THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY MONDAY AT 8:00pm UNTIL 10:00pm FOR 6 WEEKS
This is and introductory course suitable for those with no prior training or exposure to acting techniques, or for anyone who is interested in exploring acting as a powerful and enjoyable means of self-expression. Acting is the ability to behave believably under imaginary circumstances -- Through a series of structured off-camera exercises devised to work with and develop an actor's skills in the areas of imagination, listening, concentration, focus, and response - you will begin to learn this ability. Acting is a craft, and learning the components of an acting technique take time and practice! You are on your feet in every class, participating in each exercise - developing confidence and developing an understanding of the Basics of Acting.
Actor in film, television and stage. Bates Wilder has been a professional actor for almost 30 years now. He's worked in Boston, New York, and Hollywood as an award winning stage actor (2007 IRNE award for Best Actor in Boston, and 2008 IRNE award for Best Supporting Actor in Boston). He also appeared in the critically acclaimed, Waiting for Godot with Austin Pendelton.
In film Bates has appeared in many day player roles and has been honored to do scene work with some of the following talented actors, Chris Walken in "Maiden Heist", Christopher Reeves in "The Last Ferry Home", Richard Gere in "Hachiko", Benjamin Barnes in "Valediction" , Amanda Peat, Ethan Hawke and Mark Ruffalo in "What Doesn't Kill You", Mark Ruffalo, Leonardo Decaprio in "Shutter Island", Lawrence Fishburne in "Mystic River", as well as Pat Morita and Hilary Swank in "The Next Karate Kid". It is also worth mentioning, that Bates had an integral role in the multiple award-winning and independent film festival winning, "Replacement Child". In Television, Bates was best known for his recurring role as the hapless, ne'er-do-well brother-in-law for three seasons on Showtime's "Brotherhood". Rounding off Bates accomplishments in the acting business, he has appeared in countless local and national commercials playing a wide range of characters from the goofy and obscure, to the poignant and dramatic, and many others in-between.