Triad Stage announces upcoming Master Classes

This season, Triad Stage will be piloting a series of master classes offered by local and visiting artists who are working professionals in their field. These classes will cover a wide variety of artistic topics in performance, design, and production.

PRICING

All classes are $25.00 for adults and $20.00 for students and educators - a 10% discount (must show ID). Classes are ideal for young theatre professionals, university students, and high school students (juniors and seniors) with considerable theatre experience. If you have questions about which class might be right for you, please feel free to email Learning Director Lauren Smith at lauren@triadstage.org.

Please note: Space is limited in each Master Class. Register early to guarantee your spot. Master classes also have a minimum enrollment in order to occur, so please make sure to register at least 24 hours in advance. We will inform you via email 24 hours in advance of the class if it has not reached the required enrollment and therefore will need to be cancelled. If a master class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund if you have already registered.

Only available by phone. Call 336-272-0160.

Fall 2017 Master Classes

IMPROV GYM 1

MONDAY, DECEMBER 4TH, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM

The Improv Gym is a three-session series of group workshops exploring classic improvisational theater theories and applying them to modern character work. Participants will focus on communally creating and living in improvised scenes, starting with guided exercises and culminating with a full improvised one act.

It is strongly recommended that participants attend all three sections (December 4th, 5th and 6th), but are only required to attend two in order to participate in the capstone full one act on December 6th.

THE IMPROV GYM SESSION 1: MAKING THE CHOICE

Creating specific, complete characters; moving action forward; identifying conflicts and resolutions.

INSTRUCTOR - Lulu Picart (Mrs. Fezziwig & Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol)

Lulu began her career as a member of the Comedy Warehouse at Walt Disney World. She continued to work at Walt Disney World doing longform and scene-based improvisation in addition to comedic hosting there, Universal Orlando, and various Florida events. Lulu has appeared at SAK Comedy Lab as a guest improviser and has traveled internationally presenting improvisation-based business training for corporate leaders. As an actor, Lulu was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Best Featured Actress Award. She is passionate about applying improvisational theory to practical leadership. She has a Masters in Business / Leadership Studies from the University of South Florida. Lulu coaches privately and is a co-founder of a network of private and online coaches at www.findyourlightcoaching.org. @lulupicart and @fylcoaching.

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IMPROV GYM 2

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5TH, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM

The Improv Gym is a three-session series of group workshops exploring classic improvisational theater theories and applying them to modern character work. Participants will focus on communally creating and living in improvised scenes, starting with guided exercises and culminating with a full improvised one act.

It is strongly recommended that participants attend all three sections (December 4th, 5th and 6th), but are only required to attend two in order to participate in the capstone full one act on December 6th.

THE IMPROV GYM 2: ACCEPTING THE REALITY

Working with an ensemble, combining choices; applying different cinematic/thematic/period genres to scenes and characters; doing character work with a guided narrative; justifying offers.

INSTRUCTOR - Lulu Picart (Mrs. Fezziwig & Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol)

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IMPROV GYM 3

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6TH, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM

The Improv Gym is a three-session series of group workshops exploring classic improvisational theater theories and applying them to modern character work. Participants will focus on communally creating and living in improvised scenes, starting with guided exercises and culminating with a full improvised one act.

It is strongly recommended that participants attend all three sections (December 4th, 5th and 6th), but are only required to attend two in order to participate in the capstone full one act on December 6th.

THE IMPROV GYM 3: BUILDING THE SCENE

Brainstorming "takes" from offers; identifying periphery roles and subplots; ending scenes.

INSTRUCTOR - Lulu Picart (Mrs. Fezziwig & Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol)

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SCENE STUDY

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, 2017, 10:00AM-12:00PM

In this scene study workshop, students will pick a scene and read through the scene with a reader. We will then break the scene down, create its environment, and discover how to make all its individual parts come together for the strongest performance possible. All registered participants should bring two copies of a scene (not longer than 4-5 pages). The scene does not need to be memorized, but the participant should be very familiar with the scene itself.

INSTRUCTOR - Bryant Carroll (Franklin Duncan in Beautiful Star)

Bryant is a New York based actor of stage, TV, and film. He has been on Broadway, HBO, NETFLIX, and SHOWTIME. He has worked with the likes of Dan Fogalman (This is Us), Steve Buschemi, Kathryn Hahn, Sean Williams Scott, Walter Bobby, Sally Mays, and Mathew Morrison. He is extremely excited to be returning to Triad Stage for Beautiful Star.

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INTRODUCTION TO BURLESQUE

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11TH, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM

Step into the exhilarating world of burlesque (or also boylesque, as it were). An art form on its own, burlesque embodies a wonderful versatility that lends a performer the ability to blend it with any performance or visual skill. In this class, we’ll explore the energy behind the art of creative, playful, and often funny seduction, while identifying the basics you need in order to build your own burlesque routine. The class will incorporate some removal of clothing, but will not require participants to go beyond what they are comfortable with, and no participants will strip down past their underwear. There will be no rear or frontal nudity, and again, there’s no pressure to do anything more than what you are comfortable with. THIS CLASS IS FOR STUDENTS 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

Please bring to class the following: one or two removable pieces of torso clothing (shirt, blouse, jacket, etc - items with buttons, snaps, and zippers are especially useful), one removable piece of leg clothing (pants, skirt, dress, shorts, etc), and one prop or accessory (examples include hat, gloves, feather boa, suspenders, basket, book, candlestick, whatever — any item that you would like to use in what you imagine a fun routine would include).

INSTRUCTOR - Matthew McGloin (aka boylesque performer Jackie Nova) (Tidence Ledbetter in Beautiful Star)

A consummate daydreamer, Jackie realized one day that most of his mental wanderings shared a common thread: a vision of himself dancing in a spotlight, with allure and comedy mixing in a highly theatrical display. He followed that daydream to the New York School of Burlesque, enrolled in a class, soon after auditioned for the troupe Bad Apple Boylesque, became one of its inaugural members, and hasn’t looked back since (unless it has been to wink at an admirer). Jackie has since performed in NYC at the Stonewall Inn, the West End, Mundo NYC, Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Bar, Fire Island, Stage 48, and the Triad. In under a year’s time on the scene, Jackie was selected to perform at the House of Yes at the 5th Annual NYC Boylesque Festival, was featured with his fellow Bad Apples on the front cover of NEXT magazine, and last year he was nominated for a GLAM Award for Best Boylesque Performer. Mr. Nova sites Bugs Bunny, Lucille Ball, John Ritter, and Madonna among his influences as an entertainer. His alter-ego is Matthew McGloin, who’s done a bunch of theatre, blah blah blah, and who is currently enjoying the hell out of playing Lucifer in Beautiful Star at Triad Stage. A very, very part-time engager with social media (that means he’s almost never on it), Matt/Jackie is nevertheless happy to connect; visit either of his websites at matthewmcgloin.com and/or jackie-nova.com.

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THE BUSINESS SIDE OF SHOW - MARKETING FOR THE THEATRE ARTIST

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM

There is a dark truth to the world of Show Business...that as much as we love the first part (Show) we rarely get to do that without putting in some work on the latter (Business). This workshop will look at how to get your tools of the trade (headshots, resumes, websites, and social media to name a few) working for you in the best way possible. We will look also look at online resources that will help you mine for work and improve your skill set. Bring your picture and resume and there will be plenty of time to ask questions about this area of the business and any others you desire.

INSTRUCTOR - David Sitler (Ebeneezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol)

David is currently playing Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at Hanesbrands Theatre and has been a working actor since he moved to NYC in 1983. He has worked on Broadway, Off and Off-Off Broadway, national tours, regionally from Maine to Utah, TV, web series, film, video games and commercials, and voice overs. He has conducted workshops in many settings with acting intern companies, colleges and universities, and high schools on this very topic. Proud Member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. www.davidsitler.com.

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OWNING A SONG: ACAPELLA MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16TH, 2017, 10:00AM-12:00PM

Practice acting, storytelling, and living in the lyric while singing-- in a very supportive and fun environment! Bring any song you know by heart – pop tune, folk song, hymn, or a traditional musical theatre song-- and focus on communicating the words while singing. No sheet music is necessary – we will sing acapella (or if you play an instrument feel free to accompany yourself!) and ALL levels are welcome and encouraged.

INSTRUCTOR - Jillian Louis (Ethel Green in Beautiful Star)

Jillian is thrilled to work at Triad Stage! Broadway: It Shoulda Been You (Rebecca/Annie u/s). Off-Broadway: Soul Doctor (Ruth). Tour: Cheers (Diane Chambers); NYC/ Regional: Walnut Street/Tour: Glass Menagerie (Laura), New York Musical Festival (2x Outstanding Performance Award Winner), Ars Nova, Theatre for the New City, American Theatre Group, St. Louis Rep, The York, Symphony Space, North Shore Music Theatre, Denver Center, TheatreWorks, The Prince Theatre, The Arden, Florida Studio Theatre, many others! TV/film: Show Me A Hero, Mount Joy, Louie, Ophelia Descending. Concert: Upcoming dates and more info: JillianLouis.comIG:@JillianLouski FB:@JillianLouisArtist

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VOICE AND MOVEMENT PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18TH, 2017, 6:00PM-9:00PM

Each actor will explore the fundamental elements of storytelling using only voice and movement. The class will perform their ensemble piece during the final half hour of the session. Friends and family members are welcome to arrive at 8:30 pm for the performance.

INSTRUCTOR - Chip Johnson (Reverend Roy Ledbetter in Beautiful Star)

Chip is returning for his seventh season as Reverend Roy Ledbetter in Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity. Triad Stage audiences will also remember his work in their productions of A Lesson Before Dying, The Rainmaker, North Star, Tennessee Playboy, Common Enemy, and Actions and Objectives. Mr. Johnson received his MFA from UNCG and is employed as an adjunct professor in the Performing Arts Department at Elon University.

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