In The Working Actor's Journey, hear from amazing teachers, role models, and mentors about their lifelong careers. Learn from those who have been acting professionally for decades—to see exactly how they approach the work, what decisions and resources have made the biggest impacts on their artistic lives, and to hear their struggles and successes in the business. How do great actors work? What do they actually do? Let’s find out. These conversations are a virtual toolbox for actors, full of techniques, advice, and lessons learned.
Workshop Presentation: "Will you walk in, my lord?" from Troilus & Cressida
Hear from past director James Newcomb, dramaturg Gideon Rappaport and actors Marcelo Tubert, Ross Hellwig, and Sapna Kumar as they explore Act 3, scene 2 from Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida. They worked on this scene for a month, meeting weekly. What happens when these two young souls from opposite sides of the war meet? What did the actors discover and what did they explore? You'll also hear how much FUN they had along the way! Learn about the whole process in this fascinating peak behind the scenes!
Q&A with Voice Teacher/Coach Ursula Meyer
Ursula taught at U.C. Santa Barbara, U.C. Santa Cruz, University of Washington, and four years as the primary voice teacher at the Yale School of Drama. As a professional Voice/Text and Accent Coach, Ursula has worked at numerous regional theatres including the Guthrie Theatre, South Coast Rep, Yale Rep, the La Jolla Playhouse, the Old Globe in San Diego, the Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC ,and the Idaho, Santa Cruz, Utah, and Oregon Shakespeare Festivals where she has been working off and on since 1985.
Nathan answers your Workshop Q's
You had questions, so I've got some answers. Just about everything to know about the The Working Actor's Shakespeare, including signing up if you've never done Shakespeare; how casting works and how scenes are chosen; rehearsal and text session times; how the Unlimited pass works; being union or non-union with this; the 2-payment option; what will be recorded; scholarships available; and more! Don’t miss out on becoming a GREAT actor! Increase your skills, confidence, and network at a PROFESSIONAL level!
Final Workshop Presentation: "Clarence's Dream and Murder" from Richard III
Hear from past guests Geoffrey Wade and Peter Van Norden, along with dramaturg Gideon Rappaport and actors Aubrey Saverino and Daniel Cordova as they explore Act I, scene 4 from Shakespeare's Richard III. They worked on this scene for a month, meeting weekly. Hear Clarence recount his haunting dream and then come face-to-face with the two who will end his life. What the actors discover? What changes did they make to the script? Learn about the whole process in this fascinating peak behind the scenes!
Q&A with actor/social media maven/entrepreneur Ben Whitehair
Ben Whitehair chats about how he responded to the pandemic, both personally and professionally; trends he’s seeing in the industry and with social media; what SAG-AFTRA is doing to help actors get back to work, and more! He has already racked up 50+ credits on IMDb, including opposite Matthew McConaughey in the film Gold, and appearances on the shows Better Call Saul, Grimm, and Nashville. Find him @benwhitehair on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
Q&A with Shakespeare dramaturg Gideon Rappaport
Shakespearean dramaturg Gideon Rappaport chats about being clear, pronouns, collaboration, and answers some family dynamics questions about King Lear. He has worked as an English, humanities and Shakespeare teacher in high school, college, graduate school and professional theater. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in literature and art history at Cowell College, University of California, Santa Cruz, and his Master of Arts and Ph.D. in English and American literature at Brandeis University.
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