Sat, Jul 29|
Greenlight Acting Studios
High Text: Exploring the Elevated
A great challenge for serious actors ready for something new! Ages 16+
Time & Location
Jul 29, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Greenlight Acting Studios, 2950 Cherokee St NW #604, Kennesaw, GA 30144, USA
About the Event
If you've ever seen yourself in Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Bridgerton, etc. Training in high text is a must!!
What is high text?
Many modern actors may not know, but what we refer to as "elevated" or "high" text, is simply a reference the level of writing that began over 400 years ago with wordsmiths such as Shakespeare or Homer and continues today through writers like Aaron Sorkin.
Why is high text important?
Firstly, it is the pattern and style from which all of modern writing is derived. If you can analyze high text, you can analyze any script placed in front of you. Secondly, it is the true test of an actor, if you can act Shakespeare, you can act anything.
In this one day workshop, you'll just begin to scratch the surface of what it means to work material at this level.
Due to the complex nature of high text, it is an invaluable learning tool to help develop an actors skills including; voice, movement, acting, and the ability to translate text. Due to the density of the language, it also improves an actors understanding of breath control, dexterity of the mouth and the ability to annunciate. The need to be able to philosophically evaluate what you are performing is vitally important in any text, so to be able to analyse and portray the complexity of this style of work, helps students when evaluating more contemporary pieces. It is also a NECESSITY for tackling any period work or genre work such as fantasy or sci-fi.
1 Day Workshop
Sat, July 29, 11-3pm
About Your Coach
Warren Levi Haney is a classically-trained American actor known for bringing charming, mysterious characters with a hint of electricity to life on stage & screen. He has worked consistently in the theater world performing Shakespeare, new plays, and musicals with such companies as Seattle Shakespeare Company and Idaho Shakespeare Festival.. Most recently, Warren appeared as Little Charles in Greenlight Acting Studios' production of the Pulitzer Prize winning play "August: Osage County" and wrapped production on his first lead role in a feature film titled, "Love Vs. The Red Pill". He received his B.F.A. in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. As an educator Warren has taught acting technique for schools across the states of Idaho & Washington, and strives to now bring his experience to fellow artists in Atlanta, GA.
High Text Workshop
+$1.13 service fee
July 29 11am-3pm
+$1.13 service fee0
High Text + Subtext Combo
+$2.00 service fee
Attend Both Workshops July 22 1-4pm July 29 11am-3pm
+$2.00 service fee0