Intro to Acting This class is for all newcomers to acting, and for those of you who are returning after a hiatus and just want to get your feet wet again, play, and explore.
My intro to acting class combines theatre games, exercises, and short scene study to explore characters and learn core acting principles with an emphasis on having a great time along the way.
The final class will culminate in an invited performance for any friends and family you wish to share your experience with.
This class can be a prerequisite for my Intermediate class, which is scheduled to begin early 2023.
Dates and Hours Saturdays, 10-22 to 12-3 (No Class on 11-26) 11AM-2PM
Cost $350 (6 week class)
To register Contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org Covid Protocol Everyone is required to show proof of Vaccination and boosters (including new boosters as they become available).
Tim is a working actor/director living in Los Angeles. He directed the indy film Here Awhile, starring Anna Camp, Joe Lo Truglio, and Steven Strait. The film won Best Narrative Feature at the 2020 Omaha Film Festival, and Tim was awarded Best New Director from The Portland Film Festival. Tim has recurring roles in the HBO series Big Little Lies and Netlifx’s American Vandal. He’s also guest starred in many television shows including Scandal, Workaholics, CSI Cyber, Agent Carter, NCIS: Los Angeles, Modern Family, and Grimm. As an instructor, Tim has taught acting at Cornell University and Willamette University and over 20 years of private workshops and classes up and down the West Coast.
Acting Class - Authentic Connection – Meisner Focus
Open to all levels. Each class students are guided through a physical awareness warm-up, group check in, and foundational acting exercises developed by Sanford Meisner. The tools of the technique build connection by placing focused attention on your partner and allowing for moment-to-moment authentic response.
o Experience moment to moment authentic connection in pairs. o Develop verbal spontaneity and point of view. o Expand your character range and vocabulary. o Learn advanced techniques for a variety of acting styles.
This class has been ongoing for ten years and is available to new and continuing students. Experienced students explore advanced exercises and progress to working with imaginary circumstances, character, relationship, activities, action, and text. I am honored to offer this short series at Twilight Theatre. Please feel free to contact me with questions. ~ Chris
Dates and Hours Saturdays – December 10th & 17th 11am-2pm
Director Intensive Workshop By popular demand! Whether you are an experienced or novice director, award winning Actor & Director, Dorinda Toner, wants to help you get the most out of your directorial experience. Learn how to glean the most from your script, your cast, and your overall production. Script analysis, processes & project management, casting, blocking, problem solving in the room, building space for discovery, exercises to induce growth, boundaries and expectations, personal style, co-creation and more will all be discussed. Directors will not only learn theory they will have an opportunity to workshop ideas and interact with actors and learn from other directors in the room.
Dates and Hours Wednesday– April 5, 19, 26; May 3, 10 (no class on April 12) 7pm-9:30pm Cost: $190
Dorinda Toner has been the Producing Artistic Director of Twilight Theater Company in Portland, OR since May 2016. She has performed on stages across North America for over 37 years. An award winning director, she studied Theater/Directing at University in her home country of Canada, where she is also a multi album recording artist. Dorinda is a past Vice President and current Executive Committee member of PATA (Portland Area Theatre Alliance). She is the facilitator of the West Coast Community Theatre Management Conference, a contributor to AACT's Spotlight Magazine and most recently has been elected to the national board of directors for The American Association of Community Theatre.
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