Scenes in Performance
Some performance issues can only be explored when an audience is involved. This course adds that crucial element to the traditional scene study mix. Students will rehearse scenes under the guidance of the instructor, with attention paid to all aspects of the acting. The course includes a performance for an invited audience and discussion of performance issues that may have arisen, such as nervousness, the give and take of energy between audience and performers, and when and how to incorporate feedback.
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.