebecca Tourino offers students a wealth of techniques to build confidence, tame self-doubt, and enhance interpersonal skills in a lighthearted, supportive atmosphere through what she calls the three R's of dynamic communication: Relaxation, Rehearsal, and Relationship.
August 18 - September 15
Saturdays, 11:00am - 2:00pm
No class September 1To register or for more information:https://www.freeholdtheatre.org/civicrm/event/info?id=124&reset=1Rebecca Tourino
is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA, English), the University of California, Irvine (MFA, Acting), and the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts. She is a recent transplant to Seattle from Manhattan, where she spent several years teaching, directing, writing, and serving as Communications Director for the theater company Coyote REP. As an actor, she’s worked with PCPA Theaterfest, the Texas Shakespeare Festival, the Globe Theatre, London, the Oregon Cabaret Theater, Rogue Music Theater, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the East Bay Actor’s Collective, and BareStage. Rebecca was the inaugural recipient of the Coyote REP Moon Award for Playwriting; her plays include The Naked Eye Planets(American Theatre of Actors, New York), Quickening (Paul E. Richards Theater Place, Los Angeles, and Center Stage, New York), and What She Means (Barrow Group, New York). As a director, she has focused on developing new work, whether written by others or herself. As a teaching artist, she’s collaborated with the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine, the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, the New York Film Academy, Seattle University, and the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU.
If you are looking for outstanding training in a supportive atmosphere,
Freehold is the place.
Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio
2222 2nd Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98121