October 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – November 13, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Coconino Center for the Arts

Join Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival’s Dawn Tucker for a six-week acting intensive.  This course is appropriate for everyone, from beginning actors looking for a springboard for their career to skilled practitioners honing their craft (and everyone in-between). Those seeking to enrich their life through artistic exploration will find the class helpful in everyday matters, from speech giving to mediation to self-awareness. Acting empowers us to understand not just what we hope to convey, but what others perceive and, thereby, how to increase the effectiveness of our communication tactics.

Get to know or become more familiar with the Stanislavsky’s approach to training actors and learn to be a dynamic scene partner (and amazing conversationalist!).  

Stanislayvksi’s pragmatic yet imaginative approach acting is the most famous in the world. Practiced by actors of both screen and stage, this simple and direct approach to creating a dynamic and engaging character is useful on and off stage.

This class is suitable for all levels of skills and experience as the curriculum can be modified for each individual student and all instruction is direct.

Students will use scenes from contemporary and classical theatre to apply Stanislavsky’s time-tested methods for becoming a better actor, a more active listener, and a more persuasive speaker.

Dawn has a Master’s Degree in Shakespeare in Performance from the American Shakespeare Center in partnership with Mary Baldwin College and a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Wisconsin. She worked for five years as an actor and the Director of Education for Southwest Shakespeare Company in Mesa, Arizona. In 2015, she founded the Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival with Jesse Kamps, Southwest Shakespeare Company, and Christine Schmidle, Shakespeare’s Globe. Dawn is a Flagstaff native. As an educator, Dawn has been fortunate to work with both high schoolers and adults within the education system at Veritas Preparatory Academy, Mesa Community College, and Coconino Community college as well as outside the education system through workshops and directing. Dawn directed FlagShakes’ Merry Wives of Windsor for which she is a Viola’s finalist in 2018. Dawn was also a Viola’s finalist in the category of Community Impact.

Every Tuesday 6-9 pm, October 9- November 13 with a showcase on Friday, November 16

Pricing: $150.00 (Early Bird – by October 1)  | $175.00 (Regular)

If you have questions about this session, contact Elizabeth Vogler at (928) 779-2300 x109.

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