Acting is Telling Stories
Instructor: Leone Fogle-HechlerM, W, F, June 29 - July 17, 2009 1 - 3:30pm
Members Price: $285
Non Members Price: $285
Acting is telling stories. All stories have the power to be transformative, and there is some special magic that transpires when a story is personally given from storyteller to listener. The body of the story-giver loses its defensive posture, the voice falls to a timber that’s more natural. And the listener is transformed, because the experience that the performer acts out is subsumed effortlessly into the experience-digester of the person who hears it. There was a focus on self-discovery that transformed American acting from the 1930s through the 1970s, and in this class we will get to the bottom of it. Classes will consist of basic acting exercises, a handful of theatre games, some big scary text that turns out not to be so scary, and a lot of real talking about stories that mean something to us. There will be some reading, but not too much. There might be some too-amazing-to-be-ordinary films, too! This class is intended to be for young adults 14-18 years of age.
Leone Fogle-Hechler is a writer who lives in Seattle. She toured with the National Shakespeare Theatre in 1987, and acted in numerous workshop and off-off-off Broadway productions in New York City. She studied acting with Stella Adler and lots of other terrific people.