MASTER SCENE STUDY CLASS WITH SHADE MURRAY
Finally, a class for professional actors who want to increase their agility with cutting edge contemporary playwrights. In this Master Scene Study class, A Red Orchid ensemble member Shade Murray (also Steppenwolf, Writers, Strawdog) will take you on an exploration of the writings of two hot Chicago playwrights. Past authors have included Bruce Norris, Rebecca Gilman, Ike Holter, and Marisa Wegrzyn. These contemporary authors demand nuanced personalization, deep relationships, bold humor and dazzling language skills. We will identify how each playwright structures dialogue and actors will be pushed to create dynamic scene work. Rehearsal outside of class is required.
Required: Strong theatre background and training, determined by headshot and resume and/or placement audition.
"The first-day conversation was beautiful! I like the repetition of ideas and the different ways he (Shade Murray, Instructor - Master Scene Study) illustrated them in action, i.e. active listening, not diminishing your scene partner, accepting the offer more. The atmosphere that encourages respect for the craft and the safety to take risks."
— Scene Study with Shade Murray Student