Scott Swan Scene Practice Group 2020

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Scott Swan Scene Practice Group 2020
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From Sat 29 February 2020 to Sun 5 April 2020
From Saturday 29 February 2020 to Sunday 5 April 2020
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Seeking actors who have basic training and performing experience to join our scene study practice group

Please note that this is a scene practice group, not a class. So it gives actors the opportunity to practice scenes together and receive feedback from guest directors. We will meet two times and introduce you to Scott Swan's original acting technique that has been developed over decades at his acting studio in Vancouver. Actors who have already studied with Scott are also very welcome to join us. The scenes we work on will be from plays. However, the highly naturalistic acting style Scott's technique encourages is an excellent foundation for actors in both on-screen work and theatre.

We would welcome actors to register, whether or not you have taken Scott's classes. If you have not, we will introduce you to Scott's techniques. We will meet two times: on Saturday, February 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Sunday, April 5, from1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pairs of actors will perform pre-assigned scenes at each meeting.

Note: Scott will not be present at these practice meetings. If you are not familiar with his techniques, you will be paired with one of his students who will introduce you to the technique and be your partner for working on the scene. If both actors are new to the technique, another actor will introduce the technique to you at your first rehearsal. This practice group is separate from the workshops that Scott himself regularly offers in Edmonton. If you would like information about those, please send an email to elaine@actingandtheatre.com.

Dates: The first practice group meeting will be Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The second meeting will be Sunday, April 5, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Prerequisites: We welcome actors who have some basic training and experience performing. You are not required to have studied with Scott. We would also welcome actors who have studied with him.

Maximum Number of Students: 10 (If additional actors are interested, we will look into scheduling a third meeting.)

Benefits: Meet other actors, practice performing for an audience of your peers, and work with and meet local directors. Be introduced to the Scott Swan technique, an original Canadian technique created by Scott Swan, who was the founding artistic director of Northern Light Theatre in Edmonton and is currently Artistic Director of the Seacoast Theatre Centre and Principal and Head Teacher of Seacoast Studios in Vancouver.

Scott’s original acting technique has been developed over decades at his acting studio in Vancouver; and the highly naturalistic acting style it encourages is an excellent foundation for actors in both on-screen work and theatre.

More About the Technique: Scott Swan's "three-time-through" methodology and conditioning exercises give your logical brain something to focus on so that it will get out of your way and allow your unconscious and the creative side of your brain to absorb the material for the scene. The technique also helps you to respond genuinely and creatively to the imaginary circumstances of the scene and to your acting partner. You will learn the text very quickly without ever focusing on text as text. You will know the scene in your bones; and from the first moment, you will build trust and connection with your scene partner.

In addition, Scott’s technique is an excellent foundation for both on-screen and stage acting. Scott teaches his acting students that they are enough and discourages expressiveness for its own sake. Instead, his technique helps the actor tune in to only the most honest impulses and emotions. Scott also teaches his acting students not to artificially project their voices but to allow the need to communicate and the physical space between the actor and the audience (in film and television, between the actor and the camera) to naturally determine how much the actor’s voice is projected. Scott’s technique does not focus on skills specific to film and television but will give you a very strong foundation for moving into the world of film and television.

Time-Commitment:

  • Meet with your scene partner on your own time to work on one scene using Scott Swan’s three-time-through methodology and the conditioning exercises.

  • Attend one two hour meeting and one two and one-half hour meeting.

  • At one of these meetings (prescheduled), be prepared to perform your scene with your partner (off-book) and work with a guest director to further the scene.

Attendance: It is important if at all possible to attend both meetings. You will only be performing at one meeting, but we need to be present at both meetings so that all the actors have the opportunity to practice performing for an audience. You will also learn from the feedback the other actors receive from the guest director.

 FAQs

1. What is the refund policy?

No refunds will be issued unless the event is cancelled. Otherwise, all sales are final and cannot be refunded. The reason for this is that we are dependent on paid registrations for booking and paying for the venue and other costs associated with the workshop. The organizer will not receive any profit from the registration fees.

2. What is the fee used for?

The fee covers the cost of renting the venue, a small honorarium for each guest director, and the cost of using the Eventbrite tool for registration and promotion. The organizer will not receive any profit from the registration fees.

3. How can this acting technique be for both theatre and film and television actors, when the styles of acting are so different?

Scott Swan’s technique enables actors to find the moment to moment reality of the scene. Scott teaches his acting students that they are enough and discourages expressiveness for its own sake. Instead, his technique helps the actor tune in to only the most honest impulses and emotions. Scott also teaches his acting students not to artificially project their voices but to allow the need to communicate and the physical space between the actor and the listener (in film and television, between the actor and the camera) to naturally determine how much the actor’s voice is projected. Scott’s technique does not focus on skills specific to film and television but will give you a very strong foundation for moving into the world of film and television.

4. I'm confused. How is this going to work?

This is a study group for actors who want to practice performing scenes using a specific methodology invented by Canadian acting teacher Scott Swan. We will work in pairs to rehearse the scenes. One actor in each pair will introduce the other actor to the "three-time-through" methodology and the conditioning exercises (if need be). If both actors are new to the technique, another actor will introduce the technique to you at your first rehearsal. This technique will help you learn the text quickly, fully embody the role and develop a strong connection with your scene partner. The pairs of actors will work on their own time. As a group, we will come together for two meetings to watch the scenes being performed. At each meeting, pairs of actors will perform and will be given feedback from a guest director who will come to the meeting.

6. What if I Cannot Attend a Meeting?

Before registering, please write to Elaine Elrod at elaine@actingandtheatre.com if you know now that you cannot attend one of the meetings. She will check to make sure that we can schedule you to perform your scene at the other meeting. You only have to perform at one meeting, but it is important for all the actors to attend both meetings if at all possible so that all actors have the opportunity to practice performing for an audience. If you miss a meeting, you must still pay the full registration fee. The reason for this is that we are dependent on paid registrations for booking and paying for the venue and other costs associated with the workshop. The organizer will not receive any profit from the registration fees.

7. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Elaine Elrod: elaine@actingandtheatre.com or 780-299-4278

8. Is my registration transferrable?

No. Because each actor will be assigned a scene and a scene partner, you cannot transfer your registration. If you have to drop out of the group and cannot perform your scene, we will find someone else to work with your scene partner.

9. The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

See FAQ #7 for "Is my registration transferrable?" If you are paying for another attendee when you register, please contact elaine@actingandtheatre.com to give us the contact details for the attendee.

10. Is there a waiting list?

Yes. If we have more than 10 people who are interested, we will collect names and contact information in a waiting list and consider scheduling an additional meeting. Anyone on the waiting list who is then allowed to register will still be asked to attend all the meetings. We may also use the waiting list if someone who is already registered cannot attend.

 

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