‘Impulse Training’ Workshop with Hans Kieseier!

Actors Repertory Theatre Luxembourg (Actors Rep) is offering an ‘Impulse Training’ workshop on 17 June 2017 with Cologne based actor, director and acting trainer Hans Kieseier.

The location is the Théâtre National du Luxembourg (TNL) Atelier space (166, avenue du X Septembre, 1940 Luxembourg).

It will run from 10am – 6pm, with a lunch break.

The cost is 125 €.

 

The workshop is open to ages 13 and up. It will be conducted in English and, as needed German, with a translator to assist with both English-to-German and German-to-English translation.

 

Kieseier’s description of the workshop:

‘The objective of this workshop is to allow our acting to become more alive by trusting our impulses. Impulses are understood as both inner and outer impulses, which lead us to an effortless reaction.

Such a reaction can express itself physically, emotionally and intellectually, transforming in turn into an impulse for the other performers as well as for us.

The result is discovering what to do next—acting without agony. Increasing our awareness of these acting “impulses” in our acting—in a fun way—is the focus of this workshop.’

 

 

Kieseier’s ‘Impulse Training’ workshop offers another opportunity for local theatre artists to gain experience with and training from international theatre artists. Kieseier’s career spans over thirty years as a professional actor, director and actor trainer in theatre, improvisation and comedy, as well as acting in television and film. He has performed, trained and / or taught in his native Germany, Canada, the UK and the US. A full bio is below. The workshop provides a rare chance for Luxembourg theatre artists to learn and benefit from a renowned and passionate international artist

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Actors Rep has recently focused on increasing educational opportunities for the Luxembourg theatre community, first offering a workshop with Dr Peter Zazzali, in October 2016. Dr Zazzali, an actor, director, actor trainer and Associate Professor in Theatre at the University of Kansas, came to Luxembourg to direct our October 2016 production, The Fever.

Since January 2017, we have offered two sections of acting classes through our Actors Lab, with Associate Artistic Director Christine Probst. The first section ran from January – March and the second began in late March and continues till early May. A third section is planned for the autumn.

To enroll, contact Actors Rep Artistic Director Erik Abbott: ActorsRep.Erik@gmail.com

For further information, visit our Facebook page.

 

 

Hans Kieseier: Biography

Hans Kieseier is a Cologne based actor, director and acting trainer. He studied Acting and Improvisation with Keith Johnstone, Bill Mockridge and Alan Mariott; Movement Theatre with Wolfgang and Anne Tiedt; Theatre Direction and Creative Writing with Mark Travis; and Jazz Dance with Janco Jancolini, Ballet with Carl Inox and Tap Dancing with Uli Datzer.

Since 1994, as both a performer and director, he has been a company member of Cologne’s famous Stunksitzung, which is performed live before over fifty thousand people every year, and is seen on the WDR television network by tens of thousands more.

He has worked as an actor at Cologne’s Theater Tiefrot, Comedia Colonia, Kammerspiele, Theater am Sachsenring, and the Gloria Theater, and was a founder and member of the Blackbox theatre company. Early in his career he was a performer in the company at Bonn’s renowned improvisational theatre, Haus der Springmaus.

 

Kieseier was in the feature film Unter Frauen and has appeared in television shows including SOKO – Köln, Unter Uns, Danni Lowinski, Alles was zählt and Cobra 11.

Kieseier has directed for Haus der Springmaus, the legendary Cabaret Theatre DISTEL in Berlin, the Theater im Kloster in Bornheim, the Zartbitter youth theatre in Cologne, the Sissi Perlinger Cabaret in Munich, The Pantheon in Bonn, the Theater am Kurfürstendamm in Berlin, as well as cabaret, comedy shows and stand-up for, among others, Cordula Stratmann, Ingolf Lück, Peter Vollmer and Mark Welte.

He was a coach for the pilot of the highly successful improvisational sit-com Schillerstraße on the SAT 1 television network and was a dramaturgical advisor during its first season. He has also done improvisation, comedy, moderating and / or acting coaching for Comedy Central, the RTL-TV (Germany) shows Frei Schnauze! and Chartbreak Hotel, as well as the WDR-TV shows Annemie Hülrath – Der Talk and Kleine Cordula Stratmann Show.

 

 

For several years Kieseier has taught acting and comedy at the Stagepack Sommerakademie as well as countless workshops in acting, directing, improvisation and comedy for professionals, young performers, teachers and others. He has coached comedians, actors, cabaretists and students in theatres, productions, television and Vereine.

 

 

www.hanskieseier.de

 

 

 

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CLASSES: Actors Lab with Christine Probst

Trust Truth!

Actors Repertory Theatre Luxembourg (Actors Rep) is excited to announce Actors Lab and Acting Classes with Christine Probst.

Laboratory: A safe place of experimenting, exploring, success, failure, imagination and fun.

Have you ever watched a play or a film and thought, ‘I don’t believe them!’ ?

Well. We are going to search for truth. At the actor’s core is truth, truth about the character and, more importantly, oneself. To find the truth of the character you must be confident in your own truth.

We will explore in weekly classes the actor’s truth. Truth in body, truth in voice and truth in being.

 

The classes are geared for every level and experience, ages 15 and up.

Progress is only possible through commitment — commitment to the classes, commitment to the work (in and out of the classes), commitment to the other members of the class, and commitment to yourself.

Requirements for the first class: a sturdy notebook — something you will love to use, everyday, and loose, comfortable clothing.

 

Beginning Tuesday, 24 January at Vedanza, 18 rue de Louvigny, L-1946, Luxembourg.

Classes continue 31 January, 7 February, 14 February, 28 February and 7 March (Tuesdays).

Classes meet from 7pm – 10pm.

Cost: € 300 (€ 50 discount if payment received by 3 January).

To register or for additional information, contact Erik Abbott at Actors Rep: ActorsRep.Erik@gmail.com

 

Christine Probst is a professionally trained actress with over 20 years of experience, she holds a BFA (Bacheors of Fine Art) in Acting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She studied (and continues to study) Voice and Movement with the Centre Artistique International Roy Hart. Christine has acted professionally in Luxembourg (Actors Rep, Théâtre National du Luxembourg, Théâtres des Capucins / Luxembourg Ville) and the United States (ActOut Productions, Rosebriar Shakespeare, and the Reality Theatre, among others).

Christine Probst in THE FEVER / Photo credit: Carole Reckinger

She has taught a variety of levels and ages in acting for over 10 years, including for the Luxembourg Accueil and the Lycée des Garçons in Esch-sur-Alzette, and founded the Youth Theatre programme for the New World Theatre Club. Christine’s teaching incorporates several different methods and techniques to help the actor find his or her path to understanding the character. She believes that not one single method or style of acting is for every actor. Christine will take the actor through a series of exercises related to relaxation and imagination, as well as extensive voice and body work to free the actor’s physicality and develop a sense of being fully present onstage.