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Essential Elements of Acting: It Takes Two- Working with a Partner
San Francisco, CA
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Essential Elements of Acting: It Takes Two- Working with a Partner
What are the benefits of inter-dependence in an independently-focused society?

How can I succeed onstage by making my partner look good?

There is an art to working with one other person on a project, in a personal relationship, audition or performance. At various times a partner may act as a mirror, a foil or teammate.  Discover partnering skills that will help you better communicate kinesthetically and verbally. Learn to advocate your ideas and listen to your partner without stress. Explore a variety of approaches common to foolsFURY training including scene study, improvisation for speech and movement, weight sharing, theater games, song and dance.

About the Instuctors:

Josiah Polhemus is a member of foolsFURY and a noted writer/director/teacher/producer who grew up in Palo Alto. He has an MFA from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, where he co-starred with William Hurt in Good. He has appeared in over fifty plays and won Best Featured Male Performance for his portrayal of George Deever in Arthur Miller's All My Sons, Days of Our Lives and The Tracey Ullman Show. Josiah has taught theatre in schools, colleges and community organizations. He is also an award-winning filmmaker.

Deborah Eliezer, Education Director of foolsFURY Theater, native to San Francisco, brings over 15 years of professional training to her teaching. An actor, choreographer, and professional voiceover, she teaches all over the Bay Area in private organizations, schools and universities and maintains a private coaching practice in Berkeley and San Francisco.  Her voiceover work has been featured on CNN, NBC3 News, the LA Times, and the New York Times.

Build Skills with foolsFURY Theater instructors

* brush up on training

* explore new skills

* unlock hidden talents

* gain confidence

* have fun

Great acting involves commitment to training, but the essential elements of acting aren’t limited just to the theater. On or off stage, we need to learn how to think on our feet, embrace our creative ideas, and listen attentively in jobs and personal interactions. How do we bring theater skills into the rest of our lives? How do we bring more of ourselves into our acting?  In this series, foolsFURY member instructors will focus on an Essential Element of Acting about which they're passionate.  Explore theater improvisation games, vocal training, song and spoken word.  Gain expressiveness, expand self-confidence and learn how to make strong choices in performance and in personal communication. Learn serious skills and have serious fun.

Who should take this series?
business professionals, teachers, healers, theater novices and professional actors, and you!



1695 18th St. (at Arkansas)
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States

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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


Owner: foolsFURY Theater
On BPT Since: Feb 02, 2006
Deborah Eliezer

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