This weeklong journey combines exercises and games for acting and character development skills with devising an original, site-specific theatre piece. Participants will explore what comes alive when their spirit of mischief meets their open-heartedness. Come give a brave “Yes!” to your emerging artist voice, sharing what’s inside out, and moving from downside up! Be prepared to work outside!
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE:
9-9:20 Grounding: warm-up for body, voice, and connection with the ensemble
9:20-9:22 Bio Break
9:22-10:40 Session 1
10:40-10:50 Bio/Nutrition break
10:50-12:10 Session 2
12:10-12:45 Lunch Break
12:45-1:55pm Session 3
1:55-2:05 Bio/Nutrition Break
2:05-3:00 Session 4
DAVID SNIDER is a theatre artist who grew up in Oregon, and spent his college years doing theatre with the University of Oregon and the Eugene Festival of Musical Theatre. After three years of graduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he has lived and worked as an actor, sound designer, and director in Canada. He spent eight years as an associate artist with Chemainus Theatre Festival on Vancouver Island, B.C. and the last thirteen years as an instructor for the Rosebud School of the Arts college and as a resident company member with Rosebud Theatre in Rosebud, Alberta. Selected acting credits include: Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Samuel Gentle in An Almost Holy Picture, Toad and Dragon in A Wind in the Willows Christmas, Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, Mr. Tumnus/Professor in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Otto Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank, Mitch in Tuesdays with Morrie, Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof and Jesus in Godspell.
DONAVAN SNIDER is a filmmaker and photographer, voice and stage actor, singer, musician, and visual artist. Professional theatre credits with Rosebud Theatre in Alberta, Canada include playing Benjamin (and also french horn!) in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Wally Webb in Our Town, Jack in Jack’s Giant Adventure, and Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island. He graduated from high school this June with the honour of being the class valedictorian, and starts this Fall at Gutenberg College in Eugene, Oregon. Check out Do No Films on YouTube.