The Clarence Brown Theatre Acting Workshop is designed to give young actors training in several different skills; basic acting technique, voice, movement and improvisation and musical theatre. While many will have had introductions to these skills and approaches to the craft of acting, our aim is to give workshop participants intensive exposure to tools they will need to pursue as they develop as actors.
Theatre is a collaborative art, and all students will be working together toward the final performance. Therefore, daily attendance is mandatory and all workshop participants must be available for the final performance. NO EXCEPTIONS.
The workshop is for 9th through 12th graders and rising college freshmen. Prior performance experience is not required. Twenty participants will be accepted in each session on a first come, first served basis.
The workshop will be held in the Clarence Brown Theatre (CBT) complex on the UT campus. The final showcase performance will be held at the Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre, which is the theatre space directly adjacent to the CBT. Built on the UT campus in the 1950s, the Carousel Theatre has one of the few continuously operated true arena stages in the United States.
JULY 8-19, 2019 – (M-F) 9am until 4pm; no classes on the weekend
A bag lunch with drinks and snacks for breaks during the day. A notebook and pen or pencil. There will be some homework: research on specific plays, learning lines for scenes, etc. Please plan to wear comfortable clothes and shoes in which you can move easily. Nothing fancy or expensive!
Instructors for the workshop include UT Theatre resident artists David Alley and Carol Mayo Jenkins who lead the acting portion of the program. UT Department of Theatre Senior Lecturer Terry Silver-Alford heads up the musical theatre area. These instructors are supported by MFA in acting candidates as well as other professional theatre artist in the Knoxville area.
Each session is $525. Parking is available in the parking lot behind the Theatre (Staff Lot #23) with the purchase of a two week $30 parking permit.
For more information, contact Terry Silver-Alford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865.974.8504.