Get out of the comfort zone and onto the stage!t’s about getting back to the sandbox,” says Terianne Falcone, discussing Acting in English’s approach. “People get freaked out about the unknown but any kid knows that’s the most interesting — not to mention, the most fun! — place to go.” And the unknown, unexpected, and unpredictable is just where New York-trained teacher and actress Falcone intends to take you with two acting courses and a workshop that will challenge you to get out of your comfort zone and become a more authentic performer.
Whether you are a beginner, an advanced actor or entirely new to acting and simply ready to push yourself in a new direction, Falcone promises that the courses at Acting in English will be fun and liberating but also, at times, uncomfortable. She uses the analogy of fruit flies trapped in a jar.
At first, the flies try to get out, crushing their wings against the glass. But soon they grow accustomed to flying under the lid so that when the lid is removed, they continue to fly under the opening. The fruit flies are free to leave the glass jar, but they limit their own flight range, thus imprisoning themselves. “The comfort zone is comfortable, but not fun and not creative,” adds Terianne.
Let go of the comfort of what you know and nurture your creativity as you discover new reaches of your acting talent with Acting in English. Falcone’s advice to “make mistakes, excavate what’s inside, and follow your impulses,” is just as applicable to life on stage as off.
New course next week and comedy show May 7!
ON & OFF SCRIPT: SCENE STUDY COURSE
We’re going to work on scripts with partners!
We’ll break down the script (scene analysis), find the beats, consider objectives and obstacles, decide on the “stage business”… and most importantly, and often overlooked, fill in the spaces between dialogue, including the beginning of the scene which is rarely (actually NEVER) the first line of the text… And if you don’t know what beats, objectives, obstacles or stage business mean, don’t worry… you will! We’ll be using a combination of improvisational and Stanislavsky techniques to develop students’ ability to express themselves freely, with “the words” being just one of the many behaviors onstage.
Four Wednesdays (April 23, May 14, 21 & 28)
From 6 to 8:30pm
At Soulnest, via Francesco Negri No.67 (Metro Piramide)
€ 130. Deposit necessary to secure place in the class.
DOWNTOWN AT THE ABBEY – COMEDY NIGHT
After kicking off last April 16th, this new night of comedy will go up on stage again on May 7 at the Abbey Theatre Irish Pub! Don’t miss it!Stand up, sketches, funny songs and stories, and much much more!! Presented by Acting in English & Martina Angelucci.
Wednesday, May 7
Show starts at 9 (drinks and dinner before/after the show at the pub! 10-euro “fast menu” available!)
at The Abbey Theatre Irish Pub
via del Governo Vecchio, 51 (piazza Navona)
FROM STAGE TO STAGE
Using improvisation to create written material!
* Unblock writer’s block
* Dimensionalize your characters
* Go in directions that you hadn’t even known were there!
…because improvisation creates free space and gets you out of your head.
The Harold is a long-form improvisation structure used for training as well as performance. The Harold, which has trained many great talents from Mike Nichols to John Belushi to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, begins with a one-word suggestion from the audience and develops into a multi-layer 20-45 minute improvisation that might be at moments hilarious or at other moments poignant. In this two-day workshop we with work with the singular elements of the structure, working towards to staging a complete simple Harold. Mike Meyers, calls it, “The Zen approach to comedy.”
More courses and shows coming up throughout the spring and early summer!
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