SAS Performing Arts Studios

ACTING - Building the Structure

October, 2019

Foundation

Noun

  1. (foundations)

    the lowest load-bearing part of a building, typically below ground level.

    synonyms: footing · foot · base · substructure · understructure · underpinning ·

  2. an underlying basis or principle.

    "this idea is the foundation of all modern economics" ·

    synonyms: basis · starting point · base · point of departure · beginning · premise ·

Building/Structure

: the action of building : construction

: manner of construction : makeup

 

: organization of parts as dominated by the general character of the whole

: the aggregate of elements of an entity in their relationships to each other

SCENE STUDY/AUDITIONING

 

This class is about helping you explore a rehearsal process that will support your character development and inspire new ways of thinking as you break down a scene.

 

Beginning actors will have an opportunity to experience exactly what the audition process is like for both professional theatre auditions as well as for television and film. For more experienced actors it is an opportunity to reconnect to the basics of character exploration and scene study, while also continuing to sharpen their audition skills.

 

The emphasis for this class is on non-musicals.

This workshop will lay the foundation of the actors craft and features exercises and techniques to help you prepare to enter into the mind and body of a character. This class will build on the foundation of basic acting methods. It will help the actor unlock your body as well as your mind and open them to feelings and sensations which you can draw on when needed.

 

Our program will also feature the beginnings of scene study and analysis through monologues and ensemble work. The scene study will demonstrate how to feel the rhythm of a scene and how the actor fits into the scene. Scripts to be chosen from classic to contemporary works. Participants will present scenes in class and discover pathways to develop their technique.

This class has limited enrollment, is  () weeks long, and meets once a week for three (3) hours.

Participants will also be required to rehearse on their own before the session presentation.

Audition or video required (Please see below for link to audition form)

Class meets every Monday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

Age: 18+

The cost is $375.00.

Instructor: Jimonn Cole

The SAS Performing Arts Studios is excited to welcome Jimonn Cole to our faculty.  Jimonn is an actor known for his work most recently in the independent film Broken Symphony (2019), God Friended Me (2018), Blue Bloods (2017), and the feature film Spinning Into Butter (2007)with Sarah Jessica Parker. Broadway:  Hillary and Clinton dir. Joe Mantello.  Jimonn has performed in 5 national tours including as “Slank” in the Broadway National Tour of Peter and The Starcatcher; with The Acting Company as “Malcolm X” in Marcus Gardley’s X or Betty Shabazz vs. The Nation, as “Brutus” in Julius Caesar; and The Exonerated dir. Bob Balaban. Off-Broadway credits include: Our Lady of 121 Street at Signature Theatre dir. Phylicia Rashad and Iphigenia 2.0 dir. Tina Landau; Public Enemy at The Pearl Theatre; The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter at New York Theatre Workshop dir. Doug Hughes; The Conscientious Objector, Museum, Pullman Car Hiawatha (Drama Desk Nomination) all with the Keen Company NYC. Jimonn is  author of the one-man show The Last Black Cowboy which was selected for the New York International Fringe Festival in 2004.  His regional credits include A Raisin in The Sun at Crossroads Theatre; Ruined dir. Liesl Tommy; Twelfth Night dir. Darko Tresnjak and The Merchant of Venice dir. Bill Rauch, all at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Macbeth at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival; Gem of The Ocean at Arena Stage; Romeo and Juliet at The Ahmanson dir. Sir Peter Hall; The Tempest, Peer Gynt, Merry Wives of Windsor and Othello starring Patrick Stewart, all at The Shakespeare Theatre DC. Jimonn received his BFA from The Juilliard School where he was recipient of the John Houseman Award for Excellence in acting.

DATES:

Please Note:

The participants obligation is for the full time period of the workshop. All payments for workshops are non-refundable except in the event of a workshop cancellation.
If you need to cancel a workshop or workshop session, for any reason, you must notify us by email no later than one week before the workshop or workshops session is scheduled. If you discontinue any workshop before the ending date of the session, you forfeit the deposit amount. As our faculty are all working professional actors and musicians, SAS Performing Arts Studios reserved the right to change teachers at any time due to last minute changes in their professional schedules.                                                                                      Please see SAS Performing Arts Studios Payment Policies for additional information regarding cancellation policies.
 
 

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P.O. Box 567

Radio City Station

New York, NY 10101-0567

Telephone: (646) 858-9918

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