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SET YOUR POWERFUL INTENTIONS FOR THIS YEAR
ACTORS STUDIO ELENA STEJKO PRESENTS
A powerful workshop
"THE AUDITION PROCESS"
Saturday 25th January
10.00am - 2.00pm
The Raye Freedman Arts Center
Epsom Girls Gramma School
(Places Strictly Limited)
For Registration please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will learn how to create powerful intentions prior to your upcoming auditions.
You will learn about the casting director's expectations and the most important elements of an audition
You will learn new skills in approaching the script and interpreting the casting director’s notes and briefs.
You will learn how to direct yourself and make powerful choices.
You will acquire tools and new rehearsal methods based on fundamental elements of the M. Chekhov acting technique.
M. Chekhov acting technique is designed to nourish and empower unique talent that lies within each person. During this workshop actors get introduced to some of the fundamental elements of M. Chekhov technique.
Eight Week Acting Course
Term 1 2014
Course based on the M. Chekhov Acting Technique as the most influential and inspiring method of actor training in existence.
During 1 term actors get introduced to fundamental elements of M.Chekhov technique.
Special focus for this term:
Script work and Character Creation
Dates & Location
During each week actors have an opportunity to come once per week or twice per week.
Each class has 3 component:
warm up, an introduction to a new element of the technique and practical application.
Time: Every Tuesdays and Thursdays for 8 weeks from 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Starts: Tuesday 28th Janury
Finishes: Thursday 20th March
Where: Epsom Girls Grammar School, Raye Freedman Arts Center
Fee: $795 for two classes per week
$525 for one class per week
(Payment options monthly/ weekly instalments are available. Early Bird Discount of $725 - email for more details).
To register please email: email@example.com
Places are limited.
About term and M. Chekhov acting technique:
Since our profession is all to do with feelings – objective, lines, emotions, intentions, partners/audience through a series of body/voice releasing exercises, actors will learn to open themselves, expand the realm of feelings and awareness, deepen understanding of the script from within, acquire improvisational state of being and multi dimensional approach to acting.
During this term actors get introduced to fundamental elements of M. Chekhov technique and Characters Creation process: Atmosphere, Psychological Gesture, Qualities, Body Centers, Radiation.
This training will provide actors with very powerful and essential tools that will allow them to put rewarding principles of this technique into use to achieve INSPIRED ACTING.
Through the term actors will be working with monologues and scenes.
About Elena Stejko:
Elena Stejko has worked in the industry for more than 25 years and has 20 years of international teaching experience.
Elena recently nominated for “Best Actress’ at the NZ Film and Television Awards 2010.
Elena received the award for "Best Actor" in Theatre at the 2012 Chapman Tripp Awards for her role in “A Short Cut To Happiness” at Circa Theatre Wellington 2012.
Elena received “Best Actress” in Theatre in Dunedin for a Production of Roger Hall’s play “Short Cut To Happiness” Fortune Theatre 2011.
Elena has worked extensively as a casting director for NZ film and television for 10 years
As an actor Elena worked on stage and screen in Russia, Brazil, New Zealand and Japan.
Her most recent screen work includes the female lead in the NZ feature film “Russian Snark” and the female lead in the Japanese TV drama “The Promise” (filmed in Tokyo).
Elena’s television work includes “Shortland Street,” “Mercy Peak” and “Spin Doctors.”
Elena's most recent stage work includes her roles in "Where Are You My Only One", ATC's "Midnight in Moscow" ATC "Romeo & Juliet", "Boeing Boeing" Fortune Theatre Dunedin 2013.
Elena teaching classes and workshop at Actors Studio and regularly invited to teach at Toi Whakaari Drama School in Wellington, Unitec Performing art in Auckland and South Seas Film and Television School in Auckland.
Elena has directed numbers of stage productions with various theatre companies and performing schools graduates.
To register or for more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org <applewebdata://862C3B27-735C-4180-A2B6-E3CD86B58E7A/callgate-22.214.171.124/rms/126.96.36.199/mail/getBody?folderId=6&messageId=NDI3N0BqGWNueWTVEWdgvpdlcgq3yxxK&purpose=display&body#>
ACTORS LAB PRESENTS
With Peter Feeney
TWO WEEKEND WORKSHOPS AND A MASTERCLASS
HAWKES BAY1/2 FEBRUARY - $200
WELLINGTON 8/9 MARCH - $300
ACTING FOR SCREEN
In these weekend workshops I'm going to cover all the territory around camera technique, auditions and self-testing. There will be a lot of screen time and playback. I'll cover productive prep you can do for screen, and show how the approach for on -et work and auditions must differ. Participants will meet and rehearse on one scene prior to their workshop using a technique sheet provided by Peter as a guide.
AUCKLAND/ STARTING 10 FEBRUARY - $300
HONING TECHNIQUE - TOUCHING EXCELLENCE
FIVE EVENING SESSIONS
As actors we have to work fast, and on our own, to get our heads around the demands of the film/tv set, audition or rehearsal room. But in this five week five session evening workshop each participant will work on one or two long scenes only, in depth, to a high standard. Participants will be expected to rehearse and prepare between sessions. This is about working out what works for you and what turns your acting on. You'll reveal your potential and learn practical tools for preparation.
Interested? Email me on email@example.com
More info on www.pfeeney.com <http://www.pfeeney.com>
COME ON, SURPRISE YOURSELF!
Peter Feeney!!! He was instrumental into getting two of my sons into film. Josh and William McKenzie in the 'Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell,' a NZ Film. He workshopped them. He really was my God Send.
Peter is a very gifted young actor who will always be genuinely interested in exploring his work and finding new approaches to it, and opening this out to his fellow actors.
Cicely Berry, OBE, Voice Director, Royal Shakespeare Company.
Returning to acting after a break for many years I found Peter's workshops to be invaluable. Working closely with Peter in a pair-based environment also helped me to both refine my skills and gain confidence. I would wholeheartedly recommend Peter's courses to any actor who wishes to further their craft in a safe, fun and yet challenging environment.
Elizabeth Marvelly, Singer, Actor
I can thoroughly recommend Peter as a marvellous proponent of the principles and Techniques he has encountered and uses himself in his acting processes. He is a gifted man with much to contribute to his profession.
Dean Carey, Director, Actors Centre Australia
You are a wonderfully insightful and optimistic actor, and this allows you to draw the very best work out of everyone. But what is unique about this course is that you aim and succeed in giving everyone involved the skills to be this for themselves. And – above all, the classes were FUN and challenging and filled with great people! Thanks!
Lotte St. Clair, Bell Shakespeare Company Actor & Sydney Participant
Peter is an excellent teacher, he has an intuition of knowing what to say and how much to say to get the best out of a performer. Also Peter's history and skill as an actor himself provides a great range of knowledge and experience which he shares generously. I highly recommend Peter and his courses to any actor.
Chad Moffit, Wellington Participant (2013)
Hi everyone, welcome to 2014. We hope you had a good break and are eager to get some more auditions and roles this year.
Because of the extreme competition in our screen industry and the difficult task of getting auditions in a very competitive environment, we would ask you this year to choose to up your game by providing your Agents with new headshots, updated CVs and keep your acting (and other) skills fresh as well as your appearance. By doing this you will be in a far better position to be considered for jobs and for us to put you forward for them.
Also, another very serious request - and one that is constantly being asked but not everyone adhers to - will you please let us know when you are going away. It takes a moment to text or email us dates when you won't be able to audition and means a lot to us so we don't miss out on opportunities, nor do other actors. Don't forget that unless you get work, your Agent works for you for nothing and we rely on commission, if we keep losing out on audition slots because we put actors forward who aren't around then not only do we (and YOU) look unprofessional to Casting Directors but it means loss of income for all concerned and other actors miss out on auditions too.
We choose to submit those first who keep us uppermost in their minds. The same is true of the Casting Directors when selecting those to audition. That's the reality of it.
It's a new year with new choices - we'd love you to choose to keep us in the loop and yourself at the top of your chosen profession!
Happy New Year
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