Workshops & Intensives

Winter/Spring 2019 Workshops & Intensives

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.

Tovah Close

Tovah Close

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

Most of us can do some kind of Southern accent (or already speak with one!), but do you know the differences between a rural East Texas dialect and a patrician South Carolinian one? The Dialects with Tovah Close: Southern workshop will explore common factors of Southern speech as well as the slight shifts that indicate differences in region, status, ethnicity and generation 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

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.

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

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: Sunday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Dates: March 3rd

Location: Yoga Cville, 1717 Allied St., Charlottesville, VA, 22903

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

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: Sunday from 4pm to 5pm
Dates: March 3rd

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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