The Actors Craft:
As a set of practices rich with social context, theatre and film has sought to document, engage, and affect communities around the world. This class introduces and explores film and theater basics from text to stage/film as live performance art.
In this basic introduction to acting technique for the stage and screen, this class is designed for the student to develop the ability to play comedic/dramatic action honestly and convincingly, using realistic and naturalistic material. Class work includes exercises and improvisations exploring awareness, voice, and physical and emotional life. Scene work, in the second half of the class, will focus on breaking down the play/script, analysis, identity, motivation and action.
This class is open to all.
Registration information coming soon.
This workshop will be taught by local actor Brian Ellis.
Brian David Ellis is an actor, public speaker and screenwriter who has been featured in local independent films such as Dark Iris and St Gabriel. Brian has also appeared as a background actor in the academy award winning Shawshank Redemption. In addition to film work, Mr. Ellis has appeared in several commercials with The Ohio Lottery and Safe Auto.
In addition to his film work, Brian Ellis has over 34 years of Stage experience appearing in more than 30 theatrical productions. He studied Theatre at The Ohio State University and was privileged to have work privately with Pierre Astier to further his acting education. Mr. Ellis has also worked with the great Mime artist Marcel Marceau.
Because of this experience, Brian understands the key elements of stage movement and acting for the camera. He has taught acting classes at the Martin Luther King Center in Columbus, Ohio and to his credit, has written two stage plays. Brian is currently working on a screenplay.