OPEN ACCESS TECHNIQUE
This brand new course from the Howard Fine Acting Studio is designed for students who wish to jump straight into exploring the techniques championed by The Studio. This seven session course is fun, accessible and demanding, and guarantees participants will get a grounding in the award-winning techniques championed at The Studio.
Students will spend two classes exploring a series of progressive and engaging technique exercises that refine their acting process. During the next two classes, participants will undertake two of Uta Hagen's famous Object Exercises that have been a strong influence upon the work of Howard Fine. For the last three classes students are paired with a scene partner and then allocated a play from The Studio’s extensive library of modern classics and esteemed works. During this period, iIn addition to their work in class, students are expected to rehearse their scenes outside of class each week.
Open Access Scene Study will use the fundamental acting techniques as a platform to explore and develop the actors' craft, rehearsal process and script analysis. Actors will discover techniques that allow them to consistently live authentically during performance, with a strong connection to the life of their character, their emotional circumstances and the world of the play.
This course is applicable to actors of all experience levels. Those new to acting will gain insight and technical ability, whilst seasoned professionals will learn ways to dramatically deepen their work.
This class will be taught by Howard Fine Acting Studio's co-Founder and Director Philip Hayden.
CONTACT HOURS AND DATES
September 27 - November 8
Wednesdays - 6:30pm-9:30pm
WHAT TO PREPARE
Students must download and read the free studio ebook (this will take about 15 minutes to read) and watch Howard Fine’s Acting Advice Season 1 and 2 (plus the mini-season called Eight Steps Lecture Excerpts) on The Studio's YouTube channel (this will take about 20 minutes).
Philip Hayden - a career actor who has performed roles on London's West End, in classic HBO drama Band of Brothers, been a semi regular on children's television for the BBC and for award-winning Australian theatre Company Red Stitch.