For Levels I & II - click here for AC Level descriptions
FREE for AC Members/$10 for Non-Members
Participants will prepare a short exercise using a strong action to bring into class (instructions will be provided in advanced). Then the instructor will guide students through a variety of exercises, games, and neutral scenes to help students select and practice actions that will make their interactions with scene partners come to life. Instructor will give feedback about when these actions are clear and specific.
This workshop helps students select actions that serve the story, execute them authentically, and track the resulting impact on their acting partners, leading to acting that is more specific and alive.
Good acting requires bold, truthful action in order to achieve our objectives. Using a variety of exercises, games, and neutral scenes, actors will explore actions that are strong, embodied, and effective, resulting in performances that are both specific and alive.
Carolyn McCandlish, a new arrival to DC, has taught the Meisner acting technique at the Terry Knickerbocker Studio, Acting Studio Chicago, the Greenbrier Valley Theatre, and NYU Tisch’s Experimental Theatre Wing. Carolyn trained as an actor in a 2-year Meisner program with Terry Knickerbocker at the William Esper Studio. She has also studied with Maggie Flanigan, Fay Simpson, Richard Armstrong, Elena McGhee, Alisa Endsley, Ted Morin, and Jeff Wirth. Her theatre credits include The Spoon River Project (Green-Wood Cemetery), Crimes of the Heart (Fable Farm Theatre), Stomp and Shout (Babel Theatre Project), and Donnie Darko (American Repertory Theater). Carolyn was a founding member of art.party.theater.company, which specialized in designing creative performance installations and reinvigorating classical texts through site-specific, physical theater, and she co-founded the interactive, dramatic improv ensemble Playing With Reality, with which she performed and taught in Amsterdam and across New York City. Carolyn co-wrote, co-produced, assistant directed and acted in Whispers in the Dark, an interactive 24-hour film project for the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center. Carolyn received a B.A. from Harvard and a Master's in Social Work from NYU with a focus on therapeutic drama techniques.
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