On behalf of your instructor, instructornames, Welcome to the productname workshop.
Here’s the schedule for the 4-week workshop:
Do take note, the final session starts at 2pm.
As a general note, I urge you all to be early or on time for the workshop sessions as there is a lot to cover every week.
Please dress comfortably or have athletic gear for every session.
Avoid wearing skirts (unless you have leggings) or any clothing that would make you feel self-conscious with movement.
This 4-week workshop will delve into the work of Lee Strasberg who is perhaps the father of ‘method acting’.
As we unpack what the Strasberg Method of Acting is, much has been said, reported, and even maligned/misunderstood as to what ‘Method Acting’ means.
Do read the attached handouts on Strasberg’s work.
Also, I have attached your first assignment which will be due on the third week of the semester.
Please memorize the entire script. All the roles.
Your scene partners will be decided by the end of Week 1.
It is essential that once you have your scene partner that you make sufficient time to rehearse with them outside of class.
You should aim to meet your scene partner for rehearsals about 5hrs or more before the end of the semester.
I will answer any questions you have on the assignments in Week 1.
Lastly, here is a collection of clips, in no particular order, for you to watch before the start of the workshop:
- An Interview of Lee Strasberg by Mr Rogers
An Interview of Lee Strasberg by Mr Rogers
- Strasberg checking an actor’s relaxation
Strasberg checking an actor’s relaxation
- What it was like to study with Lee Strasberg
What it was like to study with Lee Strasberg
- Relaxation and Sense Memory according to Jack Waltzer
Relaxation and Sense Memory according to Jack Waltzer
- A Biography of Lee Strasberg
(There are parts in Spanish that you can fast forward if you don’t understand the language)
A Biography of Lee Strasberg
- A scene from the movie Going in Style starring Lee Strasberg
A scene from the movie Going in Style starring Lee Strasberg
- Lee Strasberg’s film reel (he was nominated for the Best Supporting Oscar for Godfather II)
Lee Strasberg’s film reel
Please go through attached files here:
- Two Person Contextless Scene
- Strasberg at the Actors Studio copy
- Lee Strasberg 101 Syllabus
- Detailed Relaxation Instructions
- Contextless Scene
Should you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me via WhatsApp at 94595422.
I look forward to meeting each and every one of you.