Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
Don't forget your NOSES for the 2nd Clown Workshop this THURSDAY 12/14!
The Viewpoints is a technique of improvisation that grew out of the post-modern dance world. It was first articulated by choreographer Mary Overlie who broke down the two dominant issues performers deal with - time and space - into six categories. She called her approach, the Six Viewpoints. Since that time, Artistic Director Anne Bogart and SITI Company have expanded her notions and adapted them for actors. The Viewpoints allows a group of actors to function together spontaneously and intuitively and to generate bold, theatrical work quickly. It develops flexibility, articulation, and strength in movement and makes ensemble playing really possible.
Mon. 2:30-3:50 Read-thru of play -- FULL COMPANY AND CREW
Tues. 2:30-3:50 Table-work Eurydice, Father, 3 Stones, Nasty Man
Wed. 12:30-3:00 Table-work Eurydice, Orpheus, Father
Thurs. 2:30-3:50 Table-work Eurydice, Orpheus, Father, 3 Stones, Lord of the Underworld
I respectfully disagree. First of all, we are talking about getting an education while learning your craft. College is one of the most opportune places to do both. Second, not all conservatories are created equally. Carnegie Mellon, Cincinnati Conservatory, Texas State, DePaul, Pace University, Boston Conservatory, the American Conservatory Theater, Juilliard are all considered conservatories or conservatory-style programs in that their training is rigorous and intense with little or no coursework in general education and electives. However, each of these offers direct relationships with industry professionals. I was a casting director for film and television for 15 years, and I had relationships with and respect for these institutions.
Many of these programs offer substantial scholarships, and even full rides to those who qualify. A majority of the students I coach do get substantial financial aid. The enormous price tag you speak of might actually be the same cost as any typical four-year liberal arts degree. Texas State’s tuition for its musical theater B.F.A. students is $3,700 per semester! And that applies even for out-of-state students.
As far as preparing students for a profession, there are certainly no guarantees, and the families and students I coach understand the liabilities inherent in such a tenuous occupation. But the schools do make every effort to develop intelligent artists as well as introduce them into the professional world.
So I will sum it up this way:
1. Getting a college degree is valuable.
2. Learning your craft is essential.
3. A performing arts undergraduate degree is worthwhile no matter what career one ultimately decides upon.
Dates may change – so it’s a good idea to always confirm events
BTW- it’s YOUR job to know the schedule & be on time.
FALL SHOW – EURYDICE by Sarah Ruhl
9/14 & 9/15 Auditions for EURYDICE
9/20-11/18 Rehearsals for EURYDICE – Mon-Thurs (some Fridays)
11/19 & 11/20 EURYDICE production dates
WINTER SHOW – Short Play Festival of new works:
SIX IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEFORE BREAKFAST
10/1 Playwright sign-up and workshop
10/ 15 & 11/5 Playwright workshops – interested playwrights MUST attend
11/30 Playwright & Director Meeting
12/7 Production and Development meeting
12/13 & 14 Auditions
12/15 BIG MEETING & Read-thrus – EVERYONE ATTENDS
1/10-2/9 Rehearsals Mon-Fri
2/10 & 2/11 Performance
SPRING SHOW – SCAPIN adapted from Molière
By Bill Irwin, Mark O'Donnell, Molière
Dec. 2, 9, 16 Clowning workshops
1/24 & 1/25 Auditions for SCAPIN
2/14-5/11 Rehearsals for SCAPIN– Mon-Fri (including Spring Break)
5/12 & 5/13 SCAPIN performances
Tips for auditions: prepare a short monolog to perform – preferably memorized. We will also read scenes from the play. Come dressed in comfortable clothing and shoes that will allow unrestricted movement.