Mondays, September 13 through October 18
Instructor: Renea Brown
Prior Experience: Introduction to Acting or equivalent preferred.
Take ownership of the text by developing a process to examine, analyze, and rehearse Shakespearean text. With multiple opportunities to do the work, you will begin to dig beneath the surface of the text, allowing you to approach, connect and perform the Bards works, confidently and professionally.
*Commitment is key to this class, as you will be working with a scene partner*
Renea Brown, STC Teaching Artist
Years with STC: 7
Last Seen In: Much Ado About Nothing and A King and No King at The American Shakespeare Center
My Favorite Exercise To Do in Class: You said what? Hooking exercise
What I Love About Teaching: “I love witnessing a student’s light bulb moment. I’m only giving students tools; when they add their creativity to those tools then comes the moment of an epiphany!”
Renea Brown has been an actor for 20 years, and primarily focusing on Shakespeare the last 10. She has played over 15 Shakespearean characters professionally, including: Lady Macbeth, Lady MacDuff, all three Witches and Ross in Macbeth, Jacques in As You Like It, Cassio in Othello, Celia in As You Like It, Guiderius in Cymbeline,Mariana in Measure For Measure, Sylvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Virgilia in Coriolanus,Iris and Miranda in The Tempest, and others. Previous credits include: STC: The Tempest (Ensemble), Macbeth (Female Swing) | Theatre Prometheus: Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), Cymbeline (Guiderius) | Prince George’s Shakespeare Festival: As You Like It (Celia) | Brave Spirits: Coriolanus (Virgilia), The Trojan Women (Reagan *Helen Hayes Award nomination: Best Ensemble), and others | Island Shakespeare Festival: Othello (Cassio), Sense and Sensibility (Marianne) | Kentucky Shakespeare: The Tempest, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, and others. You can catch Renea next in Macbeth at Chesapeake Shakespeare and in The Renaissance Season Rep at The American Shakespeare Center.