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Eliot : Political Economist
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Wed, Mar. 12-8:00 pm
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Members of New York's City Center Acting Company practice breathing and voice exercises.
Actors to share techniques
Try rattling off the phrase "red leather,
yellow leather" several times. This tricky exercise
is just one technique the N.Y. City Center Acting
Co. uses to practice enunication.
There other acting techniques, specifically in
voice and in the use of masks, will be
demonstrated in two free workshops next week
while the company is in residence in Lincoln.
A workshop in vocal technique in
performance will be given Monday at 8 p.m. at
the Lincoln Community Playhouse. The
company will demonstrate breathing exercises,
voice control, physical relaxation and diction.
Following the informal demonstration, the
company will give a complete workshop
production of Samuel Eeckett's "Play."
Mask techniques, created by the late
teacher-director Michel Saint-Denis, will be
shown Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in Rm. 103 of the
Neutral masks for preparatory training and
character masks to promote deeper character
observation were used by company members
who worked at the Juilliard School of drama.
Saint-Denis and the company's founder, John
Houseman, cieated a four year Juilliard program
based on Saint-Denis' theories. I lis European
ideas, already used by three drama schools in
Canada and Europe, were modified for the
The students received "the most arduous and
probably the best actor-training program in the
English speaking world," Houseman said.
The training, according to director Michael
Kahn, is based on performance, with over 20
plays from Genet to the Greeks produced in the
four years each student is at Juilliard.
Students learn how to fence, juggle, tumble
and dance. In over 300 hours of practice, they
learn new techniques in breathing and
The training, Kahn said, is to free the
American actors from the stereotype earned in
the 40's and 50's of "realism" theater only.
Tocay, with regional theaters, he said, the
American theater no longer needs the realistic
"method" actors, but a different, more flexible
kind of actor.
The results of the Juilliard based training en
be observed when the acclaimed company gives
four performances in Lincoln.
"The Three Sisters", by Anton Checkov, will
be performed March 18 at 8 p.m. William
Saroyan's "The Time of Your Life" will be
performed March 19 at 2:30 and 8 p.m. and on
March 25 at 8 p.m.
On March 26 at 8 p.m. will be a production of
Oliver Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer."
Student tickets for all shows are $2.
In conjunction with the UNO appearance of
the Royal Shakespeare Co., free bus service for
City Center ticket holders to Omaha will be
Tickets and information for the City Center
and Royal Shakespeare productions are available
from Westbrook Box Office.
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