Conservatory

The Kingfisher Conservatory offers courses and internships to anyone who wants practical knowledge of the art of theater making. From acting, to directing, stage management to set design, we’re looking to expand our course offerings as we continue to develop Our Mission.

Course List for Summer 2018

Pre-Register by emailing kdedes@thekingfishertheater.org and expressing your interest.

**PHYSICAL THEATER AND PLAY** 
Instructor Leslie FelbainRenowned Artistic Director of Infinite Stage; Ecole Jacques Lecoq; American Conservatory Theater; University of Maryland.

Course Description:
The instrument of the actor is the body, inclusive of breath, voice and movement. When our instrument is tuned we have the tools to play a wide range of theatrical styles and characters. In order to fully embody a character, it is important to be aware of our own habitual patterns of movement and speech. It is essential to train our physical bodies in order to expand our range of movement and express gestures that may be different than our own. In this workshop we will focus on physical training that includes strength, flexibility, endurance, rhythm and dynamics of space. We will explore applying this physical training to playing characters, scenes and improvisations. The workshop will be a safe environment to play, expand one’s vocabulary and take risks. Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in. Accommodations and adjustments will be made for people who have specific physical needs.

 

**Scene Study: The Works of Anton Chekhov**
Instructor: Kevin Dedes: Founding Artistic Director of The Kingfisher Theater; CalShakes; The Flea; Gallery Players; Upright Citizens Brigade; Geva; MFA ’08 from American Conservatory Theater

Course Description:
This course will focus on utilizing various acting techniques to foster the development of an actor’s voice and to present selections from the works of master playwright Anton Chekhov.

 

**Audition Workshop**
Instructor: Kevin DedesFounding Artistic Director of The Kingfisher Theater; CalShakes; The Flea; Gallery Players; Upright Citizens Brigade; Geva; MFA ’08 from American Conservatory Theater

Course Description:
This course will help individual students prepare a complete set of audition monologues intended for grad school and professional auditions.

 

Dates and times TBA…. Classes start in June.

Pre-Register by emailing kdedes@thekingfishertheater.org and expressing your interest.

We’re still early in the development process, but keep an eye on this page to see what courses are coming up soon. You can always email us or call (585) 454 – 9371.

Are you a qualified teaching theater artist? Contact us to see how you can offer a class in your area of expertise.