San Francisco-Northern California Local Conservatory Presents: Tapping In To Your Imagination – Tools For Connecting Emotionally As an Actor with Bobby Weinapple

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San Francisco-Northern California Local Conservatory Presents: Tapping In To Your Imagination – Tools For Connecting Emotionally As an Actor with Bobby Weinapple
Start: 09/01/2016 - 2:00am
End: 09/01/2016 - 4:30am

When: 7 - 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31

Where: Phoenix Annex/Seydways Acting Studios (Native Sons Building)
414 Mason Street, 4th Floor, Suite 406
San Francisco, CA 94102

This free workshop for SAG-AFTRA members is designed to help actors find ease with using the imagination as their primary tool in connecting emotionally. This is a hands on workshop which will include improvisational and scripted scene work, as well as covering a clear, practical understanding of such foundation concepts as:

  • Substitution
  • Backstory
  • Given circumstances
  • The role of emotion 
  • The Magic "as if"
  • Being "in the moment"

This enjoyable and informative workshop is designed to explore the foundations of a practical approach to acting for actors of all levels. If you have ever been confused by the myriad terms and approaches of acting methods, or feel pressured to 'be more emotional,' this workshop will help you sort through and create a foundation for a way of working no matter what your approach or training may be.

Class size is limited to 40 members.

RSVP: Please RSVP by email to Vicki Balich vicki.balich@sagaftra.org. Please include your name, phone number and union membership I.D. number.

Participants will be randomly selected from those who respond, with preference being given to those who have not attended Conservatory events in the past year.

As a courtesy to members on the waiting list, if you have reserved a space in this workshop and cannot attend, please cancel your reservation by Wednesday, July 6. Failure to do so may result in the inability to attend future workshops.

We appreciate your enthusiasm to participate in conservatory classes, but anyone who shows up without receiving written confirmation will not be granted access to the class. If you arrive late, it is up to the discretion of the teacher as to whether or not you will be admitted.

Cost: This event is free for SAG-AFTRA members.

About Bobby Weinapple 
Bobby Weinapple is a professional actor, director and teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. On-camera credits include dozens of commercials, industrials and many independent films, as well as guest starring roles on Nash Bridges and Trauma and a featured role in La Mission with Benjamin Bratt. He has also worked at most of the region's major theatres, including the Tony award winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre, ACT, and TheatreWorks. In 1996 he received a Drama-Logue Award for Principal Performance for his performance in Lady Be Good with 42nd Street Moon. As a teacher, he has been a faculty member for 8 years with the SF Conservatory of Music, teaches Acting With Power at Stanford University Design School, and currently heads the San Francisco branch of Seydways Studios, one of SF's premier acting studios.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2016) for admittance. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.