Professional Development

A Red Orchid Theatre Professional Development:

**This class is now full. Please check back for upcoming offerings and if you would like to be added to our contact list to receive notifications about upcoming classes, please email our Managing Director, Abigail Madden: abigail@aredorchidtheatre.org.

CHARACTER ANALYSIS AND IMAGERY

Taught by Ensemble Member Dado

Analysis is a lost art in the contemporary swirl of Meisner, Viewpoints and Chekhov. This course develops a demanding physical and emotional discipline. It proposes a vigorous regimen that investigates a deep look at the inner and outer details that make a character’s rich state of being. The character work in the analysis is both an intellectual and physical process that allows the actor to construct a fertile and generous baseline from which to make exciting and dynamic choices. The ability to engage this kind of strategy creates strong and exacting performances that stand out because they are clear and interesting; made from a strong understanding of the character’s existence. Exercise of the imaginative aspects of the process is essential. The outcome is effortless, invisible work that is infinitely unpredictable, free, and alive.

Actors are also encouraged to deviate the analysis further and create other relevant and investigative forms with which to build the substrate. Use of powerful visual and audio imagery, other forms of making, as well as creation of other mediums to further this practice are encouraged.

Dates: 7 pm – 10 pm, Tuesdays, April 25th-May 24th, 2017 (6 week class), Actual Dates: 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/24
**Last class on Wednesday, May 24th**

Cost: $300

How to apply: Selective enrollment at the permission of instructor. Actors must submit headshot and resumé to: abigail@aredorchidtheatre.org

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