Here are our 2016 Workshops are:
Instructor: Kevin Mullaney
In this workshop, we will explore adding a little chaos into your scenes on purpose. Change the subject, state your opinion emphatically before you know what it is, make up a long story in the middle of a scene, over react to mundane things, exit or enter a scene without a reason. If these things sound like a bad idea, this workshop is for you. Real life situations are messy and unpredictable, so maybe, just maybe, your scenes should be as well.
The Supporting Role
Instructor: Celeste Pechous
Support Roles are often undermined in their concrete ability to heighten and enhance a scene to it’s full potential. This workshop will allow you to look at the scene from a whole new angle via different avenues of supporting what is already there by adding to the scene via entrances, exits, walk-ons, background and atmosphere. Find purpose, timing and voice in your supporting roles.
Instructor: Maribeth Monroe
Higher Forms of Agreement
Instructor: Bill Binder
Saying “Yes and” is more than agreement to the facts of the scene. True support relies on saying yes to every level of the scene. Making the leap to great shows requires going beyond simple listening skills and learning to be aware of all the spoken and unspoken gifts all around you. This workshop teaches ways to listen beyond the spoken word, to truly support your partner and the scene even if it means uttering the forbidden word “no”.
Using The Whole Buffalo
Instructor: Eric Hunicutt
In long form, the source material holds the key to inspiration. Whether it is monologue, Group Opening, or using a scene as the source, identifying the DNA for scenic ideas is a skill. This workshop explores multiple styles of “source” or openings and how to mine these sources for ideas, inspirations, themes, and raw material to later explore in scenes, group work, and the structure itself. By identifying where ideas can come from, we can open ourselves to inspiration rather than invention.