ClassesPosted on June 6, 2010
THEATRE CLASSES at ANDREWS LIVING ARTS STUDIO located at 23 NW 5th St. (corner Andrews Ave) has moved its 30 year operation, from the New York metropolitan area, to South Florida. The studio includes a small black box theatre space, dressing room, box office and atrium refreshment area.
CLASSES will be offered for Adults, Teens, Children in our new studio opening Sept 25 to serve the needs of the many talented artists who wish to pursue training in the performing arts.
FALL CLASSES NOW FORMING:
6 Week Sessions: Beginning Sept. 25
ACTOR’S STUDIO: teen classes designed for the aspiring actor, introducing them to various “methods;” ALA will help you find the right college program or professional school nationwide, then guide you in choice of audition material, character and blocking as well as the right questions “you” should ask at your interview. Build self-confidence with a coach who has sat on the adjudicating side of the table. (Tues. 4:30-6:30).
ACTOR’S LAB: Adult beginners designed to give an introduction to the basic foundation skills of acting. This includes understanding the actor’s instrument, some of which is made up of: relaxation, voice, body, emotions, imagination, improvisation, and analyzing text. In a fun and safe environment, a variety of hands-on exercises will concentrate on these topics. The emphasis will be on freeing the actor by allowing him/her, to experience getting out of one’s head. The basics of working on text will be explored, culminating in an informal showcase to the public of the student’s work. The specific material to be performed may consist of original material, monologues or short scenes gleaned from established plays. (Sun. 11-12:30 and 12:30-2). ADVANCED CLASSES ALSO AVAILABLE.
PANTOMIME & MIME MOVEMENT: teens and adults explore the basic skills of this classic art form for fun and performance: gesture and expression, character development, costume and make-up design for solo and ensemble. (Sat. 12-2, 12 yrs. and up).
MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE: for the serious performer –study the “story telling” technique in singing the lyrics, the actor’s “role” as a performer, & the function of music in theatre. Students be introduced to and develop an appreciation for the evolving new musical theatre styles. This ensemble driven workshop will focus on individual discovery of the honest meaning of the material and methods to communicate that meaning in a musical or operatic performance. (Sun. 11 to 1 PM).
DIRECTING and STAGE MANAGEMENT: taught by professionals in the field, students 21+ will understand the art and the practical responsibilities of directing or stage managing a play. Students may be working on a show already or choose a play from any genre as their project. The “art and the business” combine in these two important leadership roles. (Tues. 6-7:30 PM).
PLAYWRITING: young adults and adults will develop characterization and plot structure through improvisation and collaborative effort.
CREATIVE DRAMA: children begin the journey to a fulfilling experience in the performing arts; objectives of honing life skills and sensitivity to others shape each class while the children use their imagination and discover their “talents.”
Call for additional course offerings, curriculum overview and fees: 954-530-1879
“I am fortunate to have Robert D.Nation as my Mime instructor. In only a few classes, Mr. Nation has opened up a whole new world for me by sharing his knowledge and love of acting and Mime. He was enthusiastic and supportive of my first attempts at this craft and he continues to be. He truly appreciates and expects commitment to practice and a genuine interest in performing and learning from me as a student.
I am impressed with his reputation as one of the finest high school theatre teachers. I just wish I had started acting Mime when I was in school but thanks to Mr. Nation’s continued involvement in the arts, as an adult, I can still benefit from his wealth of experience, knowledge and talent. He has made me feel it’s never too late to start your own journey into the performing arts! ”
Fort Lauderdale, FL