Introduction to Acting
Class Fee: $250 for an 8 week session
Location: Keene, NH
Dates/Times: Monday Nights @ 6:30 p.m. starting January 11th.
Class Fee: $250 for an 8 week session
Location: Keene, NH
Dates/Times: Tuesday Nights @ 6:30 p.m. starting January 12th.
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Introduction to Acting
HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO ACT?
HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO BE MORE CONFIDENT AND LESS FEARFUL WHEN STANDING IN THE SPOTLIGHT OR SPEAKING TO LARGE CROWDS?
HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED YOUR PERSONAL CHARM AND CHARISMA TO RADIATE WHEN IN THE SPOTLIGHT?
Perhaps now is the time to give acting a try! Kim Dupuis, the Founding Artistic Director of The Edge Ensemble Theatre Company and an acting teacher at several of the local colleges, will be offering an Introduction to Acting Class!
Acting classes can diminish your fears of speaking in public.
Acting classes can increase your confidence and creative expression.
Acting classes can help you to radiate presence and charisma in your professional life.
Acting classes can allow you to perform optimally when in the spotlight.
In Kim Dupuis’ Introduction to Acting class you will learn basic acting skills which will increase your ability to express yourself dynamically when in the spotlight, at the podium, in presentations, in group meetings, in everyday situations, and on the stage. Through basic acting training, you'll learn skills to help you overcome your anxieties about being in the spotlight, stay present and focused in the moment, and perform optimally and boldly when it is your time to perform. You will discover that acting is not about faking or pretending, but rather it is about cultivating the ability to respond genuinely in the moment. Kim’s classes will guide you through simple step-by-step techniques that allow you to experience your natural acting abilities. Her acting classes will help you discover that you can act. And the classes are so much fun!
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You will learn valuable skills to:
- Be comfortable in front of others
- Develop a personal presence that compels attention
- Enhance credibility, connection and chemistry with others
- Listen and respond spontaneously
- Express yourself dynamically
- Cold read a script as though speaking naturally
- "Audition" for the stage and for real life situations
Discover yourself in this fun learning experience by acting in short scripts, monologues, and participating in acting exercises. Break out of inhibitions and express yourself more freely in presentation and public speaking with acting lessons! We are all inhibited in some way. Some light inside us wants to shine but isn't allowed to due to some past experience or disapproval. This beginning acting class allows you to work toward removing your inhibitions and to break through some barriers that have held you back.
If life is calling for you to be the center of attention at work, at church, or in an organization, this class will definitely help. In a totally safe, non-judgmental environment, you can transform the way you express who you are so you can shine
NOTE: All class members will be relatively new to acting so you will all be in it together working in a safe and supportive environment. You don't need to have experience with acting to participate. Kim will teach you how to play in the exercises and in the monologues and scenes.
All you need is a willingness to try:
to act in scenes and monologues!
to cultivate a sense of play!
to support your classmates!
Through simple acting exercises, learn how to read a script naturally so that your acting is genuine. Learn to make strong and comfortable connection with an acting partner and to respond authentically. Kim will guide you to relax into the moment and deliver your lines with genuine feeling. You can do it! And, acting class is so much fun!
Class members will:
- work on scenes and/or monologues, and, through a simple analysis of the script, learn how to explore, to "physicalize," to become the character, and how to construct a scene or monologue, all in order to fulfill the values and needs of the play.
- learn how to move spontaneously around the stage so your scene is alive with energy and to use props and objects to help stay in the moment.
- experience how engaging fully with a scene partner takes a scene into an exhilarating "zone."
- perform a scene and/or monologue and sense a natural ability to "believe in imaginary circumstances."
Building on the skills learned in Introduction to Acting, this class will focus on script analysis and its application to scene study. Through scene work, students will explore the external stimuli that lead to specific acting choices, how to actively listen, and participate in the spiral of action/transaction. Our work will take a script from "page to stage" culminating in class projects presented to the public in a showcase supported by The Edge Ensemble Theatre Company!
At the end of the session, each student should be able:
· to apply the learning outcomes of The Fundamentals of acting to monologue and scene work
· to employ script analysis through scoring, including beats, intentions/objectives, tactics/strategies
· to identify and adjust to obstacles
· to act/transact based upon external stimuli
· to explore a range of specific choices in pursuit of intentions and tactics
· to transform into a character based upon a preliminary character analysis
Want to know more about Kim Dupuis and Actor’s Edge Studio? Read on ….
ACTOR’S EDGE STUDIO
ACTING and DIRECTING CLASSES
PUBLIC SPEAKING & PRESENTATION COACHING
Actor’s Edge Studio offers ongoing acting classes, directing classes, and private one-on-one development sessions, for serious students at all levels of experience.
Kim Dupuis, Founding Artistic Director and Founder of The Edge Ensemble Theatre Company, holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Florida and a BFA in Acting from Louisiana State University in Acting. She has been acting and directing professionally for over twenty years, and she also teaches acting and other theatre classes at several of the local colleges.
Both an art and a craft, acting and directing require continual practice and discipline to enhance the self-exploration and growth that leads to excellence. Kim creates a non-competitive, ensemble-oriented, safe, stimulating, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for actors and directors to meet this challenge.
Acting classes include instruction, exercises, monologue work, scene study, and improvisation. Various acting philosophies are mined to find the right techniques for each actor. Directing classes include instruction, exercises, and collaboration with other theatre artists. Acting and directing classes culminate with a showcase production supported by The Edge Ensemble Theatre Company. Individual development sessions are custom designed to meet a variety of needs: to enhance performance skills in any public speaking context, such as business presentations; to project a more powerful persona when in the spotlight; to improve acting skills; to develop and improve monologue skills; to sharpen audition technique; and to enhance directing skills.
Acting Classes – 8 week session - $250
Directing Classes – 9 week session - $500
Private Acting Sessions/Development
4 week session - $220
6 week session - $300
8 week session - $360
Individual Customized 1-hr Sessions - $60
Have questions? Want to schedule a private workshop for you or your group? Ready to sign up for an acting class? Contact me!
2016 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE - FREE PARKING
January 1 – New Year’s Day
January 18 – Martin Luther King/Jonathan Daniels Day
February 15 – Washington’s Birthday
May 30 – Memorial Day
July 4 – Independence Day
September 5 – Labor Day
October 10 – Columbus Day
November 11 – Veteran’s Day
November 24 & 25 – Thanksgiving
December 18 thru 25 – Holiday Week
The Edge Ensemble Theatre Company will be producing
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
November 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21 @ 7:30 p.m.
and November 22 @ 2:00 p.m.
We are also collaborating with The Historical Society of Cheshire County in creating a program about the Salem Witch Trials!
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On Saturday October 17th at 2 PM, members of the Edge Ensemble will present a program about their preparation for their performance of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. The play uses some of the characters and events surrounding the Salem Witch Craze of 1692 to construct a classic tragedy. The director and several members of the cast will present short scenes from the play. They will discuss how they prepared their individual characterizations. The program will conclude with a “talk-back” between the cast and the audience. The presentation will be at the Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street, Keene. The program is free and open to the public.