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The Michael Checkhov Method With Bethany Caputo - Details

Registration for this event is open from: 03 Apr 2017 09:00:00 - 20 Apr 2017 22:00:00
Where: NSW MEAA Office, 245 Chalmers St, Redfern 2016 (AU).
Date: 27 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
Time: 18:00:00 - 21:00:00
Event description:

Michael Chekhov was an actor who utilised his very rich imagination and incredible facility with his body to create memorable, meaningful theatre. He also worked quite diligently to try to share his methods of discovery with his fellow actor. Because of his dedication to the art of acting, we now have many practices that we can engage in that help us to also challenge, expand, and utilize the imagination, as well as practices that can help us mine, hone, and bring forth the intelligence of the body. All of this in service of richer, bolder, more artistic and at the same time, more truthful acting.

In this evening introductory workshop, you will begin working with some of Chekhov's tools, teasing out your imagination and exercising your body's ability to play and explore the vast offerings from the world of images. If you have a piece of text, even just five lines, that you know quite well, something that can be moved around, shaped shifted, flipped upside down and you would still know the material, that would be helpful...but not necessary. Bring an open mind and an ability to move freely.

Clothing suggestion: Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in freely. Please wear soft soled shoes that do not restrict your movement in any way. Some people work barefoot. Working only in socks is not suggested as you may slip.

Bethany Caputo is in Australia to work with VCA music theatre students as part of the “Simplot Australia VCA Music Theatre Masterclass Program”. The Equity Foundation sincerely thanks Ms Caputo and the VCA for their support of this workshop.

Bio of host:
Bethany Caputo’s credits include Sue Bayliss in All My Sons with Alec Baldwin and Laurie Metcalf, Jessica in The Merchant of Venice at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Almost Done, Reunion, and Dark Pony in “The Mamet Festival” at the Goodman Theatre, Louise in The Underpants at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Thomasina in Arcadia at the Court Theatre, Echo in Eleemosynary at Victory Gardens, and Annie O’Reilly in the premiere of Transference at the Mercury Theatre, directed by Jeff Lee. Other regional credits include the premiere of Shakespeare in Hollywood at Arena Stage, directed by Kyle Donnelly, Miss Y in The Stronger at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Rosaline in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Corine in The Triumph of, and Suzette in Don’t Dress for Dinner, directed by John Tillenger. Ms. Caputo studied at the Moscow Art Theatre and The London Academy of Theatre and is on faculty at the Michael Chekhov Acting Studio in New York City and with The Michael Chekhov Association. Ms Caputo also appeared in a documentary about the teachings of Michael Chekhov produced by the Michael Chekhov Association and partially funded by the National Endowment of the Arts.

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