Andrew Hamm: the Bipolar Express

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

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Richmond Shakespeare's Spring Acting Class

"Building Characters"
with Andrew Hamm

Mondays, March 31 - May 5, 7:00-9:30 PM
at Second Presbyterian Church (5 N. 5th Street)

“Don’t let anyone tell you to go from the inside out – or the outside in. It’s a circle.”
–Joseph Chaikin

Modern actor training is largely focused on the “inside-out” approach pioneered by Stanislavski, but that’s not the only way to find a character. Sometimes an “outside-in” technique is needed to add distinctive details, and external choices can even be an actor’s primary means of character development.

This class is designed for experienced actors in search of tools for making character choices. We will focus on several techniques of physical and vocal acting designed to build unique and unforgettable performances without requiring that you re-experience personal tragedies to feel like you’ve done good work. Each class session will be a self-contained unit focusing on a specific topic in physical-vocal acting, including Alba Emoting, character voice and body, qualities of movement, and image-building. You may be surprised along the way at how much the external acting choices affect the internal.

Instructor Andrew Hamm has been building characters for longer than he cares to admit at VCU, Off-Off-Broadway, and now as director of Richmond Shakespeare’s Training Department.

Spaces are limited. Call 232-4000 to make your reservation today!

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  • At 3/24/2008 3:21 PM , Blogger JB said...

    I am glad you made that picture bigger - now I can see the deatils and it is hilarious!!!
    Hope your class goes well!! I will post this on my blog in a few days - when the movie/ TV mania calms down.

  • At 3/26/2008 1:49 PM , Blogger Andrew Hamm said...

    Jill Bari-

    The best thing about that picture is that I had an actual mustache under the fake mustache. Hortensio: brilliant master of disguise!

  • At 3/27/2008 9:26 AM , Blogger JB said...

    hahah - that made me LOL! Hilarious!!!


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