Public Speaking the Actor's Way
“Pedagogically, it was excellent. The format and size were great - very intimate - a great mix of personal instruction and learning from watching others. I feel fortunate to have had this experience.”
Four lunchtime classes. An innovative approach to powerful public speaking, taught by pioneers in the field of applied acting. This course leads participants through a series of acting-based physical, vocal and psychological exercises designed to promote spoken communication that leaves a lasting impact on an audience. From writing a dramatic speech to defining strong objectives to building confidence through a reliable rehearsal process, this course is for anyone who wants to know what it takes to please a crowd. Required text: Taking Center Stage: Masterful Public Speaking Using Acting Skills You Never Knew You Had by Deb Gottesman and Buzz Mauro.
Buzz Mauro is a founder and Co-Director of The Theatre Lab and a Helen Hayes Award nominee who has performed with Signature Theatre, Ford's, Studio, The Shakespeare Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, and many other companies. He received his B.A. from Yale University and has an M.F.A. in Acting from Catholic University. In 2003 he received the Linowes Leadership Award for his contributions to arts education in Washington. Along with Deb Gottesman he is the founder of Center Stage Communications, a unique consulting firm specializing in the application of acting techniques to the business world. Together they are the authors of three books on applied acting: The Interview Rehearsal Book, Taking Center Stage, and The Best Answer, all published by Berkley Books, a division of Penguin Putnam.