Announcing: Second Sunday Open Trainings
Monthly open trainings where community members can join RLT members in theatrical training!
On the second Sunday of each month, RLT company members gather for a regular ensemble training session, only now, community members are invited to join us!
We are a theater ensemble that works with a variety of different methodologies, including but not limited to the rigorous physical exercises of Tadashi Suzuki, the Viewpoints of both Anne Bogart and Mary Overlie, the vocal techniques of Kristin Linklater and Patsy Rodenburg, the psycho-physical technique of Michael Chekhov, the foundational principles of Stanislavski, the elements work of Jacques Lecoq, and other diverse systems of movement and expression including yoga, choral singing, dance, etc.
Each Open Training is led by members of the company and we occasionally invite guest artists to share too - check out below for past guest instructors and any upcoming guests we have scheduled.
Space is limited! You must email ahead of time to reserve a spot. Please do not arrive at the training without confirming with us beforehand. Our next training is on Sunday, November, 11th. If you are interested in attending, please do let us know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will hold a space for you!
12:30pm-3:30pm on the Second Sunday of each month.
North Star Building
45 Amherst Road (Route 116)
Sunderland, MA 01375
Sliding scale of $5-$25. (Payment can be mailed ahead of time, or brought in person. We accept cash, checks, and credit/debit cards.)
UPCOMING GUEST WORKSHOPS
Roy Hart vocal technique with liz stanton
Save the dates!
Friday, May 10, 2019: 7-10pm and Saturday, May 11, 2019: 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
Liz Stanton is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist and teacher specializing in physical acting, extended voice, sound design, and composition. Liz earned her MFA in Theatre: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Prior to graduate school Liz performed Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center’s Clark Studio Theater, Raw Space, The Culture Project, 45th Street Theater, Theater for a New City, The Brick Theater, and The Public Theater as well as in many regional theaters around the country. At Naropa, Liz wrote her first short musical, Visions of Flight, and her first opera, The Bacchae: In Song and Vocal Extreme. She collaborated to write, direct and perform the award-winning play, Power to Pleasing: The Sex Lives of Teenage Girls, which was drawn from research and personal interviews. This collaboration led to the development of Pressure to Prove: The Sex Lives of Teenage Boys and the formation of Giving Voice Productions (www.givingvoiceproductions.org).
Liz has directed at Denison University, Colorado College, Naropa University, and various theaters in New York City. Liz was a founding member and resident sound designer/composer for Holderness Theater Company in New York City. She has also composed and created sound designs for the National Shakespeare Company, Burning Coal Theatre, Naropa University, Whitman College, Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, and P.S. 122 in New York City. She is also a Theatrical Development Producer with Convergences Theatre Collective. (www.convergencescollective.org)
Past guest workshops
SUZUKI MOVEMENT INTENSIVE WITH MARIA PORTER
Maria Porter is professor of theater at the C.W. Post Campus at Long Island University. She has been a teacher of the Suzuki Method for the last 20 years and has given master classes in the United States and abroad. As an actor, she has performed regionally in theaters such as Hartford Stage, Kennedy Center, Virginia Stage, Hangar Theater, Perishable Theater, The La Jolla Playhouse and Milwaukee Rep, and is featured as Parker Posey’s mother in Hal Hartley’s award winning film, “Henry Fool”. In New York, she enjoyed a long association with the downtown theater groups Target Margin, Clubbed Thumb and SALT Theater. She has worked with such directors as Anne Bogart, Tina Landau, David Hersokvits, Robert Woodruff and Emma Griffen. Porter works extensively internationally, both teaching and performing, and is a member of Teatro delle Radici in Switzerland and The Magdalena Project, an international coalition of women theater artists. Her solo performances and work demonstrations have been featured in festivals in Cuba, Denmark, Italy, Peru, Switzerland and the United States. As a director, her original performances featuring students and alumni have appeared at festivals in Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Canada and the New York Fringe Festival. Porter holds an M.F.A. in acting from University of California, San Diego.
MOVEMENT WORKSHOP WITH DANIEL STEIN
After studying in the Professional Actors Training Program at Carnegie-Mellon University, where he worked with Jewel Walker, Daniel then went to Paris, France to study with Etienne Decroux, becoming M. Decroux's translator. Subsequently making his home in Paris for 20 years, Daniel started his professional career as an actor with the French National Theatre. His solo performances have toured in more than 30 countries, as well as in theatres such as the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center here in the United States. He has taught master classes throughout the world at institutions such as Juilliard School of Drama, New York and The Institute of Dramatic Arts, Tokyo. Daniel has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the United States/Japan Commission, the Pew Charitable Trust, and is a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow.
Upon moving back to the US Daniel served first for five years as Dean of Students and then another five years as School Director, of The Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre, in Blue Lake CA. During those ten years he was a principal instructor there. In the fall of '05 he taught full time at Sarah Lawrence College. 2006 - '09 saw him directing and teaching for the Berkeley Rep. and Touchstone Theatres. On stage he created the role of Bruno Shultz in Clown Show for Bruno, a new play by Murray Mednick, produced by the Padua Playwrights of Los Angeles and directed by Guy Zimmerman in Los Angeles and Atlanta.
In Fall 2009 Daniel began the position of Director of Movement and Physical Theatre for the Brown University/Trinity Repertory Theatre MFA Professional Actor Training Program, teaching in the Brown University MFA acting program and in charge of curriculum and faculty for their movement dept. Other duties included both coaching and acting with the Trinity Rep. Co. He was also the Director of Theatre for the Accademia Dell'Arte Summer institute in Arezzo Italy, a five week intensive in Generating New Performance Material. He is currently a Guest Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of California Santa Barbara and has spent the past two summers working with South Korean avant-garde company Flying Off the Cliff.