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Stage West Youth Troupe

$430

with Rob Bosquez

Calendar Sep 14, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

8th-12th grade Theatre Arts

For teens seeking an artistic home to explore creativity onstage, while forging lifelong friendships offstage. Under the leadership of beloved master teaching artist Rob Bosquez, students will collectively create an original production, from visionary start to performance on the professional stage!

This Troupe is open to those with stage experience, total newcomers, and everyone in between. Just bring some collaborative spirit, an eagerness to learn and grow, and your own creative intuition! The director will meet each member's unique background and talents with personally catered exercises, responsibilities and support.

No class October 12 and November 23.

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Foundations of Acting: The Lively Art of Serious Play

$390

with Douglas Davidson

Calendar Sep 14, 2022 at 7 pm, runs for 12 weeks

What is the nature of the Actor’s Reality in performance? How does it differ from everyday life? How does the actor achieve a level of performance that is vividly expressive, emotionally resonant, truthful, and, yet, powerfully theatrical?

Drawing from a variety of modern techniques—Meisner, Practical Aesthetics, Michael Chekhov, Active Analysis, and others—this playful and energetic class will explore a variety of skills and techniques through the use of games and exercises, improvisation, body and voice work, and scene and monologue study. The emphasis will be on learning to create a character for the stage or the camera. Students will learn “real world” acting skills in a supportive learning environment. Acting can only be learned by doing and everyone will be actively in play in every class. This course is designed to provide the basis for a lifetime of continued learning and growth in the fascinating craft of acting.

ALL STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM IN AN ACTING SHOWCASE.

“The basis for any true art is our ability to live consciously or unconsciously in the World of Imagination.” – Michael Chekhov

“The foundation of acting is the reality of doing.” — Sanford Meisner

“The virtuosity and pleasure of play are the most important dimensions of acting.” – Jacques Lecoq

No class October 11 or November 22.

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