(subject to change due to personnel, space, or interest)
Student Workshops (open to students only)
A. Relax! Physical warm up for the actor: Warm-up, relaxation, and concentration techniques for the actor.
B. Spit it out! Vocal warm up for the actor: Breathing, articulation and resonance exercises for the actor.
C. Stage dialects: The basics of developing a standard British dialect.
D. Stage Combat: Learn the basics of a great stage fight.
E. Improvisation: Elements of individual and group improvisation to free the actor’s imagination.
F. Musical Theatre Techniques: Applying acting techniques to a song/musical theatre.
G. Stage Makeup: A hands-on workshop in which each participant will have the opportunity to apply one or more makeup techniques, such as aging, scars, face-paint, etc.
H. Costumes for the stage: An interactive workshop for developing creative stage fashion.
I. Lighting Techniques: A hands-on workshop in which the participant will experiment with various aspects of lighting, such as control, color, and illumination.
J. Sound for the stage: Designing, creating, and organizing sound effects for use in stage productions.
K. Reader’s Theatre: Exploration of group performance techniques for literature.
L. Movement Techniques for the Actor: A workshop for actors who want to explore freedom, creativity and basic dynamics of movement for the stage.
M. Admissions: Juniors and Seniors interested in exploring prospective enrollment at Simpson may meet with an Admissions representative.
Workshops “N” and “O” are open only to Teachers
N. Technical theatre and design for High Schools; a roundtable discussion: Meet with fellow High School drama teachers for discussion, information exchange, and technical advice, in a casual and fun atmosphere. Moderated by Steve McLean, Theatre Simpson Technical Director.
O. High School Drama Teacher’s “Town Meeting”: (Double Session: Hosted and moderated by a high school teacher and director with over two decades of experience, this workshop is designed to give you a chance to meet other like-minded educators and discuss in an open forum some of the every-day challenges/joys/concerns you face as a teacher of theatre at your school.
Festival registration is October 15 – November 5 12:00 pm, 2012. Registration is now closed, thank you.