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Acting and Writing WORKSHOPS 2008


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WORKSHOPS

 

Registration for the New Federal Theatre’s ACTING and PLAYWRITING Workshops for the 2007-2008 season has now begun.  

 

For a REGISTRATION APPLICATION click HERE

 

ACTING WORKSHOP

A Course in Acting Technique

Conducted by actor and drama coach

ALICE SPIVAK

 

The NFT Acting Workshop is designed to build a solid foundation in a personal acting technique.  The course – a scene study/monologue workshop – meets once a week for acting technique and scene study. This course will culminate into SCENE @ New Federal, a showcase sampling of new theatrical works written and performed by students in both the Acting and Writing programs.

 

WHEN:           

MONDAYS at  6:30pm to 9:30pm

 

WHERE:

NFT offices / 292 Henry Street, NYC

 

COST:            

$100/ New Students  

$90 / Return Students

 

 

PLAYWRIGHT's  WORKSHOP

"It's all about the language..."

 

The NFT Playwright's course allows participants the opportunity to have their works developed in class, with an opportunity for full works to be entered into NFT’s LITERARY BREED Reading Series.  This course will end with SCENE @ New Federal, a showcase sampling of new theatrical works written and performed by students in both the Acting and Writing programs.

 

WRITING Instructors for the 2007/2008 Season are scheduled to include*:

 

MICHAEL DINWIDDIE

KERMIT FRAZIER

P.J. GIBSON

DOMINIC TAYLOR and

PAUL CARTER HARRISON

 

WHEN:           

MONDAYS - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

 

WHERE:

NFT offices / 292 Henry Street, NYC

 

COST:            

$100/ New Students  

$90 / Return Students

 

*Writing participants will be notified of any changes regarding additional or guest instructors.

 

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINES:

 As of MARCH 1ST, 2008, we will no longer accept admissions into the WRITING or ACTING programs for the 2nd Semester (Jan. 2008 / May 2008)

 

 

CLASSES BEGIN:

 

2ND  Semester:                    

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2008 at 6:30pm

 

 

SCENE @ NEW FEDERAL

PERFORMANCE DATES:

                    

Friday, Saturday, Sunday                                    

May 16th, 17th, 18th, 2008                                     

Time:  7:30pm

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Alice Spivak

ALICE SPIVAK
Having trained at the HB Studio with Herbert Berghof and Uta Hagen, Alice Spivak was made a teacher there in 1962, and taught on their faculty for fifteen years. Since that time, she has been a popular free-lance acting teacher and acting coach, teaching advanced classes in NYC, and coaching on numerous feature films, Broadway shows, regional shows, TV mini-series, pilots, etc., receiving technical credits on a few. She also taught Film Directing Workshops and was granted the Indie Award by The Association of Video and Filmmakers in 1977. In 1981, she was on the faculty of NYU Film Grad School, teaching the course, Directing Actors, in the 2nd year. In 2003-4, she again taught this course, this time at Columbia Film Grad School.

As an actress, she has worked on Broadway, off-Broadway and in regional theatre (receiving the Joseph Jefferson Award in Chicago in 1975 for Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite). Most recently, she appeared off-Broadway in Ossie Davis’ play, Last Dance for Sybil. On television, audiences have seen her in Law & Order, Sex & the City, Law & Order CSI, etc., and as a regular on Sidney Lumet’s 100 Centre Street.  Her book: "How To Rehearse When There Is No Rehearsal - Acting and the Media", is currently on the shelves - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON THE NEW BOOK.

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P.J. Gibson

P.J. GIBSON

P.J. Gibson holds a M.F.A in Theatre Arts from Brandeis University and a B.A. in Drama, Religion and English from Keuka College.   To date she has written thirty plays, several of which have totaled forty-seven productions, Long Time Since Yesterday has alone had upwards of sixty productions.  She has been the recipient of many honors including the Bushfire Theatre of Performing Arts Seventh Annual “Walk of Fame”, a Shubert Fellowship for the study of dramatic writing, a playwriting grant from National Endowment for the Arts; two prestigious Audelco Awards for Long Time Since Yesterday, a PSC-CUNY Research Award grant to ‘shadow’ four African-American female judges for her upcoming play Rotating and five playwriting commissions.  Ms. Gibson’s plays and poetry performances have been presented throughout the United States, Europe and Africa.

 

In addition to her writing, Ms. Gibson is an Associate Professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City where she teaches Literature, English, Fiction Writing, and Poetry courses.  She has taught a graduate course in Black Theatre at the Levin Theatre – Dougalss College Campus, Rutgers University; playwriting at Playwrights Horizons in NYC and the Bushfire Theater in Philadelphia, and Theatre, English, and film-related courses for summer sessions at the University of California at Berkeley.  She has been an Artist-In-Residence at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  She holds a Proclamation from the city of Trenton, New Jersey and a “Key to the City” from Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Kermit Frazier

KERMIT FRAZIER

Kermit Frazier has been a teacher and professional writer –principally a playwright and television writer – for more than twenty years. He was an associate professor of English and   coordinator of the creative writing concentration at Morgan State University.   Mr. Frazier also taught at Williams College, Baruch College (CUNY), New York University, and Chicago State University. He has an A.B. and M.A. in English from Syracuse University and an M.F.A. from the New York University School of the Arts Theater Program. 

 

With more than a dozen plays produced in New York and around the country, Mr. Frazier's written for several television series, including the popular children's mystery series Ghostwriter, which he helped to create and for which he served as a head writer; Gullah Gullah Island (co-produced and executive story supervisor); The Cosby Mysteries; Married People; Rescue 77; and The Misadventures of Maya and Miguel.  He also served as acting president of the venerable Frederick Dougalss Creative Arts Center, where he coordinated writing, acting, and photography workshops, the staged reading series of new plays, and the annual Black Roots Festival of Poetry, Prose, Music, and Drama.

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