SATURDAYS, 1pm – 3pm EST, NYC
JANUARY 7, 14, 21 and 28th 2023
FEBRUARY 4 and 11th 2023
The Acting Technique class spans 6 weeks, at 2 hours a week and the classes are held in a studio in the heart of the theater district in NYC. The class is held in small groups. The teacher is working individual with each participant.
The course consists of four training stages:
Stage one is a theoretical and practical introduction of the elements of psychophysical performance techniques. Training is conducted simultaneously with all the students in the course and engages a range of interesting practical exercises. Teamwork is of essential importance in understanding the art of acting, e.g. partnership in terms of reciprocity among members and the responsibility of every member for the rest of the group.
Stage two includes individual exercises. Each participant performs before the group his/her own authorship etude elaborated on the theories and practices accomplished in Stage One. Students, together with their instructor, discuss the authorship etudes they have performed. This procedure of discussion facilitates students in the use of the specific terminology of acting and gives depth to their knowledge.
Stage three focuses on partnership collaboration. Students work in pairs and write in co-authorship their own scenes and etudes. After the public performances, students analyze and discuss their work.
Stage four envisages for each student to prepare a dramaturgical scene based on a story. The objective is that a fictional narrative be transformed into a theatrical scene applying the specific knowledge and instruments of the acting techniques.
After each stage, participants will be given assignments to prepare for the next session.
The course ends with stage performances of the scenes in front of an audience and working on the Chekhov’s vaudeville The bear.
The Acting Technique class covers theory and practical skills for mastering stage acting, objective, concentration of attention, breathing and muscle relaxation, emotional and sense memory, perception and observation, imagination, the “Magic If”, interaction with a partner (verbal and non-verbal), given circumstances.
The elements of the acting technique are acquired through various role-playing tasks and practices, at first in groups, then progressing to individual work. Students will create and perform an original study with a partner as well as a dramatic scene.
Students receive certificates for their training participation in the course.
Students also receive pictures from the training process.
All registered participants will receive a confirmation email with instructions on the location where the class will be held.
The class is open to all.
Do you want to receive the great opportunity to enroll in one of our future classes for FREE? Simply invite your friends to enroll in the same class with you and let us know when they both enrolled. Once their enrollment is confirmed, we will contact you with more information about the free course.
Eva Volitzer Actor’s Studio has a strict ‘No Refund Policy’.
Upon consideration, a credit may be issued at the discretion of Eva Volitzer Actor’s Studio for use in selected courses.