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California Stage Offers Intensive Scene Study

Janis Stevens is a world-class professional acting coach and trainer

Janis Stevens
Janis Stevens

Janis Stevens will conduct a “Scene Workshop Intensive” at the R Street Arts Complex, 25th and R Streets, on Sunday and Monday nights for 5 weeks from 6:30-9:30 pm each night.  Dates are consecutive Sunday and Monday nights from July 23rd through August 21st.  Cost is $250.00 for all 5 weeks ($25.00 per session), and class size is maximum of 10 students (two slots have already been taken).

Scenes will be assigned by Ms. Stevens.  Coaching and direction will be based  on the tools of Stanislavski and Focus will also be given to “external skills” (vocal and physical expressiveness).

Janis is well-known in Sacramento for the many roles she has played with various theatres throughout the area as well as receiving much acclaim for the productions she has directed at Capital Stage, California Stage and the Sacramento Theatre Company.  She received the Elly’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 and has been an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at American River College since 2003. Continue reading

Movement for the Actor Workshop with Lori Russo

“I Breath the Fragrance of Myself and know it and like it” ~ Walt Whitman

Movement for the Actor Workshop with Lori Russo.
When: Monday evenings, April 24th– May 15th, 6-10pm
Last class is Sunday Afternoon, May 21st 2-6 pm
Where:
California Stage 2509 R Street (25th & R)
Price: 
$160.00  ( $60.00 deposit to hold slot)
Contact:
Lori Russo at: Lorirusso2000@yahoo.com

Movement for the Actor Workshop with Lori RussoAn audience cannot experience the actor’s intention, no matter how much he means it, if it remains “locked” inside an unskilled body and an underdeveloped voice.

We will work towards the Actor achieving freedom of movement that provides the form through which the Character’s emotion can flow freely and spontaneously. Continue reading

Acting Technique for Play Readings Workshop

California Stage’s Megan Cooper holding acting technique workshop January 14th

California Stage is offering a unique opportunity for actors to focus on how to prepare for play readings.  This workshop is being taught by New York actor/director and Sacramento native Megan Cooper from 12-4pm on Saturday, January 14.

Megan Cooper, California Stage
Megan Cooper.

Readings often serve as an audition.  They offer an opportunity for actors to work with casting directors, stage directors, writers, agents and producers.  Acting training frequently ignores the importance of readings.  Because readings have little to no rehearsal, an actor works on their own with virtually no direction.  This workshop focuses on how to make strong choices, how to prepare and how serve the text to create the most beneficial performance. Continue reading