Theater

Student Workshops

THEATER PROGRAM STUDENT WORKSHOPS

Open to all Princeton students. No experience required!

Past workshop topics include stage management training, beginners and grad school auditions, digital tools for designers, voice for actors, movement for actors, black acting methods, and physical comedy for actors. Workshops are led by acclaimed guest artists including Crystal Dickinson, Mark Feuerstein, Peter Kim, Sharell Luckett, Katharine Powell Roman, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Alex Volckhausen, and many others. RSVP is recommended for each workshop; please be mindful and RSVP if you are truly planning to attend.

 

SPRING 2019


Monday, February 11, 2019

Intimacy Workshop for all Theater Makers
4:45 – 6:30 PM // Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex

The workshop led by David Anzuelo and Rocio Mendez will explore rehearsing intimacy; issues of consent; triggers; safe-words and safety signals in the rehearsal room and on-stage. The concepts of agency and respect will be discussed in regard to the director/actor relationship. And further personal safety options such as costuming; scenic elements and blocking to show how the illusion of a sexual situation can be put on stage. Absolutely no nudity will be involved in the workshop.

All students are welcome, no theater experience required; RSVP to janecox@princeton.edu.


Monday, February 18, 2019

Projection Design: Concepts
4:40 – 6:30 PM // Vasen Design Studio, Lewis Arts complex

Projection designer and 2017-19 Princeton Arts Fellow David Bengali (Class of 2004) leads two introductory workshops on projection design. The first session, Projection Design: Concepts, will be an overview of projection design (What is it? Where does it come from? What can you do with it? How do designers and their teams make it happen in real life?), including time to answer your questions about this design discipline. You can sign up for either or both of these sessions, but note that space for Projection Design: Practice on Feb. 25 is limited and will be first come, first serve.

Please RSVP for Projection Design: Concepts at https://goo.gl/forms/QvUs8xqqEsjMRLiB2

All students are welcome. Questions? Email dbengali@gmail.com.


Monday, February 25, 2019

Projection Design: Practice
7-10 PM // Vasen Design Studio, Lewis Arts complex

Projection designer and 2017-19 Princeton Arts Fellow David Bengali (Class of 2004) leads two introductory workshops on projection design. The second session, Projection Design: Practice, is a more technical workshop, covering some important practical matters in putting together a projection design. We will explore topics like how to choose the right projectors for a show, how to figure out where to put them and focus them, and how to structure media correctly for a chosen layout. We will be working with Vectorworks software in this session. Prior experience with Vectorworks may be helpful, but is not required. Note that space for Projection Design: Practice on Feb. 25 is limited and will be first come, first serve.

Please RSVP for Projection Design: Practice at https://goo.gl/forms/uHNzA39DByvuAn8O2

All students are welcome. Questions? Email dbengali@gmail.com.


Thursday, February 28, 2019

Voice for Actors Workshop with Alithea Phillips
4:45 – 6:15 PM // New South Acting Studio

Led by Alithea Phillips, Head of Voice at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. This 90-minute voice workshop will focus on enhancing your relationship to breath, sound, muscularity and vocal presence. Some elements of the work we will touch on include physical readiness, relaxation, breath and how it supports your sound, and increasing resonance and range. If participating in the workshop, please bring a water bottle and wear loose fitting clothing as you will not only be moving and stretching but also lying on the floor.

All students are welcome, no theater experience required; RSVP to janecox@princeton.edu.


Thursday, April 4, 2019

Working on Broadway Workshop with Alex Volckhausen
4:45 – 6:30 PM // W331, Lewis Arts complex

Veteran Broadway stage manager (Wicked) Alex Volckhausen ’93 speaks about a professional career on Broadway and the ins and outs of working on long running Broadway musicals.

All students are welcome, no theater experience required; RSVP to janecox@princeton.edu.


Fridays

Living Room Reads

Any Friday late afternoon, come and read your draft of a play, or part of a play, out loud with your fellow students. To be a part of these intimate and informal events, no matter how much or little experience you may have as a writer, contact janecox@princeton.edu.

 

*Workshops that are designated as ‘Masterclasses’ are open for RSVP for all students as observers, but you must apply to participate as a performer.