Workshop Options

Workshops taught by Kathleen Baum include the University of Maryland, Franklin and Marshall, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Genesee, York College of Pennsylvania, Connecticut College, Johns Hopkins, and the 2001 ATHE Conference as well as an intensive each semester as part of the curriculum of the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center.

Sample Workshop Lengths and Formats

Two-Day Workshop This workshop will provide students with an overview of Biomechanics as an approach to actor training. It will focus on presenting the principles in such a way that they are readily applicable to an actor’s process, even after a very limited exposure to Biomechanical training.

The workshop will provide actors with a body of exercises for the development of their psycho-physical instrument that they can continue to do on their own. It will also provide them with new ideas and perspectives on the development of a role that will stimulate their actors’ imaginations-particularly in the creation of a form for the character’s life on stage. The emphasis will be on finding the connections between new approaches and ideas learned in the workshop and more familiar ways of working so that students will be able to incorporate the material from the workshop into their own actors’ processes.

We will also learn one very short Classical Biomechanical Etude.

Residencies

One and Two-Week Residencies deal with the same essential concerns as the Two-Day Workshop, but the training is expanded in the following ways:

One-Week Residency

  • Developing the actor’s instrument: 1. Physical training; 2. Heightening the actor’s sensitivity to his/ her relationship to self, space and partner; 3. Building an ensemble.
  • Work elements and phrases from the Classical Biomechanical Etudes.
  • Exercises to integrate voice and text into the physical work.
Two-Week Residency

  • Developing the actor’s instrument: 1. Physical training; 2. Heightening the actor’s sensitivity to his/ her relationship to self, space and partner; 3. Building an ensemble.
  • The Classical Biomechanical Etudes.
  • Exercises to integrate voice and text into the physical work.
  • Creating the transition to scene work.

Scheduling Workshops

Time-frames for the workshops as well as the number of hours worked each day are flexible in order to accommodate training program.the needs of a particular training program.

Costs are negotiable, depending on the number of days the class meets and the number of hours worked on each day.

Need More Information?
Email Kathleen Baum
Lafkath@aol.com
Fax: 315.445.7039

Photos: by Kato McNickle
Wokshop by Kathleen Baum at The National Theater Institute at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center


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