Across Roads Center for the Arts
Tuesdays starting Feb 16 through March 23 for six weeks
6:30-8pm, on Zoom
Feb. 16, Feb 23
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23
Invited online presentation on Mar 26 at 6:30pm.
$125 for the series
Participants must commit to attending every weekly session to maintain continuity of learning for all those involved.
LIMITED ENROLLMENT--Sign up early to reserve your spot!
A waitlist will be formed once the class is filled and applied to cancellations on a first-come-first-served basis.
This Intermediate/Advanced Acting series will build on your previous acting training and/or experience, furthering your ability to handle scripted material authentically and creatively. Over six Zoom sessions, we will explore such aspects of performance as script analysis, actor choices, and character development, mainly through the process of partnered scene work in a safe environment. The series will culminate in a scene showing for an invited online audience. Our sessions will include such exciting activities as:
• scene work—this will be our primary focus, with participants working on a two- or three-person scene from contemporary realistic material. This work will include breaking down scenes into emotional units, exploring subtext, developing minimal (Zoom-workable), meaningful action, and guiding rehearsals to a performance.
• spontaneity and technique activities to free up impulses and creative responses.
• acting feedback—actors will practice their ability to view and discuss other actors’ work so that their perceptions become increasingly informed, articulate and helpful to both their own and others’ acting.
Joanne Greenberg directs plays, leads an improvisation troupe, and teaches theater-related workshops around Vermont. During pandemic times, Joanne directed Two for Zoom and a Chandler Theater reprise of Raggedy And as online productions. Joanne has also taught acting classes through Open Door Theater and at Community College of Vermont. Earlier in her career, Joanne taught English and advanced acting classes at U-32 High School, where she directed more than 50 major productions.