Theatre for Social Change Through the Eyes of Bertolt Brecht
Level: All levels of experience
Category: Curriculum/teaching techniques
Date offered: Sunday, September 16, 2018
Available for graduate degree credit
This practical PDI session will focus on the performance techniques of Bertolt Brecht and how to give your students the best opportunity to create work that explores and expresses how they view and feel about the world they inhabit and how to apply the work to theatre for social change presentations. This is wonderful work for all students due to the presentational acting style as opposed to the emotional naturalism/realism of Stanislavski.
Instructor: Corbin Abernathy is a working teaching artist, conductor, clinician, and performer based in Philadelphia with more than 25 years of experience in music and acting in the U.S. and U.K. He holds a B.M. in musical theatre from University of Miami and a M.Perf.A. (Master of Performing Arts) in Drama from Oklahoma City University, and he is grateful to have studied voice, acting, conducting, and dialects with Drew Minter, Janet B. Rodgers, David Pasto, Matthew Mailman, Beth McGuire, and Carolyn Stanford, respectively. Abernathy owns a voice, acting, accent reduction, dialects, and public speaking private studio in Philadelphia. His most recent students attend NYU Tisch School of the Arts, University of the Arts, University of Northern Colorado, and Wichita State University in musical theatre, opera, and theatre. Other students have graduated from Berklee and Peabody, among others, or are working actors in various U.S. markets.