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SUMMER THEATER INTENSIVE
June 1- July 1

Summer Teen Shakespeare Conservatory
July 6 - 24th

SUMMER ACTING PROGRAM - SUMMER THEATER INTENSIVE  & ACTING SCHOOL NYC
SUMMER THEATER INTENSIVE
Acting classes & workshops-Actor Training at it‚s Best!    
Acting Classes With Master Teachers & Classes for Actors and Directors

 

 

Summer Faculty

Andrew Wade RSC  
"Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde"
Coach SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Quote Summer Student:  

Thank you so much for the beautiful opportunity and all the wonderful memories!  I recently finished "Anna in the Tropics" at FIU and I could never have tackled the role of Ofelia  (a 50 year old Cuban Woman)   without the skills I developed at your school! I hope we can work together again very soon ! Also, many of my classmates are very interested in your Summer Intensive after seeing the transformation the six of us   had last summer.

- Emily-Jayne Frail , Florida

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New York City Housing Available

Introducing.....
"MOVEMENT MARATHONS"
TM

"Where Williamson, Michael Chekhov and Viewpoints Meet!"(C)
"Act from your feeling Imagination" John Patrick Shanley

To register for a free class and for Fall/Spring/Summer
classes and workshops email us.

Designed to: Expand and Develop Kinesthetic Awareness, Experiential Sensation, The body  in space and time, Creative Imagination, Emotional freedom, Physical and Vocal ease, Ability to send, receive , and transform, freedom from Tension, Expansive and Experiential  Contact and Ensemble play.

Movement Marathon ©
WILLIAMSON Physical Technique
VIEWPOINTS and Michael CHEKHOV Technique


"SOUL OF AMERICAN ACTOR" INTERVIEW
E-mail us for the next Free class
By reservation only Call: 212-736-3309 or e-mail
ams@actorsmovementstudio.com
NEW  RASABOXES TM

Actors Become „Athletes of the Emotionsš


Weekend Intensives TBA
Cost $350

Space is Limited, so register now!!!!
Note: (This workshop is not closed for Registration!.
Please send us an email if you are interested in our 
up coming workshops this fall!!)


Weekend Intensive!!
Summer Intensive RASABOX Workshop

Master Paula Murray Cole

e-mail or call to Register : 212 736-3309
ams@actorsmovementnstudio.com
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Michael Chekhov for the Actor
Classes is Chekhov Technique of Acting

"The essence of our profession ... is to give. What is it that we in the theater give? ... We give our body, voice, feelings, will, imagination – we give a form of pulsating art to life itself; we give it to our characters and we give it to our audiences. Nothing, absolutely nothing remains for us save the pleasure of having given pleasure. And yet it is only by this miraculous process that our love grows and our talent is fulfilled and replenished."
–– Michael Chekhov

Chekhov on Chekhov ©
Uncle Anton & his Nephew Michael

The text: The Three sisters
Application: Michael Chekhov Technique

This class will explore Michael Chekhov's "psycho-physical" approach to acting, through the basic principles and exercises outlined in Chekhov's book "To the Actor," including psycho/physical exercises, character work and ensemble improvisation.   Each class begins with a warm-up specifically designed to develop the organic connection between the actor's inner life, creative imagination and expressive body.

Through the rigorous practice of Chekhov's core exercises students will explore; Radiating and Receiving, Archetypes, Imaginary Centers, Imaginary body, Character Atmospheres, Overall scenic Atmospheres, Qualities of Movement, Imaginary Palace, and Psychological Gesture, along with on camera adjustments and more & Chekhov's technique consists of a wide variety effective acting tools, which can inspire endless possibilities for enlarging the actor's creativity and artistic expression - the actor can then bring this sensibility to the creation of a character, exploration of the text, and inspired performance.

"The Art Of Transformation"

Psycho-Physical Exploration of the Character, Character Centers, Qualities of Movement, Atmospheres, Psychological Gesture, & Imaginary Body. Awaken the Expressive BODY Expand your Creative Imagination!

Taught by
Master Teacher, Janice Orlandi
Artistic Director Actors Movement Studio

 
Summer Theater Intensive
"My experience at the Summer Theater Intensive was incredible . I learned so many things not only about the dramatic craft but about myself, too. I experienced how to "let go" and be. I am a big fan of Williamson technique and Michael Chekhov technique. Catherine Fitzmaurice was also very helpful, I learned all these amazing exercises which help me open my voice even more."
Student 2005 - Ina Imprescia opera singer

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Williamson Physical Technique
Period Style & Character
SUMMER THEATER INTENSIVE Students
"The Actors Movement Studio Summer Theater Intensive was a unique experience because not only did it allow me to tap into emotional resources I had not previously explored, but it also provided a one-of-a-kind bonding experience that has yet to be repeated. I am fascinated by Michael Chekov technique and I still use viewpoints in my current projects. It was a pleasure to play Oscar Wilde in the Salon because not only did it give me a chance to really perform, but it also gave me the opportunity to learn a lot about what went on in the personal life of a genius whose work is a classic and a must for everyone who's interested in theater and life in general. My experience that summer is one I could not speaking of for several months after it was over and it is one that I still think of when people ask me for recommendations for where to spend their summer."
- Amir Levi

Summer Theater & Acting Intensive
Michael Chekhov Technique
Nine Viewpoints & Composition
Mask Character and Neutral
Fitzmaurice Voice Lab
Alexander Technique


Mime and Pantomime
Let-go Breathe Process Explore Risk Experience
PERIOD STYLE Character  
Baroque -Edwardian - Elizabethan

Williamson Technique

"The body and voice·are already one instrument that is activated by the same source with one result: the production of behavior. Integration [of the body and the voice] is not an issue. As a physical specialist, I'm often asked to 'just deal with the actor's body.' Experiential life and physical life, acting impulses and physical impulses are all part of this single relationship. Sensory contact, experience, and behavior are all parts of one event occurring in one indivisible place, the actor's body."
- Loyd Williamson, Movement for Actors

Williamson Technique
Fundamentals


Master Class
with Loyd Williamson
To register
Call: 212-736-3309
or e-mail

ams@actorsmovementstudio.com

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INTERVIEW WITH LOYD WILLIAMSON IN
"SOUL OF AMERICAN ACTOR"


The Williamson Movement Technique
Addresses how the imaginary world and craft of the actor comes alive in the body.  Through deep exploration of breath, sensuality, dramatic movement, alignment, intimacy exercises and ensemble work, the actors engage in a process of physical awareness as to how their body functions in their art form. The actorâs imagination is activated in every class using fantasy and relationship exercises thus integrating craft and physical work.

Williamson Technique,
is a series of exercises that train the actor's ability to listen & communicate with the whole body while developing a stronger awareness of their own experience & the experience of beingpart of an ensemble. Two major aspects of the work are freedom & connection.

Total physical freedom in the actor's behavior leads to his or her complete connection with the relationships & circumstances of the imaginary world.The actor explores how experiences flow out of the body into sound and motion (behavior) using specific movement choreography and vocal exercises.  During this process, the actor becomes aware of those places in their body where tension occurs and will learn ways to promote the release of that tension thus deepening breath, enhancing vocal quality, opening the body to receive and respond to contact, enriching actorâs experience and allowing the body move with a sense of ease and clarity.


Movement for Actors

New book with Chapter by Loyd Williamson

 
The Williamson Physical Technique:
The Physical Process of Acting
Excerpt:

"...The body has many tasks in acting, but perhaps the highest and most sacred of them all is processing the life that flows through actors' bodies when they are acting. The physical instrument is entrusted with the artist's creation. Imagine that a rare event occurs: The actor's body falters in processing his creation. We, the audience, then , may miss out on an experience that might have stayed with us through our lives. The actor creates the world in which we live during the play or film; the job of the body is to process the life that flows from that world. The processing begins as the actor begins making contact through his five senses with the people and place surrounding him. He must have an almost animal focus and allow that sensory life to permeate his entire body. The phrase we will use is, "the actor's inner life is activated by his sensory contact with the outer world." That activity sends the life out of the body into behavior. Processing is taking in, activating, and sending out. An actor with an effective physical technique will spend his life working to process more effortlessly..."

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Summer TBA

Catherine Fitzmaurice
Voice Lab



Visiting, Guest Artist Catherine Fitzmaurice
Actors Movement Studio featured in Show Business Weekly in an article by Linda Armstrong on Classical Theatre Training. Featured are pictures of our students from our Baroque Salon this past semester.

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"The most outstanding value of a Period Style class is that it produces actors that move and live within the style of a period with total truthfulness, vocal freedom, physical grace and ease. Actors learn to create an expansive character free fro the limits of their everyday physical and vocal habits. Immersed in the circumstances of the place and time of an era, the actors as an ensemble create an imaginary world. This Fall they will become Edwardians living in the opulent era of the Belle Epoch" said Janice Orlandi, co-artistic director of Actors Movement Studio.

Past Salon Pictures

Anna Sokolow

"Anna Sokolow is the mentor who to this day remains the mother of my artistic soul. From my work with Dramatic Movement for actors with Anna, I discovered the aesthetics of movement, and the expressive beauty of another Art. For Anna, movement must grow from the actor's inner experience. She taught actors how to awaken the inner experience by listening to their entire bodies, and to other artists: musicians, composers and poets, (which for me expanded to include, painters, singers and dancers)."
--Loyd Williamson

In the 1930s, Sokolow began giving classes to the Group Theatre, and she continued to work with actors as well as dancers until the very last years of her life. In the 1940s and '50s, she worked with Elia Kazan at the Actors Studio, and in 1958, she began decades of teaching actors and dancers at the Juilliard Dance Division. "My first aim is to free the actor from his self-consciousness," she once commented. "I make him forget about the clichés about having to smoke, to touch or handle something.... It may seem to the actor that he is learning how to move and how to use his body, but what he really learns is to be simple, honest and human."

To learn more about Anna Sokolow,
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Congratulations Alumni Micah Alberti
on his new TV series!

"Nothing influenced my work as much as Actors Movement Studio classes. This work had a profound effect on my ability to respond with freedom as an actor..." -Micah Alberti

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Day time Emmy Award Winner
Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan, Guiding Light)

Outstanding Younger Actor In A Drama Series

GUIDING LIGHT * CBS
TOM PELPHREY, AS JONATHAN RANDALL
Studied Williamson Technique for Actors at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Rutgers University
Edwardian Period Style

The style project accompanies either Level IIIA or Level IV Class. The actor researches and develops a character through historical and cultural etiquette, manners, protocol, dances, clothes, cultural, and social relationships of the period. The period characters are created using the principles of the Technique such as: sensual contact, open range of sound, and physical alignment.

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Period Style Coaching click here

Loyd Williamson

Loyd Williamson Jr.
Founder of Actors Movement Studio.

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He is the creator and author of the Williamson Physical Technique, and of The Williamson Advanced Period Style Project, "The Salon" ®

He was the principal Movement Professor at The School of the Arts, Rutgers University from 1979 to 2001; served on the faculty of HB Studio for eleven years; visiting professor at the Tisch School of the Arts for three years; for The Juilliard School; and the Princeton Shakespeare Festival. He has taught classes and coached actors on Broadway, and in Feature Film, Television, Regional theaters, and many conservatories.


His acting training was with Sandford Meisner in his two year professional classes, with Harold Clurman, and with Michael Howard. His mentor in actor‚s movement training was Anna Sokolow, with whom he trained for 12 Years, and performed in her Players Project. He received and MFA degree from the School of Theater, University of Georgia, specializing in scene and lighting design with major in Directing.

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