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7-Week Middle Eastern Themed Acting Workshop for Beginners

Golden Thread Presents:
Introduction to Acting: Free the Actor Within!

Have you ever wanted to try acting? Now is your chance! Torange Yaghiazarian, founder and Artistic Director of Golden Thread Productions, America's only theater company dedicated to staging plays from and about the Middle East, is offering a 7-week acting workshop. Don't miss this opportunity to study from one of the most talented theater directors/playwrights in the country.

Introduction to Acting

7 Consecutive Sundays--3pm-5pm

June 9 – July 28, 2013 (No class on July 7th)
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
(two blocks from the Ashby BART station).

No prior acting experience required. Must be 18 or older to participate.

The Introduction to Acting workshop will introduce participants to improvisation, scene study and solo performance using plays by Middle-Eastern and Middle Eastern American playwrights as well as Middle Eastern performance traditions.

Each class will begin with vocal and physical warm ups, theatre games and collaborative exercises. Participants will learn how to analyze dramatic text and various approaches to building a character.

By the end of the 7-week workshop, participants will have developed a basic knowledge of acting styles, better understanding of dramatic text and more confidence in self expression.

Don't miss the opportunity to learn from this award-winning theater director, playwright and Artistic Director. Whether you are completely new to acting or are an actor who needs to brush up on your skills, you will enjoy this workshop.

Tuition: $150 ($180 after May 31). Includes a nonrefundable $25 Administrative Fee. Advance Registration required.

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  • Jack N.

    Too late and too early.

    Next meeting. Good Going !

    July 21, 2013

    • Farah Jahan Siddiqui B.

      We look forward to seeing you at another event Jack. This acting workshop is a 7-week class that required advanced registration and wasn't available on a drop-in basis because the instruction is cumulative and students build on what they learn. Next week is the last class. Torange may teach another acting workshop in the near future. There has been a lot of interest in continuing. I'll post all future acting workshops. The afternoon was chosen because La Pena is an event venue and hosts a lot of concerts. Sunday afternoon was the only time available to them and the one that worked with the instructor.

      July 21, 2013

    • Jack N.


      July 21, 2013

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