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Wednesday, March 5
 

4:00pm

From Creation to Curtain: Collaborative Theatre Making
A collaborative and interactive exploration on the art of ensemble theatre making. Presenters will share the process of devising original work with writers, actors, directors, and designers.

Speakers
PD

Paolo DiFabio

Boston University
"The 'B' is for Believe." ~psd
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Jon Savage

Boston U


Wednesday March 5, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
RV Schooner Suite

4:00pm

Landing the Role
Explore the keys to landing the role in anything, anywhere. Taught by a professional actor who has worked in theatre, TV and film in both NY and LA, you'll see what it REALLY takes to land the role!

Speakers
MJ

Mark Jeter

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts


Wednesday March 5, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
CC 107 B

4:00pm

Professional Division Series: Making the Most of your Callback(s)
Presiders: Dewey Scot-Wiley (SETC Professional Division, U of South Carolina Aiken), Matt Davenport (Matt Davenport Productions),and other hiring agents from the Professional Division.

Hear information direct from hiring theatres for what to expect at a variety of callbacks and follow up interviews. This is designed for both actors and crew -- and groups will be split off to discuss specifics after some initial comments.

Wednesday March 5, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
CC 202 A/B

5:30pm

Acting and Directing Interest Meeting
Open meeting for all SETC participants interested in the fields of acting and directing.

Speakers
avatar for Trent Blanton

Trent Blanton

Rider U
Educating and inspiring aspiring theatre artists.
avatar for Rob Homer-Drummond

Rob Homer-Drummond

Theatre Department, Anderson University
Robert Homer-Drummond is a Professor of Theatre at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina and has been an actor, director and theatre educator for more than twenty years. Recent directing projects include OTHELLO, HAMLET and Miller's Adaptation of Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 202 A/B

5:30pm

More Than a Number: Audition Approach for SETC
Designed to help students participating in the SETC college auditions to overcome the intimidation of such mass assessment and let their true artistry shine.

Speakers
PD

Paolo DiFabio

Boston University
"The 'B' is for Believe." ~psd


Wednesday March 5, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
RV Schooner Suite

5:30pm

Professional Casting Session
Emmy Award nominee, casting director, and Atlantic Acting School faculty members will simulate a professional casting session. Participants will sign in, receive cold copy, slate, and audition on camera.

Speakers

Wednesday March 5, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 107 B
 
Thursday, March 6
 

8:00am

Actor Warm-Up
A combined voice and movement warm-up for the actor. Connect to breath, enliven the resonators and work articulators. Connect to your center and core to find balance and release muscular tension.

Speakers
avatar for Alana Ghent

Alana Ghent

Program Director, Eastern Kentucky University


Thursday March 6, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
CC 204 A/B

9:00am

Acting in Film and the Meisner Approach Connection
Film acting techniques through exercises and scene studies including a discussion of the subtleties of acting on camera and the intense focus and connection that is needed between the actors.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Day

Jeff Day

Asbury University
Jeff Day is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and a professor at Asbury University. He is the director of Theatre & Cinema Performance, which is part of the Communication Arts Department at Asbury. He holds an MFA in Directing from the University of Utah, in conjunction with The... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Clipper Suite

9:00am

Pre-Beat Blastoff: The Moment-Before as Launchpad
The pre-beat is the actor's most powerful secret weapon. Blastoff with a visceral, actionable pre-beat meant to launch your audition, song and scene work into orbit. Bring a monologue/song to work on.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Amellio

Justin Amellio

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Acting and Directing, Indiana University South Bend
Justin Amellio, currently serving as Assistant Professor of Theatre at Indiana University South Bend, is a proud graduate of the Theatre/Movement Pedagogy MFA program at Virginia Commonwealth University. Justin is an Artistic Associate at Richmond Triangle Players, about to celebrate... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

9:00am

Stop Indicating and ACT! Building a Better Audition Package
After choosing audition material participants will experience a fast-paced and exciting mock audition. Bring a typed monologue to work on.

Speakers
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Alex Bailey

U of Central Florida
Alex Jane Bailey is currently pursuing her MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences at UCF. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory. Her past experiences in theatre revolve around her involvement with the Gamut Theatre Group, the combined company of Harrisburg Shakespeare... Read More →
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Sally Robertson

Theatre Program Coordinator, Georgia Perimeter College


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 106 A

9:00am

Theatrical Justice: The Craft of Acting Held Hostage
Explore how actors can set themselves apart without being held hostage to the commercial casting system. Join Perillo for a discussion on today's theatrically trained actor and the craft of acting.

Speakers
VP

Victor Perillo

Center for The Trained and Gifted Performer, former Talent Agent
Mr. Perillo is the creator of the Center for The Trained Professional Performer; a movement alerting actors trained in theatre schools to the casting system. Mr. Perillo was an AFTRA Union representative for 10 years in New York; He established the first AFTRA SHOWCASE which led to... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Windjammer Suite

10:30am

Brechtian Methodologies for the 21st Century Classroom
A program for university and college instructors who wish to introduce their students to Brecht's theories and practices, exploring his multi-disciplinary, social engagement and use of technology.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Gelber

Bill Gelber

Texas Tech U
Bill Gelber is an Associate Professor and Director of Theatre in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University. He teaches acting, directing, pedagogy, and period styles.  He has directed over 60 productions in various genres including plays by Shakespeare, Pirandello... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Riverboat Suite

10:30am

Casting for Film and Television - An Overview for Actors
Mark Paladini (CSA) explains the job of the casting director to actors, directors, film makers and educators who want to understand the people on the other side of the table. Lecture with Q & A. Prior to teaching at Regent, Mark was a casting agent. He was a past SETC keynote presenter.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Paladini

Mark Paladini

Professional in Residence, Regent University
Mark Paladini csa studied acting with Uta Hagen & appeared in the world premiere of Ain Gordon’s End Over End in NYC. His entry into the casting world involved directing hundreds of commercial auditions for a group of innovative New York commercial casting directors in the 1980’s. Film/TV casting credits include New Line Cinema's The Mask & Mortal Kombat, Disney's Spy Hard and Richard Attenborough's final film, Closing the Ring. TV casting credits include Bablyon 5 and Beverly Hills, 90210. Mark is the US Casting Director and Co-Executive Producer of indie feature... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

10:30am

Memorization: Traps, Tricks, & Techniques Every Actor Should Know
Many commonly used memorization techniques can actually damage your performance. Use the latest memory research to become a better actor and avoid being trapped by the three R's of line memorization.

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Brown

Stuart Brown

Professor of Theatre, Floirda Southwestern State College
Stuart Brown holds an MFA in Directing from the University of Texas at Austin and more than 25 years of experience in Film, Television and Theatre.


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC 202 A/B

10:30am

Multiple Character One Person Shows
This workshop demonstrates techniques and script structuring for frequent character-to-character interactions and switches along with narration needed when one person plays multiple characters.

Speakers
avatar for George Younts

George Younts

Theatre Instructor, Charleston County School of the Arts
Originally from Illinois, he has toured nationally and worked with theatres around the USA as a director, designer, producer and performer. Annually, he tours a one-man adaptation of A Christmas Carol around South Carolina and is theatre faculty at the Charleston County School of... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Schooner Suite

12:00pm

CANCELED: Mindfulness: Is There an App for That?
How do I get out of my head? Actors can harness mental habits by stimulating emotional and physical responsiveness. All skill levels welcome.

Speakers
DB

Danny Burgos

Florida State University
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Michael Hayden

Florida State University
Mr. Hayden has been a steady presence on Broadway, Regional and London stages. His Broadway credits include Henry IV opposite Kevin Kline, Carousel, and Judgment at Nuremberg. London credits include Carousel and Cabaret. A Tony and Olivier Award nominee, he is a recipient of the American... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CC 203 A

12:00pm

Creating the Actor's Reel
Learn how to create your digital film/television acting reel for access into the professional industry. This workshop gives you essential tools and advice on how to build a high quality digital portfolio.

Speakers
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J.J. Ruscella

Shenandoah U
J.J. Ruscella is the Director of Shenandoah University's Acting Program. He has directed more than forty live theatrical and filmed productions including the International Premiere of Clive Barker's novella "The Hellbound Heart" upon which the movie "Hellraiser" had been based, the... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Riverboat Suite

12:00pm

Ethics and Actor Training
To achieve success, students must push past their "comfort zones." This can involve very intimate training methods. The panel will discuss issues of power in training, nudity, ethics in the studio, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Day

Jeff Day

Asbury University
Jeff Day is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and a professor at Asbury University. He is the director of Theatre & Cinema Performance, which is part of the Communication Arts Department at Asbury. He holds an MFA in Directing from the University of Utah, in conjunction with The... Read More →
avatar for Denise Gabriel

Denise Gabriel

U of North Carolina Greensboro
Denise Gabriel is a member of UNCGreensboro Performance Faculty and Resident Movement Director with Triad Stage. She is a Founding Board Member of ATME and Sensory Awareness Leader with the Sensory Awareness Foundation. Ms. Gabriel has thirty years of experience in the professional... Read More →
avatar for Mark Paladini

Mark Paladini

Professional in Residence, Regent University
Mark Paladini csa studied acting with Uta Hagen & appeared in the world premiere of Ain Gordon’s End Over End in NYC. His entry into the casting world involved directing hundreds of commercial auditions for a group of innovative New York commercial casting directors in the 1980’s. Film/TV casting credits include New Line Cinema's The Mask & Mortal Kombat, Disney's Spy Hard and Richard Attenborough's final film, Closing the Ring. TV casting credits include Bablyon 5 and Beverly Hills, 90210. Mark is the US Casting Director and Co-Executive Producer of indie feature... Read More →
avatar for Laura Rikard

Laura Rikard

Professor, Head of Acting and Movement, Stephen F. Austin State U
Laura Rikard is a stage/film actress, director, and movement/devised theatre specialist. She has worked with the Actor's Studio, LaMAMA, ETC, New Perspectives Theatre and appeared at Carnegie Hall. She studied Commedia dell'Arte with master teachers Antionio Fava, Carlos Garcia, and... Read More →
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R Cliff Thompson

Director of Theatre, Freed-Hardeman U
R. Cliff Thompson serves the university as director of theatre. He studied at the University of Memphis (MFA) and the University of Mississippi (PhD). In 2004, he spent a summer with the Abingdon Theatre, an Off-Broadway company in NYC. Favorite directing credits at FHU include... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
BH Leinkauf

12:00pm

Nail That Audition: Guide to a Fearless Audition
Lecture and discussion on what makes an audition work including choosing material, how to dress, how to find your way in an unfamiliar situation and how to handle callbacks.

Speakers
avatar for Hardy Koenig

Hardy Koenig

Head - Theatre NDSU, North Dakota State University
Hardy Koenig holds an MFA in Acting from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and a degree in drama from the University of Texas Austin. Hardy is a professor of theatre in performance at North Dakota State University where he is completing his sixth year and first year as Chair... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Windjammer Suite

12:00pm

Rounds: Using Bodies to Create the Scene
In response to a prompt, each member of the group will create a simple movement or brief scene using some or all of the other members of the group. The group then decides what works best.

Speakers
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E. Bert Wallace

Associate Professor, Campbell University
E. Bert Wallace is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC. In addition to teaching, writing, and directing, he is also Director of the Drama & Christian Ministry Program and Co-Director of the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. For SETC... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CC 203 B

1:00pm

Embodying Shakespeare: Performance of the Language
Multidisciplinary workshop expands our understanding of embedded stage directions by demonstrating how language, meter, and rhetoric can be embodied through the principles of Viewpoints.

Speakers
DB

Doreen Bechtol

MFA Company Manager, Mary Baldwin College
Doreen Bechtol is the Master of Fine Arts Company Manager and Director of Training for the Shakespeare and Performance program at Mary Baldwin College. As a physical trainer, her approach blends several modes of training, such as: Suzuki and Viewpoints, acrobatics, dance, and yoga... Read More →
avatar for Matt Davies

Matt Davies

Assistant Professor, Mary Baldwin College
An Associate Professor in Mary Baldwin College's MLitt/MFA in Shakespeare and Performance in association with the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, VA, Matt is also an associate director with Actors From The London Stage, and a professional actor and director.


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC 203 A

1:00pm

Long Form Improv Techniques
The techniques of tag outs, game rounds, openings and closings along with structuring options will be focused on as an introduction into this popular style of improv.

Speakers
avatar for George Younts

George Younts

Theatre Instructor, Charleston County School of the Arts
Originally from Illinois, he has toured nationally and worked with theatres around the USA as a director, designer, producer and performer. Annually, he tours a one-man adaptation of A Christmas Carol around South Carolina and is theatre faculty at the Charleston County School of... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

1:00pm

Right Actor Right Role through Affinity Casting
Demonstration of an audition process that systematically reveals actors' understanding of roles, working methods, and other factors affecting rehearsal behavior and cast interactions.

Speakers
RH

Roger Held

Michigan Tech University
Roger Held is a member of SDC and the Chicago Directors Lab. He’s appeared regularly offering workshops at state and national EDTA conferences and Regional KC/ACTF Festivals in directorial methodology and performance. He was the recipient of the regional distinguished theatre educator award. His career spans community, professional, and educational... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Riverboat Suite

4:30pm

The Seven Secrets of the Working Actor
I'll help connect-the-dots for success in your career as an actor. We discuss the balance between "Art" and "The Biz,"€ handling the challenges of the ups and downs of everyday living as an actor.

Speakers
MJ

Mark Jeter

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
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Anthony Reimer

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
Anthony Reimer is an actor & a representative for the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. He serves as an Associate Artist with the New York Classical Theatre. Anthony has appeared in numerous NYC productions (revivals, Off-Broadway, Cabarets & Comedy Clubs) Regionally he has... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

5:30pm

Improving Accuracy and Depth in Directorial Script Interpretation
Demonstrates how directors unwittingly impose a personal take on a script and the means for removing various barriers to discover the essence of the script

Speakers
RH

Roger Held

Michigan Tech University
Roger Held is a member of SDC and the Chicago Directors Lab. He’s appeared regularly offering workshops at state and national EDTA conferences and Regional KC/ACTF Festivals in directorial methodology and performance. He was the recipient of the regional distinguished theatre educator award. His career spans community, professional, and educational... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 202 A/B

5:30pm

Living in the Moment: Introduction to the Meisner Technique
Introduction to the "Repetition" exercise made famous by Sanford Meisner. Repetition helps the actor to focus on what is happening moment-to-moment with their partner and with themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Daryl Phillipy

Daryl Phillipy

Asst. Professor of Acting, Murray State University
Daryl W. Phillipy is an Actor, Director, and Educator residing in Murray, Kentucky. Daryl has performed professionally with regional theatres, throughout the United States, as an actor. He has served as director on over 30 productions. He is a certified teacher of the Meisner Approach... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
RV Windjammer Suite

5:30pm

NY to LA: The Business of Acting on the Coasts
Q & A workshop aims to give participants an insight into the differences and similarities of the business and life of an actor in New York City and Los Angeles.

Speakers
avatar for Don Williams

Don Williams

Managing Artistic Director, Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Don Williams currently serves as the Managing Artistic Director of the Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City. As an actor and director, Mr. Williams has worked on more than 70 productions for such theaters as the Denver Center Theater... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 107 A

5:30pm

The Varieties of Applied Theatre
Learn about how applied theatre methods are changing the lives of people in at-risk and underserved communities - and how you can make a difference through theatre.

Speakers
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Dale Savidge

Chair, Theatre Department, North Greenville University
Dr. Dale Savidge (Professor, Chair Department of Theatre at North Greenville University) earned a PhD in English and Theatre from the University of South Carolina. He was instrumental in founding Christians in Theatre Arts in the mid 1980s and is its current Executive Director. He... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 203 B

7:00pm

Bark Like a Dog! Outrageous Ideas for Actors
Overcome your fear of falling on your face by falling on your face! Learn techniques to help you make the "Big Choice" by starting with this premise: a play is an outrageous situation, caused by LOVE!

Speakers
avatar for Herb Parker

Herb Parker

Associate Professor, East Tennessee State U
Herb Parker is Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance with East Tennessee State University. He is the author of “A Monologue is an Outrageous Situation! How to Survive the 60-Second Audition,” and “Acting Shakespeare is Outrageous! Playing the Bard fo... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
RV Jubilee Suite

7:00pm

The Principles of Meisner Technique
Everyone knows the Repetition Exercise, Meisner's seminal tool for actors. But is everyone clear on the acting principles the exercise is intended to simulate? Beginning through advanced levels welcomed.

Speakers
avatar for David Haugen

David Haugen

Ohio University, 1112
David Haugen is an Associate Professor and Head of the BFA in Performance program at Ohio University. He has worked nationally and internationally as an actor and teacher.


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
CC 107 A
 
Friday, March 7
 

8:00am

Actor Warm-Up
A combined voice and movement warm-up for the actor. Connect to breath, enliven the resonators and work articulators. Connect to your center and core to find balance and release muscular tension.

Speakers
DG

Daniel Granke

University of South Florida
Dan Granke is a movement, mask, mime, and stage combat specialist. He is a Certified Teacher Candidate with the National Michael Chekhov Association and a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. He has worked and taught in New York and Chicago. He is currently... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Schoffler

Thomas Schoffler

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, WV Wesleyan College
Tommy Schoffler wants to arm wrestle you. A student of professional armwrestling and a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, he has performed everywhere from Maine to Alaska in musicals, Shakespearean plays, and theater for young people, as well as industrial and independent... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
CC 204 A/B

9:00am

Dynamic Direction: Actor/Director Communication from the Ground Up
Hands on approach to actor/director communication and staging via ground plan creation/navigation. For actors and directors seeking a new spin on creating authentic and dynamic worlds onstage.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Amellio

Justin Amellio

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Acting and Directing, Indiana University South Bend
Justin Amellio, currently serving as Assistant Professor of Theatre at Indiana University South Bend, is a proud graduate of the Theatre/Movement Pedagogy MFA program at Virginia Commonwealth University. Justin is an Artistic Associate at Richmond Triangle Players, about to celebrate... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
BH Leinkauf

9:00am

From Stage to Page: Scripting Devised Work
Techniques for transitioning from the inspirational idea generation phase of devising to the cutting, mending, and stitching together of a tangible script.

Speakers
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Heather Falks

Virginia Commonwealth U
avatar for Sarah Provencal

Sarah Provencal

Winthrop U
Sarah Provencal earned her MFA in Theatre Pedagogy (Directing emphasis) at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked and trained internationally_while in London, England she trained with physical theatre companies and directed two premieres: Cutting Edge: An Interactive Fairytale... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Windjammer Suite

9:00am

Monologue Musts! Explore New Choices in Text
Explore your text using the voice, body, and imagination. Bring a short memorized monologue along with your ear buds and music. Please arrive ready to move and play.

Speakers
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Allison Hetzel

U of Alabama


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Bon Secour Bllrm

10:30am

Act Like It's Your Business: Branding and Marketing for Actors
The author of "Act Like It's Your Business" offers branding techniques for actors to increase audition success through self-awareness and how to market the actor as a small business.

Speakers
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Jonathon Flom

Shenandoah Conservatory
Jonathan Flom is the Musical Theatre Program Coordinator at Shenandoah Conservatory. His books, Act Like It's Your Business: Branding and Marketing Strategies for Actors, and Get the Callback: The Art of Auditioning for Musical Theatre, have been used as sourcebooks to students and... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Riverboat Suite

10:30am

CANCELED: Playing with Shakespeare: A Monologue Workshop
A practical hands-on workshop to get your Shakespeare piece inspired again!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Wayth

Laura Wayth

Assistant Professor, San Francisco State U
Laura Wayth is the head of acting at San Francisco State University where she teaches contemporary and classical acting. She has taught internationally in China, Morocco, Italy, England, Russia and Romania.


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

10:30am

Creating a Character with the Expressive Actor Method
By exploring the Expressive Actor principles performers will quickly create characters that are easily identifiable.

Speakers
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Fulton Burns

U of South Alabama
T. Fulton Burns is the Director of Acting & Performance at the University of South Alabama and he is a Certified Teacher in the Expressive Actor Method as well as a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors.


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC 203 B

10:30am

Thinking, Feeling, Willing Life Forces
Introductory exploration of how your inherent "Thinking, Feeling, and Willing" life forces manifest themselves - and how to recast these forces when creating a new personality/character.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Bawek

Paul Bawek

Associate Professor of Acting & Directing and Head of Performance, Florida Southern College
Paul D. Bawek (AEA) is an award winning actor, director, playwright, fight choreographer, and acting coach. For twenty-five years heâs taught acting, auditioning, playwriting, and directing courses at theatreâs and educational institutions across the nation and abroad. He holds... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
BH Leinkauf

12:00pm

A Cosplayer Prepares: Stanislavski Techniques for Cosplay Conventions
Using the Stanislavski technique to create and perform powerful characters at cons and to create award-winning skits at cons by using skits from Vaudeville and modern Improv groups.

Speakers
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Bobby Funk

East Tennessee State University
Bobby Funk teaches a variety of performance classes: Directing, Acting I, Acting for Commercials and Industrial Films, Stage Combat, and The Audition Process at ETSU. He has taught at Southern Mississippi and at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Bobby did his undergraduate... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CC 202 A/B

12:00pm

CANCELED: Scared Scriptless- Improv for the Performing Artist and Educator
Improvisation workshop focuses on theatre games and techniques that are based on Spolin and Second City. Will help artist with spontaneity, teamwork, staying present and bringing their art to life!

Speakers
MM

Marc Moritz

Weathervane Playhouse
MARC MORITZ During the 2012 season at Oberlin Summer Theater Festival Marc played Mr. Mister in The Cradle Will Rock. Marc originated the role of Talk Show Host in the Broadway production of the Stephen Sondheim / Hal Prince musical, Merrily We Roll Along. He most recently appeared... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

12:00pm

Empowering Your Audition: Finding Confidence, Calm, Creative Intuition, and Focus
Make a moment count! Learn about meditation and mindfulness. Simple as a single breath, inspire excellence. Bonus: Learn a 2 minute scientifically proven technique for your auditions!

Speakers
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Katherine Sweeney

U of Pittsburgh
Katherine Sweeney is a second-year MFA candidate and will earn her degree in Performance Pedagogy from the University of Pittsburgh with a secondary emphasis in Voice and Speech in 2014. Katherine received her BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University. She has lived and worked... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CC 203 B

12:00pm

Theatre of the Oppressed and the Examination of Power Struggles
This workshop will delve into a general introduction of Image Theatre from Theatre of the Oppressed and games for the high school drama classroom to engage in conversation of power struggles today.

Speakers
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Elise Bragard

Emerson College
avatar for Rachel Meggs

Rachel Meggs

Emerson College
Rachel All Meggs received her Bachelor's in Spanish Education with a minor in Theatre from Western Carolina University in 2008. There, she worked with Glenda Hensley and Claire Eye in the Theatre in Education (TIE) class and created the connection between that course and a program... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Jubilee Suite

1:00pm

CANCELED: Ancient Theatre for the 21st Century
A challenge for theatre directors who stage ancient plays is to mount a production that entertains as it captures the sense and structure of the original production. This workshop offers techniques that work.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Davis

Rick Davis

professor, Georgia Regents U
Rick Davis has written 39 plays, six full lengths, many one-acts, several musicals for children, all of which have been produced on various stages: off-off-Broadway, in Los Angeles, and in theatres throughout the country. He has won several play writing awards and has twice received... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC 202 A/B

1:00pm

Directing Tablework: Unlocking the Door to the Actor/Director Relationship
Teachers will explore the actor/director relationship. Craft connection, specificity, and meaning to unlock an organic process that begins with script, creates impulses and results in grounded and dynamic performance.

Speakers
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Amy Feinberg

The Univeristy of the Arts


Friday March 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Bay Pointe Suite

1:00pm

Larry Silverberg's Meisner Workshop for Teachers
Explore the Meisner approach and gain new skills to help your students remove the internal critic and regain the ability to be fully authentic, expressive and deeply available.

Speakers
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Larry Silverberg

True Acting Institute
Larry Silverberg is one of the world's foremost authorities on the Sanford Meisner technique of acting and is the author of the internationally acclaimed four volume series, "The Sanford Meisner Approach: An Actors Workbook," his book, "Loving To Audition," his two books for teen... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC 107 A

1:00pm

Location, Location, Location: Producing Site-Specific Theatre, Part 2
A continuation of last year's session on site-specific theatre focusing on recent productions in the U.S. and abroad, and an examination of the logistics in producing these types of performances. Missed last year? You'll catch up quickly!

Speakers
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Rand Harmon

U of Colorado
avatar for David Wohl

David Wohl

SETC Vice-President of Finance, Winthrop University
David Wohl recently retired after serving as Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. He previously served as Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at WV State University. Wohl holds the Ph.D. degree in theatre from Kent State... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
BH Leinkauf

1:00pm

Practical Aesthetics
Practical Aesthetics is introduced to students through this interactive workshop. Atlantic Acting School's technique was developed by David Mamet and William H. Macy.

Speakers

Friday March 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Windjammer Suite

4:00pm

Sense Memory: A Fresh Approach
A fresh and active approach to Stanislavski's often misunderstood performance tool helping you heighten your circumstances, deepen your experiences, and clarify that moment before.

Speakers
CB

Claudia Billings

New Mexico State U
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Josh Chenard

Head of Acting, New Mexico State University
Josh Chenard is The Head of Acting at New Mexico State University. A sought after teaching artist and director, Josh has taught workshops at universities, theaters, and conferences all over the country including in New York, Baltimore, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Boston. An Associate... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
CC 203 B

5:30pm

An Actor and a Therapist Walk into a Bar...
The instinctive responsiveness that the Meisner technique teaches has resonance with several techniques and theories in drama therapy. A look at the parallels, purposes and potential benefits to theatre practitioners.

Speakers

Friday March 7, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
BH Old Dauphin Way

5:30pm

Rubber Chicken Improv. Festival for Fun and Profit
Join the fun as teams compete in improv games for the coveted Rubber Chicken. This fun filled, hilarious, interactive workshop will give the tools to stage your own festival for your organization.

Speakers
CA

Claudia Appel

WINGS/LMDC
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Tonya Hays

WINGS Performing Arts Director, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
Tonya Sanders Hays has a MFA in Theatre and a BA in Theatre Eduation. She has been recognized regionally with the Sarah Spencer Award for her work in Theatre for Young Audience by Southeastern Theatre Conference. Hays is the founder and director of the WINGS Performing Arts Program... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC South Hall - Workshop Space

5:30pm

Shakespeare: Creating Characters Inside-Out & Outside-In
Explore two dynamic acting approaches to crafting a Shakespearean character: an "Inside-Out" approach and an "Outside-In" approach. Begin with psychology or physicality to craft a fully-realized role.

Speakers
CB

Christopher Baker

Virginia Commonwealth U
Chris Baker is a graduate student and adjunct faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, and is currently pursuing his MFA in Theatre Performance Pedagogy. Chris received his BA in Theatre Arts (Concentration in Acting and Directing) from University of Wisconsin-Parkside... Read More →
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Kathryn LeTrent

Virginia Commonwealth U


Friday March 7, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 203 B

5:30pm

Things That (Still) Go Bump in the Night
An open opportunity to share stories and experiences (your own or someone else's!) centered around theatre ghosts, legends, and superstitions.

Speakers
BB

Barbara Brock

Dogwood Dell Festival of Arts
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Will George

Recreation Specialist II, City of Richmond
I coordinate and manage Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center, a place of theater, fine arts, and dance. We will hire ten technical positions for the Festival of the Arts at Dogwood Dell and three summer theater teachers for a performance arts camp at Pine Camp. Stop in to say hello.


Friday March 7, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
RV Riverboat Suite

5:30pm

What Not to Wear: What 'Season' Suits You Best
After popular demand for more clothing advice, Gundersheim and Gray offer a session for anyone who auditions or interviews for a job with the focus on what "season" you are and what colors looks best on you.

Speakers
JG

Janet Gray

Winthrop University
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Stephen Gundersheim

Winthrop U
Stephen Gundersheim received his B.S. in theatre from Northwestern University with a concentration in acting & musical theatre and earned his M.F.A. is in Theatre from ASU. He is a professor of Theatre. Stephen taught and performed in California, Georgia, Arizona, Chicago, West Virginia... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
RV Windjammer Suite

5:30pm

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting Workshop
Utilizing techniques of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York, this hands-on seminar focuses on the investigation of action, environment, given circumstances and need using the imagination.

Speakers
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Ryan Chittaphong

Director of Marketing, Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Ryan has been with the Stella Adler Studio since 2008. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Performance from Middle Tennessee State University where he studied Stella Adler’s work. Before coming to the studio, Ryan served as Marketing and Development Associate at the Berkshire... Read More →
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Don Williams

Managing Artistic Director, Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Don Williams currently serves as the Managing Artistic Director of the Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City. As an actor and director, Mr. Williams has worked on more than 70 productions for such theaters as the Denver Center Theater... Read More →
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Johnny Yoder

Managing Artistic Director, Art of Acting Studio
Johnny Patrick Yoder is a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of New York. He has acted in over 60 plays in his career as an actor. TV: “Anyone But Me” (Breck). Directing credits: World premiere of Democracy(sic) (HCLAB), Gloria, Rimers of Eldritch, The Laramie Project (Art of Acting Studio), One Flew over the Cuckooâs Nest (Stella Adler), The Year of the Rooster (York Theatre Company), Topdog/Underdog, Dinner with Friends. Johnny is... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 5:30pm - 7:30pm
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

7:00pm

Booking the Job: Fundamentals of Commercial Acting Technique
A focus on general theories of commercial auditioning and an overview of the process of how commercials are made, cast and booked by the actor.

Speakers
JK

Jason Kaufman

Shenandoah Conservatory
Jason Kaufman has spent the last 12 years as an actor in NYC, LA, performing in the regions and internationally on stage. He appeared in many film and television shows along with numerous national commercials. He holds an MFA from the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
RV Riverboat Suite

7:00pm

Larry Silverberg's Meisner Intensive for High School Actors
Teen actors - explore the Meisner technique and unleash your humanity, your unrestricted self-expression and discover a deep availability to your partners and the world around you.

Speakers
LS

Larry Silverberg

True Acting Institute
Larry Silverberg is one of the world's foremost authorities on the Sanford Meisner technique of acting and is the author of the internationally acclaimed four volume series, "The Sanford Meisner Approach: An Actors Workbook," his book, "Loving To Audition," his two books for teen... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
RV Jubilee Suite

7:00pm

Phony Isn't Funny: Authentic Performance in Improv
Nothing is funnier than actors relating and reacting to each other. In this workshop on long form (scene-based improvisation), you'll learn that you don't have to TRY to be funny to succeed in improv.

Speakers
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Mandy Butler

Newberry College Theatre
Mandy Butler is a member of the General Company at Dad's Garage Theatre and was voted their People's Choice Improviser of the Year in 2016. She has been an active improviser in several major markets and has taught at improv festivals and studios in the United States, Istanbul, and... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
CC 203 B
 
Saturday, March 8
 

9:00am

Anton Chekhov: Making the Connection
Hands-on exercises that connect the Chekhovian character's needs with the actor's inner life, making Chekhov texts personal, vibrant and accessible.

Speakers
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Debbie Banos

University of Arkansas
I am currently a Graduate Assistant at the University of Arkansas where I am pursuing an MFA in Acting. I graduated with a BA in Acting/Directing from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. Recent credits include; the University of Arkansas' productions: "Spring Awakening," "The Clean... Read More →
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Amy Herzberg

University of Arkansas
Amy Herzberg is Head of Acting at the University of Arkansas. Extensive professional credits include La Jolla Playhouse and resident acting company with San Diego Rep. She holds an MFA in Acting from Cal Arts. Additional training: Uta Hagen, The Actors Center in New York and American... Read More →
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Missy Maramara

University of Arkansas
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Jason Shipman

University of Arkansas


Saturday March 8, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 203 A

9:00am

Auditioning for Film Like a Pro
Audition techniques geared specifically for booking a job in film and television. Designed for college students interested in acting on film. Approximately ten actors, chosen from participants, will be put on camera.

Speakers
PS

Peter Stone

University of Kentucky
Peter Allen Stone University of Kentucky Mr. Stone has worked professionally in New York on Film/TV, Off-Broadway, Regionally (ATL, Humana Festival, Portland Stage), and was a Casting Assistant at Mackey Sandrich in NYC (Green Zone, The Adjustment Bureau with Matt Damon, and The Proposal... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 107 B

9:00am

On Your Feet in the Big Apple
This seminar discusses the New York City market and what young theatre professionals should do to prepare for and successfully navigate their transition.

Speakers
CM

Clay Martin

Texas Tech U


Saturday March 8, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
BH Leinkauf

9:00am

Shakespeare: Voice, Body & Presence
Individual coaching on your Shakespeare monologue: Personal connection, breath, physical freedom and clarity. Memorize 1.5 minutes of text. All levels welcome, including high school students.

Speakers
GS

Gwendolyn Schwinke

Coastal Carolina University
Gwendolyn’s Schwinke teaches Acting and Voice for Actors at Coastal Carolina University and has taught at institutions including Shakespeare & Company, SUNY-Binghamton and CAP-21. A Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Teacher since 1997, she has taught the Feldenkrais Method in professional theatres, univ... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Jubilee Suite

9:00am

Where Are You Going? Planning Your Professional Life
Workshop is designed to help aspiring professionals map out a plan for a professional career. Learn how to set targeted goals and "how to get there!"

Speakers
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Matt Davenport

Matt Davenport Productions
Ex Producer & Creative Director of Matt Davenport Productions, Matt has been producing, writing & directing for over twenty years. Matt’s career includes writing & directing national tours including On Broadway!, Birth of the Beat, I Get a Kick Out of Cole & American Rhapsody (official theatrical production of the Gershwin Centennial Celebration). Matt produces, writes & directes award-winning shows for numerous t... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 202 A/B

10:30am

Camera vs. Theatre Auditions: Tools for Translation
Learn how to adapt a theatre audition for the camera, and vice versa. Bring a short memorized monologue for hands-on guidance on transitioning between styles.

Speakers
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Amy Dunlap

Chair, Department of Theatre, North Greenville U
Amy Dunlap, Assistant Professor, is the head of Performance and Chair of the Theatre Department at North Greenville University in South Carolina. She earned a BFA in Drama with a Directing concentration from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA in Acting from Regent University. Amy... Read More →
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Karla Knudsen

Collective Face Theatre Ensemble


Saturday March 8, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC 203 B

10:30am

How to Put Your Actors In Their Place: Psycho, Mytho and Ethnolocality
Workshop is designed to help aspiring professionals map out a plan for a professional career. Learn how to set targeted goals and "how to get there!"

Speakers
JC

John Countryman

Berry College
John Countryman is Director of Theatre at Berry College. He was Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at the National University of Ireland-Galway and serves on the European Council Summer Study faculty at the Waterford Institute of Technology in the Republic of Ireland. He is... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Riverboat Suite

10:30am

Site-Specific Shakespeare
A five-time site-specific director details a process of bringing Shakespeare's text to life utilizing promenade and environmental staging techniques in settings available to most colleges.

Speakers
KD

Kaja Dunn

California State University San Marcos
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Andrew Geffken

Assistant Professor, Liberty University
Andy Geffken is an Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Liberty University. After receiving his MFA in Acting at Regent University he helped start the Americana Theatre Company in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Beyond acting... Read More →
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Scott Hayes

Dean, School of Visual & Performing Arts, Liberty University
Scott Hayes is the dean for the School of Visual & Performing Arts at Liberty University. He is is a professor in the Department of Theatre Arts, where he directs and teaches the Meisner acting approach. Scott is a member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA, and has been teaching and administering... Read More →
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Marji Peters

Visiting Professor of Theatre, Regent University
Marji Peters is the Visiting Professor of Theatre in Regent University'’s College of Arts & Sciences. She was offered the position shortly after graduating from Regent'’s MFA in Acting program (May 2013). Before earning her terminal degree, Ms. Peters completed a BA in Interpreta... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

10:30am

Thinking Like a Director
Speakers
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Bob Moss

Playwrights Horizons
Robert “Bob” Moss began his career as a PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER touring and working in residence in Los Angeles, Toronto, Ann Arbor, and at the Lyceum on Broadway. The year prior to founding Playwrights Horizons, he ran the Edward Albee Playwrights Unit. Moss founded the PLAYWRIGHTS... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC 203 A

10:30am

Through the Looking Glass: Michael Chekhov's Imaginary Body
Through the exploration of Michael Chekhov's Imaginary Body work, participants explore physical character development from start of rehearsal into performance.

Speakers
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Trent Blanton

Rider U
Educating and inspiring aspiring theatre artists.


Saturday March 8, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Clipper Suite

12:00pm

Acting in Television: The Situation Comedy
Script analysis for situation comedy: making the comedic choice, status of the character within the situation, and creating character for television. For intermediate to advance level actors.

Speakers
JK

Jason Kaufman

Shenandoah Conservatory
Jason Kaufman has spent the last 12 years as an actor in NYC, LA, performing in the regions and internationally on stage. He appeared in many film and television shows along with numerous national commercials. He holds an MFA from the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Commodore Suite

12:00pm

CANCELLED: Teaching the Audition Process On-line
Bobby Funk, author of the book "The Audition Process" conducts a workshop on how to teach the audition process on-line by demonstrating examples from his class at ETSU.

Speakers
BF

Bobby Funk

East Tennessee State University
Bobby Funk teaches a variety of performance classes: Directing, Acting I, Acting for Commercials and Industrial Films, Stage Combat, and The Audition Process at ETSU. He has taught at Southern Mississippi and at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Bobby did his undergraduate... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Riverboat Suite

12:00pm

Physicalizing the Fools Part 2 - More Bold Choices for Shakespeare's Clowns
Using textual clues, improvisation, and the physical work of Anne Bogart, this workshop allows participants to create rich, vibrant characters from some of Shakespeare's most beloved clowns.

Speakers
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Kevin Kern

The University of Mount Union
Kevin P. Kern recently joined the faculty at The University of Mount Union in Ohio after teaching at UWF for 6 years. Directing credits include As You Like It, and Comedy Of Errors at Kingsmen Shakespeare in Los Angeles, and Much Ado... at Pensacola Shakespeare for whom he served... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CC 203 B

1:00pm

Contracting Your Way into the Roles of Your Dreams
Hands-on interactive format where graduate, college, and high school students will learn how to negotiate and modify contracts related to roles in professional theatre, film, television, and radio.

Speakers
PB

Polly Blalock

Judge, City of New Hope
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Dr. Susan C. Brown

Professor of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts, Alabama A&M University
Dr. Brown earned her B.A., M.F.A., and Education Doctorate at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) and completed post graduate work at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Yale University, Oxford University, and International Readers Theatre at Oxford and London. Dr. Brown... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC 107 A

1:00pm

Improvise Now: Fundamentals of Professionals for Beginners
If you wanted to improvise but were afraid or if you are new to improv, this is the workshop for you. Learn the fundamental skills of seasoned players in this interactive, fun and informative workshop.

Speakers
RW

Richard Walker

University of Pittsburgh
Ric Walker Currently teaching at the University of Pittsburgh was a longtime fixture of the Chicago stage. His many performances with The Second City, 2nd Story and with the Improvised Shakespeare Company has given him the opportunity to perform for thousands both in Chicago and throughout... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Mobile Bay Bllrm

1:00pm

Viewpoints-based Directing
Utilize Viewpoints as a dynamic directing tool! Session designed for beginning directors, as well as those interested in a fresh approach.

Speakers
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Nancy Jones

University of Kentucky, 620


Saturday March 8, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC 203 B

4:00pm

Devised Solo Performance: Creating Work from Scratch
Workshop attendees will, through physical improvisation and written exercises, formulate the kernel of an original solo performance concept and create a plan of action for executing it.

Speakers
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Cynthia Croot

Head of Performance, University of Pittsburgh, and Resident Director of Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant
Cynthia Croot is a director, writer, humanitarian activist, and Head of Performance at U. of Pittsburgh. Since earning her MFA (Columbia University) she won TCG’s Career Development Fellowship in 2007/2009. Her work spans regional and international venues. As Resident Director of the award-winning NYC theatre company 'Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant,' she has staged experimental audience-immersive and site-specific work across the country... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
CC 203 B

4:00pm

The Business of Show Business
This informative and fun workshop provides tools, tips and techniques to prepare aspiring young talents for the "business" side of show business.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Davenport

Matt Davenport

Matt Davenport Productions
Ex Producer & Creative Director of Matt Davenport Productions, Matt has been producing, writing & directing for over twenty years. Matt’s career includes writing & directing national tours including On Broadway!, Birth of the Beat, I Get a Kick Out of Cole & American Rhapsody (official theatrical production of the Gershwin Centennial Celebration). Matt produces, writes & directes award-winning shows for numerous t... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
CC 202 A/B