For Tennessee Rep Workshops Spring Has Already Sprung

Tennessee Repertory TheatreWhile the calendar may still say winter Tennessee Repertory Theatre’s 2013 Spring Workshops are in full bloom. And that means some excellent opportunities for those with a wide range of interests and abilities.

“At Tennessee Rep, we are dedicated to bringing quality theater experiences to Middle Tennessee and beyond,” says Associate Artist in Education Amanda Card. “We believe that this includes providing quality theater education opportunities to the community.

David Compton Jenny Littleton Cabaret“In Nashville we’re blessed to be surrounded by artists of all kinds with high levels of experience, and it is so exciting to have these artists, who are masters of their craft, teaching for us! Not only can you marvel at their work when you see a Rep show, but you can learn from them, one on one, and, with their help and guidance, expand your own artistry. Who wouldn’t want to learn how to dance from (choreographer) Pam Atha or write a monologue with (actor, director and playwright) Nate Eppler? I’ll be first in line!”

Nate EpplerTo register for classes visit www.tennesseerep.org or e-mail Card at tennesseerepeducation@gmail.com. The details about Eppler’s classes will be announced soon. For classes with Atha and others here are the details as provided by Card:

 

Beki BakerScene Study with Actor and Director Beki Baker

Date

February 18, 25, and March 4, 2013

Time

6:00–9:00 pm

Instructor

Beki Baker

Maximum Participants

12

Cost

$75

This class is geared toward actors seeking to develop their craft without the standard “We have to put this show up in five days” spirit that can sap true creativity and exploration. The class will utilize scene studies as the method for sharpening acting tools as well as actors’ ability to take direction and work collaboratively. Scenes will be developed and performed master class-style.

Pam AthaLife is a Cabaret! Musical Theatre Dance Class with “Cabaret” Choreographer Pam Atha

Date

February 25, 2013

Time

6:00–9:00 pm

Instructor

Pam Atha

Maximum Participants

20

Cost

$35

Does Cabaret (which starts previews tonight and opens Saturday) want to make you jump out of your seat and join in on the fun? Now you can! Pam Atha, choreographer for Tennessee Rep’s production of the Kander and Ebb classic will teach you how to move just like Sally Bowles! Whether you’re looking to improve your skills for that next big audition, looking to get a good workout in, or just looking to have a night of fun, this is the workshop for you! Bring clothes and shoes that you can move in. All experience levels are welcome.

Britanie KnappThe Art of Making a Face That Sells – Headshots for Actors with Britanie Knapp

Date

April 8, 2013

Time

6:00–9:00 pm

Instructor

Britanie Knapp

Maximum Participants

6

Cost

$50

A headshot is an actor’s best marketing tool. As an actor, you must know how to sell your head to casting directors, agents, directors, theatre companies, etc. through an 8×10 picture of you. Having a professional photographer with professional equipment is a must for headshots, but so is making the right facial expressions and knowing what to wear for your photo shoot! “The Art of Making a Face That Sells” will train you to make the most of your headshot photo shoot and provide you with a few headshots by professional photographer Britanie Knapp.

Peter VannNail the Audition with Actor and Director Peter Vann

Date

April 22, 2013

Time

6:00–9:00 pm

Instructor

Peter Vann

Maximum Participants

12

Cost

$35

Have you ever walked out of an audition wishing you could know what the director was thinking? Have you ever asked yourself, “What should I have done?” or “What did I do wrong?” Here’s your chance to find out! In “Nail the Audition,” you will have the opportunity to perform your audition material for an experienced director and get feedback on your piece. Participants should have a monologue prepared and may also bring a song (CD player will be provided). Audition pieces will be performed master-class style, so not only will you get the chance to perform, but you’ll also get the chance to watch others learn and grow! With the tools you are given in this class, you’ll be sure to nail that next audition!

Samuel Whited Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde*Photos (including those by Britanie Knapp) courtesy Tennessee Repertory Theatre.

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About Evans Donnell

Evans Donnell is the chief theater, film and opera critic as well as co-founder of ArtsNash. He wrote reviews and features about theater, opera and classical music for The Tennessean from 2002 to 2011. He was the theater, film and opera critic for ArtNowNashville.com from 2011 to 2012. Donnell has also contributed to The Sondheim Review, Back Stage, The City Paper (Nashville), the Nashville Banner, The (Bowling Green, Ky.) Daily News and several other publications since beginning his professional journalism career in 1985 with The Lebanon (Tenn.) Democrat. He was selected as a fellow for the 2004 National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and for National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) arts journalism institutes for theater and musical theater at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 2006 and classical music and opera at the Columbia University School of Journalism in 2009. He has also been an actor (member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA), founding and running AthensSouth Theatre from 1996 to 2001 and appearing in Milos Forman's "The People vs Larry Flynt" among other credits. Donnell is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association (www.americantheatrecritics.org).

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  1. Tennessee Rep workshops are ALWAYS wonderful!

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