Rosenfeld: The Actor’s Homework

The Actor’s Homework: A 4-part workshop series with Carol Rosenfeld
Based on her workbook, Acting and Living in Discovery

Discover the extraordinary freedom that’s possible in rehearsal and performance when you are methodical, disciplined, and whole-hearted in your preparation but remain in touch your beginner’s mind.

These workshops, taken singly or as a package, are structured to ratchet up your prep skills, with powerful, flexible tools and techniques to tackle the creative and practical challenges you inevitably face with each new professional role. Take this opportunity to answer nagging questions, confront persistent obstacles, renew your curiosity, risk outside your proven strengths. Think of each workshop as a creative retreat to hone your tools and immerse yourself in exploratory practice.

Saturdays & Sundays, 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Workshop 1: January 13,14, 20, 21
Workshop 2: February 10,11, 17, 18
Workshop 3: March 10,11, 17, 18
Workshop 4: April 7, 8, 14, 15

Workshop 1: Jan 13,14, 20, 21
Approaching the Role: A Battle Plan for Your Preparation (Cancelled)
Learn what you must do to take care of yourself before rehearsals begin. Understand the level of preparation and initiative required if you want to work, competitively, at your full potential.
Text: Acting and Living in Discovery, Chapters 1, 2 and 3.

Workshop 2: Feb 10,11, 17, 18
Think Doing: The Actor’s Way
Use these tools and techniques to structure your work on a role and to find the clarity of purpose you need every time you prepare to go onstage. Through a process of imaginative questioning and selecting, you will rediscover the extraordinary power couched in the actor’s most elemental questions: What do I want? What do I need? What do I do? Knowing deep within you what you want to achieve, priming yourself to be alive to your circumstances, and bringing yourself into the moment with all that stands in your way will propel you into meaningful life on stage.
Text: Acting and Living in Discovery, Chapter 4.

Workshop 3: March 10, 11, 17, 18
Relationships: Your Springboard to Action
See and hear your fellow actors. Deepen your relationships to the other characters so that they matter. You will release new, exciting, unexpected actions, emotions wants and needs.
Text: Acting and Living in Discovery, Chapters 5 and 7.

Workshop 4: April 7, 8, 14, 15
Who Am I? Finding Yourself in the Character and the Character in You
You are closer than you think. Explore and expand your own vast resources: your imagination, your history, your perceptive instincts, your compassion.
Text: Acting and Living in Discovery, Chapter 6.

Current and Upcoming