ACTING MASTERCLASS FOR STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONALS
The theater department, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Information, invites you to participate in
ACTING MASTERCLASS FOR STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONALS.
August 16-20 MICHAEL CHEKHOV METHOD (150 €)
August 23-26 MEISNER TECHNIQUE (120 €) - fluent in English
50% discount for students! APPLICATIONS BY JULY 4: email@example.com
If you are coming from outside Belgrade, we are here to help you with accommodation and other necessary information. Welcome!
About the workshop:
The workshop is intended for acting students of faculties and academies of performing and dramatic arts and professional actors. The workshop aims to strengthen and develop the skills of actors to work in theater and film. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to work on their skills with educator, director and actor, Scott Fielding, director and master teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Studio Boston (USA).
"WE AIM TO BE ACTORS AND MORE THAN ACTORS - ARTISTS. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? IT MEANS THAT WE ARE GOING TO STUDY, TO LEARN HOW WE CAN HAVE OUR INSPIRATION AT OUR COMMAND."
The Chekhov Method is founded on creative principles, techniques, and training exercises that respect and unleash the actor’s highest nature.
Chekhov’s imaginative psycho-physical training cultivates the actor’s whole creative-expressive instrument. At the same time, the actor acquires mastery of an objective professional craft based on lawful principles of the creative process.
"MY APPROACH IS BASED ON BRINGING THE ACTOR BACK TO HIS EMOTIONAL IMPULSES AND TO ACTING THAT IS FIRMLY ROOTED IN THE INSTINCTIVE. IT IS BASED ON THE FACT THAT ALL GOOD ACTING COMES FROM THE HEART, AS IT WERE, AND THAT THERE'S NO MENTALITY TO IT."
The Meisner technique is a progressive system of structured improvisations for developing concentration and imagination, freeing instincts and impulses, and achieving “the reality of doing” in performance. Meisner's approach trains the actor to “live truthfully under imaginary circumstances,” to discover or create personally meaningful points of view with respect to the (written or improvised) word, and to express spontaneous human reactions and authentic emotion with the highest sense of truth.
About the workshop leader:
Studio Director and Master Teacher
Scott is MCASB's founding director and master teacher. He leads the studio's core training programs including The Chekhov Training and The Meisner Foundation Training. His artistic and pedagogic work across multiple disciplines is strongly influenced, above all, by thirty years’ experience with Michael Chekhov’s visionary perspective and creative method.
Scott is a long-standing member of the international faculty of the Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA). He studied with first generation Chekhov teachers Beatrice Straight, Mala Powers and others personally trained by Michael Chekhov. Most impactful upon his development as an actor, director and teacher was ten years of intensive creative work with Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan, also his teachers and Actors’ Ensemble colleagues.
Scott trained in Meisner technique with Suzanne and Bill Esper at New York’s William Esper Studio. After graduating from the main program, he was invited to complete a third year of advanced training with Mr. Esper, the foremost authority on Meisner technique.
Before relocating to Boston in 2010, Scott lived for several years in Southeastern Europe, directing and teaching extensively throughout the capitals cities of the former Yugoslavia, Europe and Brazil. In Croatia, he held a full-term appointment at the Academy of Dramatic Art, Zagreb, and a one-year guest professorship at the Academy of Arts, Osijek. In the northeast, he's taught on the faculties of New England Conservatory/Graduate Opera Studies Program, Emerson College, Tufts University, and given workshops across the continental United States including at NYU, Yale, Cal State and elsewhere. He continues to teach abroad on a regular basis.
An internationally-awarded stage director, Scott’s production (with Serbian pianist Nada Kolundzija), John Cage Musicircus/A House Full of Music, was cited for Best Performance of the Year in Belgrade, Serbia; his production of (His) Three Sisters (Mostar Youth Theatre) won multiple awards including Best Play in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Other stage productions include Koltes’, In the Solitude of Cotton Fields (Belgrade) and Night Just Before the Forests (KUD, Ljubljana); Irene Fornes’, Mud (Zagreb Theatre for Youth, Croatia); St. Vincent Millay’s, Aria Da Capo (Slovenia); Sara Kane’s, 4.48 Psychosis (Academy of Dramatic Art Zagreb); and in collaboration with Slovenian director Tomi Janežić, King Lear (Atelier 212, Belgrade) and The Blind (Macedonian National Theatre, Skopje).
His U.S. productions include works by Ibsen, Garcia Lorca, Gertrude Stein, Mrozek, Robert Frost, and Günter Grass. For The Actors’ Ensemble, Scott directed works by Tina Howe, Henry Miller, W.B. Yeats, Ray Bradbury, and at the invitation of Buddhist monk and writer Thich Nhat Hahn, the U.S. premiere of Nhat Hahn’s, The Path of Return Continues the Journey.
Scott is the former founding Co-Artistic Director of Alchymia Theatre in Chicago and, in New York, a member of The Actors’ Ensemble. As an actor, his stage credits include Off Broadway, Chicago and Los Angeles. His dissertation, “Regarding the Significance of Divided Consciousness,” is published in Michael Chekhov: Critical Issues, Reflections, Dreams.