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Part 1 • Professional Classical/Shakespeare Workshops

  • Eldorado Community Center 1 Hacienda Loop Santa Fe, NM, 87508 United States (map)

The International Shakespeare Center invites you to take part in professional classical/shakespearean acting workshops with Masters graduates from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA): Ariana Karp and Will McKay.

The LAMDA conservatory approach offers a holistic perspective on practice, helping actors access classical text through physical engagement. The workshops will feature vocal, physical, and group exercises for actors of all ages.

During their last visit to Santa Fe, Karp directed Ducdame Ensemble’s Dames of Thrones during the First Folio February events, and McKay performed in the show. Both acted as demonstrators for LAMDA faculty Judith Phillips and Rodney Cottier in their workshops.

The Saturday July 16 workshop features an exploration of improvisation within the context of classical theater. The exercises are designed to facilitate listening and collaboratively working with your scene partner. Actors are asked to bring either the Brutus/Cassius argument scene in Julius Caesar, Act 4.3.1–123 OR the Lady Macbeth/Macbeth scene, “Was the hope drunk,” Macbeth 1.7.37, from Lady Macbeth’s entrance to the end of the scene.

The Tuesday July 19 workshop includes a series of vocal, physical, and group exercises to approach Shakespeare or other classical text from a holistic perspective and physical engagement. Actors should bring in a classical speech from Shakespeare or other Elizabethan, Jacobean, or Restoration playwright of between 12 to 25 lines.

Tuition: $60 each class; participants may choose one or both classes.

Saturday • July 16
1 to 4 p.m.
Eldorado Community Center

Tuesday • July 19
6 to 9 p.m.
Warehouse 21

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Reserve your place! Call 505.466.3533 or email
Feel free to tell any actors or aspiring actors or students who you think might enjoy this opportunity.

The ISC is delighted to offer this opportunity to engage in conservatory-style training with the community and hopes to see participating actors at future auditions for collaborations with Ducdame Ensemble.