Acting for Improvisers with Cynthia Lair
May 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Bring your improvised scenes to life and experience what it means to fully inhabit the characters you create. Learn to embrace in the imaginary circumstances we improvise. Strong acting skills will help you transform your scene work from the mechanics to authentically lived in spontaneous theater.
Utilizing Uta Hagen’s exercises and methods (many found in her book, Respect for Acting), as well as techniques from other master acting teachers, this class focuses on pursuing objectives that result in emotional responses, as well as internal and external actions. Emphasis is placed on slowing down, listening, and allowing offers to land before responding honestly – moment-to-moment improv. Practicing these techniques can bring richness and reality to improvised scene work.