MASTER CLASS IN SCENE DEVELOPMENT
with professional stage and film actress and director Betsy Aiello Sanders
WHEN: eight 3 hour sessions, Tuesdays and Fridays from 7 – 10 pm starting Tuesday, May 6th with the final session on Friday, May 30th
WHERE: The Dunellen Art Annex, 131 N. Washington Ave, Dunellen, NJ
TUITION: $450 with a $50 non-refundable* deposit required upon registration.
Remaining balance must be paid in full on the first day of class.
Checks should be made out to: Dunellen Skylight Theatre Productions. Contact us for PayPal information.
Maximum Capacity: Sixteen Students
Last day to register: Tuesday, April 29th
*Deposit will be refunded in the event that course is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
For registration form or for more information please email us at: Dunellenskylight@yahoo.com, or contact Gail Woerner, Education Chair at 732.752.0038.
In this four-week course, students will learn how to analyze a script, develop a character, identify the character's problems, resolve those problems and explore character relationships on a deeper level. Students will track a character's journey through a scene and learn to further articulate the essential elements of a character's objectives, obstacles, conflicts and relationships, placing special emphasis on practical application of actor training:
- preparation and rehearsal technique in professional situations
- working alone and with others
- text analysis—exploring given circumstances, actions and objectives
- physical and vocal choices to create character
- sensory skills
This course will equip each actor with vocabulary, tools and skills to approach any acting task on stage or film with honesty, clarity, depth and confidence.
About the Instructor:
Betsy Aiello Sanders is a working actor, producer and director for film, stage and television, She is a member of NYC’s award-winning theatre company Blessed Unrest, and Jersey City’s Speranza Theatre Company, has an Independent feature film currently premiering in Europe, and has been seen in several episodes of ABC’s ”What Would You Do?”. Betsy has had the great privilege to study under the genius of Tony Award winner Jose Quintero, Tony Award and Drama Desk Award winner Ron Liebman, and three time Emmy nominee Robert Walden to name a few. Her training includes, but is not limited to, Anne Bogart, Stanislavki, Meisner, Alexander Technique, and Stage Combat. Her current projects include both acting in and serving as part of the production team for the independent feature film “In Between Days” and directing “A Piece of My Heart” by Shirley Lauro for Speranza. A few of Betsy’s favorite roles have been Arkadina in the Seagull, Galactia in Scenes from an Execution, Sylvia in Sylvia, Titania in Midsummer Night’s Dream and Lucille in the new play Tupperware Convention. She holds an M.F.A in Acting from the New School for Drama and a B.F.A. in Acting from Florida State University. http://www.betsy-sanders.com