Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Master Class in Ensemble Acting at The Rogue Theatre


From: Director [mailto:director@theroguetheatre.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 3:58 PM
Subject: Master Class in Ensemble Acting at The Rogue Theatre




Saturday October 19th

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  


For the first time, The Rogue is offering a series of master acting classes. The classes will be facilitated by Rogue resident actor and training coordinator, Matt Bowdren, with members from The Rogue Theatre's Resident Acting Company as guests and participants.



The classes will focus on the same training that the Rogue actors engage in on a weekly basis, training the actor to work in a larger ensemble, to engage the imagination to fuel acting choices, and to unlock potential for creating character. 


The first class in the series on October 19th will be a three-hour session that introduces the basic physical viewpoints of time and space. The group will work together to explore tempo, duration, kinesthetic response, repetition, and architecture. The focus will be on finding repetitive and habitual physical and emotional choices and giving the actor the tools to make choices from those habitual states. 


Through these viewpoints, the group will be encouraged to view the actor as a symbol and learn to inventory their choice-making to create the clearest and most interesting symbol for the audience. 


Matt Bowdren holds an M.F.A. in Performance from the University of Georgia and a B.F.A. from the University of Arizona. He teaches as an Adjunct Instructor in Acting at both the University of Arizona and Pima Community College. Matt is the training coordinator for and member of The Rogue Theatre's Resident Acting Company. At The Rogue, Matt most recently appeared in Mistake of the Goddess, after the quake, Richard III, Metamorphosis, Mother Courage, The Night Heron, and Journey to the West.  Other Arizona credits include The Pillowman (The Now Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Southwest Shakespeare), and Titus Andronicus (Arizona Repertory Theatre).  In Georgia, Matt has been seen in The Shape of Things, Betrayal, Endgame, and The Comedy of Errors. In New York City, Matt performed in Somewhere in Between with Collaborative Stages and Midsummer Night's Dream with the Hudson Shakespeare Company.


All levels of acting skill and experience 

(actors 16 years old and older) are invited.


Cost: $35 per session


Please reserve your space in this limited enrollment class by contacting director@TheRogueTheatre.org.



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