Acting Class
Williamsburg Players Master Class Educational/Acting Workshop : Becoming a Chameleon: Fearless Character Development

Tuesday September 19, 2017 from 7-10 pm at 200 Hubbard Lane, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Instructor: Michael Empson

This class will explore tools you can use to break your patterns and create dynamic, exciting, and, dare I say, dangerous characters. There are two types of actors: Personality Actors (George Clooney, Reese Witherspoon) who you want to see because they are charming, and Chameleons (Gary Oldman, Meryl Streep) who seem to transform themselves from role to role. You won't leave the class as an A-List star, but you'll have some tools that you can immediately apply to the next role you tackle to take your work to new and exciting places. Come join us on an intense artistic exploration in a safe and supportive environment.

This class is for adult actors, age 16+
Class size is limited to 20 students on a first come first served basis.
Cost: $20.00 per participant

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About the Teacher:

Michael is a professional actor, director, and teaching artist hailing from the great state of Michigan. He holds a Bachelors degree in theater from Grand Valley State University and is an MFA candidate at Florida Atlantic University where he will matriculate in May 2018. He was a company member with the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company for 9 years, and served as a board member and Co-Director of Education for his last 3 years there. Michael is a certified Actor/Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors, a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, and a Certified Teacher Candidate with the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. His teaching focus is on integrating the whole instrument to develop bold, daring characters that will excite and surprise the audience.

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