Sandy Silver to teach in New Zealand in March
An amazing opportunity has arisen for actors in New Zealand to attend Master Classes run by United States actor/director Sandy Silver. These classes will be held in Auckland, Dunedin, Palmerston North and Hamilton in February and March 2013. Limited to a maximum of 15 participants these four classes are a once in a lifetime opportunity for New Zealand actors to take advantage of Sandy’s time in New Zealand. She has been brought over by the Ugly Shakespeare Company to direct their 2013 national tour production. Sandy has been a stage director and acting coach for over 40 years. She received both her BFA and MFA from New York University, is a life member of the Actor's Studio, studying with Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen. Sandy has directed award-winning productions from coast to coast, and has received two Drama Logue nominations for her productions of Brighton Beach Memories and As Is. For 8 years Sandy served as the Artistic Director of the Cabrillo Playhouse in San Clemente, California, and since moving to Oregon has created a Young Artists Conservatory program. This includes study programs for young actors who are ready to take the next step in their theatre training. In 2001 Sandy began conducting acting Master Classes which have become highly valued by actors who are dedicated to further development of their acting techniques. The Master class consists of a combination of many methods. Sandy has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to train with the best, Meisner, Strasberg, and Hagen, and has combined some of their techniques with her own gained through many years of experience. The first day of the class is dedicated to technique, ideas, some which may be new to the class, and some that simply need reconfirming. The second day is dedicated to critique... working on monologues and helping them in being able to present them with understanding and honesty MASTER CLASS Developed for the actor with previous acting experience who is dedicated to the further development of their acting techniques. These are conducted over two days from 10am to 4pm. Giving the actor the toolbox needed in order to give an honest and believable performance, a few of the areas that will be covered are: • Tapping into your sense, memory and emotional recall • Understanding the process • How to develop your AB (action before) • Get what you need when you need it (recognizing what the need is) • Importance of connection between mind and body • Finding the truth • Audition process • Creating the inner life of a character through thoughts, sensations, perceptions and emotions • Choosing the monologues that work best and will get you cast • Importance of learning how to listen • Making the connection Classes are: Fortune Theatre, Dunedin March 2/3 Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North March 9/10 University of Waikato March 12-14 (evening classes) Auckland (venue TBC) March 17/18 Cost is $230 (incl gst) per participant.