Workshops

Enroll before December 9 to receive
10 % EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT  

WEEKEND INTENSIVES
Los Angeles

 Week 1: “Technique” Masterclass,  Jan. 4-5
Week 2: “Scene Study” Masterclass,  Jan.  11-12  

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
9:30AM – 4:30PM
at The Complex Hollywood
6476 Santa Monica Blvd.  

$650  FOR BOTH WORKSHOPS
$365 FOR ONE WORKSHOP
$125
  OBSERVER FOR ONE DAY
(observing scenes and exercises)  

EACH WEEKEND HAS SPACE FOR
12 ACTORS 
and 20 OBSERVERS
 

For working actors and serious beginners.
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If you have questions please call (424) 209-9822
or email DuseStudio@gmail.com

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Technique Workshop (January 4-5)
The TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP is focused on mind/body/heart/spirit. The workshop is a  transdisciplinary mix of traditional Method Acting exercises, Laban Work, Devised theater exercises, Meisner work and energy healing (Applied Kinesiology).

You will experience:

  • Deep Relaxation
  • Comedy Method Acting
  • Meisner Work
  • Improv
  • Sense Memory Work
  • Affective Memory Work
  • Everyone will receive a personalized Applied Kinesiology balance for achieving goals and making magic in 2020!
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Scene Study  Workshop (January 11-12)
SCENE STUDY participants will be assigned a scene partner and a scene by December 27, 2019.  (If you are taking the class with a friend you can choose your own scene.)
 

The  Scene Study Ground Rules: 

  • Bring a 5-10 Minute, well rehearsed scene
  • Read the play or film fully 
  • Wear appropriate costumes for the period
  • Appropriate dialect for the text
  • Basic furniture will be available at the theatre
  • Bring any additional props and furniture needed for the scene.
  • Schedule rehearsals with your scene partner – HONOR the schedule!
  • Research appropriate to the play or film is expected 

Observers:
Observers will be included in some of the group exercises at the Technique Intensive. In addition to that, we hope that observers will have:

  • Commitment to observe and learn
  • Respect for actors and their scenes (no walking in and out while a scene is in progress or as we unpack it.
  • Discretion with cellphone use. No audio or visual recording or posting on social media without permission.

 

Who What Where When

The Technique Masterclass (January 4-5) is designed to show you how to activate and unite your mind, body and soul.  We will demystify the Method by using traditional exercises like Sense Memory, Song and Dance and Affective Memory, plus show you how to use energy healing techniques, and mindfulness open up doors inside yourself that you didn’t even know you had.  You will leave the Technique Masterclass with greater self-awareness and fearless emotional expression

In the Scene Study Masterclass (January 11-12), we’ll bring the work of great writers like Arthur Miller, Paula Vogel, and Chekhov, to life. You will understand the complexity of their writing and learn to put that comprehension directly into your words and gestures. 

We use the poetry and philosophy of great thinkers like Hafiz, Walt Whitman, Alan Watts, Audra Lorde and Kahlil Gibran to remind us of what it feels like to transform longing and fear into art. The group will share in finding the extradornairy in the ordinary and the universal in the personal.

This workshop is for working actors and serious beginners who are interested in upping their game and becoming masters of their craft.

“Shelley is a wizard!” -Shia LaBeouf

 

 

EXPERIENCE A TRANSFORMATIONAL
PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP!
 

Shelley’s intensive workshops put emphasis
on making immediate and real change. 

MEANINGFUL SELF-EXPRESSION
THROUGH FEARLESS SELF-INVENTORY.
 

Move stress and anxiety out of your body
and into emotional expression. 

LEARN EMOTIONAL BALANCING TECHNIQUES
THAT WILL LAST YOU THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!

OBSERVER:Select your date
TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP
TECHNIQUE + SCENE STUDY
SCENE STUDY WORKSHOP

REFUND POLICY:
Once a workshop session has begun, no refunds or credits will be issued. If you need to cancel prior to a workshop session starting please notify DuseStudio@gmail.com two (2) weeks before the beginning of your workshop. A 75% refund will be given. 

Duse Studio
Shelley Mitchell, founder

Dorie Theater
6476 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90038

Call us at (424) 209-9822

or email: DuseStudio (at) gmail (dot) com

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