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November 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 14, 2022
Sarah Reny is the Founder & Artistic Director of Catskill Mountain Shakespeare,
a local nonprofit committed to bringing world class, professional theater to the region. She received a Master’s in Classical Acting from the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and then moved to NYC where she has been working in the theater ever since.
Her work focuses on reimagining classics through a modern lens and utilizing the physical environment of the theatrical space: be it outdoors, under a tent, or in a traditional brick and mortar theater. She prides herself on her imagination, standard of excellence and love of community. She has a home in West Kill, NY.
Introduction to Shakespearean Acting (16+)
November 16, from 5:30pm-8:30pm and run for 4 weeks, culminating on December 14th (there will be no class the week of Thanksgiving). Workshop fee: $400 per participant
An acting class that will introduce students to the unique way to approach Shakespearean text and use it to develop character. No previous acting experience necessary. Can be open to younger students by exception, but generally this is a class best suited for teens 16+ and adults.
This isn’t your high school English class Shakespeare- this is the Shakespeare of high drama, clownish comedy and some of the worlds favorite stories. This is a supportive environment where questions are encouraged, and being playful is necessary!
We will go through scenes and monologues as a group, learning how to use meter, sentence structure and word choice to our advantage as performers. Learn how to analyze text in a way that is understandable and performable! Additionally, we will work on basic acting skills, learning how to use our voices and bodies to the best of their potential! Students will learn how to take the language of Shakespeare and make it feel contemporary, honest and entertaining. Students will also work on one monologue throughout the class, using what we have learned and applying it to their individual speech, culminating in a class performance in our final lesson.
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