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Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m., March 3 through April 14, 2018 (No Class on Easter, March 31)

Instructor: Michael Dove

Prior Experience: Fundamentals of Scene Study or equivalent required.

Learn how to approach text from playwrights at the forefront of new languages and structures in an ever-changing performance landscape.  When existing American acting and directing theories are not sufficient to interpret and activate non-realistic texts, the modern actor must incorporate new skills. Working with the techniques of artists like Germany’s Thomas Ostermeier and Dutch acting teacher Paul Binnerts, plunge into in-depth text analysis and detailed character exploration, specifically exploring non-realistic text by playwrights like Sarah Ruhl, Caryl Churchill, and Sara Kane. Receive direction and coaching from Michael Dove, Artistic Director of Forum Theatre, whose directorial focus includes new contemporary theatre forms particularly from the UK, Germany, and Eastern Europe.

Michael Dove, Producing Artistic Director of Forum Theatre
Last Seen Directing: Love & Information at Forum Theatre and Blackberry Winter at Orlando Shakespeare
Upcoming Directing: Every Brilliant Thing at Olney Theatre Center

Approaching Contemporary Text

March 3 - April 14

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