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Salmagundi 11

 

 

 Come take some killer workshops from these great theater professionals, eat pizza, bring your pjs, watch some movies, and hang out - Stephen and Jerry will cook pancakes in the morning!

Artists Bios
Teachers this year will be: Robin Fawcett, David Vann, Anastasia Barnes, Brent & Maya McCoy, and Brenda Siegel.

Sleepover for ages 13-19 - May 14-15 - Tuition $125
Try something new: calm clowning, mask work, yoga/break dance/hip hop, film acting, and Stanislavski's realism.

Sleepover for ages 10-12 - May 13-14 - Tuition $100
Explore some great "extras" for your theater training:  playing with props, stage combat, yoga/break dance/hip hop, and film acting!

SALMAGUNDI ARTIST BIOS:

ROBIN FAWCETT

Robin has worked as a theater professional for over twenty years in the roles of director, choreographer, creator of new works and educator. She teaches acting skills to both young and old at CVU high school in Burlington, The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, the University of Vermont, and the Skinner Barn Musical Theatre Camp, where she is devoted to creative collaboration, igniting possibility, and stoking expressive vitality in others.


ANASTASIA BARNES

Anastasia has been acting professionally for over ten years, and traveling the globe honing her craft. In New York City she was taught by some of the finest acting teachers in the nation (Wynn Handman, Bob Krakower, Lenard Petit), and in Maine she studied film making at Rockport College. Anastasia also spent time in Buenos Aires writing and producing two shorts, a narrative and a documentary. She currently lives and works full-time in Los Angeles, though she returns to the East coast every 6 to 8 weeks to teach students all over New England (ages ranging 8 yrs, to 60 yrs.) Currently in pre-production is a Web Series called THE RUBY BESLER SHOW, of which Anastasia is the writer and star. Film Credits include: “American Wake” and “Ghost of Girlfriends Past”. Television Credits include: “Waterfront“(CBS), “Brotherhood” (Showtime), and “Rizzoli & Isles" (TNT). 


BRENT & MAYA MCCOY

Brent and Maya met in 1998 while working for Circus Smirkus summer camp, unknowingly beginning to walk a parallel path over the next decade. They independently followed their love of theater and circus through college and then they met again in 2006. Now they're married and live happily in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Brent and Maya have performed and taught all over the world, bringing their diverse skill sets, enthusiasm, and theatrical savvy to schools, theaters, colleges, festivals and street corners. They've studied with teachers such as Avner the Eccentric and Keith Johnstone at the Celebration Barn, worked with Bread and Puppet and Circus Smirkus, and co-founded their own production company, Vermont Vaudeville (www.vermontvaudeville.com). Brent and Maya are thrilled to bring their show (and workshops!) to NEYT!

DAVID VANN
David has been working in theater in the UK for many years. He trained at LAMDA (the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) and worked in all areas of theater - as a clown, actor, writer, director and teacher. Experience includes work in repertory theater, touring companies, television and radio. He has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the Chichester Festival Theatre and he has been Artistic Director of New Mercury Theater – a venture dedicated to making new work – since 1998.

BRENDA LYNN SIEGEL

Brenda is the owner and operator of Flow Yoga and Dance Programs founded in 2002. She has a Bachelors degree in dance and choreography from Hampshire College and has choreographed for Flow Yoga and Dance Company, the Window Theater, Cape Cod Repertory Theater, Baltimore Childrens Theater, and Kids on Camera for Baltimore Public Television as well as many independent modern dance works. She teaches Yoga, Break dance, Belly Dance, Jazz, Modern and Core Strengthening and
Ballet and she has performed, taught and facilitated workshops in many area schools as well as schools and venues across the country. For more information about Brenda or Flow Yoga and Dance Programs visit www.flowyogadance.com. 

 

Salmagundi Senior Sleepover Schedule

8 – 8:45 “JUGGLERS ON THE ROOF” SHOW (open to the public)
Join Brent and Maya McCoy for 45 minutes of circus, slapstick and drying laundry in "Jugglers on the Roof". This silent duo comedy act features a clothesline, a magical birdhouse, a medical emergency, audience participation, lots of flying objects, and some very funny surprises. In the great tradition of silent physical comedy, this real-life married couple combines years of performing experience and dynamic presence for a continuously riotous show.

9 – 9:40 IMAGINE-Dramatically interpreting a song through ASL with Paula Lavender (open to the public)

SATURDAY, MAY 14

10:45 Check in/final registration

11–1 Calm and Complicit Comedy with BRENT McCOY (for ages 13 – 19)
Great clown work requires thinking in the moment while remaining committed to a character. This class will bring focus to the breath and intention of a performer as he or she embarks on simple objectives. The class will consist of energizing group activities, simple mime exercises, and independent experimentation.

2–5 Scene Study for Film and TV with ANASTASIA BARNES (for ages 13 – 19)
In this class, we will explore the art of rehearsed spontaneity. Students will learn specific on-camera techniques, such as proper eye line (where to look), voice projection, and physicality. Anastasia stresses believability and vulnerability and will share her "tricks of the trade." One week prior to class, students will be emailed scenes from a film or television show. Students are expected to come prepared, which means off book and ready to work! Each student will be put on camera and will perform his/her scene with a reader (this is known as audition style). Final takes will be watched and critiqued.

5–7 Mask Work with ROBIN FAWCETT (for ages 13 – 19)
The neutral mask is paradoxical - it both conceals and reveals, confines and frees, fixes and allows transformation. Throughout time and across cultures, humans have used the mask for exploring and releasing more of their expressive power. Participants in this workshop will do the exact same thing, through exercises and fascinating physical improvisation.

PIZZA DINNER
KARAOKE / CABARET
Rebecca will bring her karaoke collection of musical theater songs!  You can share monologues, skits, improvs, games, stories, or whatever you can think of! This event is not open to the public.
LATE NIGHT SNACKS / MOVIE (for ages 13 – 19 only)
SLEEPOVER (for ages 13 – 19 only)
Supervised sleepover (segregating boys and girls into separate rooms).  Please bring pillows, sleeping bags, toothbrushes, and pajamas!  No parents, friends, etc. may enter the building or visit over night, and no students may leave the building, returning later.  

SUN, MAY 15

7-9 PANCAKE BREAKFAST with STEPHEN STEARNS & JERRY STOCKMAN

9:30 – 11 Morning Movement with BRENDA SIEGEL (for ages 13 – 19)
We’ll wake up with some invigorating yoga postures designed to get your body moving and stretch out any tight muscles, then explore some of the most fundamental parts of break dance movement before completing the class with a fun hip-hop combination. Appropriate for all levels and abilities, this class promises to get you going in the morning and leave you feeling excited and ready for the rest of your day.

11 – 1 Stanislavski and Realism: acting technique with DAVID VANN (for ages 13 – 19)
This will be a laboratory-style workshop that will explore scenes from Miss Julie (August Strindberg) and The Seagull (Anton Chekhov) looking at the actor’s journey from Given Circumstances to Actions in three bold but simple steps. The plays chosen are not easy – both of them helped crack one theatrical mold and forge another – and are amongst the finest examples of late 19th century European theatre.
Copies of the selected scenes will be available from NEYT before the workshop day. It will be helpful but not essential to have read Miss Julie in its entirety before the workshop.

1 Salmagundi 2011 Ends

1–3 MERCHANT OF VENICE AUDITIONS (for ages 14-19)

 

Salmagundi Junior Sleepover Schedule

FRIDAY, MAY 13

3:45 Check in/final registration

4 – 5:30 Prop Manipulation Technique with BRENT McCOY (for ages 10 – 12)
This class will impart solid foundational training techniques and progressions for all levels of juggling students. It will also introduce some other common juggling props such as diabolo and devil stick. Expert advice and demonstrations guaranteed to inspire and entertain!

-- PIZZA DINNER –

6–8 Stage Combat with ROBIN FAWCETT (for ages 10 – 12)
Conflict is at the heart of all drama, and sometimes this conflict becomes physical. Stage combat is the choreographed illusion of fighting for the stage. Devoted to being safe and believable, stage combat technique requires a collaborative bluff between partners, it breeds a devoted sense of focused play, and it sharpens one’s acting technique all at the same time. Participants in this workshop will learn the basic building blocks for engaging in hand-to-hand stage combat.

8 – 8:45 “JUGGLERS ON THE ROOF” SHOW (open to the public)
Join Brent and Maya McCoy for 45 minutes of circus, slapstick and drying laundry in "Jugglers on the Roof". This silent duo comedy act features a clothesline, a magical birdhouse, a medical emergency, audience participation, lots of flying objects, and some very funny surprises. In the great tradition of silent physical comedy, this real-life married couple combines years of performing experience and dynamic presence for a continuously riotous show.

9 – 9:40 IMAGINE-Dramatically interpreting a song through ASL with Paula Lavender (open to the public)

10 LATE NIGHT SNACK/MOVIE (for ages 10 – 12 only)

SLEEPOVER (for ages 10 – 12 only)
Supervised sleepover (segregating boys and girls into separate rooms).  Please bring pillows, sleeping bags, toothbrushes, and pajamas!  No parents, friends, etc. may enter the building or visit over night, and no students may leave the building, returning later.  

SATURDAY, MAY 14

7-9 PANCAKE BREAKFAST with STEPHEN STEARNS & JERRY STOCKMAN

9:30–11 Morning Movement with BRENDA SIEGEL (for ages 10 – 12)
We’ll wake up with some invigorating yoga postures designed to get your body moving and stretch out any tight muscles, then explore some of the most fundamental parts of break dance movement before completing the class with a fun hip-hop combination. Appropriate for all levels and abilities, this class promises to get you going in the morning and leave you feeling excited and ready for the rest of your day.

11:15 – 1:15 Scene Study for Film and TV with ANASTASIA BARNES (for ages 10 – 12)
In this class, we will explore the art of rehearsed spontaneity. Students will learn specific on-camera techniques, such as proper eye line (where to look), voice projection, and physicality. Anastasia stresses believability and vulnerability and will share her "tricks of the trade." One week prior to class, students will be emailed scenes from a film or television show. Students are expected to come prepared, which means off book and ready to work! Each student will be put on camera and will perform his/her scene with a reader (this is known as audition style). Final takes will be watched and critiqued.

1:30 Reunion with Parents! 

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