Many acting opportunities require an ability to interpret verse. Shakespeare, of course - but not just Shakespeare. Verse typically means writing in which the language is heightened and the rhythm is important, so comfort with verse translates to increased power and versatility in all forms of acting. In this fun and practical class you'll learn what rhythm can do for you by studying meter (iambic pentameter, etc.), gain skill in the use of heightened language through recitation of contemporary poetry, and put it all to work for you through preparation of Shakespearean sonnets and monologues. No work with a scene partner required.
No class July 4
Kim Schraf has performed at Arena Stage, The Kennedy Center, Studio Theatre, Ford's, Round House, Signature, Woolly Mammoth, Everyman, Theater J, The Theatre of the First Amendment, and the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. Credits include starring roles in The Laramie Project and The Widow Lincoln at Ford's Theatre; Angels in America at Signature; Skylight, Frozen, and The Apple Family Plays at Studio; Measure for Pleasure, Freedomland and The Gene Pool at Woolly Mammoth; and Proof and Light Up the Sky at Everyman. A graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis, she has been teaching since 1984, most recently at the Parkmont School. She is also a successful narrator of audio books and a speech coach. Kim helped launch the Honors Conservatory for The Theatre Lab in 2006 and continues to serve as one of its directors.