An Intensive Scene Study with Elly-award winning Janis Stevens!
Coaching and direction for the course will be based on the tools of Stanislavski and focus will also be given to “external skills” (vocal and physical expressiveness). Scenes will be selected by Ms. Stevens. Class size is a maximum of 10 students.
Janis Stevens 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.
Janis received the Elly’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 and has been an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at American River College since 2003. She received her MFA from Ohio University’s Professional Actor Training Program and began her professional career at the Old Globe in San Diego. She worked in the English-speaking theatres of Vienna, Austria for ten years.
Upon returning to the States, Stevens’ work has been seen in regional theatres across the country, including the Idaho Shakespeare Festival; Lost Nation Theatre, VT; Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia; TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley; the Magic Theatre, San Francisco; Sierra Repertory Theatre, and local Equity companies in Sacramento.
Janis has been also a Drama Desk Nominee for her portrayal of Vivien Leigh in the off-off Broadway production of VIVIEN, a role for which she also received the Bay Area’s Dean Goodman Choice Award for Solo Performance. She is a Resident Company Member of the Theater at Monmouth in Maine where she directs and performs during the summertime. Her work as a director has also received much acclaim across the country and she is extremely proud to be a member of Actors’ Equity.
7:00-9:30 PM on Monday evenings, beginning July 8 and ending August 26, in the Three Penny Theater at the R25 Arts Complex. Fee is $275 for all eight evenings.