In the Moment
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. / FALL SESSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 10, 2013. Showcase on Tuesday, November 12 at 8:30pm.
A safe and intimate environment where actors can hone their acting skills, and “practice” their craft utilizing improvisation, movement and monologue work. Emphasis on playing specific actions, mastering ones emotional instrument and connecting to the material. Audition techniques developed. Utilizing improvisational techniques allow actors to be playful and focused, enabling the ability to relax and discover choices in the moment. Acting training and rehearsal process MUST be improvisational to capture the naturally spontaneous quality of real life.
This workshop is designed for Intermediate level of experience. Everyone works at their own pace and is challenged. This is a processed oriented workshop. Session sometimes culminates with a showcase.
Tuition: $180 ($60 deposit due with registration)
Classes are designed to empower the actor! Read what students are saying below.
“Barbara has a way of finding the talent that lies buried beneath all the mundane, everyday clutter you accumulate around your soul. She digs deep, finds the rough diamond, and helps you turn it into an invaluable resource.”
Al Letson, National Public Radio Host, Playwright, Poet and Actor
“ In the Moment is a wonderful departure from everyday life. It jumpstarts creativity in the individual through theater techniques and roles; this “outside the box” thinking helps in everyday problem-solving and it is downright fun! Eric DeCicco is a great teacher and the class has a variety of people with diverse skills that always make it interesting. I can’t wait for class each week! ”
Nan Healy, Actress
“From an actor notorious for getting caught in his head, Barbara really knows how to find your “actor tricks”. After she shows you how you use them, they're stripped from you so you stop thinking and start acting. If you can accept the challenge (and you will be challenged), Babs keeps you honest on stage. Honesty keeps you from being deadly.”
Steve Anderson, Actor
“Barbara's introduction to the creative process is what triggered my introduction to my conscious life. Working with her has affected my perception of and reception to so many things, both within the creative process and outside of it (though nothing really is). I really do not know who I would be were it not for my time spent working with Barbara.”
Julian Goldhagen, NYU Theater Major
"Barbara has such a young energy, just like a child. I love working with her. She helped me to release my inhibitions and really get into the personality of the character I was playing. She definitely has a great eye in analyzing and gives good complex criticism. I highly recommend Barbara Colaciello to anyone who likes to act or dance, as she helps you have honesty in your work. I appreciate her coaching and use it when I am working in any piece.”
Gisela Morgan, Dancer—Braided Light Dance Project
“Working with Barbara at Players by the Sea was something that really defined my high school experience. With her, I was able to grow immensely as an actor, a creator, and a human being. Her classes and productions never felt like unnecessary or boring work. I was always eager to work hard because I knew it would be rewarding. Barbara's classes are one of the reasons I'm continuing theatre in college.”
Alex Young, Northwestern University Theater Major