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Antaeus Academy

Voice, Presence, & Classical Text

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Moderated by: Scott Ferrara
March 4, 2021 – April 22, 2021
Spring 2021
Thursdays, 7:00 – 10:30pm PT
Class Fee: $250 Tuition
Class Size: 12 – 14

Whether you work in theater, film, or television, all mediums of our craft call for vocal strength, flexibility, and specificity. This class uses a holistic approach to body/mind/voice work, to help you explore the dynamics between your body, breath, voice, imagination, language, and presence.This approach liberates the mind, body, and voice by strengthening the connection between what you are feeling and what you’re expressing. By integrating physical exercises with mental focus, we will bring the full richness of your experiences to your work. By strengthening the “support” for your voice, we will also add more variety to the expression of your use of it, be that in pitch, volume, singing – all without straining the voice or vocal chords. And then, we combine Classical Text with the voice work, further developing the awareness, trust, and freedom with your breathing, body, feelings, imagination, and voice and add more vibrancy and presence in performance.

*As this class is occurring during a challenging time, we will focus on actor wellbeing and resiliency, and cultivating a practice and process that you can apply to your life and art.

Please note:
*Each week will include two and a half (2.5) hours of group work from 7:00-9:30pm and then from 9:30-10:30 pm Scott will schedule one-on-one sessions with students. While you won’t have individual time each week, you will have the opportunity to do this a few times throughout the semester.
*No audition is required to enroll in this class, but acceptance will be pending a conversation with the moderator to align expectations for the class.

Regular Tuition: $250

Questions? Email academy@antaeus.org or call 818.506.1983.

Scott Ferrara

At ANTAEUS: Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Broadway: Henry IV parts 1&2 (Lincoln Center/Tony Award for Best Play Revival), Caine Mutiny Court Martial. Off-Broadway Scott has originated several roles, including: The Mystery Plays (Second Stage), Avow (Century Center). Regionally he has performed at the Guthrie Theater, Denver Center, The Old Globe, Shakespeare Theatre D.C., George St. Playhouse, Yale Rep, Huntington Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theater Co. His T.V. and Film credits include: The Brink (HBO), Modern Family, and 24. Education: M.F.A. USD/Old Globe. He is a certified Assistant Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®


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