Monday, January 30, 2012


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Playwrights Series
COST: All four sessions - $165 or $50 per session
INSTRUCTOR:   Mark Scharf



  • Playwrights SeriesAn Introduction to Play Writing
    Sat - Feb 4th 10 AM - 2:30 PM
    An introduction to writing for the stage -- how play writing is different than every other kind of writing;
    explores the craft of play writing and the tools and techniques one can use to create a script other theatre artists can use to create a play, live onstage
  • Playwrights Series—Getting Started
    Sat - Mar 3rd 10 AM - 2:30 PM
    You want to write a play -- how do you get started?
    Subjects covered include formatting, point of attack (opening with a bang), engaging your audience, exposition.
  • Playwrights Series—I've Started a Play but Now I'm Stuck!
    Sat - Apr 14th 10 AM - 2:30 PM
    Mark explores with you various tools and techniques that you can use to keep moving forward to complete a draft of your play.
  • Playwrights Series—Marketing for Playwrights—How to Get Produced
    Sat - May 5th 10 AM - 2:30 PM
    You've written a play -- now what?
    Mark Scharf presents an organized, methodical approach to getting that first production (or the second, third, fourth...)

Brush Up Your Monologue
Tues - Feb 7th 7 PM - 9:30 PM
Students with a prepared monologue will receive coaching and direction from CJ Crowe, founder and director of Do or Die Murder Mystery Productions, and
local stage director and actor, to refine and improve their presentation of a powerful monologue that will showcase the actor’s talents to get cast.
Limited to 8 participants.
COST: $35

The Actor On Stage—A Workshop Series
INSTRUCTOR:    Fuzz Roark
COST: $125 for the series

  • The Actor Onstage—Relaxation
    Saturday, Feb 11th, 11 AM – 2 PM
    Will focus on developing relaxation techniques to allow the actor to utilize their entire body for the performance.
    Will identify a variety of tension points that each individual actor has, and find ways to overcome these roadblocks to a a solid, comfortable and believable performance.
  • The Actor Onstage—Breath / Voice / Projection
    Saturday, Feb 18th,
    11 AM – 2 PM
    Will focus on developing breathing skills to ‘speak to the line’ and ‘speak to the room’
    Will work with individual actors to find voice placement for the best character sound, and for vocal health.
    Will develop skills to be heard without amplification and to develop a crispness and clarity in stage speech.
  • The Actor Onstage—Connection / Listen, React, Respond
    Saturday, Feb 25th, 11 AM – 2 PM
    Will focus on the actor being present and engaged when on stage, and to be in an active relationship with other actors and the audience during a performance.

WHERE: Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore