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Each Saturday, Brave Space will also offer a special workshop in a targeted skill in the theatre. Want to learn about theatrical design elements like costumes and sets? Or explore what it takes to step into the shoes of a director? The Saturday Spotlights will allow students to delve into one specific piece of the theatre puzzle each week, and learn new skills as well as building upon existing ones. We are excited to offer classes taught by Brave Space founding members, as well as specialty professional theatre artists from around the country. We hope to see you in class whenever you can be there!
Saturday Spotlight Offerings
Saturday February 20, 2021 – Intro to Film Acting
|Intro to Film Acting||11AM – 12:30PM||10-16||$45||Ryan Dinning|
From slate to scene and everything in between, learn the differences between theatre acting and acting for film. This crash course will cover the basics you need in order to be “camera ready” for your first film audition, and also give you the confidence to walk on set and own it take after take.
*Ryan’s credits include: (TV/Film) Boardwalk Empire, Machinal, (Broadway) Just Mercy, (Upcoming) Disney’s Jungle Cruise
Saturday February 27, 2021 – Directing Workshop
|Directing Workshop||2-3:30PM||12+||$45||Rachel Stevens|
Open the door to the director’s process! Explore the fundamentals of stage direction during this interactive and collaborative workshop. Together we’ll shine a light on elements of script analysis, working with actors and designers, storytelling through staging, building a collaborative space, and zeroing in on your point of view. Enjoy experiential exercises, collaborative discussion and a safe space to ask questions and learn more about the art of directing.
Saturday March 6, 2021 – Acting the Song
|Acting the Song||11:30AM-1PM||14+||$45||Rachel Stevens & Gina Giachero|
Discover the ingredients that take your musical theater performance to the next level of storytelling. In this brave space, you’ll explore how music, lyrics, and character create a blueprint for communicating a clear, engaging and impactful story for your audience. Receive individualized critique and feedback on a musical theater piece of your choice with a supportive group of your peers as we stretch our skills and imaginations in acting the song. Actors at all levels of experience welcome!
*Note: participants will be expected to provide an MP3 OR digital sheet music for their song selection in advance of the workshop
Saturday March 13, 2021 – Theatrical Design
|Theatrical Design||11AM-12:30PM||11-14||$45||Katherine Fritz|
There is so much more to theatre than the performances we see onstage. Join guest artist Katherine to learn about the design that goes on behind the scenes – from costumes to sets and everything in between. You’re sure to gain a new appreciation for the creative minds that bring theatrical worlds to life onstage!
Saturday March 20, 2021 – Tap Workshops
|Advanced Tap Workshop||11:30AM-1PM||14+||$45||Kevin Dietzler|
|Beginner/IntermediateTap Workshop||2-3:30PM||Recommended for ages 10+||$45||Kevin Dietzler|
- Advanced Tap Workshop — Designed for those with previous tap training looking to sharpen your tap skills. In this workshop we will focus on more complex steps and rhythms as we build an exciting, Broadway-style combination. Tap shoes and a space to tap is highly recommended.
- Beginner/Intermediate Tap Workshop — Discover or rediscover the fundamentals of tap in this unique dance workshop. Build your tap vocabulary by breaking down both basic and intermediate steps and sounds and then put them together to learn a fun routine. No experience necessary and tap shoes and floor not required.