Acting instructor Jazmine Torres gives feedback on a scene presented by two class participants. Courtesy photo
BY JOHN GUSTAFSON
Los Alamos Little Theatre
The next in a series of acting classes presented by Los Alamos Little Theatre will be 5:30 – 7 pm Monday, July 10 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Drive.
Jazmine Torres is the course instructor. Each class focuses on a different aspect of acting and includes exercises, instruction, and scene work. There is no cost for the class, but participants are encouraged to make a donation to LALT, which will be collected at the class, if so moved.
The first class, held June 26, drew 19 participants and focused on “being in the moment.
“Monday’s class will focus on script analysis: learning to score a script and extract more meaning from it. What is it that makes a scene engaging to an audience? Participants also will learn about taking acting notes. The remaining classes are as follows:
Class 3, July 17
Connection — What does it mean for an actor to be “a cup at the edge of the table”? Review and incorporate previous classes’ techniques. Practice how to give acting notes in a kind and productive manner.
Class 4, July 24
Kinesthetic Awareness — There’s more to a performance than what’s in the script. Examples and practice of “show don’t tell.”
Class 5, July 31
Intensity or Working with Heightened Text — which direction this class goes will depend on participant interest. Intensity would involve raising the stakes for a scene and tools for debriefing tough scenes. Heightened text would involve speech analysis, consonants, vowel, rhythms and rhymes.
Jazmine Torres directed two plays in LALT’s 8×10 production last season and has studied theatre with San Juan College and Santa Fe University of Art and Design. She has appeared in theaters in Santa Fe, Dixon, and Farmington, NM. For questions or additional information- please contact Jazmine at email@example.comLos Alamos Little Theatre is a non-profit 505(c)3 organization that has been performing and supporting theatre in Los Alamos for 80 years. LALT manages the Performing Arts Center under contract with Los Alamos County.