Monday, April 18, 2016

APCOT THEATER: New Summer Acting Workshop


From: Sheldon Metz []
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2016 3:46 PM
Subject: PR Release on New Summer Acting Workshop


APCOT THEATRE is announcing a new class for 16 year-olds up to 25. FUNDAMENTALS of BEGINNING ACTING:  A SUMMER ACTING WORKSHOP, ACTING 101


If you has a secret ambition to be an actor? If you just want to feel more confident or look better on stage or your career? Before the stardom… learn the basics. 

Movement -Voice -Character development -Relating to others.- Confidence. 


Students will learn, practice and perform acting skills with the 


for 16 year olds and up to 25.  Directed by Award-winning Director, Sheldon Metz, this class is limited to 12 people, giving the student more individual attention  

We will have interviews, but NO auditions are required! 


Classes will be held at the new APCOT THEATER at  8892 E. Tanque Verde Road at Bear Canyon. 


The course runs on SATURDAY MORNINGS and runs 6 WEEKS, from June 18 thru July 23 at a low cost of only    $120.  Space is limited. Book your's now.  Email - or - or call Sheldon Metz - 520-838-0011 ext. 2.                        




Course Description: Acting 101 is a participatory course designed to teach the basic skills, concepts, and methods of modern realistic acting technique. Beyond that, however, the class will provide students the opportunity to strengthen those powers of concentration, focus, analysis, imagination, creativity and empathy that are critical to every art form. 

(Suggested Texts (not required for class): Acting is Believing - McGaw/Clark; A Practical Handbook for the Actor - Melissa Bruder; Sandy Meisner on Acting- Sandy Meisner) 


 Specific Goals:

  • Learn the basics of movement, upstaging, walking hand use. 
  • Learn theatre vocabulary.
  • Develop knowledge of the stage components. 
  • Develop ease on stage. 
  • Learn to listen, relate and improvise.
  • Expand physical and vocal range, projection, flexibility, creativity, and stam .
  • Learn the ability to express emotionDevelop confidence, spontaneity, sensitivity, and imagination through improvisational exercises.
  • Develop techniques for learning lines.
  • Develop dynamic energy flow through relaxation and concentration.
  • Develop analytical skills through peer critiques and self-analyses.
  • Explore realistic acting through scene-work and monologues. Learn to make clear, well-informed, interesting and compelling choices in the work. Understand what you are saying. 
  • Reacting. 
  • Develop self-confidence, trust, and sensitivity to self and others through an interactive and cooperative work process.
  • Develop audition monologues


Theatre teaches discipline. Theatre means being there. Be aware, this is a full six-week session. You cannot learn this material by merely reading a book. Attendance is critical -- as with any rehearsal or performance. Theatre is discipline. 


Plan so you will be on time, dressed in comfortable clothes and low-heeled shoes that allow you to move, sit on the floor, bend, or do anything the exercises require. You will be expected to participate fully and enthusiastically in class exercises and to rehearse and memorize performance projects outside of class time. 


If you are assigned a scene partner, it is not fair to leave them hanging. 


Sheldon Metz

Director and "Go To Guy"

Co-Founder/Artistic Director Tucson Alliance of Dramatic Artists 

Co-Founder/ Secretary -Alliance Performance Center of Tucson 

Teacher/Facilitator- UA/OLLI

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