To pull out Klytaimestra’s gut-fueled desire for justice/revenge, the Greek and Tribal Acting techniques I used with Nisarah were based on actively connecting her body sections and even her organs to her voice of power.
Tea Algeric, as director, and I, as movement coach in the production of AGAMEMNON by AESCHYLUS, translation by Ann Carlson. Costumes by Becky Bodurtha. Photo by Gerry Goodstein. Klytaimestra: Nisarah Lewis
Tea Algeric, as director, and I, as movement coach in the production of AGAMEMNON by AESCHYLUS, translation by Ann Carlson. Costumes by Becky Bodurtha. Photo by Gerry Goodstein. Kassandra: Moira McAuliffe
Kassandra was on stage for much of the play without a word to say to establish her presence. Using techniques I’ve adapted from ancient sources, I coached her to listen with her entire body using breath and unique images as a way to communicate with the audience.
As our class together ends, many of you are wondering,
“Creating Theater and Acting was amazing to me. What can I do now?” read more
Playwrights, Actors, Directors, Designers -Final Presentations
International Group Inspired to
* Direct, design and act in not one, but two scenes. Chosen from the pile of scripts they also wrote in the workshop
* Express their own stories
* Discuss 6 New York Theater productions as models
* Solve problems in moving from a thought to a theatrical living moment
* Know 23 other people in ways deeper than
“that guy who sits across from me in class.”
Fordham Playwrights in #ReWriteWeekend
At the end of a four-day cyber-writing and revision event, 23 new scenes and their writers gather to read what’s landed on their pages. Over the next 6 weeks scenes are cast, directed and performed. Feed-backs, talk-backs, throw-backs ensue. Fordham University. Party to come.
These are the faces of the Acting Class at Fordham University Spring 2014. Working on a variety of choices found in powerful scenes from “Lydia” by Octavio Solis, and 410[GONE] by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig.
more photos to come: from Public Art Piece – Animal Within Us, first exploratory workshop with my Acting Class at Fordham University, Spring 2013. Photos by H. Money.
Movement for Actors I – the class I teach at Fordham University-Lincoln Center – begins in September.