WORKSHOPS


CREATIVE SPONTANEITY FOR ACTORS
with ANDY PERKINS
Sundays, April 27- May 25
$75



This workshop is designed to help actors engage with their unique creative spontaneity. We will utilize improvisational games and exercises coupled with a safe environment that encourages risk-taking. The actor will train their instrument to be more receptive and versatile and be able to apply the skills acquired through the workshop to script analysis, rehearsals, and performances.

Instructor:  Andy Perkins earned his BFA in acting and directing from Avila University and his MFA in acting from Purdue University. During that time he was improvising both recreationally and professionally. While attending Purdue, he taught several acting classes and created his own lesson plan for a brand new foundational improv class. He has taught several workshops through state and local thespian festivals and at the Fishtank Performance Studio. He also is a Teaching Artist at the Coterie Theatre where he has assisted classes in acting and improvisation and taught his own sketch comedy class. Currently, he is a member of the Kansas City Improv Company and the Business of Otters improv troupe. He has a passion for bringing people together and allowing them to empower each other. He has found improvisation to be the greatest tool in accomplishing that goal.



FALL PLAYWRITING SEMINAR
with BRYAN MOSES & HEIDI VAN
$300
Fall 2014

SEMINAR: CONCEPT TO CONCERT.  
DESCRIPTION: Eight-week playwriting workshop for writers at all stages of development. Playwrights will be granted a space to share and develop their ideas and skills with the help of a supportive group of peers and the guidance of Fishtank Curator Heidi Van and Seminar Instructor, Bryan Moses.  The workshop will feature discussions, exercises, sharing, and more, building towards each member of the group completing a (thirty minute) one-act play or the first act of a larger work. Plays will be presented as staged readings in the "FALL Shorts" series AND select one acts will be included in the annual Fishtank production: The 12 Plays of Christmas.


*6 participants per session.
If these times aren’t agreeable to your schedule let us know.
We need 6 per session and can do a weekend morning with a full group.




ACTION REQUIRED: To reserve your spot in the Session send an email stating intent and objective to heidi@fishtanktheater.com.