Cost: $5 for SAG-AFTRA Members
$15 for non-members
SAG-AFTRA Portland Conservatory Presents Jeannie Rogers: The Art of Imagination, an evening of exercises designed to increase the power of your imagination, leading to more truthful reactions and behavior in your acting. No matter what acting technique(s) you use, there is one thing virtually all of the master acting teachers agreed on: the vital importance of imagination in an actors work.
Actors learning their craft spend hours and hours trying to obtain the goal of becoming truthful in their work. But, if an actor can really tap into their imagination, by relearning how to play, the truthfulness will follow—automatically! The workshop will begin with simple games and exercises to spark our imagination. Slowly the exercises become more complex and require more concentration, using the imagination to develop the senses and trigger the emotions. By working from the imagination, adults can let down their walls and the “doing" becomes truthful.
A professional actress for over 30 years and a longtime member of SAG-AFTRA, and Equity, Jeanne trained at the world-renowned Neighborhood Playhouse in New York, where she studied under legendary acting teacher, Sanford Meisner. She has performed opposite many well-known actors such as Nick Nolte, Don Johnson, Ron Howard, Marion Ross, Ted Lange, Terry Quinn, and Margaret Hamilton. Since moving to Portland Jeanne has played the leading role in both "Lady Aoi" at the Imago Theatre and "Vampire Diaries" at the Chapel Theatre. She has guest starred on TV shows such as LOST and GRIMM, been featured in movies such as “Into the Blue II” and “You May Not Kiss the Bride” with Rob Schneider.
Jeanne also has extensive experience teaching acting to teens and young adults for over 15 years. She was the Drama Teacher at the Honolulu Waldorf High School for 9 years and currently teaches drama at The Portland Waldorf School. Jeanne has also been busy directing many plays during this time, including: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Hamlet”, “The Curious Savage”, “Harvey”, “Look Homeward Angel”, “Blithe Spirit”, “The Crucible”, “You Can't Take It With You”, “The Foreigner”, and just finished a successful run of “Smell Of The Kill” at the Twilight Theater.
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