The Bennett Theatre Lab
Master classes in the Stanislavsky System of Acting
Acting Technique: Monday – 6:30 – 9:30 and Saturday – 12:00 – 3:00; - 11/3 – 12/22/14 - (8 weeks). 350.00. (Tuition Includes 2 acting classes and Shakespeare)
The TheatreLab offers: Active Analysis through Physical Actions. The Lab is a safe, intimate and supportive environment for honest exploration and artistic growth. A place for the serious novice and professional alike. (No class 11/28-29 – Thanksgiving Holiday)
All classes include: Meditation, Psychophysical Conditioning Exercises, Voice and Speech, Dramatic improvisation, Scene Study, Active Text Analysis through Physical Actions, Shakespeare and the Classics, Public Performance Scene Nights
Unlocking Shakespeare: Sunday – 5:30 – 8:30. 11/9 – 12/21; - Shakespeare alone – 180.00.
A workshop based on the amazing vocal and physical exercises as practiced by the Royal Shakespeare Company. An intense and fun on-your-feet approach to Shakespeare’s language. Whether you are a complete beginner or advanced classical actor, this unique neurolinguistic approach will have you speaking the exquisite poetry of the Bard naturally and fluently.
Acting for Playwrights: Saturday - 10:00 – 11:50. 11/8 – 12/20; - (3:30 – 5:30) $180.00
A series of six week workshops for playwrights. Improve your writing skills by experiencing the actor’s process first hand. Use your script, or write one, to Explore: Writing through Improvisation, Play Structure, Character, Dynamic Action and Conflict
The Lab is located in the Historic Y, 300 University Blvd. Tucson, AZ
(Entrance on 5th Avenue next to Zuzi Theatre)
Please Call for Interview and Audit: 888-248-3726 -- 520-468-1664
Philip G. Bennett, Artistic Director is internationally recognized as a master teacher of the Stanislavsky System of Acting with 45 years of experience. He holds a BA in Humanities and a graduate Certificate of Mastery from the renowned American Stanislavsky Theatre in New York, where he served as actor, teacher of acting and Assistant Artistic Director to Sonia Moore, émigré actress/director from the Third Studio of the Moscow Art Theatre.
During Mr. Bennett’s forty plus years of professional experience he founded the San Francisco Theatre Academy, with film affiliates in the Bay Area and Hollywood. He is a recipient of the prestigious Hollywood DramaLogue Award for Best Direction and Debut of a New Company. Graduate students appear regularly in film and television, and are accepted in conservatories and repertory companies in the US and the UK. Mr. Bennett’s new textbook, written with co-writer Prof. Stephanie Daventry French, An Actor in Training – Experiencing Stanislavsky for the 21st Century is being published by Routledge Academic Publishers, London and New York for world wide release in February 2015.
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