- Instructors: Kate Twa, John Cassini, Edward Foy and Kendra Anderson
- Where: Railtown Actors Studio 155 Pender Street, Chinatown AND Studio 1398 Granville Island
- When: January 5 to January 21
- Presentations: January 19 (7:30pm), 20 & 21 (2:00pm & 7:30pm)
- Total Cost: $1375.00 (GST incl.)
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Railtown's Winter Intensive is a comprehensive 17-day professional training course led by Kate Twa, John Cassini, Edward Foy and Kendra Anderson.
This Intensive requires participants to real ALL the plays and other materials that will be studied throughout the course. At Railtown we believe reading enriches our lives and awareness, and reading plays is an essential element of an actor's journey which will also enhance your learning of other skills.
Speak and Move with Kendra Anderson
Railtown is pleased to welcome Kendra Anderson as part of our Voice and Movement team. Kendra will be conducting vocal training and movement warm ups, connecting and strengthening actors emotionally and physically. Kendra will be combining Dr. Iris MacGregor-Bannerman's "Think, Breathe, Speak" series with yoga movements focusing on breath, body awareness, strength, flexibility, alignment and stress management.
Character Development with John Cassini
After careful text analysis and research, actors will explore the depths of the characters by participating in privacy exercises. Powerful tools of relaxation, sensory, along with various exercises and improvisations will develop the character's inner life, help explore the given circumstances of play and prepare you to fully dive into the scene.
Clown with Edward Foy
We will play. We will explore. We will pull down the sacred and revel in the grotesque. Your fears, inadequacies and ridiculousness will be your playthings - and the playthings of those about you.
Play Study with Kate Twa.
During Play Study, Kate Twa uses a dynamic range of techniques developed in Railtown's Ensemble classes combined with a classical approach to rehearsal and improvisation, leading actors to take informed risks, trust their instincts and let story move through them.
This work will be presented at Studio 1398 on Granville Island January 19, 20 and 21.
** Mature Content Advisory **
If you are interested in participating in the future, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book an interview.
Professional Training for Actors
Co -Artistic Directors Kate Twa and John Cassini