Classic Jury Drama opens new acting program: Twelve Angry Men presented by Master Class

ACT-OUT Acting School
in association with Genesis Repertory
presents a master class final project:

Twelve Angry Men

Adapted by Sherman Sergel.
Based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose.
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Ill.

An ACT-OUT Master Class

Saturday, March 12 @ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 13 @ 5:00 p.m.

The Theater at Christ Church
7301 Ridge Boulevard, Brooklyn

$10 suggested donation

in Brooklyn – TWELVE ANGRY MEN
John Stillwaggon’s celebrated acting school opens its new master class program with a presentation of one of the American theater’s best ensemble dramas. An open and shut case for a deliberating jury takes a dramatic turn when one juror questions “reasonable doubt.” The cast blends exceptional newcomers with continuing education artists: Christine Kahaly, Eric Fitzgerald, Raja RG, Joyce Adams, William Doyle, Olga Privman, Andrew Guzman, Andy Marcillo, Robert Aloi, Christopher Sirota, Robert Saunders, John Harrison, Mohammed Saad, Kristen O’Blessin. Saturday, March 12 @ 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 13 @ 5:00 p.m.; The Theater at Christ Church, 7301 Ridge Boulevard, Brooklyn; $10 suggested donation.

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ACT-OUT has served individuals and organizations throughout the five boroughs, Long Island, and New Jersey. ACT-OUT instruction is individually-based, exploring improvisation, physical and vocal preparation, action and obstacle work, character analysis, and script analysis approaching monologues and scenes. Over the course of the class sessions, students will learn to trust the impulses and the life inside themselves, as they structure these impulses toward the goals, the character, and the scene at hand. Students have reported that training with ACT-OUT has helped them not only with auditions and performances, but also with public speaking, social interactions, goal-setting, conflict resolution, and self-esteem.

JOHN STILLWAGGON is a former adjunct professor at Brooklyn College’s MFA Acting Program and holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Saint Joseph’s University. Professor Stillwaggon has lectured at numerous universities and specialized schools and programs.
GENESIS REPERTORY’s college theater project, R.E.A.C.T. (repertory of emerging artists from college theater) gave internship opportunities to students from Kingsborough College starting in 2005.

BRIDGEBOY presented by The Active Theater

“What happens when trusting your gut doesn’t turn out the way you intended?”

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BRIDGEBOY

Matthew Keuter’s comedy about life and its (unavoidable) lessons premieres February 24 – March 6, 2011. Presented by The Active Theater at The Workshop Theater, 312 West 36th Street, fourth floor. In this clever comedy, Trevor (David Ojala) is at a turning point in his life:

WHEN did his fiancée stop wearing his ring?

WHERE did his father disappear to?

WHAT is going to happen to the bar his family owns?

HOW can he still trust his family? … and

WHY is the mysterious woman he meets under the bridge so eerily accurate about the events of his life? Light is always shed a little darker when you spend so much time under a bridge.

These and other questions will be answered for 12 performances only at The Workshop Theater, 312 West 36th Street, fourth floor.

Jason Podplesky and Nathaniel Shaw direct a cast including Anthony Inneo (Broadwayʼs Cyrano and A Chorus Line), Catherine Curtin (Love, Janis and ABC-TV’s The Guiding Light), Rhyn McLemore, Michael Andrew Daly, Mary Jo Mecca, Lisa Altomare, and James Judy. Creative team includes Craig Napoliello (setting), Yuriy Nayer (lighting), Matthew Kessler (costumes), Jacob Subotnick (sound), and Meagan Miller-McKeever (properties). Rebecca Lynne serves as assistant director and Kerri J. Lynch is production stage manager. BRIDGEBOYBRIDGEBOY is an Equity Showcase.

SHOW INFO:

WHAT: BRIDGEBOY by Matthew Keuter

WHERE: The Workshop Theater

WHEN: February 24 @ 7pm

February 25 @ 8pm

February 26 @ 3pm & 8pm

February 27 @ 3pm

February 28 @ 7pm

March 2 @ 7pm

March 3 @ 7pm

March 4 @ 8pm

March 5 @ 3pm & 8pm

March 6 @ 3pm

HOW MUCH: $18 – general seating

For further information or to make reservations, please contact The Active Theater at 646.239.6668 or www.TheActiveTheater.com.