Under the direction of Carter Rodriquez, actors will work intensely a Shakespearean text of their choice to truly makes sense of and internalize the language. Vocal and physical technique will be key in this work. Character choices will also be explored.
Actors all over the world continue to explore this inspiring writer. Why? Because performing Shakespeare demands you to be a better actor. Anything that you want to improve at as an actor will be demanded of you by working on Shakespeare's text. In this three session workshop, you will learn simple tools to deconstruct the heightened language and situations of Shakespeare's words and learn how to make them your own. You will learn how the rhythm and meter of verse can support you as you explore the possibilities for a character, and how to connect more deeply to the truth in the language, both vocally and physically. Each student will work on a speech and possibly a scene.
All experience levels accepted but must have some experience. Actors must choose a Shakespeare speech prior to beginning of workshop and be close to off book.
Three sessions of 3 hours each: Total 9 hours
May 18th, 1-4pm
May 20th, 6-9pm
May 23rd, 6-9pm
Maximum Participants: 12
Actors must attend all sessions. Please wear comfortable clothing.
Actors must bring a chosen speech that is memorized or nearly memorized.
About the instructor:
CARTER RODRIQUEZ is a graduate of the Freehold Theatre training program and works extensively as an actor on Seattle stages. He is also a devoted teacher, teaching theater to at-risk youth and within the prison system.
He was recently seen onstage as Tiresias in Oedipus El Rey produced by eSe Teatro at ACT Theatre. He has performed with Seattle Shakespeare Co., Wooden O,Book-It Repertory Theatre, Theatre Schmeater, Capitol Hill Arts Center, 14/48, Café Nordo,The Freehold Engaged Theatre Tour, and many others.
He is a founding and active member of the critically acclaimed absurdist trio, Le Frenchword. Carter is currently a teacher for Freehold Theatre's Prison Theatre Residency Program at the Men's Correctional Complex in Monroe, Washington and the Echo Glen Children's Center and works with the Seattle youth Violence Prevention Initiative, teaching writing and theatre to amazing teenagers.
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