FLYING ACTOR STUDIO offers a 30 week course of daily intensive training in all aspects of physical theatre. This rigorous course is designed for those who are interested in an 8 month commitment to learn the creative approaches and technical skills necessary to make resonating visual theatre that speaks to our times. The neo-classic arts of the clown/mime will be a special emphasis of study. Actors wishing to expand the command of their bodies and imaginations will find a creative physical base that will serve them in all areas of their professional work. Directors will discover new ideas about dramatic structure, space, timing and energy.
CORE FACULTY: James Donlon and Leonard Pitt.
GUEST FACULTY: Bill Irwin, Geoff Hoyle, John Gilkey, Robert Shields, Arne Zaslove, Amanda Crockett, Moshe Cohen, Ed Holmes, Bronkar Lee, Dijana Milosevic, Judy Finelli and other international artists, teach extended workshops and masterclasses throughout the course.
PROGRAM CALENDAR: 2011/12
Fall Term: Sept. 12 - Dec. 9, 12 weeks (Thanksgiving break Nov. 19-27)
Winter Term: January 9 - March 16, 10 weeks (Holiday 1/16)
Spring Term: April 9 - June 1, 8 weeks (Holiday 5/28)
Monday through Friday, 9am to Noon , Training in movement, mime, mask, clown, voice, and new work. The weekly schedule also allows for open studio, rehearsals, presentations, and critiques.
Saturday/Sunday: Periodic student & faculty studio performances for invited audiences. Occasional public performances are also presented in a San Francisco theater space during the year.
TAKING APPLICATIONS NOW:
1. Letter of Introduction: Please tell us about your artistic and career goals.
2. Resume, Photo, and Contact Information.
3. We will arrange a personal interview with you. During the interview, we would like to see a short 3 minute performance piece. We will also give you a simple audition exercise. If travel to San Francisco is difficult, we can schedule a phone interview, and you may send a DVD of your work.