In this scene study intensive, actors will have an opportunity to work with professional theatre directors from TLS Frankfurt and learn how to approach scripted text, looking for authenticity and honesty in their performances. The goals of the workshop are connection, commitment, listening, honesty, risk-taking, obeying your natural instincts, and operating in your body instead of “in your head.”
The actors will be assigned scenes and scene partners from Clean House by Sarah Ruhl*. Ideally workshop participants will be able to make time to read the play as this will be the core material for the workshop.
A maximum of 16 actors will be involved in the intensive. No audition or prior experience is required to attend.
*The text is subject to change based on which actors register for the workshop. All texts will be provided.
Venue and timetable
When: Sunday, December 8th, 11:00 – 18:00
Venue: Kulturhaus Frankfurt, Pfingstweidestraße 2, 60316 Frankfurt
11:00 – 13:00 | Morning session (script analysis, given circumstances, relationship work, etc)
13:00 – 14:00 | Lunch break
14:00 – 16:00 | Afternoon session (objectives, tactics, playing for emotion, connection)
16:00 – 18:00 | Performance and feedback session on their performance (warmups, performing for an audience, receiving feedback on performance)
In cooperation with FEST.
FEST members: 40 Euro
Non-FEST members: 65 Euro
WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR – Abigail Paul
Abigail Paul has been acting, singing and improvising since she was ten years old. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance from the University of Central Florida in 1998, Abigail went on to work professionally in the casting arena for film, television and theme parks (Walt Disney World Entertainment, Mel Johnson Casting and Nickelodeon Talent Casting and Development) in Orlando, Florida where she also briefly worked as a talent agent with the Diamond Agency’s film and television division. She moved to Frankfurt in 2001, and gained a Master’s degree in Mass Communications (University of Leicester, 2010). She has been the Artistic Director of Theatre Language Studio Frankfurt since 2009, where she has trained students in the transformative techniques of theatre for the purposes of language learning, personal and professional development. She has trained at some of the most prestigious schools of improvisation, including Second City Chicago, iO Chicago, Comedy Sportz (LA), and the People’s Improv Theatre (NY) over the last fifteen years. Her love of improvisation and theatre has seen her perform and direct in many US and European festivals and shows, for which she has won multiple accolades and awards.