In this workshop we will put our hearts into learning how to fine tune our acting skills for the demands of television. TV-series are made up by short scenes and many episodes. So what makes it then possible to strive for that objective of yours in every single episode – yet still keeping the driving force of the whole journey through the entire season? Join the workshop and you will soon find out! During the weekend we will do scenes from 3-4 TV-series of different kinds, each actor working with at least two scenes each. Always of course with the Chubbuck Technique as our premier tool.

The Chubbuck Technique creates a modern, cutting-edge acting based on Stanislavskij’s method. The technique gives you effective tools to create depth and complexity to the character on screen or stage. Besides the effective 12 steps of the technique the workshop also covers how to write an emotional diary, how to find authentic sadness and fear, how to get the feeling of being drunk or on drugs in a scene, how to have sexual chemistry with your scene partner and many other exercises to create a living, breathing human being.

Working language in this workshop is English.

 

THE WORKSHOP

Day 1
We will analyse the driving forces at work, the episodes and the scenes. We will work on them from the character’s point of view and find your personal connection to what is driving the character. We will work on substitution and inner objects. In the evening you will rehearse with your scene partner incorporating what we have worked on during the day.

Day 2
We will adress how your character drives the scenes and relate to other characters. We will work on actions and beats, moment before, place, doings and inner monologue. You will rehearse again with your scene partner in the evening.

Day 3
On the last day we will explore how your character wins the scenes. We will also do various exercises on fear, death and dying, alcohol and drugs, being in love etc. Finally we will address the ”letting go and get out of the head” which is so important for creating a living, breathing human being on the TV screen.

 

MANDATORY PREPARATIONS

Two weeks before the workshop you will receive one or two scene partners and at least two scenes from different episodes in a TV-series. Read the first part of Ivana Chubbuck’s book”The power of the Actor” and use the 12 steps in the book when you prepare your scene. Rehearse at least two times together with your scene partners before the workshop.

 

VENUE

Dijktheater, Da Costakade 160, 1053XD Amsterdam

 

TIME

10:00-17:00 all days. Rehearsal and prep work for the next day the evenings of the 25 and the 26 of October.

 

APPLICATION AND PRICE

Workshop price: 325 Euro. Apply with showreel/cv+photo
There will only be 12 participants in this workshop.

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AUDITING A WORKSHOP

If you are a director or scriptwriter you are welcome to audit a workshop. Please write to ansok@elisabetsevholt.com for more information about auditing.

 

Get more information about the workshop here: elisabet@elisabetsevholt.com

 

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