Depicting violence and sex on stage requires a deft hand: your actors must be safe and in control while projecting a real sense of fear, anger, passion, or possibly even terror to the audience. Prior to this workshop, you will be asked to select and stage a scene from a given list containing physically demanding content (for example, the pastor's office scene from Hand to God). You'll present and work this scene on your feet with Moritz during the two class sessions, and will be challenged to make strong tonal choices, explore different ways to interpret physically precarious situations, and learn how to work with actors in these types of scenes. Whether your scene requires a tone that is silly and bawdy to grounded and aggressive, or something in between, at the end of this workshop, you will be able to interpret different visions for sexual and violent scenes while specifically integrating physicality that makes sense for the characters.
Please be sure your actors and fellow ESPA artists are safe. If you do not have basic fight choreography experience, please also take our workshop, Taking a Stab at Fight Choreography, which is being offered prior to this class.
REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULE
Instructor: Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Tony-nominated Director, Broadway's Hand to God and upcoming Present Laughter with Kevin Kline)
This 2-day workshop will be offered over a weekend in May with dates to be announced. If you would like to be notified when this class goes on sale, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All classes take place at Primary Stages Studios at 307 West 38th Street in New York City. Get directions here.
Returning Students: $360
New Students: $360
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