Kristen van Ginhoven Offers Workshops

WAM Director To Teach Actors and Directors

By: - Jun 07, 2012

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Kristen van Ginhoven, WAM’s Artistic Director, will teach a workshop over the summer where she will share what she learned while recently working at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada. The workshop will be offered June 18 in Schenectady, NY at Proctor’s Theatre and July 22 at Eleven in Great Barrington, MA.

The workshop will explore classical text analysis and character development as well as revisit the physical and vocal warm-up and how to work on a thrust stage. Workshop is appropriate for actors and directors. Everyone will be asked to bring a classical monologue, preferably in verse. No prep on monologue is required. All levels of experience are welcome.

Portion of proceeds from the workshop will go towards WAM’s fall production of "The Old Mezzo”.

To sign up, email or call 518.243.9627.

Dates/Times/Locations + Prices:

Monday, June 18: 4:00pm-6:30pm @ Proctor’s Theatre, Schenectady, NY. $35**
OR Sunday, July 22: 1:00pm-4:30pm @ Eleven, 11 School Street, Great Barrington, MA.$49 **Minimum ten participants.

While at Stratford Kristen was assistant director on 42nd Street, directed by Gary Griffin (Broadway’s The Color Purple). She is also a participant in the Stratford Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction. She holds an MA in Theatre Education from Emerson College and co-founded WAM Theatre in 2010.

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About WAM Theatre:

WAM Theatre is a theatre company based in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and the Capital Region of New York State. Inspired by the book ‘Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide’ by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, WAM Theatre was founded in 2009 by professional theatre artists Kristen van Ginhoven and Leigh Strimbeck. WAM’s philanthropic mission is two-fold; first, producing theatrical events for everyone, with a focus on women theatre artists and/or stories of women and girls; second, to donate a portion of the proceeds from those events to organizations that benefit women and girls.