Workshops & Intensives

Winter/Spring 2019 Workshops & Intensives

Acting Through Song Workshop with Victoria Clement and Accompanist Austin Robey (AGES 13-18)

In the Acting Through Song Workshop, students will learn how to analyze the meaning of their song, develop an understanding of character, setting, and plot in the context of their song, and apply lessons learned through performance. Acting Through Song will be limited to 7 participants on a first-registered, first-served basis. Students should come prepared with a monologue or song that may be chosen for further analysis. They will be expected to take part in a collaborative process with other students and give/receive feedback to/from other students and teachers.

Instructor: Victoria Clement with Accompanist Austin Robey
Date and Time: Saturday, February 16th, 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: Rehearsal A (4th floor, 123 E. Water St.)
Tuition: Suggested donation $25

The suggested donation of $25 can be paid by cash or check in person at the door.

Please register for Acting Through Song Workshop with Victoria Clement and Accompanist Austin Robey (AGES 13+) by filling out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/u4IXPGswY0qdWZdh1

Audition Preparation Workshop with Victoria Clement & Friends (AGES 11-15)

Victoria Clement

Victoria Clement

In the Audition Preparation Workshop, students will learn how to construct a theatrical resume, select appropriate audition attire, understand timing of audition preparation, and select contextually appropriate songs and monologues. The Audition Preparation Workshop will be taught in a Master Class format, with listening to the instruction of other students incorporated as a vital part of the learning opportunity. Due to time constraints, a maximum of 7 pieces will be chosen at random for analysis during the workshops.

Instructor: Victoria Clement with Perry Medlin and Accompanist Austin Robey
Date and Time: Saturday, March 16th, 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: Rehearsal A (4th floor, 123 E. Water St.)
Tuition: Suggested donation $25

The suggested donation of $25 can be paid by cash or check in person at the door.

Please register for Audition Preparation Workshop with Victoria Clement & Friends (AGES 11-15) by filling out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/eRFIPxYEqRePz0KF2

Victoria Clement holds a degree in Theater Performance from Louisiana State University and recently moved to Charlottesville from Orlando, FL where she was a cast member at Walt Disney World. For over five years and in a variety of settings she has taught theater to young adults, including private acting lessons and audition coaching at The Center for Vocal Study. Though new to the area, Victoria quickly became involved with productions at Four County Players. Most recently, you may have seen her as Kate Monster/Lucy in Avenue Q and Inga in Young Frankenstein.

By day, Victoria is a baker; by later in the day, (in addition to performing), she finds joy in helping other performers master their craft. Her specialties are audition preparation and acting through song.

Austin Robey

Austin Robey

Austin Robey is an active singer and pianist in Charlottesville. He has performed locally in productions at Live Arts, Four County Players, Charlottesville Opera and Victory Hall Opera. He also plays the double bass and is active in the local roots and bluegrass music scene.

Perry Medlin

Perry Medlin

Perry Medlin is currently the drama teacher for Tandem Friends Upper School where he has directed productions of Little Shop of Horrors, Little Women, Almost Maine, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile. His most recently directed Young Frankenstein with Four County Players. His work also includes directing Pippin and performing in Guys and Dolls and Gypsy with Live Arts, and many productions with the Heritage Theatre Festival as both an actor and choreographer including Spamalot, Forever Plaid, and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. He received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Elon University.

Dialects with Tovah Close: New York Workshop (Ages 15+)

The Dialects with Tovah Close: New York workshop will cover the basics of how to learn a dialect using vocal placement, sound changes and musicality. You’ll explore a working-class Italian-New York accent (“I’m walkin’ here!”) in a warm, playful environment. This workshop is designed to be fun and accessible to anyone interested in becoming a better actor by exploring the transformational power that skill with dialects can unleash.

Participants should bring a notebook, pencil, water and a recording device (the built-in app in most smartphones is fine). Handouts and practice text will be provided.

Tovah Close

Tovah Close

Tovah Close has taught voice and speech at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, University of Virginia, Mary Baldwin University, The Governor’s School of North Carolina and American Conservatory Theater’s Young Conservatory. She has coached dialects for many New York productions, as well as regional theaters in California, New Jersey and Virginia. She also works with professional actors on film, TV, and theater roles. You might have heard her dialect work at Live Arts in last season’s Top Girls and Big Love, and this season’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Instructor: Tovah Close
Date and Time: Saturday, February 9th, 2pm to 4:30pm
Location: Rehearsal B (123 E. Water St., 4th floor)
Tuition: Suggested donation $25

The suggested donation of $25 can be paid by cash or check in person at the door.

Please register for Dialects with Tovah Close: New York Workshop (Ages 15+) by filling out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/Bv7lmv4eio90JGFA2

Dialects with Tovah Close: Irish Workshop (Ages 15+)

The Dialects with Tovah Close: Irish workshop will cover the basics of how to learn a dialect using vocal placement, sound changes and musicality. You’ll explore a contemporary Dublin Irish accent just in time for St. Patrick’s Day in a warm, playful environment. This workshop is designed to be fun and accessible to anyone interested in becoming a better actor by exploring the transformational power that skill with dialects can unleash.

Participants should bring a notebook, pencil, water and a recording device (the built-in app in most smartphones is fine). Handouts and practice text will be provided.

Instructor: Tovah Close
Date and Time: Saturday, March 9th, 2pm to 4:30pm
Location: Rehearsal B (123 E. Water St., 4th floor)
Tuition: Suggested donation $25

The suggested donation of $25 can be paid by cash or check in person at the door.

Please register for Dialects with Tovah Close: Irish Workshop (Ages 15+) by filling out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/Bv7lmv4eio90JGFA2

Dialects with Tovah Close: Southern Workshop (Ages 15+)

The Dialects with Tovah Close: Southern workshop will cover the basics of how to learn a dialect using vocal placement, sound changes and musicality. You’ll explore a general Southern US dialect in a warm, playful environment. This workshop is designed to be fun and accessible to anyone interested in becoming a better actor by exploring the transformational power that skill with dialects can unleash.

Participants should bring a notebook, pencil, water and a recording device (the built-in app in most smartphones is fine). Handouts and practice text will be provided.

Instructor: Tovah Close
Date and Time: Saturday, April 27th, 11am to 1:30pm
Location: Rehearsal B (123 E. Water St., 4th floor)
Tuition: Suggested donation $25

The suggested donation of $25 can be paid by cash or check in person at the door.

Please register for Dialects with Tovah Close: Southern Workshop (Ages 15+) by filling out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/Bv7lmv4eio90JGFA2

Pilates for Actors (Ages 18+) with Baba Cincere Allah

The session on Feb 17 has been canceled.
Baba Cincere Allah

Baba Cincere Allah

Pilates for Actors will use the core building blocks and intensity of Pilates to ignite a new way of using and communicating with your body. Our physical presence is one of the most important tools actors have in creating character. This class will give each participant a new way to use their body while strengthening it.

Please bring a yoga mat, a towel, and a filled water bottle to each session. Wear comfortable clothes for ease of movement.

Baba Cincere Allah learned early that stretching helps with muscle relaxation and endurance. His interest in health and fitness remained strong after college and expanded to include experimenting with martial arts and vegan cuisine. He loved the two so much that today he is vegan and is in line to become a black belt in Brazilian Jui-Jitsu. His quest for inner, more contemplative peace naturally led him to Yoga. Shortly after the training he began teaching and has not looked back. Today, Cincere is a Certified Inferno Hot Pilates teacher who enjoys seeing students accomplishing their individual goals and encourages them to take class as much as possible to test their endurance, progress, and results. Professionally speaking, Cincere is a licensed Social Worker in the District of Columbia, where he also lives. Cincere is the boxing coach for the actors in Live Arts’ production of The Royale.

Instructor: Baba Cincere Allah
Time: Sundays from 1pm to 2:30pm
Dates: February 3rd, February 17th, and March 3rd. (3 classes total)

The session on Feb 17 has been canceled.

Location: Rehearsal A (4th floor, 123 E. Water St.)

The suggested donation of $25 per class attended is payable by cash or check in person at the door.

Please register for Pilates for Actors (Ages 18+) with Baba Cincere Allah by filling out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/e19KL18NzZxiQy6s1

Boxing for Actors (Ages 18+) with Baba Cincere Allah

The session on Feb 17 has been cancelled.

Boxing for Actors is a comprehensive workout focused on learning the basic skills, stances, and punches of boxing. You will get a superb workout, and have fun while doing it. Boxing keeps your mind working at every minute, much like acting. This class will get you in tune with body and mind, to make you a well-oiled machine, on and off stage.

Baba Cincere Allah learned early that stretching helps with muscle relaxation and endurance. His interest in health and fitness remained strong after college and expanded to include experimenting with martial arts and vegan cuisine. He loved the two so much that today he is vegan and is in line to become a black belt in Brazilian Jui-Jitsu. His quest for inner, more contemplative peace naturally led him to Yoga. Shortly after the training he began teaching and has not looked back. Today, Cincere is a Certified Inferno Hot Pilates teacher who enjoys seeing students accomplishing their individual goals and encourages them to take class as much as possible to test their endurance, progress, and results. Professionally speaking, Cincere is a licensed Social Worker in the District of Columbia, where he also lives. Cincere is the boxing coach for the actors in Live Arts’ production of The Royale.

NOTE: This class is NOT hosted on-site at Live Arts. Clay Fitness venue information below.

Clay Fitness is a small woman-owned business in the Belmont Neighborhood of Charlottesville offering personal training, small group training and small fitness classes in a variety of formats. At Clay Fitness they believe every class should be a highly-individualized, fun experience. Their innovative programs educate the community, motivate people to make positive lasting change, and help them integrate these changes into their lives.

Please wear comfortable clothes for ease of movement.

Instructor: Baba Cincere Allah
Time: Sundays from 4pm to 5pm
Dates: February 3rd, February 17th, and March 3rd (3 classes total).

The session on Feb 17 has been canceled.

Location: Clay Fitness, 233 Douglas Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902

The suggested donation of $25 per class attended is payable by cash or check in person at the door.

Please register for Boxing for Actors (Ages 18+) with Baba Cincere Allah by filling out this form:
https://goo.gl/forms/yrFoxXuZM42dYUTE2

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