Friday, February 19, 2010

Tucson: Mark Travis Actor Boot Camp Phoenix Arizona March 5,6,7 2010 - TTA Discount

From: Judith Eisenberg []
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 10:31 PM
Subject: Mark Travis Actor Boot Camp Phoenix Arizona March 5,6,7 2010

TTA List Members: The same discount offered for IFP Phoenix applies to for the Tucson Stage list serve.



The Actor’s Bootcamp, formerly titled The Workshop from Hell, is a total immersion into the craft of acting, and provides actors with training that prepares them for script analysis and character development along with a variety of techniques that can bring the actor closer to the physical and emotional truth of the character. Skilled actors will learn how to make weak material work, how to direct themselves and even how to direct others (their scene partners) in an appropriate and non-threatening manner.

The Actor’s Boot Camp covers:

  • Script analysis (from a director’s point of view)
  • Character design and definition (from limited material)
  • Creating objectives and obstacles that enhance the scene
  • Staging and self-staging in order to stimulate your character and others
  • Communication skills with directors and actors that are non-threatening
  • Audition techniques that generate immediate results
  • The Actor/Character Split
  • The Actor/Character Meld
  • The collaborative process between directors, actors and the script

As a director, Mark’s critically acclaimed theatre productions have garnered over 30 awards. He has served as Creative Consultant on multiple award-winning feature films an d television shows, including Men of Honor, The Day Reagan was Shot, The Stoning of Saroya M, NYPD Blue, Melrose Place, Ally Macbeal, The Practice, and Picket Fences. He is the author of the #1 best-selling book, The Director’s Journey: The Creative Collaboration Between Director’s, Writer’s, and Actors. And his second book, Directing Feature Films, is currently used as required text in film schools worldwide.

Both actors and directors are encouraged to observe as well! Observers will be able to watch the entire process and participate in the discussions, Q & A, etc. This is a very valuable experience.

Cost: $300 for participating actors ($275 for IFP/PHX members), $100 for actors and directors who would like to observe for the full weekend, and $50 to observe for one day.

Workshop will take place on Friday, March 5 from 6-9, Saturday March 6 from 9-6 and Sunday March 7 from 9-6 at the Clarendon Hotel in Central Phoenix.

If interested in attending, please send an email to, with MARK TRAVIS written in the subject line.

For more information, please go to


To reserve a spot please send deposit of $50.00 to $100.00 to:


Archer Productions, LLC

P.O. Box 44468

Phoenix, AZ 85064

 Make out check to Archer Productions

 Please let us know if you will be a

PARTICIPANT, an OBSERVING ACTOR, OR an OBSERVING DIRECTOR. If only observing for one or two days, Please list that as well!


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