Andrew Hamm: the Bipolar Express

Ruminations on theatre, music, and just about anything else that crosses my bipolar brain.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Richmond Shakespeare's November Master Class

With Julius Caesar in the can and A Christmas Carol for Two Actors a few weeks off, it's time to get back in the classroom. Come join us for a night of screaming, crying, and vomiting!

November Workshop:
Alba Emoting:
Extreme Emotions
without Psychoanalysis
with Julie Phillips
Tuesday, November 14, 2006, 7:00-9:30 PM
at our offices at Tabernacle Baptist Church
(the corner of Grove and Meadow—enter the back alley and look for the signs)

It's the bane of the actor: characters are so often required to experience emotional extremes that are hard for the actor to turn on—and often much harder to turn off. Alba Emoting, developed by neuroscientist Dr. Susana Bloch, is a technique that uses breathing and body control to help achieve a specific emotional state. Just as importantly, it includes tools for shaking the extreme emotion off, so your angry character doesn't have to come home with you. Alba Emoting is the safest way to approach emotional extremes and clarifies the emotional location the actor is embracing. It's the perfect technique for those who believe acting should be therapeutic, but not require therapy! Age 15+. The cost is a mere $10.00!

Instructor Julie Phillips has worked as an actor in New York, Minneapolis, and North Carolina. Holding a BA from North Central University, she first approached Alba Emoting as a graduate student at VCU, where she currently teaches acting to BFA Performance majors.

Participants must send in or bring a completed Student Registration Form. If you have participated in a previous workshop or class, we will have a registration form on file, and a new one is not required.


  • At 11/06/2006 9:56 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Any chance you will offer a class on Shakespearian verse or a monologue/scene study class? I know there are many of us in Richmond that really want to hone in on or develop skills in this area. Although this class sounds interesting (I’ve never heard of this technique) seems odd that you would offer it under the Richmond Shakespeare Theatre’s banner at this early stage in your classes. Just a suggestion…

  • At 11/06/2006 9:14 PM , Blogger Joey Fanelli said...

    man, i wish i could. i mean i really wish i could. but i think my parents have stuff planed that night.

  • At 11/07/2006 7:17 AM , Blogger Andrew Hamm said...

    December's master class is, indeed, on Speaking Shakespearean text. And our Spring 6-week acting class is a Shakespeare intensive.

  • At 11/07/2006 12:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Who's teaching December's class?

  • At 11/07/2006 6:03 PM , Blogger Andrew Hamm said...

    Cynde Liffick is teaching December's class. If I can make it, I will be there to assist.


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