This is not an event of the International Club
Claudia Winfield (www.claudiawinfield.com), London-trained actress and dancer, will run a one day acting workshop for Upstage.
Workshop Registration: send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The number of spots available is limited, so register early!
This fun workshop will help you uncover ways of working with new aspects of yourselves as actors - aspects that can (and ought to) be applied in your upcoming productions. It is also intended for people may not want to perform (backstagers are welcome too!) but who want to to free up both their physicality and their voice.
Please bring along a medium-sized book and comfortable clothing, preferably loose fitting or gym gear, no (tight) jeans...... we need to be able to move freely.
Upstage members: 20 CHF for the morning or 35 CHF for the whole day
Non-members: 25 CHF for each morning or 45 CHF for the whole day
9am - 12pm The physical life of the actor and the actor's voice: looking at the actor’s physicality and the importance of physical transformation when working on building a character. Then focussing on the voice: how to discover and free our natural (and powerful) voice (as opposed to imitating a stereotypical voice) by using our natural support system, working with our breath, releasing tensions that inhibit the voice, playing around with pitch, resonance, projection, colour and variation.
12pm - 1pm: Lunch break. Please bring a picnic lunch (there is a Migro 5 minutes away in case you forget)
1pm - 4 pm Improvisation and scene work: improvising with games and scenes whilst incorporating our physicality and voice.
About Claudia Winfield
Trained in London at the Drama Center London (BA in Acting) under Christopher Fettes, Yat Malmgren, Reuven Adiv, Oleg Mirochnikov and Liana Nyquist. Other training at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London (Shakespeare) and Webber Douglas Academy in London. Further training in the Meisner technique.
Performed in several theatre productions in London as well as several films in Miami, USA. In Bern she set up the Theater Projekt Vision Bern theatre group with the aim of performing plays in both German and English, to date three productions, one of which was written and produced by the group itself. Currently working on a short film (production Spring 2015) and a documentary series. She has her own video production company.