Actors Repertory Theatre Luxembourg is proud to announce
A Neutral Mask and Clown Workshop
With New York and Paris based actress and teacher
When and Where:
Sunday, 03 June 2018
18A / 18D rue de la Cimenterie
Time: To Be Confirmed
Cost: 100 €
Register AND pay by 12pm (12.00), Saturday, 19 May 2018 and receive a 25 € discount — only 75 € !
(This offer has been extended but will not be again.)
Carine is a professional actress based in New York who has performed in most of the United States. Born in France, She is a dual citizen who grew up in the US (American mother / French father).
As a young actress, she developed a love of French classical theatre and decided to go back to her roots to train at France’s premier acting school, the Conservatoire National Superieur d’Art Dramatique in Paris. Later she received an MFA in acting from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program. Her roles have spanned a large range of types from Lady Macbeth to Brecht’s Arturo Ui to Laura in The Glass Menagerie. She loves transforming and creating roles for all styles of theatre — classical, contemporary, and original.
As a freelance actor, she’s performed Off-Broadway, on tour, and for many major US regional theatres. She’s also been a member of several exceptional theatre companies including The Acting Company, The Flying Machine, and University of Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players. In related fields, Carine is the award winning narrator of numerous audiobooks as well as an acting teacher specializing in neutral and Commedia dell’Arte mask.
As a teacher, aCarine has over twenty years of experience. During that time she has taught everything from basic acting to Shakespeare to mask work. Her students have ranged in age from high school students and teens to undergraduate students (BFA and BA) to graduate students (MFA) and professionals. Her special passion is teaching neutral and Commedia dell’Arte mask, which she first studied at the Conservatoire National Superieur d’Art Dramatique in Paris. She has taught mask at Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York, the University of Delaware, and Amherst College among others. Carine has also spent many years as a voice and speech teacher at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York. She coaches accent acquisition privately in New York or via Skype, and is also an audition coach.
This three-hour workshop will focus on Neutral Mask work and will incorporate some Clown work.
For ages fifteen and up.
A Neutral Mask is a Mask with no expression and no opening for the mouth. The work is silent. The exercises we learn will enhance the actors’ spatial awareness, timing, listening, concentration, management of focus, economy of movement, spontaneity, and ability to guide the audience. Students will have a new idea of what it is to be present on stage and a side benefit will be enhanced stage presence. They will discover the expressive potential in the most basic movement and become acutely aware of extraneous or habitual patterns or postures revealed by the simplicity of the Mask. With Neutral Masks actors find their simplest states, devoid of personal character as far as possible. Onto this blank canvas they can later build and add the traits of a brand new character of any style, age or type, while they themselves transform and become unrecognisable. I tell my students that what we learn with Neutral Mask is the skeleton that holds us up on stage, the most basic stage technique.
TO REGISTER or for further information, please contact Actors Rep: ActorsRep.Erik@gmail.com
Please also visit Carine’s website:
Don’t miss this unique workshop with an extraordinary theatre artist!