The Stanislavski Method
“Fascinating introduction to a figure who looms large. I'm so grateful to have had a teacher break down the intimidation factor.''
This seminar is an intensive exploration of acting theories through the lens of Konstantin Stanislavski, some of whose teachings came to form the basis of Method Acting. The class will read "Year One" of An Actor's Work (referred to as An Actor Prepares in an earlier translation) in a discussion format and work toward an understanding of some of the major acting techniques that operate either in harmony with or in opposition to Stanislavski's ideas. Required for Honors students; open to all.
Online Class: Our Winter 2021 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. Winter 2021 financial aid applications are due by January 4, 2021.
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 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. Buzz is also composer and co-lyricist of The Kids’ Table, and composer and lyricist of Alix in Wonderland.