Inhabiting the Characters of Tennessee Williams
A practical acting class that uses the genius of Tennessee Williams as raw material. Students of all “types” will gain a wide range of contemporary realistic acting tools by taking a deep dive into the personalities of iconic characters like Blanche and Stanley, Brick and Maggie and Big Daddy, and Laura and Tom Wingfield, in both two-person and solo scenes. For students with some acting experience.
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.