Sunday, August 12th (10:00AM – 5:00PM)
On the Page Studio
12412 Ventura Blvd. #3
Studio City, CA 91604
Thinking about directing your own project, but don’t know where to start?
Writing teacher Pilar Alessandra collaborates with directing teacher Robert Bailey to help writers create pages that speak to actors and learn directing basics that help put their words into action.
To be discussed:
- REWRITING THE PAGE: Create written cues for actors.; emphasize motivation, emotional subtext and scene objective. Revise dialogue to meet pacing, genre and story needs.
- LEADING THE TABLE WORK: Analyze and break down the scene with your actors; uncover relationships, subtext, objectives and playable actions; establish an effective working relationship with your cast by being both prepared and open.
- VISUALIZING AND STAGING THE ACTION: Define the setting; look for organic blocking that exhibits logic and reveals character; understand the distinctions between behavioral, psychological and symbolic blocking
- INTENSIFYING THE PERFORMANCES: Raise the stakes; upgrade the objectives; guide the actors towards full emotional commitment.
Guest teacher ROBERT BAILEY has received critical praise for his productions Off-Broadway and in Los Angeles. He teaches directing and acting at USC and has staged over a dozen School of Dramatic Arts productions. He is also currently on the faculty at the New York Film Academy and leads The Directors Workshop in North Hollywood. He was a teacher and coach at the Corner Loft Studio in Greenwich Village, and conducted workshops and master classes for Sarah Lawrence College, Brown University, School for Visual Arts, Manhattan Theatre Workshop, Foundation for the Creative Community, Billy Siegenfeld and Dancers, Talent Unlimited, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He has taught and directed on the graduate and undergraduate levels at UC San Diego, UCLA and Brown University.
For more information on Robert go to: https://www.thedirectorsworkshop.com