Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Jean Shelton Actors Lab

Jean Shelton Actors Lab
May 3, 2006:

OK. I am going to committ to blogging at least once a month. For now here's the latest. So much has happened since the last blog. Master Director Oleg Liptsin arrived from Russia to direct his avant-garde production of the Elephant Man. Masterful, sad, beautiful. Oleg is the strongest director in our midst and he will arrive again in september to direct another play. He will offer a "Character Analysis" course which will offer the greater community a chance to interact with an excellent European/Russian Director of the highest caliber. His dedication to the art form is immense. The comedy Private Wars was performed by Alex Conde, Matt Martinez, and Dave Stewart last summer and truly you could not have had a better cast for this show. They were deep, funny, and everlasting. A triumph of acting. Big news on the film scene at the Lab. We are bridging with local filmmakers via the prestigous San Francisco Art Institute and through our new film teacher Joe Graham whose recent feature film, Vanilla, was released by TLA. We will have a screening of the film on May 11th at 8pm(free). All are welcome. Our film program is taking off with Joe at the helm. Movement with Julie Dimas-Lockfeld is happening again. This course challenges all to address acting from the body's perspective. She is a master teacher. Scene night for the Spring Quarter's work is happening on May 16th and 17th at 7pm(free). Always a powerful experience for anybody in the theater that night. We are continuing to train those persons interested in the true art of acting. Come see the work. Regards.