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FREEDOM TO ACT 2019

2019 Conference Schedule & Fee information

Please note: This is the updated Conference Schedule and may differ from the brochure

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4TH, 2019

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
for AT Teachers and Trainees                                                                        

Best Practices for Staging Theatrical Intimacy 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
with Guest Presenters Chelsea Pace and Laura Rikard         

REFRESHMENTS provided by Freedom to Act 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
for Pre-Conference attendees


CONFERENCE REGISTRATION BEGINS
All participants                              

Balance Arts Center, 151 W. 30th St. 3rd floor 6:15 PM   
OUR NEW LOCATION!

Intro to Alexander Technique and Freedom to Act 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM

Presentation on the Nervous System in Performance   6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
with Jennifer Frank Tantia, PhD


SATURDAY, JANUARY 5TH, 2019

SESSION 1 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • A : Feet First - Finding the Floor
    with Harry Hobbs & Jessica Webb

  • B : Warming Up: Actors’ Floor Barre
    with Belinda Mello

  • C : The Art of the Slate
    with Jennifer Schulz

  • D : Radiant Auditioning: Poised for a Great Beginning (Small Group*)
    with Eleanor Taylor

    *This year, we will be offering a few small group classes to provide actors with more focused learning environment and individual attention. 

SESSION 2 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM

  • A : Sidere
    with Cathy Madden

  • B : Audition Resilience: Your Nervous System as Supportive Scene Partner
    with Tory Matsos

  • C : The Flow of Voice, Breath and Body
    with Jean McClelland

  • D : Acting in 4D : Owning Time and Space in Your Audition (Small Group*)
    with Holly Cinnamon

*This year, we will be offering a few small group classes to provide actors with more focused learning environment and individual attention. 

LUNCH BREAK 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

SESSION 3 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • A : Preparing for an Audition: Creating a Powerful Performance Presence
    with Meade Andrews

  • B : Stand Your Ground and Sing Your Story
    with Kathryn Armour

  • C : The Life Force : Taking Principles Into Shakespeare
    with Janet Madelle Feindel

  • D : Acting for Virtual Environments: The Inner and Outer Landscape of the Character in Cinematic Space
    with Jean-Louis Rodrigue 

AT ART SHARE GATHERING 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
with Jean E. Taylor as Emcee

A celebration and sharing of actors, singers and performers who use Alexander Technique training to inform their processes.


SUNDAY, JANUARY 6TH, 2019

SESSION 4 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • A : Dynamic Transitions for Monologues
    with Sarah Barker

  • B : No Pushy, No Pulley:  An Unexpected Road into Creative Monologue Work
    with Dana Calvey

  • C : Controlling Your Voice and Nerves Simultaneously
    with Ann Rodiger

  • D : Ready, Unset, Go! (Small Group*)
    with Erin O'Leary

*This year, we will be offering a few small group classes to provide actors with more focused learning environment and individual attention. 

BRUNCH 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


SESSION 5 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • A : Using the Juice: Putting Audition Adrenaline to Work for You
    with Sandra Bain Cushman

  • B : Breath - Integration - Clarity
    with Margi Douglas and Elizabeth Castagna

  • C : AT Tools for Self-Taping: Your Attention Shapes Their Attention
    with Belinda Mello


CLOSING SESSION AND MONOLOGUE SHARE 3:15 - 4:00 PM
Share all we’ve learned about AT, acting and auditioning through short performances and discussion.


REGISTRATION FEE INFORMATION

Pre-Conference for AT Teachers and Trainees
(Friday) Fee: $75

Conference Registration
Includes attendance at Friday night opening events, one workshop in each of the 5 sessions as well as the closing session. (Pre conference registration fee is additional)
Fee:
by Dec 8th: $260
after Dec 8th $285

Students (with current ID)
by Dec 8th $175
after Dec 8th $200

Pay-by-session: $50 , students $40

Refund policy:

Cancellations before Dec. 8 will be refunded except for a $30 registration fee.
After Dec 8th, registration is not refundable, except in case of emergency, minus $30 registration costs.