BILLIE SHEPARD ACTORS WORKSHOP Taught by Billie Shepard. In a series of ongoing classes,
Billie provides stage and camera training, using monologue
and scene study along with improvisation exercises. You'll learn
commercial and audition techniques and gain the confidence and know-how
to take risks, make strong choices and perform truthfully in any
arena. This class is held in the San Jose Repertory Theatre's expansive
DIALOGUE COACH & PRIVATE COACHING (on/off location) Each project has its own challenges and dilemmas, no matter what the location.
Billie brings her coaching to you—helping you memorize your lines, understand the material, build your confidence, and make strong choices. She provides timely support, guidance, encouragement, and assistance, easing your stress so you can do your best work.
Need an agent? Need two contrasting monologues to get a role? Need
guidance discovering your unique qualities and talents and how to
express them successfully at an audition? How to begin and end the
monologue? Efficiently, quickly, Billie gives you the most effective
monologue techniques to make your monologue a “play”
for your auditors to enjoy.
Verb: to give a trial performance. The key word is performance.
Learn techniques to make your auditions more “performance”
than "trial". Learn to talk to other people not at them
when auditioning. Learn to use yourself without putting limitations
on who you are.
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Learn the ins
and outs of the business. It’s easier to get from A to B if
you have a map. How to start, from your first play, headshot, getting
an agent, booking a commercial…
ALAN ARKIN’S IMPROV WORKSHOP Taught by 40-year veteran of stage, screen and television,
Alan Arkin. Billie invites anyone who wants to experiment, share,
play and grow while practicing the spontaneous art of improvisational
theatre to this special workshop. Academy Award winner for "Little Miss Sunshine", Alan is a founding member of the
famed Second City improvisational troupe, where a performing arts
method now used by acting programs nationwide was initially developed.
The relaxed, supportive atmosphere he creates gives you the freedom
to recapture and explore the rich, full imaginative life we all
had as children. According to Alan, “It's not about being
clever or amusing," he says, "it's about making a deeper
connection with your creative force, surprising yourself, and letting
go." Actors and people who are simply interested in deepening
their intuitive selves are welcome. Reservations are being accepted
ON LOCATION Each
project has its challenges and dilemmas; no matter what the location.
Billie brings her coaching to you - helping you with your choices
and understanding, providing timely support, guidance, encouragement,
and assistance, easing your stress so you can co your best work.
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