|the claque| is offering 4 classes this fall:

headshot profileMOVEMENT with Sarita Lou – GET FREE – Movement for Actors Creative Movement Workshop

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in the body as a vehicle of expression.  Using yoga, dance techniques, and movement exploration this Movement for Actors workshop is geared towards everyone!  Come explore your creativity and learn new ways of moving as an individual, as a partner and as an ensemble. Techniques explored are: Yoga, Modern Dance, Image Work, Impulse and Structure, Physicalizing Text, Contact Improvisation

Martyna headshotPLAYWRITING with Martyna MajokCreating Your Own Show (or Making Work for Yourself)

This class is designed to guide both actors and playwrights in the creation of a show.  For the actor who wants to make work for herself, whether as solo performance (such as the work of Danny Hoch, John Leguizamo, or “Krapp’s Last Tape”) or a full length with a role in it for herself (such as “Small Engine Repair”), this class will help you build a show around a character based on your strengths as an actor. And for the playwright, create a play for a specific actor in mind (whether you know them personally – like David Mamet and William H. Macy, Kenneth Lonergan and Mark Ruffalo, and Tracy Letts and the Steppenwolf ensemble – or not). Successful theater is successful alchemy – the right play meets the right actor or director. And to create meaty roles for actors is often to create complex characters and theatrically rich scenarios. Whether you have a full-length script, an idea or simply the desire, the class will ask you to build a strong narrative and theatricality around a very full character (or characters) from the ground up.

Mark Teaching copyACTING with Mark Olsen – Natural Acting Technique

The aim is to live fully and vividly within the imaginary circumstance of the relational and emotional conditions of a written work.  Using the natural impulse, energy, and imagination of each individual student, Mark guides and provides acting experiences that will greatly reduce fear, link the actor to the text and build confidence in the individual actor’s ability to make effective, uniquely expressed choices.

487228_10150965570073177_91467570_nWEBSERIES with Thom Woodley –  Advanced Narrative Webseries

These days anyone can pick up a camera (or phone), download some editing software, and become the next YouTube sensation practically overnight. But is there more to the medium than just music videos, teenager vlogs and dogs on skateboards? This class will explore how to make a high quality narrative webseries online, from concept through production, posting and audience building. We will be taking students who have previously made some work online and are now looking to take their game to the next level in a lab environment with a rigorous production schedule, industry speakers, and an end-of-semester public screening.