Workshops & Special Events
Expand your experience beyond the classroom!
Throughout the year, the Theater Department offers special workshops and guest speakers to augment the classroom experience.
The Poetic & The Political, a Creative Writing Workshop with Stefanie Zadravec
January 31, 12pm-5pm in the Keck Theater Rehearsal Studio
Playwright Stefanie Zadravec brings a series of thought provoking exercises to her masterclass designed to inspire students to dig deeper into the issues happening around us; stretch the bounds of their work beyond the realistic and naturalistic, and to work meticulously across all writing mediums to develop a voice and creative vision that is authentic and resonant.
An Actor's Guide to a Director's Process in Rehearsal with Dámaso Rodriguez
February 27, 1pm-5pm in the Keck Theater Rehearsal Studio
An Actor's Guide to a Director's Process in Rehearsal is a 4-hour workshop designed to give young actors tools for being prepared and productive during the fast-paced professional regional theatre rehearsal process. The workshop will include; an overview of audition room, rehearsal room and on-set standards; textual analysis techniques for classical and contemporary scripts; an approach to the first day of rehearsal "on your feet" (i.e., Blocking Rehearsals); and simple approaches to making bold, active acting choices.
Stage Combat Workshop
Spring 2016, time and date TBA
The Stage Combat workshop will focus on the basic skills necessary for effective unarmed or hand-to-hand combat for the stage. Students will learn a choreographed fight with a partner that includes slaps, punches, kicks, chokes, rolls, and falls. The workshop will finish with student presentations of their fight to their peers and invited guests.
Past workshops have included:
London Dramatic Academy Q & A with Shea Kelly
Juggling Workshop with The Flying Karamazov Brothers
Performing History with Roger Guenveur Smith
The Business of Acting with Jesse Burch
Guest speakers have included:
Tim Sanford (Oxy alum, /artistic director of Playwrights Horizons)
Roberta Levitow (artistic director of Theatre Without Borders)
Carrie Yonekawa (Oxy alum)
Melissa Berger (agent, CED Talent)
Mitchell Gossett (agent, United Talent)
Christine Dunford (actress)
Beth Holmes (casting director, Beth Holmes Casting)
John Billingsly & Bonnie Friedericy (actors, Bonnie is an Oxy alum)
Alan Bruun (Creative Director, Disney, Oxy alum)
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