Study with one of today’s most accomplished performers!

Date: July 15-21, 2018
Levels: Advanced
Workshop Fee: $995
Class Size: 14

Learn how to break through the obstacles that inhibit an effective performance from an accomplished actor who understands both sides of the camera.

What does an actor need from a director in order to deliver the best performance? How do actors and directors overcome the fear of risk that can lead to on-camera breakthroughs?

When filmmaking requires the director and actor to shoot scenes out of continuity, how do both reconnect to the emotional reality that each scene requires – and shut out the machinery and distractions of a film set? Through scene study, character investigation, exercises, rehearsals, improvisation, and review of on-camera work done in class, directors and actors will learn to be present in the moment, communicate constructively, and come to understand each other’s crafts. Actors and directors will no longer feel like foreigners in the other’s world.

The class will also cover sensory work, how to use imagery in performance and direction,
identifying a character’s need and objective scene-by- scene, the value of incorporating physical
tasks in a scene, and much more.

By the end of the week, actor and director will speak the common language that leads to an
honest and powerful performance.

You will leave the week with video of your scenes.

In addition to being offered on an individual basis, this workshop is also Week Seven on the 10 Week Directing Intensive

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Instructor: Caitlin FitzGerald

Caitlin FitzGerald played Libby Masters in the critically-acclaimed Showtime series Masters of Sex. Her other film and TV credits include Code Black, Rectify, UnREAL, New Girl, It’s Complicated, Gossip Girl, and Damsels in Distress. She recently directed her first film, Mrs. Drake. As a teen she attended a Young Artists program at Maine Media Workshops. She studied acting at New York University and London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.