2015 - 2016 Educational Programs at Mad Cow Theatre
Exploring Respect for Acting, a seminar with Peg O'Keef
Dates: Mondays from 7:00pm - 10:00pm, September 14 - October 19, 2015 (total of 6 classes)
Led by Mad Cow's own Peg O'Keef (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, August: Osage County, Under Milk Wood), this six-week seminar will delve into the performance techniques of Uta Hagen, America's greatest acting teacher (per O'Keef) and her classic text Respect for Acting. Participating actors will engage imagination and intellect to attain specific, authentic, and repeatable performances, culminating in a fearless immersion in Hagen's "Object Exercises." Hagen provides insights and techniques for both new and experienced actors to learn, hone, and revisit, providing a practical bedrock for seeking ever-deepening truth in performance and in life. This seminar is for adults who arrive at the first class meeting having read Respect for Acting in its entirety.
Participant Requirements: Participants are required to purchase and read Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen. This class is for adult artists 18 and older. If you have questions regarding the nature of this class or if it is the right fit for you, please call the box office at 407-297-8788.
Acting Essentials with Philip Nolen
Dates: Mondays from 7:00pm - 10:00pm, March 28 - May 2, 2016 (total of 6 classes)
Led by Mad Cow Theatre veteran Philip Nolen (The History Boys, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Private Lives), this six-week class explores and studies the craft of acting through in-depth and supportive classwork that embraces Mad Cow's ensemble-based process. Classes utilize basic improvisational techniques to achieve a natural, emotionally believable style of performance. Scene work and monologues will be utilized as part of this intuitive, rather than academic, approach.
Participation Requirements: This class is for adult artists 18 and older. If you have questions regarding the nature of this class or if it is the right fit for you, please call the box office at 407-297-8788.