Emotional Fluency for Actors
June 12 – 16, 2020
The Asper Centre for Theatre and Film
The University of Winnipeg
400 Colony Street.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Cost $550 CAD
$475 CAD for registration prior to May 15, 2020
For information on how to register, visit https://emotionalfluencyproject.com
This 5-day intensive course is designed to introduce professional actors, advanced students and dancers interested in theatre to the use of the emotional effector patterns in the art and craft of acting. Emotional effector patterns offer the actor a safe and efficient method to enter an emotional state, regulate its intensity, and fully exit the experience at will. Actors trained in the patterns experience a greater range of expression, a heightened sensitivity to impulse and partner, a greater capacity to repeat emotional moments and to “let go” of emotions after a rehearsal or a performance. The patterns can be utilized in conjunction with other techniques and can accommodate the stylistic diversity and eclecticism faced by actors working in the field today.
During the intensive, participants will:
• learn the six Emotional Effector Patterns paying attention to the precise technical details of the breath patterns, facial expressions, and postural attitudes.
• learn Step-out, a neutral pattern which allows the actor to return to emotional neutrality – essential in creating a safe and solid foundation for emotion regulation within the practice.
• explore the patterns in interactions with partners and apply to monologues and group improvisations.
At the end of the 5-days, participants will have achieved a clear understanding of how the Emotional Effector Patterns work and a knowledge of how they can be applied to the art and craft of acting.
Instructors: The workshop is being led by Tom Stroud (EB5) and Ines Buchli (EB4) with assistance from Gayle Murphy (EB3).