The Actor's Metamorphoses, a student presentation
August 16, 2013
The Advanced Performance Intensive was designed for the serious teen performer looking for the opportunity to work on challenging dramatic selections that will enhance their skill sets in emotional and physical truths. Within two weeks the students will audition for, be cast in, develop and rehearse scenes from, three exciting pieces:
“The Necklace” adapted by Jay Reid Gould from the short story by Guy de Maupassant
A young and impecunious woman borrows a diamond necklace from a rich friend and wears it to a grand ball. When she loses the precious jewelry she knows her life will change entirely – but wait, there is a final, sharp twist in the tale.
“The Diary of Adam and Eve” adapted by Mark Bucci from the book by Mark Twain
A funny and touching version of the age-old myth that explores our “original parents”; full of Twain's sarcastic humor, incisive intelligence, and subtle touches of pathos for the foibles of human nature.
"Metamorphoses” by Mary Zimmerman based on David R. Slavitt’s translation of The Metamorphoses of Ovid
What can make a person become something completely different? Based on myths thousands of years old, Metamophoses demonstrates the familiarity of age-old emotional truths and their relevancy to the human condition.
In this two-week program, students committed to deepening their acting skills and knowledge of the craft have immersed themselves in intensive advanced theatre training. Through challenging exercises and workshops in vocal, movement, and character work, and exploring scenes from outstanding plays, students have experienced the actor's process in-depth. They have received intensive ensemble training and have been given specific individual attention and feedback under the direction of Fran Weinberg, one of greater Boston's finest acting teachers and coaches, and M. Lynda Robinson, a local teahing artist and professional actor.