WINTER ACTING WORKSHOP – January 4th, 2020

9:30      Registration/Parent Meeting/Improv Exercises and Games

10:00    Becoming the Well-Rounded Actor/Actress – Philip Earl Johnson 

Creating your character’s story: verbally, emotionally, physically, balancing being authentic and present in your own performance while being part of the “bigger picture” of the production, yet being aware of how it is landing on the audience.  Very interactive.

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11:00     Vocal Control on Stage – Jenny Randag

How do you use your voice to portray the type of character you are crafting?  How do you overcome stage jitters and use them to heighten your performance? Explore answers to these questions and more.

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12:00    ~ Sack Lunch (no hard-boiled eggs, please – allergy)


12:30     Stage Combat Choreography  – Tristan Hall and Emil Sueck 

Demystify stage fight scenes with various healthy, safe stage combat techniques as you learn how to create choreography that dazzles the audience while you protect yourself and your fight partner. 

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1:30    Writing and Becoming your Masterpiece on Stage – Ron Keaton

How do you create a coherent storyline arc when you as you write or develop a character? Own the process so that you can succeed and grow as a writer and on stage.

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2:30     Directing and Highlighting your Cast –  Christine Gatto Heckman

How do you create the maximum audience impact?  What tools and techniques can you use to strengthen the shows you direct? How do you highlight characters and build a scene?

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3:30    Scene Study – Creating stage cast camaraderie and tension growing scenes, and aging characters –  Felicia Pfluger

Scene Studies will be broken down between the various attendees in this mini-intensive scene study. Using the Pfluger Stage Empathy Method, the attendees will work scenes from the play Making God Laugh and present their scene at the end of the workshop.


About the play: Making God Laugh is a family comedy that takes place in four scenes, each ten years apart, set at various holidays.  Starting in 1980, the newly “launched” kids – a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former star football player – all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. The “empty nest” parents contend with their own changes too, as old family rituals and dubious recipes are trotted out and ancient tensions flare-up.  Over the course of thirty years’ worth of celebrations – Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Easter – we see how, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations.  As Woody Allen once said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans…”

5:00    Placement Auditions (if interested)

Bring a sack lunch, water bottle, the completed forms below, and your enthusiasm!

$35 for the day. $150 Tuition for show season.

Sign-Up Form

Actors’ Code of Ethics & Behavior Policy

Release and Waiver of Liability

Note: Parents are still required to attend the first 15 minutes of the workshop even if the forms are filled out.

Workshop 2019


LATTE Group Placement is based upon audition. Placement audition follows, after our Professional Acting Workshop. 708-655-0989

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