This fun, supportive, mixed-level acting class has been ongoing and growing for 12 years. Each class series, participants are guided through a variety of warm-ups, ensemble acting games, discussions, and specific exercises for actors developed by Sanford Meisner. The Meisner technique first builds connection through attentive observations, repetition, listening, and allowing for moment-to-moment authentic responses. Perhaps you are thinking about class because you want to….
· Get physical with acting games and playful interactions. · Gain confidence on stage and in front of groups. · Develop vocal freedom and spontaneity in a state of flow. · Realize the range of authenticity in yourself and in others. · Explore an embodied mindfulness approach to acting. · Practice opening the heart and shifting perception. · Build trust and establish permission to explore conflict in good faith. · Expand a character’s range, vocabulary, and point of view. · Endow and deepen your imagination with specific meaningful imagery. · Learn advanced techniques and tips for a variety of acting situations & styles.
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Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, 2023; 10am – 1pm $180 (4 class series)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: ***Registration*** Class Location: Twilight Theater Company 7515 N. Brandon Ave. Portland, OR 97217
Thanks to a generous sponsor we are now offering BIPOC artists a special discounted rate of 60% off on our SCENE STUDY WORKSHOP! Space is very limited. Please send an email of inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Working collaboratively with scene partners in front of the instructor and a group of peers, Scene Study is a great way for actors to continually hone their craft without the timeline and pressure of a performance. The goal is to keep active & receive specific, constructive feedback to help each actor expand their tool box and gain deeper insights into their journey and process as an actor. This Scene Study class is intended for actors who have already had some training and/or stage experience and is not intended for beginning actors. -------- About the instructor:
Dorinda Toner has been performing on stages across North America for over 37 years. She studied Theater/Directing at University in her native country where she is also a Multi-album Canadian Recording Artist. Dorinda is a Past Vice-President of PATA (Portland Area Theatre Alliance). She is a proud Board Member at Large for the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT). She is delighted to have contributed as a guest columnist for AACT’s national ‘Spotlight’ magazine. Dorinda is an award winning actress and prolific director, she has won several awards for her work, including Portland Broadway World’s Best Director and Best Play in 2021 for ‘A Feminine Ending’ and the Willamette Weeks Best Play of 2019 for ‘How I Learned to Drive’. Dorinda has completed her Level 2 Intimacy Direction with IDC (Intimacy Directors & Coordinators) and is a Certified DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging) Specialist. Dorinda believes strongly that community theatre changes lives. She has been the Producing Artistic Director of Twilight Theater Company in Portland, Oregon since May, 2016.
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