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Theatre Mini-Fest, March 4th – 6th

The UMBC Department of Theatre presents virtual faculty master classes March 4th – 6th!

The public is invited to attend more of these FREE workshops. To register please complete the registration form here. If you have any questions about the event please direct them to theatre@umbc.edu.

Thursday, March 4th

12:00 – 1:00pm Digital Costume Rendering with Eric Abele

1:00 – 2:00pm Staging Sex: Boundaries and Consent with Chelsea Pace

Friday, March 5th

12:00 – 1:00pm Projection Design with Adam Mendelson

1:00 – 2:00pm Crafting a Killer Monologue with Susan McCully

Saturday, March 6th

12:00 – 1:00pm Act the Monologue of Your Song!

 

Mini-Fest schedule:
Thursday March 4th
12: 00 – 1:00pm Digital Costume Rendering with Eric Abele

Are you fascinated by digital rendering but unsure how to get started? This workshop will share research, tips, and activities to push designers away from their No. 2 pencils and onto their iPads to create dynamic and professional sketches.

1:00 – 2:00pm Staging Sex: Boundaries and Consent with Chelsea Pace

Prof. Pace, Co-Founder of Theatrical Intimacy Education, and author of Staging Sex talks about setting better boundaries in class, rehearsal, and on set.


Friday, March 5th
12:00 – 1:00pm Projection Design with Adam Mendelson

Projection Design as its own contributor to Theatre Design is one of the newer technologies in our story-telling stable. Join us as we explore some of the unique opportunities and challenges that this kind of story-telling presents.  We will talk about defining goals, creating and organizing images, playback and control and collaborating with all of the other areas including acting, directing, costuming, lighting, sound and scenery.  Bring your questions or your projects and we will explore them together.

1:00 – 2:00pm Crafting a Killer Monologue with Susan McCully

Learn to tap into your best playwriting instincts to generate character ideas; then craft your writing into a “killer monologue”—the type that actors love to perform.


Saturday, March 6th
12:00 – 1:00pm Act the Monologue of Your Song! with Lynn Watson 

Dig into your song lyrics like the monologue they really are to give a stand-out audition or performance. Bring 16 bars of a musical theatre song to work with. Lynn Watson is a professional voice/speech coach and member of Actors’ Equity who has coached at major regional theatres on both coasts, including for Arena Stage and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.