Tuesdays, 7 - 10pm, June 18 - August 6, 2013
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Learn the fundamentals of acting through exercises in basic improvisation skills, scene study and monologues. Explore and develop all the actor's artistic tools: body, voice and imagination. Students will learn to be both quicker on their feet and freer with their minds. Character monologues will be chosen and analyzed to stretch and develop the student's natural gifts of expression. They learn techniques that, in fact, professionals re-visit and refresh throughout their careers. Students also will explore monologues with an eye toward using them as audition pieces. This class is an excellent place to honor and examine the acting “bug.” It is designed for full group participation as well as carefully tailored one-on-one work. The atmosphere is friendly, highly supportive, stimulating and fun.
Instructor: Richard Soto
Richard Soto, actor, teacher, artist, and writer, grew up in Tucson, Arizona, worked as a stuntman at Old Tucson, and received his degree in Acting/Directing from the University of Arizona. He continued his training at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, and was a 16-year Resident Artist at A Noise Within. He has performed at San Diego Repertory, The Old Globe, The Odyssey, among others, and has a wonderful relationship of over twenty years with South Coast Repertory, performing, stage-managing, and currently teaching acting in SCR’s Theatre Conservatory. Some of his film and television credits include Believers, Firebirds (with Nicolas Cage), "The West Wing," Third Degree Burn (with Virginia Madsen, and Treat Williams), "General Hospital," "Days of Our Lives," as well as numerous Web series, and commercials. Mr. Soto is currently developing The Legend of El Lobo, a comic book feature film franchise as well as several other projects involving his passions, theatre, art, film, education, and people.