ATLANTIC THEATER SCHOOL ACTING COACHES COME TO BRAVE STUDIOS EXCLUSIVELY
AN INTENSIVE WORKSHOP IN PRACTICAL AESTHETICS, THE ACTING TECHNIQUE TAUGHT AT THE ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY ACTING SCHOOL IN NEW YORK CITY BY MASTER TEACHERS ANYA SAFFIR AND JACQUELYN LANDGRAF.
Brave Studios is proud to present an exclusive opportunity to train with two master teachers from New York’s famed Atlantic Theater Company in Practical Aesthetics, Anya Saffir and Jacquelyn Landgraf. This week long intensive workshop in Practical Aesthetics brings together the two fundamental tenets of the technique, action and moment: thinking before you act and acting before you think. Actors are empowered to make clear, specific choices based on a careful study of the text, and to execute their choices spontaneously and truthfully. In this way, the class will teach the actor to prepare to improvise. Saffir and Landgraf have been evolving the Practical Aesthetics acting technique together over the last decade at The Atlantic Acting School.
Every year many Australian actors make the pilgrimage to New York City to study at the Atlantic Theatre School, a school known for it’s reputation in developing and nurturing both craft and technique. For the very first time in Australia , Brave Studios is thrilled to announce the exclusive opportunity to to train with two master teachers from New York’s famed Atlantic Theater Company, Anya Saffir and Jacquelyn Landgraf.
Successful applicants will be immersed in a five day intensive study of Practical Aesthetics.
The course involves 8 hours of study and practice every day for five days. Each day will start in the MOMENT LAB with Jacquelyn Landgraf before spending the afternoon in SCENE STUDY with Anya Saffir.
The first three days will be held at Brave Studios for course participants only and the final two days will be in the beautiful Performance Space at FCAC. In the final two days auditors will be present in the audience to watch and learn from both teachers and students.
MOMENT LAB – explores visceral engagement, radical play and improvisation in the present moment, driving home the idea that live performance is an irreproducible event. Through a variety of different exercises and in the spirit of experimentation, actors learn to work with greater impulsive freedom and curiosity. The Lab investigates heightened presence, holistic listening skills, and deeper intimacy between scene partners. By beginning each day with two hours of Moment Lab, students are ready to enter into their scene study class with the tools to act before they think.
SCENE STUDY – In this in-depth scene study class, students will begin by grounding themselves in the story and the playwright’s intentions. After a thorough overview of the Practical Aesthetics approach to script analysis, students bring in one prepared scene which will be thoroughly explored over the course of the week. They learn to articulate their understanding of the given circumstances through clear, playable actions, and bring themselves fully to the stage with depth, bravery and personal stakes. Within the structure of a finely tuned analysis of the script, the actor is free to navigate their way through the scene organically and impulsively.
ANYA SAFFIR is a theater director, educator and native New Yorker based in Brooklyn. Directing highlights include Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle at Theater for a New City, winner of an ITBA Award for Outstanding Show and an Innovative Theater Award for Best Original Score, Hamlet with Orpheus Productions, for which she was nominated for an Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Direction, American Sojourns: Three Plays by Thornton Wilder at The Moscow Art Theater, an all-male Romeo and Juliet at The American Theater of Actors, Much Ado About Nothing at American Repertory Theater and a new translation of Chekhov’s The Seagull which she co-developed with Moti Margolin.
Since 2006, Jacquelyn has been on the Acting Faculty at the Atlantic Acting School, where she teaches the acting technique developed by David Mamet and William H. Macy in the NYU/Tisch and Conservatory programs. At the Atlantic, she created and led the implementation of Moment Lab, now a core studio class across all programs. Jacquelyn has taught performance and writing workshops for The Williamstown Theater Festival, The New York Neo-Futurists, London Central Film School, the U.S. State Department, Hollins University M.F.A. Dance (in Berlin, Germany), Brooklyn College, ……….click here to read more..
Enrolment to this course is by Application Only. Applicants must be at an advanced/professional level to be considered for this course. Interested Applicants must send in their CV, Headshot and Showreel (if available) to be assessed by both the School and Course Directors.
DATES & TIMES
WEDNESDAY 25th , THURSDAY 26th and FRIDAY 27th MAY 2016
@ BRAVE STUDIOS – PRIVATE CLASSES
- 10am – 12pm MOMENT LAB
- 12.45pm – 6pm SCENE STUDY
SATURDAY 28th and SUNDAY 29th MAY 2016
@ FCAC – PERFORMANCE SPACE – AUDITED
- 10am – 12pm MOMENT LAB
- 12.45pm – 6pm SCENE STUDY
The public are welcome to come and audit these Masters teachings on the last 2 days.
Auditing a workshop or masterclass is a concept not often employed in Australia. More commonly associated with American teaching methods it is an invaluable tool for any actor who wants to further their knowledge and understanding of craft. Rather than being just an “audience member” watching a performance, an auditor is encouraged to engage with the work on a more elemental level, learning and applying what is seen and felt. Auditing is an invaluable experience.
All Tickets are $65.00 per day or $120.00 for both days
To Audit please book here through Try Booking
34/91 Moreland St, Footscray
FCAC – PERFORMANCE SPACE
45 Moreland St, Footscray
$1495.00 inc GST