|The Internet Players’ Summer Workshop Series|
|News Releases - Stage & Theatre|
|Written by Nathan Porteshawver|
|Monday, 09 May 2011 12:59|
The Internet Players’ Summer Workshop Series
From a Blank Page… To a Stage
When: June 1st – 4th 2011
Where: 421 Brady Street, 3rd Floor Davenport, IA
Who: Students Age 8 -12 & 13 - 18
What: Story Telling In Action (8-12) & High School Workshop (13-18)
Session Fee $75
Register today for The Internet Players Summer Theatre Workshop Series! Two, student workshops will be offered from June 1st – 4th. Each section will meet for three hours a day. “Story Telling In Action” will take place from 9:00am – 12:00pm. In it students will explore how play can help them better comprehend the challenges they will face as adults. They will develop a better awareness of their physical abilities, vocal range and confidence to shine as individuals. Students will have the opportunity individuals to perform at the end of each class.
The “High School Workshop” will take place from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. The workshop will help students explore their physical abilities and the similarities humans share across, gender, race, and economic lines. They will develop better understandings of themselves in relation to their environment and capitalize on what makes each person a unique performer. As a culmination of the work the students will do throughout the week, we will present a showcase on June 4th at 4:00pm.
This Workshop Series will be taught by our founder and Artistic Director, Nathan Porteshawver. He has studied many different theatre techniques and theories at Brandeis University and Royal Holloway University in London. Some of those theories include Noh Drama, Suzuki acting method, Feldenkrais acting method, stage combat, Stanislavski and Bogart theatre. He’s particularly well versed in ancient Greek and ancient Japanese theatre, as well as a more modern approach, called Kinesthetic Acting. He has recently combined some of these theories into his own class called “Noise Interaction Games.”
Nathan has taught children of all ages and even college students. The first class he taught was at Brandeis University and was about the relationship between politics and theatre. Locally, he has taught politics at Davenport Junior Theatre, where he developed a new and original play for his class to perform at the end of the week.
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