“It gave me a whole new way to think about exploring a character.''
For both newcomers and people with some experience in Viewpoints. This popular and powerful technique takes a physical and vocal approach to creating theatre and also serves as an actor training methodology that fosters listening, focus, and collaboration. In this workshop students will work primarily with the physical Viewpoints (Spatial Relationship, Kinesthetic Response, Shape, Gesture, Repetition, Architecture, Tempo, Duration, and Topography), but will delve into some vocal Viewpoint work (Pitch, Dynamic, Acceleration/Deceleration, Silence, and Timbre) as well. Students will apply the work to short monologues and scenes. Come dressed to move.
Marietta Hedges is an actress, director and teacher. She is associate professor of acting at Catholic University and Head of the MFA Acting Program. She has worked as an actress in theatre, film and television in London, China, New York, San Francisco, and the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. Marietta played the role of Karen in the HBO award-winning film Money Matters. She originated the roles of slain civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo and KKK infiltrator and FBI informant Gary Thomas Rowe in the solo show Selma ’65 which premiered at La MaMa, Etc., in NYC in 2014, and subsequently toured the country in 2015. This past summer, 2018, Marietta worked with the Living Theater in NYC and performed her own written work in Roundstone, Ireland.