Character Workshop II

Weathervane Playhouse

Monday, August 3, 2015 - Friday, August 7, 2015
Weathervane Playhouse 1301 Weathervane Lane AkronOH  44313-5186
Monday, August 3, 2015 - Friday, August 7, 2015
Weathervane Playhouse 1301 Weathervane Lane AkronOH  44313-5186

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What's Included

Students in the Character Workshop will focus on the understanding of creating a character -- creating a physical life, voices, understanding given circumstances in the world of the play and understanding how your character is different from you. Students will discover many ways a character can behave, think, feel, experience things and express themselves differently than the actor. Students will have the opportunity to apply these skills through scene work, which will be presented on the final day of class. Instructor: Kristin Benner, M.A.

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Youth Education
Weathervane Playhouse’s Core Classes

Weathervane Playhouse’s core class curriculum provides every student with exceptional, consistent, dramatic training. In addition to the core curriculum, each age appropriate class provides additional skills to enrich our strong foundation. All classes have been developed to meet the State academic benchmarks within the applied Fine Art.

Core class content will include:

The study of theatre as an art form, and how it compares with other methods of telling a story (television, film, books, etc…)

The roles and responsibilities of actors, directors, designers and technicians.

Stage movement skills including: facing the audience, “cheating out,” using the upstage hand and using body language to communicate thoughts and feelings of a character.

Vocal projection and diction techniques for speaking loudly and clearly.

Stage directions and theatre vocabulary.

Methods for working in an ensemble and working as a group to present a performance at the end of each session.

Memorization techniques.

Dramatic exploration and creative expression through improvisation games and/or script work.

Theater history and/or historical, cultural and social contexts of a specific time period.

Character study through comparisons of story situations and their relationships to real life experiences.

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