The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) in Washington, D.C., is offering a series of fall master classes led by local theater professionals, including single-session workships with the actors currently playing Romeo and Mercutio in the company's production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
The workshop with Andrew Veenstra playing Romeo is scheduled for Oct. 25, and the session with Jeffrey Carslon playing Mercutio is set for Oct. 26. Open to adults and teens age 13 and older, the workshops have set tuition at $30 for a single workshop, $50 for both. The workshops will take place at The Forum at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW.
Meanwhile, Gregory Woodell, currently appearing as Paris in Romeo and Juliet, will be teaching a regular six-week master class program called Advanced Scene Study: Investigating Romeo and Juliet, Mondays, Oct. 31–Dec. 5. Students will discover techniques that trained classical actors use to develop textual clarity, physicalize actions and intentions, and make bold, dynamic choices. This session requires rehearsal with scene partner(s) outside of class.
Introduction to Dramaturgy, cotaught by professional dramaturgs Drew Lichtenberg and Hannah Hessel Ratner, on Tuesdays, Nov. 15–Dec. 20, gives students the opportunity to explore the many ways a dramaturg contributes to a production.
Helen Hayes–nominated Paul Reisman, associate director of Faction of Fools, will lead a class in Commedia Dell'Arte on Mondays, Nov. 7–Dec. 12. Covering characters, scenarios, and lazzi, this will be an active and fast-paced class for anyone who is creative and energetic.
The six-session classes are from 6:45–9:15 p. m. at the Shakespeare Theatre Rehearsal Studios located at 507 or 516 Eighth Street. Tuition is $335, but a $25 discount is available for those who register by Oct. 17. For more information and to register, click here.
October 4, 2016