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Armin Shimerman Leads April Shakespeare Workout Class

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“Table work and solving puzzles are essential. But, it is also important to have people perform and get inside the skin of the characters.”
–Armin Shimerman

Armin Shimerman

Great actors need great writers. Antaeus presents the challenges and rewards of tackling Shakespeare in sessions moderated by a rotating group of L.A.’s top actors, directors and acting teachers. Now a year-round program, SW features a different guest moderator every month. Actors new to the workshop commit to an initial 12-week session; returning actors may join the workshop on a by-the-month basis. Open to actors of all ages and levels of experience, the workout focuses on text analysis, monologue and scene work.

The Details:
Meets Wednesdays, 2 – 5 pm
Sessions begin the first Wednesday of each month.
Call or email academy@antaeus.org for details.
Class size: 16 – 20 actors per class
Open to actors of all ages

April Shakespeare Workout:
Teacher: Armin Shimerman
Focus: Text Analysis & Scenework

Topics will include: text analysis, rhetoric, politics, chain of being, religion, Tudor history, character motivation, cultural stereotypes, irony, oaths, character arc, and time travel.

A UCLA graduate, Armin apprenticed at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego, eventually taking on lead comic roles. In NYC, he was first seen in Joe Papp’s highly acclaimed production of 3 Penny Opera at Lincoln Center. Broadway credits include: St. Joan with Lynn Redgrave, Broadway with Glenn Close, and Richard Rodgers’ last musical, I Remember Mama. Regional theater: Stage West, Connecticut Shakespeare Festival, Vermont Champlain Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Rep., Mark Taper Forum, L.A. Theatre Center, Tyrone Guthrie Theater, and the San Diego Repertory Theatre. Armin has guest starred in over 70 different TV shows and had major recurring roles in “Beauty and the Beast”, “Brooklyn Bridge,” “Boston Legal,” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” He is perhaps best known for his seven years as the incorrigible Quark on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” A published author, Armin’s novels include The 34th Rule, Merchant Prince, Outrageous Fortune, and A Capital Offense — all products of decades of teaching Elizabethan Rhetoric to classical actors. Armin has taught at the Theatricum Botanicum, Theatre 40, UCLA, the High School for the Performing Arts, the Classic Lab, the Guthrie Theatre, Shakespeare at Play, and at Claremont College. He studied with Ada Brown Mather of RADA and Sir Peter Hall.

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