TACT ACADEMY’S FALL
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TACT ACADEMY is thrilled to present our Fall Acting Program for the Home Schooled Student. This program is designed to teach the fundamentals of theatre arts. Using improvisation, theatre games, movement, and relaxation techniques, students will work with monologues and scenes (some of which they create) as they safely explore their imaginations, build confidence, and find inspiration in an artistically stimulating environment.
To stretch the student beyond his or her expectations and to provide a challenging yet nurturing workspace where he or she can feel safe enough to create a character, examine a text or develop a scene. Our curriculum is designed to inform and influence with meticulous attention to detail and to pass along the rich and varied experience offered by our dynamic faculty.
Our faculty are working professionals with years of Broadway, film and television experience. In addition to holding masters degrees from leading universities, they have extensive, world-wide teaching experience and bring their vast knowledge to an extremely positive classroom. Each of our teachers have achieved high level success in the performing arts and thoroughly understand the need for patience and encouragement as the student undergoes the process necessary to create. Please see our website for teacher bios.
About the Company:
TACT/ The Actors Company Theatre, now entering its nineteenth season, is a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway company dedicated to creating theatre from its essence: the text and the actors’ ability to bring it to life. Our actors and directors are veterans of the stage, film and television whose cumulative experience includes significant roles in scores of Broadway shows, hundreds of Off-Broadway plays, over a thousand regional theatre productions, and many films and television shows. They have received Emmy Awards, Obie Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Drama Desk Awards, and Tony nominations.
A resident company at the Beckett Theater on Theater Row on 42nd Street, TACT present a season of two full productions each year garnering exceptional critical and audience praise.
For more information about TACT and our program including teacher bios, please visit our website:www.tactnyc.org
October 11th through December 22nd, 2011
Tuesdays: 10:30a -12:30p 8 to 11 yrs
Tuesdays: 3:30p -5:30p 1 2 to 15 yrs
Thursdays: 3:30p-5:30p 16 to 18 yrs
The acting classes consists of relaxation and concentration exercises, sense memory exercises, basic script analysis, scene study and monologue work. Students will receive several master classes throughout their course study in movement, monologue and scene writing and improvisation.
The course will culminate with an informal presentation for families on December 22nd.
TACT ACADEMY promises rich, highly professional interaction. The combination of a strong work ethic, a challenging schedule and a deeply committed staff ensures students a supportive, positive and well-rounded theatrical experience.
Scott Alan Evans
Mary Ann Lamb
TACT ACADEMY runs for a 10 week session.
TACT ACADEMY Artistic Director: Scott Alan Evans Program Director: Valerie Wright
Location: TACT Studio 900 Broadway suite 905, NYC
To Apply: (by invitation only) TACTAcademy@tactnyc.org
or Call 212/645-8228
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All TACT ACADEMY classes, workshops, and intensives involve performance-based learning and culminate in an open performance for friends and family.
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Acceptance for all programs is by application only.*Limited financial assistance is available based on need. Interview required. Call for more information.
Bridget Berger Broadway: Jersey Boys (Mary Delgado), Curtains, The Pajama Game. Off-Broadway: The Voyage of the Carcass (SoHo Playhouse), Two Gentlemen of Verona (New York's Shakespeare in the Park). National Tour: Sweet Charity (Nikki). NYC: The Merry Widow (Metropolitan Opera), Construction (Mint Theater), The Maid's Tragedy (HERE, Immediate Theater Co.), Cindy Sings (The Women's Project). Other: Toronto Fringe Festival, Hollywood Bowl. Film: Farm Girl in New York, The Tragedy of Listening. Television: Life on Mars, Late Night with Conan O'Brien (recurring, 30 Episodes). Readings/workshops: Primary Stages, Public Theater, A.R.T, Epiphany Theatre Co., Corner Store Entertainment, Pipeline West. Teaching: Broadway Artists Alliance, Actors Technique NY, along with several private clients. Bridget holds a B.F.A. in acting from Carnegie Mellon University.
Mary Ann Lamb just played Young Claire in John Kander and Fred Ebb’s, The Visit, starring Chita Rivera and George Hearn. On Broadway she most recently played Mona Page in Curtains starring David Hyde Pierce. Other Broadway credits include: Contact; Seussical; Fosse; Chicago; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Jerome Robbins’ Broadway; Song and Dance; Goodbye Girl; Starlight Express; and Carrie. In addition to Broadway, Mary Ann has danced in eight productions at New York’s City Center in the prestigious ‘Encore series. She has played the lead role of Anna in the York Theater’s off-Broadway presentation of New Girl in Town; Lola in Sacramento Music Circus’s production of Damn Yankees; and Cerraine at Boston’s Huntington Theater in Lady From Maxims. She has danced in a variety of television roles, commercials and films: Among these are the Oscar Award-winning film, Chicago; also, The In Crowd; Portrait of a Showgirl; As the World Turns; and this fall she was honored to dance with the Muppets in their latest adventure film, Letters to Santa. Mary Ann’s extensive dance career is on display in a PBS documentary titled, Working Dancers II. Her vision of dance is shaped from working with the following choreographers and directors: Jerome Robbins, Graciella Daniel, Gwen Verdon, Ann Reinking, Kathleen Marshal, Susan Stroman, and Rob Marshal. These luminaries of the theater in addition to many, many others have inspired Mary Ann to pass on her artistic passion for dance to others. She teaches dance across the nation for Debbie Robert’s Showstopper and she also teaches and choreographs for FineLine Theater Arts with Scott Wise and Elizabeth Parkinson. In the summer, Mary Ann is part of the dance faculty for two prestigious summer theater camps: Destination Broadway in New York City and the Marthas Vineyard Musical Theater Summer Workshop. Mary Ann is married to writer, Don Lowe, and they have three children.
Sue King began her career in entertainment industry at NBC as a production assistant, working on The Tomorrow Show; One of the Boys, with Nathan Lane, Dana Carvey and Scatman Crothers; and The Doctors, a long-running soap opera that launched the careers of many actors. Knowing she wanted to work with talent, she left the network to become an assistant agent at J. Michael Bloom and Associates. After a year there, she was recruited by Susan Smith to begin a commercial department at Smith Freedman and Assoc. During her four years at the agency, the department had risen to 'must call' status with a thriving commercial department. Sue returned to J. Michael Bloom as an agent, where she worked in the voice-over department, structured the model division, and co-headed the on-camera department. In 1999 Sue and her department began the on-camera-commercial division of Innovative Artists. As a commercial agent Sue worked with many celebrities in the beginning stages of their careers: Frances McDormand, John Turturro, Chris Meloni, Nancy Travis, Kate Burton, Dean Winters, Thomas Gibson, Mercedes Ruehl, Bernie Telsey, Claudia Schiffer and others. Five years ago Sue returned to her first love of teaching. Earning a Masters degree in education, she has been teaching in NYC independent schools: Brooklyn Friends, The Calhoun School, Manhattan Country School and Birch Wathen Lenox. Combining these two great loves in work has been a joy.
Valerie Wright originated the Broadway companies of Song And Dance, Sally Marr And Her Escorts, Steel Pier, Annie Get Your Gun and Elf. Other Broadway credits include Cats, and Damn Yankees. Off Broadway she has appeared in Showing Off, The World Goes 'Round and Wanda's World. Some favorite regional credits are On The Town at Arena Stage, Pajama Game and Redhead, both at Goodspeed Opera House, Three at the Ahmanson Theater, Peter Pan at The Muny and Sweet Charity, Barrington Stage Co. National Tours include Hello Dolly, Song And Dance, The World Goes 'Round (Jefferson award, Helen Hayes nomination) and Damn Yankees (Helen Hayes nomination). Films and T.V include Sleepless In Seattle, Ordinary Heroes, Second Glance and All My Children. Valerie has appeared in Concert with Marvin Hamlisch and wrote the music and lyrics to a children's album entitled Green Beans On The Floor. She is mommy to eleven year old Luca and seven year old Giovanni and is married to actor Mark Lotito.
TACT/THE ACTORS COMPANY THEATRE (Scott Alan Evans,