Masterclass with Timothy Mooney
When: Thurs., March 8, 2018 | 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 69th Annual SETC Convention | Mobile, AL
Free to Convention Attendees
What factors make you “the most powerful actor on the stage?” What are “the two most fundamental responsibilities of the actor?” Why do actors love eye contact “more than people do?” Is it possible to increase your accessibility by 75%? And what is the “three second rule?” In short: How can you improve your “presence?”
Through a series of live, hands-on exercises, Tim Mooney (drawing from his popular book, Acting at the Speed of Life, Conquering Theatrical Style) explores the fundamental nature of language and bridges the gap between the classics and our modern sense of realism, demonstrating the distinction between “realism” and “believability,” while finding the modern connection to theatrical conventions that bring them alive. Exercises from The Misanthrope, Hamlet, Tartuffe and The Bourgeois Gentleman help knock down the “wall of words” that stand between ourselves and classical drama. “Your asides will never be the same!”
Timothy Mooney is the author/adaptor of the screamingly-fast Shakespeare adaptations Breakneck Hamlet, Breakneck Julius Caesar and Shakespeare’s Histories; Ten Epic Plays at a Breakneck Pace! His acting textbook Acting at the Speed of Life is popular at high schools and colleges, while his The Big Book of Moliere Monologues provides a new resource for comic classical auditions. Over 15 years of touring, Tim has performed his one-man plays Moliere than Thou, and Lot o’ Shakespeare hundreds of times in almost every U.S. state, while occasionally presenting his collection The Greatest Speech of All Time. Mooney is the former founder and editor of The Script Review and Artistic Director of Chicago’s Stage Two Theatre, where he produced nearly 50 plays in five years. Tim’s 17 new versions of the plays of Moliere (most published by Playscripts and StageRights) have been produced hundreds of times, placing highly in state, regional and national competitions.