AC Presents: SHAKESPEARE BOOT CAMP with Ian Armstrong
WHAT IS THIS CLASS:
A two session intensive focused on demystifying the Shakespeare audition situation
Thursdays June 20 & 27 from 6:30 PM - 9:30 pm
Actors' Center 1810 16th St NW, 2nd floor, in the church on the corner of 16th & S St NW
MAX OF STUDENTS: 8
Fee is $75 for AC members; $90 for non AC members
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WHAT LEVEL IS THIS FOR:
Must have basic training/show experience.
HOW IS THE CLASS STRUCTURED:
Artists should arrive with one memorized Shakespeare piece. Please bring 2 printed copies of your monolouge. The first session will include a lecture presentation of materials and various exercises in technique. Actors will have homework connected to their piece. The second session will fully explore and evaluate your work. Actors will also receive emailed feed-back on all their materials after class (including reviewing your headshot/resume!).
Artists, please arrive vocally and physically warmed up for each intensive. Please wear clothing that allows for movement and feel free to wear/bring the shoes you'd wear to a classical audition. Bring a pencil, notebook, water/a drink and a snack (if you desire).
Ian Armstrong has performed at Arena Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre, Studio Theatre, The Kennedy Center, The Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Rorschach Theatre, Taffety Punk Theatre, Washington Shakespeare Company, SCENA and was a member of Source Theatre's Resident Acting Company. He has been a faculty member of The Duke Ellington School for the Arts, The Kennedy Center Theater for Young People, and was Performing Arts Chair at McLean H.S. He has also worked outside the Washington Area directing productions for La MaMa in NYC, CollaborAction in Chicago, and was Artistic Director for Laughing Dog Productions in Los Angeles where he was a member of Theater LA, an Ovation Voter, directed the Media Access Awards, served as Literary Associate for The Mark Taper Forum and worked with Ethel Winant and John Frankenheimer for TNT Films on shows winning 9 Emmy Awards during his tenure. Ian is a proud DC native and holds degrees from The Corcoran School of Art (BFA), The American University (BS) and The Catholic University of America (MFA).
What AC mebers said about Ian's last workshop:
He is down to earth, and not preachy or full of ego. He enjoyed sharing his love of the craft.
He came fully prepared, ready and happy to work hard with us. His suggestions/coachings were clear and short, so easier to understand and try to incorporate.