Date(s) - 12/11/2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Director: Brian Sommer

Length: 10-hour weekend online seminar

Class Notes: This course will include homework assignments. Students must have home recording capabilities.

After hitting the “send” button on a character audition you recorded at home, do you find yourself asking, “Did I go too far… or not far enough? Is the character I chose too animated or too flat? Is there enough difference between the three characters I chose to audition? Did I play it too safe?” The answer to all these questions often depends whether or not you were able to separate the actor you and the director you. You need to think like a director and look at the big picture, considering the character in context of the story, the relationship with the other character and what’s actually going on in the scene. Not to mention, are you shaping a dynamic performance even if it’s just one side of a dialogue? Brian will put you in the director hot seat to guide your fellow students into competitive character performances including shading and emotional range, giving him an inside peek at what you’re telling yourself at home.


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