ACTING WITH INTERNATIONAL ACTING TEACHER
1. Technique Level I - 8 weeks, Sundays 6:00 to 8:00pm - $310 + taxes - Available in English only. (Recommended prerequisite: Basic Training for Actors)
2. Technique Level II - 8 weeks, Sundays 8:00 to 10:00pm - $350 + taxes - Available in English only. (Prerequisite: Technique Level I )
3. Scene study (Level III ) - 4 weeks, 1 night a week - Thursday 6:30 to 10:00PM $275 + taxes - Available in English only (Prerequisite: Technique Level II )
This is an ongoing advanced level class. Pre-apporved registrations only.
In these classes you will be working with a series of progressive acting exercises designed to give students a solid acting foundation.
The exercises incorporate invaluable work from The Drama Centre, and the East 15 Acting School, both renowned acting schools in the UK and the Meisner technique. You will also be working on more on some Uta Hagen’s technique.
Every actor must ultimately create his own technique, and this class will give the actor more specific advanced tools to do that and continue to work truthfully moment to moment with a clear understanding of the essential elements at work during a performance on stage or in film and television.
The students will also explore themselves as a character, the tenet being that you cannot create someone else until you know yourself. This technique allows the actor to work clearly, plunge deeply, and truly enjoy the organic process of acting. If time permits, we might apply the work to texts in the later classes. If not, we invite you to join our weekly scene work classes to keep practicing what you will have learned in this class.
Franceen Brodkin trained at Britain's East 15 Acting School, and has worked internationally as an actor, acting teacher and theatre director
for thirty years. She also trained in the Meisner Technique with Paul Bardier in New York City. She teaches and directs on BA and MA programs at theatre schools in the UK and Canada, including East 15, the Drama Centre London, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, the Oxford School of Drama,the National Theatre School of Canada, and The Canadian Film Centre, among others. She is currently on staff at the London School of Dramatic Art. She was Artistic Director of the Bardkin Theatre Company for many years, writing, directing and producing new work on both sides of the Atlantic.