Snowlion Repertory Company Offers Acting Workshop, 7/7-8/4

Snowlion Repertory Company Offers Acting Workshop, 7/7-8/4

Teacher Al D'Andrea and his students will use a variety of games, exercises, techniques and improvisations to take an in-depth look at how to develop and embody a character in a play from the ground up with both imagination and authenticity. Major aspects of character that will be explored include character wants and needs, attitudes, traits, physicality and emotional life, as well as how and why a character moves, speaks, thinks, feels, engages in physical activities, and pursues actions and objectives in a particular way.

The workshop is ideal for experienced actors who seek to master their use of this important element of stagecraft, while beginning actors receive a strong foundation in understanding the many and varied aspects that define a human being and how to embody them in a living and breathing character on the stage. The class is open to all, ages 16 and up.

"CHARACTER: The Soul of Acting Technique"

5 Mondays: July 7 - August 4, 2014 from 7 to 9 pm at Studio 408, located at 408 Broadway, South Portland.

Cost for this Workshop: Only $99

SPACE IS LIMITED. To reserve your place, or for more info:

Contact Margit Ahlin at or 207-518-9305 or visit

Al D'Andrea has worked professionally as an actor and director in New York and Los Angeles for over 30 years. He is the former artistic director of New York's Third Step Theatre Company, where he developed dozens of new plays and musicals for the stage, and current Artistic Director of Portland's Snowlion Repertory Company. He has directed countless productions and workshops across the country, and has taught for many years. His teaching is based on the work of two theater greats with whom he studied extensively - the legendary Stella Adler and Hollywood sensation Stephen Book, protégé of the renowned Viola Spolin. Al directs regularly in Maine, including recently A Child's Guide To Innocence, The Freaks Club, and The Elephant Piece for Snowlion Rep in Portland,Harvey for LCCT in Damariscotta, and The Dybbuks of Park Slope for Acorn Productions in Westbrook.

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