4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Monday, September 18
Reading & Performing Shakespeare: A Workshop for Educators & Drama Coaches
Fee: $20, $15 Educators from AANNH Member Schools/Orgs, $10 AANNH Individual Members
Christian Camargo has performed in many Shakespeare plays around the world, working with directors including Sam Mendes, Mark Rylance and Trevor Nunn. Of him and his wife, Juliet Rylance, Jeffrey Horowitz wrote, "They build from the language. They articulate it in a natural, live way. It's a great gift."
In this workshop Christian will guide participants in exploring the thrill and challenge of learning to "Speak the speech...trippingly on the tongue" -- discussing rhythm, iambic meter and verse.
PUBLIC PROGRAM: AN ACTOR'S STUDIO
6:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 19
This informal conversation offers a chance for community members as well as theater people to meet Christian and learn about the professional's world on stage and screen. Come prepared to ask probing questions about the craft of the player and the challenges of production. How does the actor prepare? Is the professional world really that different from drama school or community performances? Open to the entire community -- theater people and theater lovers of any age.
$5 suggested donation.
ACTOR'S WORKSHOPS: Register for 1, 2 or all 3
All workshops are free to PSU faculty & students.
Fees: $20 for 1 workshop, $35 for 2, $45 for 3
Representatives of AANNH member schools/organizations: $15 for 1 workshop, $25 for 2, $35 for 3
Individual AANNH members; $10 for 1 workshop, $20 for 2, $30 for 3
Students (high-school & non-PSU college students): $10 for 1 workshop, $15 for 2, $20 for 3.
Cost should not be a barrier: partial scholarships available for all who need them -- contact us to arrange.
Not sure about your membership status? Contact us to check.
7:00 - 9 p.m., Monday, September 18
The Actor and the Player
Want a drama class from a world-class professional actor, director, and screenwriter? Be prepared to have fun and learn the dangers of “acting” versus the excitement of play. We will explore, observe, move, connect. Come prepared to grapple with the kinds of engagement that true actors learn both in drama school and in professional companies on the world stage. This two-hour workshop is open to high school students through adults, as well as members of PSU and the general public.
7:30 - 9 p.m., Tuesday, September 19
Actor's Workshop: From Mask to Character
Through the classic three masks that each of us wears, this 90-minute workshop will explore the ways through which an actor can arrive at the truth about a role or character. Participants will have the opportunity to put on and utilize these masks to learn and be guided into an understanding and appreciation of the actor's journey. This workshop is open to all who are serious about their desire to explore acting, whether as amateurs or professionals.
6:30 - 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 20
Too many of us find Shakespeare’s plays intimidating. We’re told that he’s a great playwright, but we personally find his texts dense, strange and boring -- all of that “old English stuff.” In this workshop, participants will be encouraged through play, and through having fun, to engage in the joy of discovery. This session will introduce a players’ Shakespeare where we break down our preconceived notions of the “Great Bard” and grow perhaps a bit more comfortable playing around with "Billy Boy." Open to students (high school and older) and any interested theater folks..