Presence, humor, honesty, and curiosity is crucial for the professional actor — in auditions, rehearsal rooms, and in front of an audience. These skills can make or break an opening night, or simply a casting call! Through long-form improv, viewpoints, Meisner and yoga techniques, students will learn to focus their unique personal energy into dynamic characters, complex improvised stories, and hilarious scenes heightened to previously unreached levels. Actors will have the skills to reach new heights in their process, but also add tools to aid in devising new works.
«Brendon truly understands the connection between body and mind for an actor. Before taking classes with him, I had no idea that improvisation (a skill deeply rooted in relaxation and manipulation of the body) could free me up so much on stage during plays. If you are interested in personalizing your work as a performer, take a class from him. If you are interest in learning a little more about your own voice as an artist, take a class from him. If you are interested in a little F-U-N, well, you know what to do.» Tasha Gorel
This session will be lead by CSz Houston Director of Education Brendon Duran. He has been working professionally as an improviser, actor and teaching artist in the Houston area for over five years and loves to blend styles and skills into unique learning experiences. He has trained with iO Theater in Chicago and holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Houston.
Improv for Actors will culminate in a special recital performance after the eighth class.
Begins 08/05/17 | 8 Weeks | 10:00am-12:00pm | $195 | Every Saturday