Beginning Scene Study
An intensive introduction to scripted work through preparation and performance of scenes and monologues. Emphasis on learning effective rehearsal techniques and expanding the actor’s range. Requires approximately 3–5 hours of rehearsal with an assigned partner outside of class each week. Taken together or in succession, this course and the Drama Workshop constitute essential training in the basics of the actor’s craft.
José Carrasquillo is a stage director and theater educator. Recent credits include Nat Turner in Jerusalem, Sotto Voce, The Body of an American, El Paso Blue, Don Juan Tenorio, La Senorita de Tacna, Anna in the Tropics, After the Fall and Happy Days. Locally he has directed at The Kennedy Center, Theater J, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Arena Stage, Olney Theatre, GALA Hispanic, WSC-Avant Bard, Round House, Studio, Signature, Woolly Mammoth, Freedom Stage, Le Neon, Teatro de la Luna and the In-Series. He has taught/lectured or directed at The Theatre Lab, Juilliard, UMD College Park, Catholic University, UW (Seattle), Cornish College for the Arts, and the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. He's the recipient of a Mary Goldwater Lobby Award for best director for The Maids and has been nominated for the TCG Alan Schneider Director Award.
Marietta Hedges is an actress, director and teacher. She is associate professor of acting at Catholic University and Head of the MFA Acting Program. She has worked as an actress in theatre, film and television in London, China, New York, San Francisco, and the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. Marietta played the role of Karen in the HBO award-winning film Money Matters. She originated the roles of slain civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo and KKK infiltrator and FBI informant Gary Thomas Rowe in the solo show Selma ’65 which premiered at La MaMa, Etc., in NYC in 2014, and subsequently toured the country in 2015. This past summer, 2018, Marietta worked with the Living Theater in NYC and performed her own written work in Roundstone, Ireland.