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instructor,  Kindra Steenerson

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About the Instructor

 

Acting Professor and Executive Director of SAGE Acts in Charlotte, Kindra Steenerson is originally from Southern California. She earned her MFA in Performance/Directing from Utah State University, where her training was largely informed by Stanislavsky, Adler, and Bogart’s Viewpoints. As a professional she has extensively studied Meisner, physical approaches to acting (Laban, stage combat, and Rasaboxes), and has trained with Catherine Fitzmaurice in NYC. Locally, Kindra appeared as The Angel in Angels in America at Carolina Actors Studio Theatre. Other favorite roles include Hecuba in The Trojan Women, Lady Caroline in Enchanted April, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, and The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods. She has directed over forty shows, and counts On the Verge (for Catawba College) Spring Awakening, Southern Girls, Medea, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) among her recent favorites.

 

 

 

About the Course

 

To act means to do, and “to do” requires an impulse to inspire that action. Sanford Meisner, an American acting legend whose association with The Group Theatre became fraught when he disagreed with the notion of affective memory (Method Acting), developed a technique to keep the focus on what he called “the reality of doing.” His approach demands that an actor do nothing until something happens outside of themselves to elicit a response. In so doing, the actor moves from a self-conscious methodology to an other-focused methodology, the end result being action that is much more honest and dynamic, rooted in the realm of behavior rather than words.

Meisner Intensive:

Mondays 6:30-9:00, January 30 through April 17 (No class March 6)

 

A beginner's course for acting. To act means to do, and “to do” requires an impulse to inspire that action. Sanford Meisner, an American acting legend whose association with The Group Theatre became fraught when he disagreed with the notion of affective memory (Method Acting), developed a technique to keep the focus on what he called “the reality of doing.” His approach demands that an actor do nothing until something happens outside of themselves to elicit a response. In so doing, the actor moves from a self-conscious methodology to an other-focused methodology, the end result being action that is much more honest and dynamic, rooted in the realm of behavior rather than words.


This twelve-week studio course will explore Meisner impulse work as applied to repetition exercises (the foundational tool for recognizing behavioral cues), improvisational scenes, and a final scripted scene study. All levels of acting are welcomed.

 

Acting Stylish:

Sundays 4:00-6:30, January 29 through April 23 (No class March 5)

 

This intermediate course will explore five different styles of performance. Participants will learn how to play ancient Greek, Shakespeare, Victorian, 1920s comedy of manners, and modern realism through scene study and performance lecture. The class will conclude with a longer form final showcase that moves beyond the two-person scene. Materials will be provided.


Pre-requisite: Meisner Intensive

Beginning Acting for Teens (ages 14-17):

Mondays 4:30-6:30, January 30 through April 23(No class March 6)

 

This course is an introduction to the basic skill an actor must acquire. By the end of the course students will have:      

    A better understanding of actor preparation

    A sense of trust and trustworthiness with other actors     

    The ability to develop and apply basic acting skills, e.g.

    goals, obstacles, tactics, and expectations

    The ability to work honestly with "the other"

    A solidified personal method of memorization

    A solidified personal method of concentration and drill

    An awareness of, and the ability to apply techniques for character development

    A solid understanding of scene work, including how to block a scene

    The ability to apply directorial suggestions

    The ability to thoughtfully and objectively critique scene work    

    An awareness of various theoretical approaches to acting

    A basic knowledge of the audition process and its requirements

    A beginning understanding of /aptitude for body/voice/psychological integration

EacH   Course   is   $250

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