Amy Rene Byrne
Both workshops will be Saturday, Oct. 1 and are open to women and to female ninth through twelfth grade students. An adult must accompany youth under 16.
The two-hour Improv Workshop will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 and be in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. The focus of this workshop is on comedic improvisation. Students will learn how to think on their toes, trust in their own creative minds, work with scene partners, and fully commit to a moment. "This workshop empowers from within and helps everyone find their own inner comedian," said Byrne.
During the two-hour Unarmed Stage Combat Workshop, being held at 2 p.m. Oct. 1 in Room 218 at the Deane Center, 104 Main Street, Wellsboro, participants will learn how to present a variety of physical altercations theatrically so they look real. How to do slaps, hair pulling, punches, kicks and falls will be taught. This workshop will end with participants learning a fight sequence. "They will learn how to 'sell' fight choreography and incorporate it in believable ways onstage," she said.
Byrne earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting from West Virginia University. "I have taught in a myriad of settings ranging from colleges to community outreach. My main focus as an educator is to instill confidence in my students. With confidence come brave choices and truthful performances."
The fee to attend each workshop is $20. Also available is a special package price of $25 to attend not only both workshops on Oct. 1 but also admission to Memoirs and the Short Play Festival performances. The memoirs will be presented Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 2:30 p.m. The five short plays will be presented Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2:30 p.m. at the Warehouse Theatre, 3 Central Avenue, Wellsboro.
Admission prices for Memoirs and Short Play Festival performances are $12 for adult men and women and $7 for children and full-time students of any age. (Note: There is no Pay-What-You-Can for the Sunday performance.)
To register for a workshop, reserve seats for Memoirs and Short Play Festival performances or to purchase a special package priced at $25 to attend the two workshops and the Memoirs and Short Play Festival performances, call Hamilton-Gibson at 570-724-2079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.