Two Roads Theatre Project Summer Acting Lab

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Arts & DIY

Note: This is a multi-session event series. By purchasing the event package, you agree to sign up for all event dates included below.
Event Overview

 


 


 


The Summer Acting Lab is an opportunity to learn and explore the fundamentals of acting!  Each day begins with an acting class to build new skills, and the second part of the morning is dedicated to creating an original show!


With an emphasis on collaboration and ensemble, students will create from scratch a theater piece inspired by a specific starting point of the students’ choosing, such as a theme or piece of visual art.  The rehearsal process will consist of activities designed to spark creativity and generate material.  Subsequently, these explorations will be shaped into an original piece of storytelling to share with an audience on the last day!

Two Roads Theatre Project Mission:
Through small class sizes, individualized instruction, and a sense of play in a non-competitive environment, Two Roads Theatre Project teaches the craft of Acting in order to cultivate artistry, foster creativity, and develop transferable skills to last a lifetime.


 


 

What's Provided

Students will receive a t-shirt for the class, and costumes, when necessary, will be provided.

What You Can Expect
  • Young Actors Class: Ages 8 - 12
  • Teen Actors Class: Ages 13 - 17
  • Week One: July 16th to July 20th
  • Week Two: July 23rd to July 27th
  • Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 12PM
  • Final performance: Sunday, July 29th
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Audra Blaser (Director and Educator):

is an educator, actress, and director, who has sustained a continuous curiosity and passion for the craft of acting for over thirty years. Originally from Pittsburgh, Blaser received her training at Carnegie Mellon University’s prestigious School of Drama, earning a BFA in Acting/Music Theatre. She additionally holds an MA in Theatre History and Criticism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. As an educator, Blaser has served as an instructor of Acting at the University of Colorado at Boulder as well as an Adjunct Lecturer of Acting at Northwestern University.

In tandem with her teaching, Blaser is a professional actress who spent many years in New York City working in film, television, and theater. Her film credits include Bandidas (with Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz), Wedding Daze (with Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher), Suburban Girl (with Alec Baldwin), and A Novel Romance (with Steve Guttenberg), while television credits include Law & Order (NBC), The Book of Daniel (NBC), Rules of Engagement (CBS), 3 lbs. (CBS), Sherri (Lifetime), and the lead in the TBS show Lovebites, produced by Paul Reiser. She has also appeared in numerous national commercial campaigns, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Samsung, Sunsilk, and Miller Light, and has performed in theater productions across the US, most notably Off-Broadway at The Public Theater in New York. Blaser is a longstanding member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.

As an instructor of acting, Blaser finds great joy in teaching students of all ages and levels of experience. She is a private acting coach, working with professional actors from around the country, and concurrently a teacher of children and nonprofessionals, who may only use their exposure to acting to lead a more creative, bolder life. Her other acting teaching credentials include Boulder Valley School District, Colorado Shakespeare Festival School of Theater, Poetry Pals, Dream Big Performing Arts, and Skyline Studios.

Audra lives in Chicago with her husband, Vijay, and dog, Truman.

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