Dead Writers Theatre Collective Launches Its Training Wing

deadFor the first time Dead Writers is offering a truly unique class for Chicago Actors, Playwrights & New Directors with a 6 – Week British Comedic Technique Intensive and a A 2-day intensive course on Self-Producing.

BRITISH COMEDIC TECHNIQUE INTENSIVE

Dead Writers is offering a 6-week intensive class on developing and/or perfecting British classic comic technique taught by Dead Writers Artistic Director Jim Schneider and Collective member and veteran of London’s West End Betsy Pennington Taylor.  In this class you will learn:
  • The Evolution & History of High Comedy
  • The Differences between American & English Acting
  • How to fully utilize the arsenal of words 
  •  Fine tune and polish intonation and diction of RP and Heightened RP accent within a given text
  • How to analyze text for comic clues regarding timing and delivery
  • Differences in acting styles of Sheridan, Wycherley,Wilde, Coward and Ayckbourn
  • Vocal and period specific physical character development

The 6th class will be a showcase performance for agents, family, friends and casting directors.

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2 DAY SELF-PRODUCING SEMINAR

This 2-day workshop is a must for anyone planning to put on their own show or start their own not-for-profit theatre company!
 
Dead Writers is offering a 2-day intensive workshop on planning and executing your own production or not-for-profit theatre company without losing your shirt or blouse.
In this 10-hour, 2-day comprehensive workshop you will learn how to:
  • create a working budget and business plan
  • basics of grant writing
  • locating and booking a venue
  • securing donations
  • the art of the “ask” in fundraising
  • tips on marketing and filling the seats
  • how to incorporate and become a 501(c)(3)
  • select mandatory and appropriate insurance coverage
  • most common mistakes made by young producers

This class will be taught by industry specialists on each subject.