Beijing Playhouse Holds Drama Club Workshops Today
Beijing Playhouse Drama Club Workshop - How To Audition
When: TONIGHT, August 6 at 7 pm
Instructor: David Nields. David is the theater director at the Maria V Howard Arts Center in North Carolina. He is currently on a sabbatical in order to come teach in Beijing for a year. He graduated from Wake Forest University, received his M.F.A. in Directing from Catholic University, and went on to work in institutions such as the Shakespeare Theater at the Folger, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and the Pioneer Valley Summer Theatre. David had a 10 year tangent as a professional musician, playing guitar and writing songs for the band The Nields, which toured both throughout the United States and Canada, recording for Razor and Tie Records and Guardian/E.M.I. He has taught students ranging in age from 2 to 102. Literally.
Workshop Focus: How To Audition. How to audition specifically for a stage play as well as general audition tips for all actors.
Beijing Playhouse Drama Club Workshop - How To Sing For Stage
When: Tuesday, August 20 at 7 pm
Instructor: Anna Avdeeva, Musical Director of Wizard of Oz, and Beijing Academy of Performing Arts.
Workshop Focus: How To Sing For Stage. How To Sing For Stage specifically for a stage singing made easy. In large 20-30 person ensembles, the singing is easy. We'll show you how.
Where: Nearby the Tree in Sanlitun, right behind The Village, a 10 minute walk west of the Tuanjiehu subway station.
Monthly Workshops: Beijing Playhouse drama club meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 pm. Every workshop will involve learning and practicing skills related to theater with a skilled and of course very friendly instructor. You will meet other people with similar interests and have fun being creative while honing your skills and talents in a relaxed and sociable environment. Drama club workshops are open to absolutely everyone, with only one prerequisite-you must have an interest in theater or drama!
Language and Age: If you have lots of experience or none at all, if you are a native speaker of English or still gaining confidence speaking English, if younger or older, all are more than welcome.
Never acted before? Give it a try! We'll get together and do some acting lessons. Beijing Playhouse, China's English Broadway Theatre, is always looking for experienced actors as well as undiscovered talent. Aspiring actors can come to Beijing Playhouse and try their hand at acting and receive pointers from Beijing Playhouse crew. Meet fellow actors. Learn about volunteer crew positions for this show and future Beijing Playhouse shows.
Thinking About Auditioning for a Future Show? If you are thinking about auditioning for the Christmas musical comedy Wizard of Oz, this is the perfect opportunity to talk to the crew and learn more about the show. Show crew will be there to answer questions.
Wizard of Oz: Join Beijing Playhouse for song and dance this Christmas. A fairy tale for the children with a whole different level of humor for the adults--a munchinized Christmas comedy for adults and children alike. There's no over-the-rainbow or follow-the-yellow-brick-road in the crazy show. Heck, there are no rainbows! And the bricks aren't even yellow! Be prepared for a whole new zany twist on a classic story.
In true British comedy tradition, audience members are invited to cheer and boo and hiss as Dorothy, Tin Guy, Not So Brave Lion and Scaredy Crow Man find their way to Santa, uh, I mean, the Wizard himself. Glenda the Good Witch, with a penchant for cigars and martinis, helps them along. The Wicked Witch of the East tries to stop them at every turn. Munchkins and flying monkeys all help Dorothy and her friends discover the magic of Christmas.
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