Thursday, July 22, 2010

BoCo Summer Intensive

For the past three summers, I have been teaching an acting portion of a 2 week-long vocal intensive for high school singers thru Boston Conservatory.

The kids are quite talented, it's really quite fun, and the closest I have ever come to being shot out of a cannon.

The class is large (47 this year), with a focus on vocal performance.

I only have them for one week, so I usually separate them into groups, and we work on Shakespeare monologues, but this year I decided to have them all perform the Richard III/Lady Anne Scene at once, dividing the lines between them.

I also have included Caliban's "Be not afeard" speech from "The Tempest", the poem "The Emperor of Ice-Cream" by Wallace Stevens, and a dance to "Bye Bye Bye" by N'Sync.

Really interesting to work on this piece. It's a challenge, but I am having a blast. I wish, of course, there was more time, but I guess that's why they call it an intensive!

1 comment:

  1. I love teaching theatre. In fact, I have to go leave in an hour and a hald to go teach some more theatre.


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