The Hamilton-Gibson Women’s Project is offering two acting workshops for women and men, and their daughters and sons, ages 12 to 17. The deadline to register is Thursday, April 18 or until both workshops are filled, whichever comes first.
The workshops are for beginners to veteran actors and will be given on Saturday, May 18 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Ave. in Wellsboro by David Hugo, a professional actor and university professor.
Since 2007, Hugo has been a professor in the Theater Department at Long Island University’s C. W. Post campus in Brookville, N.Y. He teaches freshman acting and all of the musical theater acting courses. In 2005 and the years before, Hugo had performed regionally, on national tours and on Broadway in shows such as “Jekyll and Hyde”, “Iolanthe” and “Into the Woods”. He also had a stellar 12-year career with “Les Misérables” as Grantaire in the final Broadway cast. He holds an M.A. in Theater from Long Island University’s C. W. Post, a B.F.A. in acting from Syracuse University and an Associate Degree in Music from Onondaga Community College.
The Fundamentals of Acting workshop will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants will work on an improv and an open scene to develop a way to approach text through the Stanislavsky system. Those taking part will learn how to achieve an acting objective through physical and psychological action. From 1 to 3 p.m. will be the Character Tool Kit workshop. Participants will continue to work on an improv and open scene while looking at creating a character through the use of body centers and physical choices. This will involve techniques in physicality, voice, text analysis, and back-story work.
The cost to attend is $10 for one workshop and $15 for both. Youth 12 to 17 attending with a paying parent will get in free. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. There are five free scholarships available for adults and youth not accompanied by a parent.
To register for one or both workshops or to request a scholarship to attend for free, call (570) 724-2079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.