GPTC Acting Workshop

*Note – The Saturday, February 19th, Acting Workshop has changed locations. It will now be held at the Omaha Community Playhouse (please use the stage door on the west side of the building to be let in). Due to the Omicron wave peaking Kevin Lawler will only do one on one coaching sessions with no community/audience allowed (a second member of the GPTC staff will always be present). Forty minute time slots can be booked by sending Kevin an email: klawler@gptcplays.com.  

 

The GPTC will be offering a free monologue/scene study workshop for actors. Anyone in the theatre community is welcome to attend and watch the workshop.

The workshop will run every other Saturday from 11am – 2pm.

Actors will be able to bring scenes or monologues to work on and receive feedback. Kevin Lawler will moderate the sessions.

Scenes should be no longer than twenty minutes. Monologues should be no longer than ten minutes. Actors should come with a clear goal, or goals, for what they are working on in their piece. Actors will be given the opportunity to limit/direct the feedback they receive to certain aspects of the work, or to receive general feedback.

Requirements to participate:

  • All work brought to the workshop must be fully memorized/off book and ready to run. After the actors receive feedback, they can ask to bring the piece back again for a second (final) session at the following workshop (if so desired).
  • Actors are responsible for finding their own material and scene partners, facilitating their own rehearsals, and finding their own rehearsal space.
  • Actors who present work are required to be present and support their fellow actor’s work in the same session that they are taking part in.
  • All actors and attendees agree to uphold a safe and respectful environment through their dialogue, actions and work.

The workshop will supply a base set of furniture for actors to work with. This will include a couch, an armchair, a small table and chairs, a doorframe, a window frame and several wooden “acting” cubes.

No props, costumes or sound cues are required to present work. There will be no stage lighting. Actors may choose to bring props, costumes, sound cues, etc., but they must be provided by the actors and be able to set up and strike in ten minutes or less.

We are grateful to our partners at The Simple Foundation for providing the space to offer this workshop. The workshop location will be in the theatre at the Simple Foundation Community Center, 3003 Q Street, Omaha, NE. (until we are able to move into our home at the Yates Illuminates center).

Actors may sign up, via email, to bring material to the workshop. Spaces will be given as they become available. No sign up is needed if you are attending to watch and give feedback on the work.

If you have questions or would like to sign up to work, please contact Kevin Lawler at klawler@gptcplays.com.

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