Saturday, April 24, 2010

4-Week Acting Workshop in May

I recently wrote about my experience with my acting teacher, Paul Kampf. (Class with Class)   Through Breadline Productions, Paul is offering a 4-week acting intensive this May.  Here is some info about it:

 Overview: 4-Week Acting Intensive
The Approach:
Paul’s focus is 100% on freeing your gifts as an actor through exercises that harness the imagination to anchor visceral and repeatable triggers that allow you to find the depth of truth in each character you portray. 

Through in class and out of class exercises, you will discover techniques that reveal your character’s emotional state, rhythm and thought process.  All of which allow you to live freely in the creative moment of performance. 

During this 4-week intensive, we will work on two person scenes, on and off camera work & improvisation techniques to inspire your unique emotional and physical imagination. 

The Process:
Weeks 1 & 2               Work intensive exercises to set the basis of the work you will do with scripted material. 
Weeks 3 & 4               Work from scripts while learning how to effectively use improvisation and pre-scenes to make the character’s words & thought process your own. 

Dates:              Sundays, May 9, 16, 23 & 30th
Time:               11am-2pm
Location:        Momentum Theatre, 6760 Lexington Avenue - Hollywood
Fees:                $195 (or for more information)

Paul Kampf  (Bio)
Paul is a founding member and Artistic Director of Breadline Theatre Group, where he has overseen Breadline’s growth from its first production in 1993. Paul has appeared in over twenty productions and has written or co-written fifteen plays, including American Gothic, which received a Joseph Jefferson nomination for Best New Work, and which he later adapted for the screen and directed (re-titled Brothers Three: An American Gothic) featuring Patrick Wilson, Neal McDonough, & John Heard. He has written, co-written or developed ten screenplays, many of which will be produced through Breadline’s film division.

Paul is a fervent believer in actor training and has developed the Performing Arts Institute, where he teaches ongoing and private classes. He just finished the feature film From Grace, and two shorts films – all featuring professional actors from within the training program. Paul holds an M.F.A. in Acting from Illinois State University and a B.F.A. in Acting/Directing from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. In 1993, he was one of five American playwrights invited to London’s famed Royal Court Theatre, where he worked with some of the most influential theater artists from around the world.

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