Script Analysis For Actors and Directors

Eric Dawe, Instructor

Eric Dawe, Instructor

Actors’ Theatre is at its heart all about the actor.  As such, we continue to offer workshops designed for actors, directors, playwrights and anyone who is interested in learning more about the stage.  We are proud to offer a new workshop this fall on script analysis.

This three hour class is suited for both actors and directors who want to develop some useful, systematized techniques for analyzing a script for both character and story development. The content will include discussion on how actors and directors should approach a script; actualizing thematic elements of the script through character actions and interactions to give unity, vitality, and drive to the production; techniques for discovering the psychological motivations of the characters and to create the dramatic tension that will engage both the actors and the audience throughout the production.

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This course will be held Saturday, October 10th at 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Contact Actors Theatre at (616)234-3817 to attend.
Cost is $20.00

Eric is an award winning writer, actor, and director with more than thirty years of musical, comedy, drama, and directing experience. He has performed throughout the United States and Europe, and has studied with Douglas Campbell, co-founder of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. His stints locally include Actors’ Theatre, Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids, Heritage Theatre, and the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. His most recent ventures include playing ‘Mr. Bungee’ in ‘A New Brain’ with Peppermint Creek Theatre, for which he won a Pulsar Award; directing ‘Macbeth’ at Riverwalk Theatre, which was the highest grossing production of the season; in November, he will play ‘Ivan’ in ‘The Seafarer’ for Peppermint Creek; and next March, he will direct ‘The Watch List’ for Riverwalk Theatre, his own original stage play which won the C.T.A.M. Regional Playwriting Competition in 2005. His first novel, ‘Aeneas, Last King of Troy’ will be published this fall.

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