Characterization &
Performance Projects

Instructor: Mel Shapiro

Actors need to use their body, their voice, and other actors to pay attention and listen to. Are you trying to generate a world of talking heads? Actors need an audience!

You ask… So what will we do in our collection of personal windows? How do we connect to ourselves, our character, our partner, and an audience




Participant: $450
Auditor: $200



Start Date


August 21st

Course Type


Live Webinar

Certificate Earning


N/A


WHAT TO EXPECT


  • Improvs, which will tune up your responses and imagination.

  • Monologues you have prepared by modern or classical authors. The material should be from pieces that challenge you.

  • Scenes that you and your partner are in the process of working on. The material should be from pieces that challenge you. You can cast yourself against type.

  • The Auto-drama. A presentation of the high points of your life done metaphorically. This is explained in the book, 'An Actor Performs'.

  • The Auto-drama of the Character. You might want to develop an Auto-drama about a character you are working one.

  • One Person Show & The Activist Project. Or an exploration of a living person, someone, someone who wants to change the world, the Activist Project.

WEEKLY BREAKDOWN


Each week will consist of a 2-3 hour session:

  • Week 1 – Improvs
  • Week 2 – Monologues
  • Week 3 – Scenes
  • Week 4 – The Auto Drama
  • Week 5 – The Auto Drama of Character
  • Week 6 – One Person Show & The Activist Project

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR


Mel Shapiro

Master Teacher | info@emergeglobal.us


Mel Shapiro is professor emeritus at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, and was previously a founding member of NYU’s Tisch School. During his decade-spanning career, Mel has earned a number of awards including a Tony Award and New York Drama Critics Award. Read more about Mel Shapiro

Still have questions?


Be sure to check out our EMERGE FAQs Page to learn more helpful info on our Professional Training Programs or send us a message using the Contact Us Button Below.



Actors need to use their body, their voice, and other actors to pay attention and listen to. Are you trying to generate a world of talking heads? Actors need an audience!

You ask… So what will we do in our collection of personal windows? How do we connect to ourselves, our character, our partner, and an audience.

Participant: $450
Auditor: $200


Start Date

August 21st

Course Type

Live Webinar

Certificate Earning

N/A


WHAT TO EXPECT


  • Improvs, which will tune up your responses and imagination.

  • Monologues you have prepared by modern or classical authors. The material should be from pieces that challenge you.

  • Scenes that you and your partner are in the process of working on. The material should be from pieces that challenge you. You can cast yourself against type.

  • The Auto-drama. A presentation of the high points of your life, done. metaphorically. This is explained in the book, ‘An Actor Performs'.

  • The Auto-drama of the Character. You might want to develop an Auto-drama about a character you are working one.

  • One Person Show & The Activist Project. Or an exploration of a living person, someone, someone who wants to change the world, the Activist Project.

WEEKLY BREAKDOWN


Each week will consist of a 2-3 hour session:

  • Week 1 – Improvs
  • Week 2 – Monologues
  • Week 3 – Scenes
  • Week 4 – The Auto Drama
  • Week 5 – The Auto Drama of Character
  • Week 6 – One Person Show & The Activist Project

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR


Mel Shapiro

Master Teacher | info@emergeglobal.us

Mel Shapiro is professor emeritus at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, and was previously a founding member of NYU’s Tisch School. During his decade-spanning career, Mel has earned a number of awards including a Tony Award and New York Drama Critics Award. Read more about Mel Shapiro

Still have questions?

Be sure to check out our EMERGE FAQs Page to learn more helpful info on our Professional Training Programs or send us a message using the Contact Us Button Below.