Acting Workshop | The Journey Towards Authenticity [Closed]

Host: Tafar Chia Lewis

Presents: The Journey Towards Authenticity

Discipline: Acting / Theatre, Creative Business

Skill Level: Intermediate – Advanced

Description: “If I am not showing up as my authentic self, I will not facilitate authenticity in my work as an actor.” This statement embodies the philosophy of this workshop. Participants embark on a four hour journey starting with the power of the voice and its connection to the body. Kristin Linklater and Nadine George’s vocal technique coupled with other explorations, aimed at building our vocal techniques and performance routines will be facilitated.

Many performer’s yearn for a sense of freedom in performance, thus, Nikolai Demidov’s acting technique is a possible tool at achieving this. The workshop implores his technique, seeking to reclaim their most powerful weapon — the art of living onstage spontaneously, here and now in order to craft compelling authentic characters.

Finally, we end this journey utilizing all the techniques culminating in a devised performance of  possible monodrama-performances that can be self-produced in the future.

Beginners can also benefit from the tenants of this workshop experience.

Duration:  One day

Days | Time: Sunday 4th, December, 2022 | 2PM – 6PM

Location: Dance Studio, Southern Academy for the Performing Arts | Todd Street, San Fernando [view map]

Facilitator: Tafar Chia Lewis

Tafar Chia Lewis is a venturesome actress- dramaturg- director and writer, and the founder of Teatro Journee, a Caribbean performing arts based organization.

Trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Tafar holds an MFA in classical and contemporary acting with previous studies in Theatre at the University of the West Indies. She is one of the first founding members of the National Theatre Arts Company of Trinidad and Tobago, and her accomplishments include playing Juliet at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at the Shakespeare Globe London, producing and performing theatre whilst teaching in India, Nepal, Antigua and Norway.

She recently had the pleasure of facilitating her acting training programme at the dynamic Tobago Performing Arts Company, and is currently an acting coach for several talents in the Caribbean. Tafar serves as an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Creative and Festival Arts at U.W.I

Cost: $400 TTD (one time payment)

Payment can be made by online banking. Payment credentials will be supplied upon registration.

Key Dates:

  • Registration Begins: 22nd November, 2022 | 8AM
  • Registration Closes: 3rd December, 2022 | 6 PM

Additional Information: Space is limited! You are encouraged to sign up early and complete their registration in order to secure their spot.

Workshop details submitted by: Tafar Chia Lewis


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