Workshops and classes
Improvisation, a type of live theater in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a play, scene or story are complex in this moment. Improvisations will often take an offer from the audience, or attract another source of inspiration to get started. Improvisation theater exists in performance as a variety of styles of improvisational comedy.
Improvisation techniques are widely used in our program to train young people for stage, film and television and are an important part of the rehearsal process. However, improvisational skills and processes are also used outside the context of the performing arts. In our school it is used as an educational tool and as a way to develop communication skills, creative problem solving and supportive work abilities in teamwork used by improvisation players and ensemble. Improvisation is often used in psychotherapy as a tool to gain insight into a person's thoughts, feelings, and relationships.
Monologues and character analysis
Chekhov, Tennessee Williams, Hanoch Levin and Moliere are among the writers of the plays we perform, analyze and embody during our classes. Our rehearsal room has a library with lots of shows. Stimulates each student to read and choose a character he or she refers to or touches and would like to appear. In this course we work on theatrical conflict, inside and out, on different perspectives of characters, embodying someone completely different from you and the most important tool we work on is - subtext - knowing that what we say is not always what we mean. In many plays playwrights use subtext to emphasize the complexity and defensive mechanism of their characters; Once we emphasize this in class the students are given tools for life.
Physical theater is a genre of theatrical performances that pursues stories by mainly physical means. Some performance traditions describe themselves as "physical theater," but the unifying aspect is reliance on the physical movement of the performers in place, or in combination with, a text to convey the story. In fact, you speak through hand movements, body language, thought path and many other physical features.
In our project, the youth learn to express their feelings through masks, dances, emotional gestures, imitations, pantomime and more. It is also a way to gain self-confidence and work on representing the body on stage and in life. Through this lesson the youth understand that theater, just like a personal connection, goes further than words.
Singing and voice development
Great speakers have the power to stir up the world. They lead with a strong presence and a confident voice that needs attention.
The way you speak determines how people react to you. Not just women you are interested in, but friends, strangers, employers and everyone you come in contact with. In this lesson the youth learn the different layers of their voice and the interpretation of the words. They learn to recognize the meaning of words and their use on stage. They learn that one voice may have many layers as well as how to use the right voice on stage in order for it to reach the entire audience. They can use this skill in daily life in order
Attract the attention of people on various issues. This is an important skill towards self-confidence and understanding the human voice and its diversity.
Comedy de l'Arte
Comedy Delarte is a theatrical form characterized by masked "types" that began in Italy in the 16th century and was responsible for the actresses' appearances and impromptu performances based on sketches or scenarios. The closest translation to the name is "Comedy of Craft.
In this course the youth learn to express their feeling through prototype characters, absurdity, humor, happiness and bitterness, which they reflect on reality and their character and weakness. By emphasizing those prototypes, teens understand what certain characteristics may look like and cause. Humor and body skills are major factors in this structure which bring to life different human behaviors and teach us a lot about the human spirit through mask, humor and body movements.
In this course, the youth learn the history of costumes in the theater. Teach them how to use tissues to convey a character's statement, emotion, or personality. Our teens learn plays from the 16th century to the present day, as well as how to design costumes by era, taking into account the limitations and possibilities of the specific age they are trying to capture. Costume design is also a way to deal with body image problems in a positive way: through textures, fabrics and making decisions about how the actor will appear on stage, what to emphasize in it and therefore in itself. In makeup classes we go through all the periods, and learn how to invent different theatrical areas like bottle theater, renaissance, absurdity and more and more.
In this course our teens are taught, under the guidance of Alma Ganihar (a well-known screenwriter and playwright) how to build a play. Teens learn how to incorporate conflict, create dialogues and build characters in their writing. Their first assignment is a monologue, then a dialogue with the goal that by the end of the course the youth will write an entire play that will be presented by the acting class at the end of the year.