New Hampshire Theatre Project Announces June Workshops for Adults
New Hampshire Theatre Project will be offering two exciting workshops for adults in June. Instructors can accommodate both beginners and advanced students.
Physical Acting Workshop - June 2
9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Fee $50
Instructor: C. Robin Marcotte
Have you ever found yourself in a scene and your physicality feels like it's lacking something? Have you ever caught yourself saying, "What should I do with my hands?" 95% of all communication is non-verbal. What is your body saying to the audience? Through corporeal mime, silent clowning and other physical theatre techniques, you'll realize the full potential of your body to communicate and create a dynamic physical character. By the end of this workshop, you'll have solid tools to get you out of a physicality rut. Movement clothing is required. Workshop is open to all levels. Private coaching opportunities are also available in the afternoon following the Physical Acting Workshop.
Instructor C. Robin Marcotte is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee and a Teaching Lecturer at Plymouth State University. He trained at the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake, California. After completing the school's professional training program, Marcotte was invited to Philadelphia to perform in Mum Puppettheatre's production of Equus. He appeared in several Mum Puppettheatre productions, including Séance, Swan Lake, A Christmas Carol, and the award-winning From the Ashes. For the latter production, he toured with the company to the International Contemporary Dance Festival in Bytom, Poland. Marcotte holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College, with a focus in Theatre Creation, Theatrical Social Engagement and Theatre Pedagogy. He currently serves as the board president of Circadium School of Contemporary Circus - the nation's first higher education circus program.
Adult Scene Study Workshop - June 11-27
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm, Fee $200
Instructor: Genevieve Aichele
Workshop will focus on script and character analysis, physical and vocal skills, and multiple approaches to scene and/or monologue work using different acting techniques. Specific content will be tailored to individual participants. There will be an optional opportunity for a final recital performance.
Instructor Genevieve Aichele is the artistic director of NHTP, and received her degree in Music & Theatre from the University of New Hampshire in 1975. She has performed, directed and taught theatre arts from Boston to Seattle to West Palm Beach, from Dublin to Hong Kong to Frankfurt. Genevieve has directed professional and student performers in a variety of theatrical venues throughout New England. Recent professional directing credits include NHTP's productions of The Time Machine, Metamorphoses, The Crucible, I Am My Own Wife, Finding the Prince, Waiting for Godot, Dreaming Again, Twelfth Night, Amadeus, Lysistrata, Celebration, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (winner of Spotlight Best Play & Ensemble Awards), Mitty!, The Elephant Man and A Woman's Heart; Almost, Maine and Communicating Doors for Hackmatack Theatre (nominated for Spotlight Best Ensemble); The Music Hall's 125th Anniversary production of Caste and John Wopps (Spotlight Best Director Award); and Clara's Dream: A Jazz Nutcracker for MaD Theatricals which toured throughout New England and New York. Genevieve has also taught public speaking, storytelling and community leadership at the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, and Great Bay Community College. Awards include the 2001 New Hampshire Governors Award for Excellence in Arts in Education; 2008 NH Youth Theatre Award; and 2002 Outstanding Achievement in American Theatre from the New England Theatre Conference.
Workshops will be held at NHTP's home in the West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington Street, Portsmouth. More detailed information on all programs, fees and registration is available at NHTP's website: www.nhtheatreproject.org.
Photo courtesy of C. Robin Marcotte