An intensive exploration of the seminal ideas of Constantin Stanislavski, some of whose teachings came to form the basis of Method Acting. The class will read An Actor Prepares in a seminar format, explore the applications of Stanislavski’s use of actions, beats and objectives, and work toward an understanding of some of the major acting techniques based on his writing. Required for Honors students; open to all.
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.