THEATRE RESEARCH LABORATORY
AND ACTING SCHOOL
"A new theatre begins with re-imagining the art of the actor. Contemporary consciousness suggests an experiential complexity beyond the convention of psycho-emotional ‘believability'. The audience lives in that more complex world, and so should the actor. What does this portend for actors training, technique, and the practice of our art? "
- Carlo Altomare, Company Director
THE RESEARCH LABORATORY
The second floor space is dedicated to our work.
THE ACTING COMPANY
Our mission is to develop the art and presence of the living actor as the essential distinguishing factor in the theatre proper. To recognize that the presence of the audience as a living public assembly is necessary in the development of the theatre as a unique art form, and is at the heart of its contemporary relevance.
INTRODUCTION TO OBJECTIVE ACTING
A new form of non-fictional acting. The goal of this work is to introduce theatre artists to a vision of the stage where the actor is a primary creative force, capable of composing in real time for an audience.
Studies include Biomechanics (Meyerhold's movement studies for actors, i.e. Stringing of the Bow); Surrender to Public Scrutiny (understanding the presence of actor and complex art of address), Jazz Acting (micro-narrative performance studies composed of rhythmical and linguistic ‘etudes'), and Direct Action Workshops.