“…Professional actors, say that as a director, Puukka is tops.”
(Article by Olga Kharif.)
Monday Night Acting Lab Summer, 2020 | Community, Work, and Hope during Social Distancing | (Virtual)
As we all know, with Covid-19 ruling over our given circumstances, it is not possible for us to carry The Monday Night Acting Lab forward in person. Because of this, I have scheduled ZOOM Sessions for The Monday Night (Virtual) Acting Lab, as we watch how events surrounding health concerns unfold.
Until it is safe to gather and work in person again, this is partly about maintaining community and connection as well as we are able, but also about doing what we can to remain productive and inspired during this time of pausing and uncertainty.
It is an opportunity for scene study, to discuss acting-oriented questions as a group, and to present monologues you are preparing for feedback in a group setting. Increasingly, auditions are being carried out online. I have also observed numerous theatre companies programming performance projects via remote/streaming media. Use this resource to stay sharp. Participate to play, give and receive support, and grow.
So far, our virtual ZOOM sessions have allowed us to discover a great deal about energy, presence, playing the space, and sharpening our abilities as vocal interpreters, by focusing in on what the audience hears.
1. To keep our productivity moving forward and balance people’s access to performing time in each session, after the first session, participants will be put into a performance schedule, so we know in advance who will be presenting work for feedback during which week.
2. To keep the dialogue and exchange of ideas moving productively forward, I will be assigning (light) reading each week, for discussion and group digestion the next week. (And yes, I will be providing copies of that material over Email. You will NOT have to acquire it yourself.)
How to participate in The Monday Night (Virtual) Acting Lab:
It is very important to me that The Monday Night (Virtual) Acting Lab be highly accessible; I am offering this online forum for $50 (that’s figured on just $10/Monday). If you would like to participate, please register here. If you have questions, please reach out via Email.
Stay happy and healthy. And please do not forget, if you want someone to talk with during these strange and times, you can absolutely feel free to reach out to me.
Peace to you goodly people. You, and your heads, and your hearts.