Personalisation fuses your personal life experiences with your actor’s imagination and allows a character to be uniquely yours – surprising, spontaneous, even raw. The first part of the workshop will address what it means to be truly living in your own skin whether walking into an office, a conference room, rehearsal studio or on to a set/stage. Being in the here and now. The second part of the workshop will look at prepared material and see where you are and how you’re “bringing yourself to the part(y)”. How does the character “plug into you”? Everyone who participates in this workshop will be on their feet and working both individually and as part of a group – BUT : the workshop culminates with a series of scenes and monologues that are used to exemplify the work in the day. If you want to be considered to put up work at the end of the workshop, please arrive early and sign up 30 minutes before the workshop begins. You’re material (sides/scene from film/TV or a play under 3 minutes or a monologue under 90 seconds) must be prepared and ready to work on. Bring extra copies and staple one copy to your headshot & resume. If you’re doing sides and need a partner, please make a notation on your script. There are a very limited number of places available for people to put this work up on it's feet at the end of the workshop.
Bio of host: Marilyn McIntyre
Marilyn teaches Personalisation and Intermediate/Advanced Scene Study, and also coaches privately at the Howard Fine Acting Studio in Hollywood and in Melbourne, Australia. She also teaches at the Ted Brunetti Studio (on-camera), the SAG-AFTRA Hollywood Conservatory at AFI, and is the Coordinator of the Acting Program for “Elon in LA: Climbing the LAdder” (Elon University, NC). She has taught at California State University-Northridge (CSUN), the Old Globe/U of San Diego MFA Program, University of Southern California, University of Texas-Austin, Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy, among others.
In New York, she studied at HB Studios, and with Michael Shurtleff. In Los Angeles, Marilyn had the privilege of studying with Uta Hagen in her Master Class and is featured on Ms. Hagen’s teaching video, “Uta Hagen’s Acting Class” doing “Object Exercise #10: Historical Imagination”, playing ‘Charlotta’ from The Cherry Orchard. Marilyn coaches privately for theatre, film and television - from script analysis to the audition through finessing a role already in production. Ms. McIntyre is an award-winning actor whose credits include leading roles on and off Broadway, regionally (South Coast Rep, Mark Taper Forum, Alley Theatre, Utah Shakespeare, et al) and in Los Angeles where she has garnered multiple Ovation, LA Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, and BackStage Garlands awards and several nominations for her work. Ms. McIntyre’s numerous TV credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Cold Case, Watch Over Me (series regular), Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Judging Amy, X-Files, The Profiler, LA Law, et al. Film credits include Kurt Kuenne’s Shuffle (with TJ Thyne, Bones,) Heaven’s Rain (opp. Mike Vogel, The Help), On Holiday (opp. Harry Dean Stanton), First Daughter, Ring 2, Peter Berg’s Very Bad Things, and the hit short, George Lucas in Love, among others. She starred in the festival favorite short, Into The Unknown.
Our grateful thanks to the Howard Fine Studio Australia for being able to present this masterclass.