june, 2016

23jun6:00 pm8:00 pmNative Acting Class taught by Ernest Briggs (White Earth Ojibwe)

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Event Details

Join us for a one-night master class in acting taught by Ernest Briggs. All members of the Native community as all levels of experience are encouraged to attend.
About the class:
Theater demands that we perform in front of crowd in a heightened reality. But how does one take the words that have been provided to us and the plot the writer has given us and create a portrayal that not only honors what the writer has envisioned, but is also 100% authentic to the character as well as to the performer? Using a combination of contemporary acting techniques you can give life to your performances that makes the final rendering of your portrayal stronger as well as makes it much more interesting for the audience.
Reserve your spot by emailing Rhiana at info@newnativetheatre.org 
by Tuesday, June 22, 2016. Only 12 students admitted.
 
About the instructor:
Ernest Briggs is a born and raised Minneapolis actor who has worked professionally for the last ten years in theater and film. In Los Angeles, he was a part of the acting ensemble of the web series Atarax which was an official selection for the HollyWeb Awards and portrayed the role of Cheo in South Coast Repertory Theatre’s premiere of GAS by Jose Rivera. In Minneapolis, he has worked with Mixed Blood Theatre, Minnesota History Theater, The Children’s Theater Company, Pillsbury House Theatre, New Native Theatre, The Playwrights Center, Teatro Del Pueblo, 20% theatre Co, Bloomington Civic Theatre, CHAT Productions, Nimbus Theatre Co and the Minnesota Fringe Festival. In Florida, he has performed in productions of Comedy of Errors, the House of Atreus, as well as the regional premiere of The Golden Dragonand most recently performed in the sold out production of Puffs produced by Broadway production company Tilted Windmills Theatricals. Ernest has an Associate of the Arts from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Thomas, and will be receiving his Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Florida in the spring of 2017.

Time

(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

New Native Theater

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