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Wednesday, March 5
 

4:00pm

Explorations in Movement
A forum to explore and experience various approaches of teaching concepts in movement. This is an opportunity for movement professionals and movement educators to work and present amongst their peers. Teachers teaching teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Crouse

Lee Crouse

SETC VP of Services, Mississippi U for Women
Lee Crouse is on faculty at The Mississippi University for Women, and is a certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. Lee is proud to serve SETC as the Mississippi State Representative and Vice President of States... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Granke

Daniel Granke

Lead Instructor/Instructor, Intimacy Directors International/University of South Florida
Dan is a Director, Fight Director, Intimacy Director, and Movement Specialist based in Tampa, Fl. Their Intimacy and/or Fight Direction has appeared at Joe's Pub, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Urbanite Theatre, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, American Stage, Jobsite... Read More →
avatar for Tommy Schoffler

Tommy Schoffler

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Theatre & Dance, WV Wesleyan College
Tommy Schoffler is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique (ATI) who is particularly interested in working with performers, but his students have included painters, athletic trainers, corporate executives, shot-put throwers and professional arm wrestlers. He has been invited... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
CC 204 A/B

5:30pm

A Practical Application of Laban Movement for Actors: Tips for Teachers
Focus is on exposing the teaching professional to the breadth of Laban Movement for Actors and how it can be applied to the physical training process.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Mizenko

Jennifer Mizenko

Professor, The University of Mississippi
Jennifer Mizenko is a Professor of Dance and Movement for the Actor at the University of Mississippi. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Kenyon College, and an M.A. in dance from The Ohio State University. Her expanded studies include period dance, the study of T'ai Chi with Maggie... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 204 A/B
 
Thursday, March 6
 

9:00am

Commedia dell'Arte for the Modern Actor
Discover traditional principles and stock characters of the Commedia dell'Arte. Work with authentic leather masks, and explore improvisations that create lazzis and commedia plays.

Speakers
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 →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 203 B

9:00am

The Basics of Laban Movement Analysis for Actors: A Practical Guide
An overview of the application of Laban Movement Analysis to the acting process. How can LMA, body, effort, shape and space be used by the actor to create character physicality?

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Mizenko

Jennifer Mizenko

Professor, The University of Mississippi
Jennifer Mizenko is a Professor of Dance and Movement for the Actor at the University of Mississippi. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Kenyon College, and an M.A. in dance from The Ohio State University. Her expanded studies include period dance, the study of T'ai Chi with Maggie... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 203 A

9:00am

Yogic State of Mind: A Calm Approach to Audition Preparation
Breathe deeply. Relax. Let yoga put you in the proper mind-set for that audition. Invigorating stretches will prepare your body and guided mediation will ease your mind. You've got this!

Speakers
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Miriam Ragland

Presbyterian College
Miriam Ragland is certified in yoga and Pilates and has been teaching for 13 years. Her classes focus on alignment and proper body mechanics for the dancer and actor. A strong core is essential for actors and dancers, who use their bodies to make a living. And using proper breathing... Read More →


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

10:30am

Basic Mask Work for Actors
An introduction to working with mask to explore physical and emotional character transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Neil David Seibel

Neil David Seibel

Associate Professor of Theatre, Director of Performance, Auburn University Montgomery
Neil David Seibel has acting/directing credits including Off Broadway, Denver Center Theatre Company, Theatre Aspen, Arvada Center, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Alley Theatre-Houston, Theatre Under The Stars, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Montgomery... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC 203 B

10:30am

Body-Mapping and Alexander Principles for Performers
Clarify your thinking and acting choices through movement! A blend of body-mapping explorations and Alexander Principles leads to greater openness, expressiveness and power.

Speakers
avatar for Tommy Schoffler

Tommy Schoffler

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Theatre & Dance, WV Wesleyan College
Tommy Schoffler is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique (ATI) who is particularly interested in working with performers, but his students have included painters, athletic trainers, corporate executives, shot-put throwers and professional arm wrestlers. He has been invited... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC 203 A

10:30am

MASTERCLASS: Embodied Learning: Interactive Movement for the Classroom
Adam McKinney, former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre dancer and Chair of the Dance Department of New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe, leads participants in Gyrontonic and Laban-based movement composition exercises to assist educators and practitioners in tapping into the power of physical performance. Participants will discover ways of approaching "embodied learning": perceptual and contextual ways of knowing and understanding the world that is based in and of the body and using this approach both in studio and performance contexts. This is an engaging and physically-based workshop open to students and teachers of all levels. Cost $35. Check SETC registration for availability.

Speakers
avatar for Adam McKinney

Adam McKinney

DNAWorks
Co-Director of DNAWORKS, Adam McKinney is a classically trained dancer and former member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, and Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet. Adam has taught master dance classes in the U.S., Hungary, Indonesia, England, Ghana... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
RV Mobile Bay Bllrm

12:00pm

Stage Movement Committee Meeting
Annual meeting for anyone interested in discussing movement programming at the Convention. Got an idea? Bring it!

Speakers
avatar for Lee Crouse

Lee Crouse

SETC VP of Services, Mississippi U for Women
Lee Crouse is on faculty at The Mississippi University for Women, and is a certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. Lee is proud to serve SETC as the Mississippi State Representative and Vice President of States... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Granke

Daniel Granke

Lead Instructor/Instructor, Intimacy Directors International/University of South Florida
Dan is a Director, Fight Director, Intimacy Director, and Movement Specialist based in Tampa, Fl. Their Intimacy and/or Fight Direction has appeared at Joe's Pub, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Urbanite Theatre, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, American Stage, Jobsite... Read More →
avatar for Tommy Schoffler

Tommy Schoffler

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Theatre & Dance, WV Wesleyan College
Tommy Schoffler is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique (ATI) who is particularly interested in working with performers, but his students have included painters, athletic trainers, corporate executives, shot-put throwers and professional arm wrestlers. He has been invited... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

1:00pm

Stage Combat Verbs as the Playable Action
Explores stage combat terms/verbs as playable actions in scenes of confrontation. Selected verbs are rehearsed as a combination which is then applied as a psychological subtext for playing a scene.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hill-Kirkland

Michael Hill-Kirkland

Professor, Regent University
Michael Kirkland, Ph.D., MFA, is a senior faculty member in the Department of Media, Performing Arts, and Music at Regent University, in Virginia Beach where he serves as Director of Theater and coordinates the MFA and BFA in Acting degree programs. A member of Actors Equity Association... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC South Hall - Workshop Space

4:30pm

Dynamic Characters: Movement and Voice-Based Creation
Walk in as you are. Walk away with multiple grounded, intriguing characters of your own creation through voice and movement!

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 →


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
CC 203 A

4:30pm

Fight Stuff...Let's Get on the Same Page
Delve into the dynamics of building a good production team when dealing with a show with strong elements of fight direction.

Speakers
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Rebecca Britton

U of South Alabama
Rebecca Britton is an Associate Professor at the Univ. of South Alabama in Design and Technology. She has worked professionally as a designer and costumer with theatres including Peach State Summer Theatre, Glassboro Summer Theatre, and Jekyll Island MTF. Internationally her work... Read More →
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T. Burns

U of South Alabama
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Lyle Miller

Professor, University of South Alabama
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Christopher Peck

U of South Alabama


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
CC 204 A/B

4:30pm

Harnessing the Power Suzuki: Suzuki Express
Apply basic principles of Suzuki techniques in a fast food, express fashion. Suzuki techniques are rigorously physical. Movement attire is best. Properly warm-up lower body in advance, and give extra attention to the ankles.

Speakers
avatar for Keone Fuqua

Keone Fuqua

Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Communication, William Carey U
Keone Kaukawele Fuqua is a professional actor, director, producer, stage manager and production manager. As Assistant Professor of Theatre & Communication and Department Chair, Mr. Fuqua heads the Theatre program, supervises the Theatre and Communication faculty, teaches various acting... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
CC 203 B

5:30pm

Freeing the Intuitive Brain and Body: Divergent Thinking for Artists
Experiential workshop explores techniques to free the brain and body from the "œroutine,"€ enabling the artist to make innovative, intuitive connections in creating new work.

Speakers
avatar for Alana Ghent

Alana Ghent

Program Director, Eastern Kentucky University
avatar for Susan Pope

Susan Pope

Independent Artist, TheatrExpands
Susan Pope is theatre artist and musician. She designs and performs interactive museum shows, and is currently touring her solo, physical theatre play, DREADFULLY WHITE, a zany look at the serious subject of growing up in a violent family. Susan is a juried teaching artist with the... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 204 A/B

5:30pm

High Stakes Intention - Hit the Stage RUNNING!
Catch the audience's breath. Enter as if your life depended on it. Amp up any performance with honest engagement. Active class challenging all levels.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Beaulieu

Christopher Beaulieu

Co-Artistic Director, Creatively Independent
Christopher Beaulieu, co-founder of revolutionary arts education company, Creatively Independent, tours internationally as a Director/Fight Choreographer/Teacher with 20+ years experience. In Germany this summer, Chris takes CI to perform the world premiere of "To The Breach" an original... Read More →


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

5:30pm

Sculpt Your Body with Pilates: Mat Exercises to Build the Body You Want!
There is so little you can control as a performer, so take control of what you can! Sculpt your body with Pilates. Focused exercises develop the core you need to be the professional you want to be!

Speakers
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Miriam Ragland

Presbyterian College
Miriam Ragland is certified in yoga and Pilates and has been teaching for 13 years. Her classes focus on alignment and proper body mechanics for the dancer and actor. A strong core is essential for actors and dancers, who use their bodies to make a living. And using proper breathing... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

7:00pm

Combat Workshop: Violence from Character
Actors are empowered to investigate physical action in terms of motivation, the action, and the reaction in stage combat techniques utilizing active language and scenes created in the class.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Chittaphong

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 →
avatar for Steve White

Steve White

Stella Adler Studio of Acting/Art of Acting Studio
Mr. White has directed fight scenes in over 250 professional productions for theater, film, and ballet. On Broadway, his fights have been seen in PORGY AND BESS, THE PIRATE QUEEN, THE COLOR PURPLE, PILLOW MAN, and A VEW FROM THE BRIDGE. Off-Broadway favorite productions are BURN THIS... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
CC 204 A/B

7:00pm

Physical Devising: Making Meaning of Movement
The workshop will focus on creating simple choreography and using it as a base to explore tempo, space, atmosphere, and psychology. The participants will create at least two pieces of original theatre.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Granke

Daniel Granke

Lead Instructor/Instructor, Intimacy Directors International/University of South Florida
Dan is a Director, Fight Director, Intimacy Director, and Movement Specialist based in Tampa, Fl. Their Intimacy and/or Fight Direction has appeared at Joe's Pub, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Urbanite Theatre, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, American Stage, Jobsite... Read More →
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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 →


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
CC 203 A

7:00pm

The VIEWPOINTS in Production
A practical workshop for actors, directors and choreographers with explanation and suggestions for utilizing the concepts introduced by Viewpoints to various performance genres.

Speakers
avatar for Neil David Seibel

Neil David Seibel

Associate Professor of Theatre, Director of Performance, Auburn University Montgomery
Neil David Seibel has acting/directing credits including Off Broadway, Denver Center Theatre Company, Theatre Aspen, Arvada Center, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Alley Theatre-Houston, Theatre Under The Stars, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Montgomery... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
CC 203 B
 
Friday, March 7
 

9:00am

Acting Alice: A Physical Immersion into Wonderland
Utilizing a variety of sources including Michael Chekhov and Anne Bogart, this physical workshop will guide you into vibrant characterization and inspired choices as we devise Carroll's classic.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Chenard

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 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 203 A

9:00am

Moving through Yoga to Discover Creative Centering
Yoga blends with dance, BMC, contact improv, and authentic movement for all creative theatre artists to discover "centering" and to encourage openness and transformation during the creative process.

Speakers
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Bess Park

North Greenville U
Bess has over 25 years of academic, professional, and community based theatre/dance experience. Specializing in contemporary dance choreography and lighting/scenic design, musical theatre directing/choreography; Bess is also a massage therapist, a neuromuscular therapist, and a certified... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

10:30am

Alexander Technique for Performing Artists
Hands-on explorations in small group format. Alexander Technique teachers guide you to find ease and greater artistic and emotional freedom of expression in your work.

Speakers
avatar for Missy Barnes

Missy Barnes

Rollins College
Missy Barnes is serving her third year as an Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. She is an ATI certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Missy has worked as a director, choreographer, actor, singer, dancer, and movement coach on numerous... Read More →
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Teresa Lee

E-Resource & Access Librarian, Appalachian State U
Teresa Lee is a theatre and movement artist-educator. She is a Professor of performance in the Department of Theatre & Dance at Appalachian State University. Ms. Lee earned her certification to teach the Alexander Technique from Alexander Technique International. Since 1994, she has... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Mizenko

Jennifer Mizenko

Professor, The University of Mississippi
Jennifer Mizenko is a Professor of Dance and Movement for the Actor at the University of Mississippi. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Kenyon College, and an M.A. in dance from The Ohio State University. Her expanded studies include period dance, the study of T'ai Chi with Maggie... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Perrone

Nicole Perrone

Assistant Professor, Acting & Movement, Marshall U
Nicole Perrone serves as Assistant Professor of Acting & Movement in the Department of Theatre at Marshall University. Nicole has worked professionally for fifteen years as an actor, teacher and director both in New York and regionally at professional venues that include Cincinnati... Read More →
avatar for Tommy Schoffler

Tommy Schoffler

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Theatre & Dance, WV Wesleyan College
Tommy Schoffler is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique (ATI) who is particularly interested in working with performers, but his students have included painters, athletic trainers, corporate executives, shot-put throwers and professional arm wrestlers. He has been invited... Read More →


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

10:30am

Mindfulness as Presence: Mask Training Discovering Original Face
The workshop will explore the interconnectedness of breath, mind and body as mindfulness practice with Mask Technique.

Speakers
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Deb Bell

U of North Carolina Greensboro
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 →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC South Hall - Workshop Space

12:00pm

CANCELED: Beginning Juggling: Keeping Your Balls in the Air
More than ever, basic circus skills are being used in the theatre. Learn the most popular of them all: Juggling. Balls supplied. Beginners welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Terry Hardcastle

Terry Hardcastle

Adjunct Professor, U of Pittsburgh
Terry Hardcastle: Visiting Lecturer at The University of Pittsburgh. Proud member of Actor's Equity. Credits include Actor's Playhouse: West Side Story, White Christmas. Caldwell Theatre Company: Doubt, Fortune's Fool, She Loves Me. Florida Stage: End Days (world premiere), Sisters... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CC South Hall - Workshop Space

12:00pm

Society of American Fight Directors
Meeting for the American Society of Fight Directors.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Granke

Daniel Granke

Lead Instructor/Instructor, Intimacy Directors International/University of South Florida
Dan is a Director, Fight Director, Intimacy Director, and Movement Specialist based in Tampa, Fl. Their Intimacy and/or Fight Direction has appeared at Joe's Pub, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Urbanite Theatre, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, American Stage, Jobsite... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
BH Ashland Place B

12:00pm

The 'Labanologue': Using Laban to Strengthen Body, Voice, Text Connection
Laban Effort Qualities explore habitual choices when working on a monologue. Participants should have some knowledge of the Effort Qualities and bring a memorized monologue.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Morgan Bishop

Jessica Morgan Bishop

Associate Professor of Stage Movement, West Virginia U
Jessica Morgan Bishop is an Associate Professor of Stage Movement in the School of Theatre & Dance where she teaches in the BFA and MFA Acting Studios and serves as a Fight Director and Movement Coach for WVU productions. Jessica has trained with the Society of American Fight Directors... Read More →


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

1:00pm

Bourne Combat: From the Screen to the Stage!
If you love the Bourne movies you'll enjoy the opportunity to adapt one of the unarmed fight sequences for a found space. All students welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Geffken

Andy Geffken

Associate Professor, Liberty University
Andy Geffken is an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at Liberty University, currently serving as Vice Chair of SETC\\\'s Religion and Theatre Committee. After receiving his MFA in Acting at Regent University he helped start the Americana Theatre Company in Plymouth, Massachusetts... Read More →
avatar for Chris Nelson

Chris Nelson

Associate Professor, Summer Arts Coordinator, Liberty University
Chris Nelson holds a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Regent University. As a professional actor, some of his credits include Chris in Terrence Malick's The New World, starring Colin Farrell, Davey Boy Smith in the independent feature Judges, and David in the independent feature... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC 203 B

1:00pm

Physically Nailing Your Auditions: Making Character Choices
Working on audition material and the physical choices needed to create two distinctly different and interesting characters.

Speakers
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Amy Fritsche

Kent State U
Amy Fritsche earned her Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Southern California. Amy is currently teaching acting, and musical theatre at Kent State University. Amy has performed in films... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC 203 A

1:00pm

Rockin' Your Rehearsals with Rasaboxes
Explore Schechner's application of the Indian Rasa to the actor's/ensemble's pursuit of emotional/mental clarity as it pertains to character development and the rehearsal process.

Speakers
avatar for Kindra Clyne Steenerson

Kindra Clyne Steenerson

Assistant Professor, Acting and Directing, Coker College
Kindra Clyne Steenerson is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Coker College in Hartsville, SC. Her areas of research are post-modern and feminist forms, Laban, Rasaboxes, and Meisner. She has worked professionally as a director, actor and playwright in the west, midwest, and southeast... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC South Hall - Workshop Space

1:00pm

Viewpoints Training for the Professional and Student Actor
Viewpoints is the nation's leading movement training for actors. Expect an overview of Viewpoints and its application for acting. Wear clothes to move in, bring water - rigorous movement required.

Friday March 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

4:00pm

CANCELED: Stage Combat: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Examine, through experience, how dance knowledge can help train actors to perform fights on stage. Social dance partnering skills will become transformed into violence for the stage.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Schwall

Steven Schwall

Founder and Lead Instructor, Academy of Combat and Movement Education
Steven Schwall has been staging fights professionally since 2006. He is a Certified Teacher of Stage Combat with the Society of American Fight Directors. In addition, he is a Level 2 professor of the Margolis Method of Dynamic Movement. He is also a practitioner of Historic European... Read More →


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

4:00pm

Neutral Body Technique
A participatory session introducing the foundational elements of the Neutral Body Technique. Neutral Body is highly effective in freeing the performer from inhibiting socio-physical awareness.

Speakers
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Kurt Heinlein

Missouri State University
Kurt is a working member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA. He is VP of the Association of Theatre Movement Educators, and an active member of SAFD, FDC, and USA. He has performed extensively since completing his MFA in Acting from CCM, with credits that include New York, natl tours, regional... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
CC South Hall - Workshop Space

5:30pm

Connecting to the Breath and Voice through the Martial Body -- Stage Combat
Stage Combat and Aikido in integration with the breath, the voice, and within text explorations will be engaged within the actor's process.

Speakers
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Chris DuVal

U of Utah
Chris DuVal is a faculty member of the Actor Training Program, a regional theatre actor and fight director. Previously he served as an Assistant Professor and the Head of BFA/MFA Performance at the University of Idaho, where he directed and taught courses in acting, voice, and movement... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 204 A/B

5:30pm

The Tangible Objective - Tapping into Physical Need
Shrink the gap between thinking and doing. Physically understand honest need pertaining to your character's objective. Experience HAVE TO! Active class challenging all levels.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Beaulieu

Christopher Beaulieu

Co-Artistic Director, Creatively Independent
Christopher Beaulieu, co-founder of revolutionary arts education company, Creatively Independent, tours internationally as a Director/Fight Choreographer/Teacher with 20+ years experience. In Germany this summer, Chris takes CI to perform the world premiere of "To The Breach" an original... Read More →


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

7:00pm

Acting through the Expressive Actor Method
Through integrated voice and movement, performers will connect text with the actor's instrument as created by Michael Lugering.

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.
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Marybeth Holloway

U of South Carolina Lancaster


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

7:00pm

Masks, Movement, & Mayhem
Come ready to move, play, and train in physical theatre and the spirit of the actor creator using movement vocabulary that can apply to any class, audition, or role. Explore devising and mask work.

Speakers
avatar for Kali Quinn

Kali Quinn

Stateside University Relations Director, Accademia dell'Arte
Kali Quinn teaches at Brown/Trinity Rep and as Stateside Faculty for Accademia dell'Arte. She has created two solo shows and devised, directed, performed or taught with: Williams College, Here Arts Center, Bucknell, Mississippi University for Women, Pearl Theatre Company, Bloomsburg... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
CC South Hall - Workshop Space

7:00pm

Releasing the Shoulders: A Feldenkrais Approach
Explore movement from The Feldenkrais Method for freedom and openness in performing. Concepts and tips from Feldenkrais for actors, students, and acting teachers.

Speakers
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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 →


Friday March 7, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
CC 204 A/B
 
Saturday, March 8
 

9:00am

CANCELED: All Hands on Deck! Staging the Fight
Examine the art of putting an actual fight on stage, and the concerns that accompany it. Topics will include audience arrangement, sight line awareness and lines of safety.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Schwall

Steven Schwall

Founder and Lead Instructor, Academy of Combat and Movement Education
Steven Schwall has been staging fights professionally since 2006. He is a Certified Teacher of Stage Combat with the Society of American Fight Directors. In addition, he is a Level 2 professor of the Margolis Method of Dynamic Movement. He is also a practitioner of Historic European... Read More →


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

9:00am

FlyingFX 101
Performers and theatre technicians alike will benefit from this exciting class! The emphasis will be on performing, choreographing, harnesses, and as much individual technique as time will allow.

Speakers
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Tracy Nunnally

Hall Associates Flying Effects
Tracy is the owner of Hall Associates Flying Effects, the president of NAAFED, and holds memberships in IATSE, USITT, EdTA, and ITA. He is an ETCP Certified Rigger - Arena & Theatre, an ETCP Recognized Trainer, and an ETCP Recognized Employer. In addition, Tracy is a tenured professor... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC South Hall - Workshop Space

9:00am

Ready, Set, Create! Timed Compositions
Techniques are presented for creating new, movement-based work. A great way to build ensemble, get started on a project, or simply to get out of your head and put your ideas into action.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Morgan Bishop

Jessica Morgan Bishop

Associate Professor of Stage Movement, West Virginia U
Jessica Morgan Bishop is an Associate Professor of Stage Movement in the School of Theatre & Dance where she teaches in the BFA and MFA Acting Studios and serves as a Fight Director and Movement Coach for WVU productions. Jessica has trained with the Society of American Fight Directors... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

10:30am

Shaolin Staff Fighting for the Stage
Class presents the basics of Chinese staff fighting and incorporating it for stage. Twelve active participants will be chosen from attendees.

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Hawley

Stewart Hawley

Belhaven University
Stewart Hawley is a Certified Teacher of stage combat by the Society of American Fight Directors. He received his MFA from the University of Houston and is working on his PhD in theatre.


Saturday March 8, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC South Hall - Workshop Space

12:00pm

Body NRG in Character Study: Kinesensic Training for the Actor
Using Arthur Lessac's Kinesensic Training, actors will learn to utilize the natural Body NRGs (Buoyancy, Radiancy, & Potency) in the creation of character life. Dress to move.

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David Turner

Columbus State University
David Turner is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Columbus State University, where he teaches Acting, Voice and Movement. David is a Designated Lessac Practitioner (Voice & Body) with the Lessac Training & Research Institute. As an actor, spent several years in the Dallas and NYC... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

12:00pm

Explorations in Movement: Response to Stage Movement Workshops
Explore various approaches of teaching concepts in movement with opportunity for movement professionals and movement educators to work and present amongst their peers. Teachers teaching teachers.

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Lee Crouse

SETC VP of Services, Mississippi U for Women
Lee Crouse is on faculty at The Mississippi University for Women, and is a certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. Lee is proud to serve SETC as the Mississippi State Representative and Vice President of States... Read More →
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Daniel Granke

Lead Instructor/Instructor, Intimacy Directors International/University of South Florida
Dan is a Director, Fight Director, Intimacy Director, and Movement Specialist based in Tampa, Fl. Their Intimacy and/or Fight Direction has appeared at Joe's Pub, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Urbanite Theatre, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, American Stage, Jobsite... Read More →
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Tommy Schoffler

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Theatre & Dance, WV Wesleyan College
Tommy Schoffler is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique (ATI) who is particularly interested in working with performers, but his students have included painters, athletic trainers, corporate executives, shot-put throwers and professional arm wrestlers. He has been invited... Read More →


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

12:00pm

Playing the Body Fantastic; Becoming the Non- and Extra-human
A movement approach to altering the sense of your body in space to incorporate elements that may be wardrobe, prosthetics or even just imagined. Observers welcome, but participants come ready to move.

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Kevin Inouye

Adjunct, William and Mary U
Kevin Inouye is an instructor of acting, movement and stage combat. An SAFD Certified Instructor and NMCA Teacher Candidate, he teaches courses at the College of William & Mary, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Christopher Newport University and elsewhere. He is a SAG-AFTRA actor... Read More →


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

1:00pm

Association for Theatre Movement Educators: Informational Discussion
An opportunity for ATME members to convene, and for non-members to find out more about ATME. A hosted open discussion with ample room for Q&A. Open to all with an interest in theatre movement.

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Kurt Heinlein

Missouri State University
Kurt is a working member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA. He is VP of the Association of Theatre Movement Educators, and an active member of SAFD, FDC, and USA. He has performed extensively since completing his MFA in Acting from CCM, with credits that include New York, natl tours, regional... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Windjammer Suite

1:00pm

Jane Austen Goes Dancing: Romance and the Ballroom
Learn to dance like Lizzie Bennet and Mr. Darcy in this interactive workshop! Learn 19th-century social dances while discussing the era's movement, manners, and social customs.

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Sarah McCarroll

Associate Professor, Georgia Southern U
Sarah McCarroll is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Georgia Southern University, where is also serves as the resident costume designer and costume shop manager. She is the outgoing editor of Theatre Symposium and the Chair of SETC's History/Theory/Criticism/Literature committ... Read More →


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

1:00pm

Releasing the Shoulders: A Feldenkrais Approach
Explore movement from The Feldenkrais Method for freedom and openness in performing. Concepts and tips from Feldenkrais for actors, students, and acting teachers.

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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 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC 203 A

1:00pm

Suzuki Movement: A Way of Moving and Acting
Experiential demonstration and practice reveals the integration and connectivity of movement and acting as taught in the Suzuki Method of Movement. 20-35 participants (plus observers).

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Tamiko Washington

Chapman University
Professor Tamiko Washington holds an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of California, Irvine. She is an Associate Professor of Voice, Speech and Movement at Chapman University in Orange, California, as well as an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®. She has a nineteen-year... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC 204 A/B

4:00pm

Crash Course in Pratfalls; Fake Pain Is Funnier
From Combat Clown to the Three Muskestooges, violence is funny as long as everyone walks away unharmed. Bring your physical comedy chops, and come prepared to play. All for One, and One for Falls!

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Daniel Granke

Lead Instructor/Instructor, Intimacy Directors International/University of South Florida
Dan is a Director, Fight Director, Intimacy Director, and Movement Specialist based in Tampa, Fl. Their Intimacy and/or Fight Direction has appeared at Joe's Pub, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Urbanite Theatre, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, American Stage, Jobsite... Read More →
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Kevin Inouye

Adjunct, William and Mary U
Kevin Inouye is an instructor of acting, movement and stage combat. An SAFD Certified Instructor and NMCA Teacher Candidate, he teaches courses at the College of William & Mary, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Christopher Newport University and elsewhere. He is a SAG-AFTRA actor... Read More →


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

4:00pm

Physical Approach to Character: Composing Presence
Using the Composition Method, participants will build character physically through the intuition and intelligence of their bodies.

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Matt Saltzberg

Secretary; MFA in Directing Candidate, Association for Theatre Movement Educators; Western Illinois University
Matt Saltzberg holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Missouri; an M.A. in Theatre Performance from Long Island University; and a B.A. Theatre Performance from Susquehanna University. He has taught at St. Lawrence University, the University of Missouri, and Southern Illinois... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
CC 204 A/B

4:00pm

Rehearsing the Future: Augusto Boal's Image Theatre
Are you trying to discern what the next steps are for you? Discover the power of Augusto Boal's Image Theatre to illuminate the possibilities.

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Allen McCoy

Palm Beach Atlantic University, 1323
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Joe Obermueller

University of Sioux Falls
Joe Obermueller serves as Assistant Professor of Theatre and Director of Theatre at the University of Sioux Falls, in Sioux Falls, SD. He received his MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and his BA in Theatre from Pepperdine University... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
RV Grand Bay Bllrm