Tue, Aug 24|
Richard & Jane Manoogian Art Museum
Theatre Techniques (Extreme Casting)
Join members of the Starling Shakespeare Co. for a special course on the fundamentals of acting, staging, and drama.
Time & Location
Aug 24, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Richard & Jane Manoogian Art Museum, 7070 Main St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757, USA
“Double Double” Extreme Casting Starling Shakespeare Company’s Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado about Nothing are both “Small-Scale” shows, an increasingly popular style of producing Shakespeare, inspired by some of the oldest forms of storytelling. Companies like ours will cast shows, often with thirty characters or more, with just a few actors. These actors must work to be specific enough to differentiate between each of their many characters. In this workshop, students will focus on developing multiple characters through the use of archetypes, signifiers, and physical and vocal variance. Workshop leaders will encourage creativity with props, costumes, and acting choices to help students bring their characters to life.
Island employees may be asked to present valid ID or proof of employment at the door to redeem this discount.