Tapping Into Your Imagination with Robert Weinapple

Tapping Into Your Imagination with Robert Weinapple
Start: 03/05/2013 - 6:30pm
End: 03/05/2013 - 9:30pm

When: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Where: Phoenix Annex/Seydways Acting Studios (Native Sons Building), 414 Mason Street, 4th Floor, Suite 406, San Francisco (Between Geary and Post Streets).

Class Description: This workshop is designed to help actors find ease using the imagination as their primary tool in connecting emotionally. This is a hands-on workshop which includes 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 workshop is designed to explore the foundations of a practical and satisfying 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 participants sort through and create a foundation for a way of working, no matter what one’s approach or training may be.
Note: Class size is limited to 40.

RSVP: To the San Francisco SAG-AFTRA Local 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 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1. Failure to do so may result in the inability to attend future workshops.
•    There is no charge for this event.

Directions/Parking: Public transportation is available and encouraged. (BART and MUNI - Powell Street Station). Self-pay parking is available at the Sutter/Stockton or Ellis/O'Farrell garages.

ROBERT 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 many of the region's major theatres, including the Tony award winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre. In 1996 Robert 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 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and currently heads the San Francisco branch of Seydways Studios, one of San Francisco’s premier acting studios. Since 2007, Robert has worked as a corporate consultant with Stand and Deliver, working with companies around the world as an executive coach.
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 April 30, 2013) for admittance.

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