Connecting the Dots: Playing Action Through Language
Learn to develop fully integrated performances by connecting the dots between text and action. Through work on material of your own choosing – monologues, duologues, even audition sides – you’ll learn to create an intensely personal interpretation of a character with images, emotional connection, and psychological resonance, and make any text uniquely your own. For actors with some scene study experience.
Online Class: Our Late Fall classes will take place entirely online via Zoom. Classes require live participation at the scheduled times using your own device. Zoom is most effective when used on a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Students using a cellphone to access class are likely to experience reduced functionality that may limit their ability to participate fully in class. Please review the technical requirements necessary to take part in an online class before enrolling. If these requirements pose any difficulties for you, please let us know.
Financial Aid: In an effort to make more classes financially accessible to students during the COVID-19 crisis, we are offering more financial aid than ever. If attending our courses at this time at full price would be difficult for you, please apply for assistance by November 2, 2020.
Naomi Jacobson has acted at most of the DC area theatres for the last 25 years. She is an Affiliated Artist at Shakespeare Theatre Company and a 20-year company member at Woolly Mammoth. DC credits include Kennedy Center, Ford’s, Arena Stage, Studio, Round House, Theatre J, Signature, Olney, Center Stage, and Wolf Trap Opera. She’s traveled regionally to the Guthrie Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company, Delaware Theatre Company, and the Berkshire Theatre Festival. Naomi has received 3 Helen Hayes Awards, 15 nominations, the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship, the Anderson-Hopkins Award for Excellence in Theatre, and a DC Arts Commission Individual Artist grant. She has independent film and network TV credits. Voiceover work includes NPR, PBS, Discovery Channel, the Smithsonian, as well as narrating recorded books. She teaches acting and public speaking at professional theatres and at various universities and corporations.