THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY MONDAY AT 8:00pm UNTIL 10:00pm FOR 6 WEEKS
NO CLASS ON MAY 29th (Memorial Day) 6th class will be on JUNE 5th
Using contemporary film and TV material students will develop the acting skills needed to better understand the elements of script and character breakdown. This off-camera workshop is designed so that students work every week on learning practical tools for working with a scene partner, and working alone on a monologue. As a teacher, Bates looks for students strengths and challenges in order to design individual exercises that help create complete characters and acting moments.
The class is designed for:
• Beginning Actors who have studied the basics of acting and are ready to work with scripted material
• Aspiring Actors interested in learning how to interpret scripts and develop a character
Prerequisite: Basics of Acting,
*OR* equivalent ACTING experience/courses from other institutions.
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.