ACTING AS PLAY
Get out of your head and into your body! Rediscover your fun! Reclaim your wonder and willingness to play with abandon! And then pour it all into your Acting!! In this two-part 8-week class Completely Ridiculous students will relentlessly pursue the Fun of Failure and then catapult themselves into text analysis, scene study and monologue work.
The Fun of Failure
February 15th, 22nd, 29th and March 7th, 1-4pm
Through a series of games, students will strengthen their ability to listen, work together as an ensemble and abandon conflict in order to lead with hope. This class will also strengthen the student’s ability to play without shame; to be generous with others and themselves; to be courageous and vulnerable enough to fail, fail again and then fail better. Skills gained in this class can be applied to many aspects of life including leadership, self-confidence and acceptance, as well as community and civic engagement.
Acting as Play
March 28th, April 4th, 18th and 25th, 1-4pm
Having completed The Fun of Failure, Completely Ridiculous students will then move on to text, applying the same scale of vulnerability and fun to traditional monologue and scene work. In Acting as Play, students will be asked to get out of their heads and into their bodies; to take big risks before feeling “ready;” to find fun in whatever given circumstances the character has no choice but to endure; and to always lead with hope, regardless of the inevitable disasters laid out in the text.
Enrollment: At the moment, these classes are open exclusively to 16-18 year olds. They are meant to be taken together, but can be taken separately if need be. Enrollment priority will be given to students who sign up for both.
Taken separately, each class is $175.
Taken together, the total cost is $300.
To sign up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gabriel Levey, Teacher Bio: A member of the 3rd graduating class at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA), Gabe grew up in Northampton, received a BFA in Acting from Boston University, an MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama and now teaches Clown, Physical Acting, and Acting as Play at NYU Tisch School of The Arts and Christopher Bayes' Pandemonium Studio in Brooklyn.
For more information and student testimonials visit: http://www.gabriellevey.com/testimonials.html
If you are interested in why Completely Ridiculous Productions is committed to vulnerability as one of our core values,
please take a moment to watch the following TEDtalk.
The Power of Vulnerability
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