Tapping Into Your Imagination - Tools for Finding Ease In Connecting Emotionally As An Actor with Robert Weinapple

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Tapping Into Your Imagination - Tools for Finding Ease In Connecting Emotionally As An Actor with Robert Weinapple
Start: 09/05/2013 - 1:30am
End: 09/05/2013 - 4:00am

When:  6:30 - 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

 Native Sons Building, Phoenix Annex/Seydways Acting Studios
414 Mason Street
4th Floor, Suite 406
San Francisco, CA
(Cross streets are Geary and Post)

Class Description:
This workshop is designed to help actors find ease with using their imagination as the primary tool in connecting emotionally. This hands-on workshop will include improvisational and scripted scene work, as well as covering a clear, practical understanding of foundation concepts like substitution, backstory, circumstances, role of emotion, "as if" and "in the moment" for all acting 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 members

RSVP to the San Francisco SAG-AFTRA Local by email to Vicki Balich at 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, August 30. 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 by BART (Powell Street Station) and Muni. 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 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 eight years with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and currently heads the San Francisco branch of Seydways Studios, one of San Francisco’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. Please bring your membership card.

This workshop is for informational purposes and does not constitute SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement of any particular product, service, or provider.