CLASSES

 

THE ACTOR’S GYMNASIUM

Led by Artistic Director Hazen Cuyler

Intense exercise and training regimen designed for working within The Greenhouse Ensemble.

Each class varies based on Actors’ needs. The first two hours will be exercise driven. The final hour will be dedicated to scene work. Classes may run longer than 3 hours. Training is meant to prepare actors with techniques necessary to work within The Greenhouse Ensemble.

Students will work on body, voice, concentration, imagination, working with a partner and within an ensemble.

Actors will choose scenes to prepare for class. Hazen will work to guide students to embody vivid, bold and honest characters.

Hardest working, Exemplary students will be given opportunity to perform in Greenhouse Ensemble productions.

TESTIMONIALS 

“His kind, thorough, and excellent instruction was the best I have ever received. I am incredibly grateful for his help.” – Judy Moreno

“The vigor of his process, and the profound joy evoked through creativity, is infectious and inspiring. If you’re interested in exploring the depth and humanity of a character – this class would be wonderful to be a part of.” – James Meneses

*FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY* $75 per month or $600 for the Year. Please email  greenhouse.ensemble@gmail.com. for more information or to register

Coming this spring…

PLAYWRIGHT READING WORKSHOP

Led by Kim T. Sharp

Join us for our ten week Playwrighting Workshop focused on developing your script further and preparing it for an audience. This workshop culminates in a public reading, fully produced by The Greenhouse Ensemble. There’s nothing like a deadline to get you going!

You’ve completed writing your play. You want to get it in front of an audience. Our Playwright Reading Workshop is your pathway to a public reading, fully produced by Greenhouse.

Your reading will be open to the public so that you can invite your colleagues and supporters as well as members of the industry interested in your work. This is an invaluable opportunity to get your script in front of audience and taking the next step toward production. No more waiting for someone else do it, you are taking charge and moving your work forward.

Lying to Spielberg was an idea I wanted to explore.  Kim Sharp in a ten week program was the initial impetus for me to make a real commitment to achieve the play I thought was in Lying to Spielberg.  Kim Sharp is a superb dramaturg.  The opportunity to work with him could not be missed.  I heartily recommend this workshop to any playwright who has an idea, is willing to work hard for ten weeks and collaborate with the Greenhouse Ensemble. It truly doesn’t get any better…..– Bill Nabel, former student 

With enrollment limited to six playwrights, your script will get the attention it deserves. If you have ever participated in a group with twice as many playwrights, you’ll appreciate the focus your work gets. At each workshop you will hear pages of your work read aloud.

The workshop also provides you with several practical tools for revising your work. Each meeting will include an introduction to a writing tool. It is up to you to determine if the tool is right for your script. If not for this script, you’ll have them for use in the future.

You will also have individual script sessions with the Workshop Facilitator to discuss your script in detail. This session is in addition to the workshop meetings at no extra charge.

Through Kim Sharp’s persistent guidance and the array of tools we focused on, I became aware of the balance of structure and freedom in writing a play. Receiving constructive feedback from Kim and other playwrights, in a contained time frame, helped me explore the vision of my story further. – James Meneses, former student

The workshop meets for 10 weeks  at Theater West 97, 214 West 97th Street, conveniently located near the 96th Street stop for the 1, 2, and 3 trains as well as several MTA bus lines. The reading series is scheduled for the last week in November.

Kim T. Sharp (Workshop Facilitator) served as Abingdon Theatre Company’s Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager for 16 seasons. He directed eight productions for the company and over 40 readings of new plays. He co-produced twelve 10-minute play festivals, presenting over 200 premiere productions. As Literary Manager he evaluated over 3,500 scripts and coordinated over 350 readings. He facilitated Abingdon’s two playwright groups for over 10 years.

The fee for the workshop, which includes 10 meetings, an individual script consultation and the public reading, is $500. To apply, email your writing resume, a complete synopsis (200 words maximum), and cast breakdown of the completed play you intend to develop through the Reading Workshop to greenhouse.ensemble@gmail.com. Please put ‘Reading Workshop Application’ and your name in the subject line.