Acting Foundations Intensive
with Alex Morales
- Starts Jan 14, 2024Starts Jan 14, 2024
- 150 US dollars$150
- The Forge
Take the first step in your acting journey, or even start a career. This intensive is the best place to start for beginners. Work with actor and psychologist Alex Morales in this intensive to dip your toes into acting. Whether you've never heard of acting or you're a director learning how to talk to actors better, this is a great place to start. Students will learn, quite literally from the ground up, how to tune and use their instrument to commit to the circumstances of a character. How does one "embody" someone else at all? All things start with motion, students will use their bodies to create short, three line scenes. How do you get your heart pounding in a romantic scene? How do you weep on cue? All emotions (counterintuitively) originate from the body, students will learn how to make their own creative engines work for them. Students will also learn about the particulars of diction, useful warm ups, and how to capture those standing-ovation moments when your voice erupts from you! The most important part of all acting training is learning to forget it all, dive into the scene, and have FUN. You can't teach freedom, but the culmination of the lessons is students diving into full-fledged scenes of their own choosing. Who is Alex Morales? Alex V. Morales (he/him) is a Chicago-based actor, writer, and teaching artist. He graduated from the University of Chicago with dual degrees in Psychology and Performance Studies, and so takes a rigorous, scientific, and decidedly embodied approach to acting. He has appeared on screen in Chicago PD, many short films and commercials, and a bunch of internal industrials you probably haven't seen. A graduate of the last School at Steppenwolf, as well as the Milwaukee Rep's EPR program, in Chicago, he is pleased to have worked with amazing theaters like Steep and Windy City Playhouse, and is also a founding member of Bramble Theater. He is also a trained chef, and his work focuses not just on food, but the passion and spectacle that goes along with it. He's available for private monologue, audition, and general coachings, and has a cooking stream on Kittch.
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