This class will help you develop a working knowledge of the body so that the actor may experience greater confidence in creating the physical life of characters. We will focus on exploring the individual’s body as an expressive tool of the creative imagination and the actor’s craft. Through a series of guided studies, and formal and informal exercises, actors will build confidence in their ability to translate impulses into physical action. Actors will learn dynamic alignment, breath connection, strength, flexibility, range of motion, stamina and relaxation techniques leading to their kinetic application in acting choices. Learn to go beyond perceived limitations while working with the natural intelligence of the body. Students will be required to wear workout clothes and bring a yoga mat. All other props will be provided.
No meeting on 11/30.
Elizabeth LaMura is an actress and teacher and was invited into the Returning Professional MFA Program at Kent State University. She is a member of AEA, SAG – AFTRA, and has several certifications in yoga. Liz has been an Adjunct Professor at Marymount Manhattan College, Kent State University, Flagler College, and Florida State College. She has taught at DeSales University, Westchester Community College, and LA Community College and was an Executive producer at the Garden State Arts Center. Favorite roles: Beatrice -- Much Ado, Ophelia -- Hamlet, Celia -- As You Like It, Kate -- Taming of the Shrew, and Luciana -- Comedy of Errors. Musical Theatre: West Side Story, Best Little Whorehouse, Will Rogers Follies, and Mame. Ms. La Mura was a contract player on the soap Santa Barbara, and lead performer in the Italian TV series Quo Vadis. She has guest starred on several primetime TV shows as well as MTV videos.She has choreographed several musicals, commercials and industrials, and a CBS TV nighttime drama. She was a Dancer /Choreographer at the Westchester Modern Co. and has taught Dance and Yoga at many studios and colleges. Liz was a Master Class Acting Instructor at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.