Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Summer Course Profile: Hot Scenes - Scene Study for the Evolving Actor

Learn, rehearse, and perform exciting short scenes from the repertoire of Canadian and world theatre in an intense, creative, and exciting week with Brenda Kamino.

Class time will be devoted to script and character analysis, acting techniques, and scene breakdown—supported by theatre exercises to help the participants make new discoveries in their approaches to acting.

Scenes will be assigned, rehearsed, presented, critiqued, worked, and presented again.  You will work with sense memory, emotional recall, improvisation, monologue work, and audition technique to improve self-awareness, expand physical resources, and investigate character.  Come and develop skills for improved performance that will last a lifetime.

As one past participant said, “Brenda did an amazing job—she was very successful at making our group work so well together, and made it safe for us to learn and play.”

Brenda Kamino has been seen as a performer on many of Canada's best known stages for over 30 years as a veteran performer of the Shaw Festival, and for theatres such as Theatre Passe Muraille, Factory Theatre, Cahoots Theatre and Young Peoples' Theatre in Toronto, Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg, The National Arts Centre, Alberta Theatre Projects in Calgary and The Citadel in Edmonton.  Her television and film career includes over 100 performances and many years as host, narrator, radio artist and improvisor.  Besides being a popular acting instructor for Theatre Ontario’s Summer Theatre Intensive, she also has been the full-time acting instructor at The Centre for Indigenous Theatre (CIT), run an intensive theatre training program at Young People’s Theatre, taught the young company at Tarragon’s Spring Arts Fair and helped a multitude of actors with her private coaching and workshops both at the professional and community theatre levels.  Her twenty year teaching and coaching career has also taken her into the world of Blind actors, Asian Canadian performers and Aboriginal performers. She has been a guest artist, teacher and speaker at many institutions and schools across the country.  Presently, she serves on the Advisory of Humber College’s Theatre Performance Program and the jury for this year’s Dora Mavor Moore Awards.

The Theatre Ontario Summer Theatre Intensive runs from August 12 to 18 at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo.  Experience a week away from all distractions and immerse yourself in a unique theatrical learning experience.  You will learn new skills, meet passionate theatre people, and flex your creative muscle!  Read about all of our Summer Courses on the Theatre Ontario website.

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