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Creating A Role

Rehearsals/Classes begin March 22, 2018
Public Performances June 14-16
Auditions March 1
Discounts for Theatre Lab or an Actors’ Center Members

Creating a Role is designed to give students the experience of preparing a complex role from the beginning of a rehearsal process through the moment of performance. Working with both a professional director and a professional actor, students explore all the elements of acting in a full production, including text analysis, dramaturgy, character development, blocking, giving focus, taking direction, connecting to other actors, and dealing with the audience. This offering of the course culminates in four public performances of The Skin of Our Teeth, Thornton Wilder’s hilarious classic about, well … everything. It’s the history of the world told through the adventures of a single family, with many fun and challenging roles for an ethnically diverse cast of students at all levels of experience. Auditions are low-key and consist of readings from the script – no monologue required.

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Randy Baker

It will be directed by Randy Baker, Co-Artistic Director of Rorschach Theatre, and students will work on their acting skills once per week with Tonya Beckman, a popular Theatre Lab teacher who has appeared at Ford’s Theatre, Round House Theatre, Arena Stage, and most recently as Sabina in Constellation Theatre’s production of The Skin of Our TeethCreating a Role is a hands-on theatre training class that culminates in a full production of The Skin of Our Teeth to be performed June 14-16, 2018.

Tonya Beckman

The Skin of Our Teeth is open to students at all levels of experience and has many fun and challenging roles for an ethnically diverse cast of both adults and teenagers. The class will enable students to explore all the elements of acting in a full production, including text analysis, dramaturgy, character development, blocking, giving focus, taking direction, connecting to other actors, and dealing with the audience.

Email contact@theatrelab.org to schedule your The Skin of Our Teeth audition for the evening of Thursday, March 1. Auditions are low-key and consist of readings from the script – no monologue required! If you can’t make that date, let us know and we’ll find something that works for you.

REGISTER FOR THE CLASS ON THEATRE LAB’S WEBSITE

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Creating a Role 2016: The Island of Doctor Moreau