This one night workshop uses TUTA’s unique physical approach to acting by exploring the power of your own body on stage in relationship to space, script, and fellow actors. Using both improvisational exercises and simple pieces of text, you will learn tools to enhance your timing, rhythm, responsiveness, and ability to trust your gut. Each student will have the opportunity to work in both groups and solo, with scripts and without. This class is open to performers of any skill level. It’s a great introductory class for beginners, or a refresher course for any advanced actors that want to regain spontaneity in their acting. No audition needed.
TUTA Workshop: Unlocking the Character
What are your character's most ambitious dreams and darkest impulses? What is your character's opinion on raw sushi? This workshop, taught by Chicago playwright Emma Stanton, welcomes all theater artists who seek to learn more about a character they are writing, portraying, or directing. Utilizing writing exercises of Charles Mee, Mac Wellman, and Maria Irene Fornes, participants will identify the voice of their character, how their character behaves in physical space, and the very particular lens through which their character sees the world.