ACT-OUT Acting School in association with Genesis Repertory presents a master class final project: Twelve Angry Men

Adapted by Sherman Sergel.

Based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose.

Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Ill.

An ACT-OUT Master Class

Saturday, March 12 @ 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 13 @ 5:00 p.m.

The Theater at Christ Church

7301 Ridge Boulevard, Brooklyn

$10 suggested donation

John Stillwaggon’s celebrated acting school opens its new master class program with a presentation of one of the American theater’s best ensemble dramas. An open and shut case for a deliberating jury takes a dramatic turn when one juror questions “reasonable doubt.” The cast blends exceptional newcomers with continuing education artists: Christine Kahaly, Eric Fitzgerald, Raja RG, Joyce Adams, William Doyle, Olga Privman, Andrew Guzman, Andy Marcillo, Robert Aloi, Christopher Sirota, Robert Saunders, John Harrison, Mohammed Saad, Kristen O’Blessin. Saturday, March 12 @ 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 13 @ 5:00 p.m.; The Theater at Christ Church, 7301 Ridge Boulevard, Brooklyn; $10 suggested donation.

GENESIS REPERTORY supports ACT-OUT and produced “Alice in Wonderland,” its first production, last summer.

Genesis’ arts project, R.E.A.C.T. (Repertory of Emerging Artists from College Theater) has been giving internship opportunities to students from numerous colleges including Brooklyn College and Kingsborough College since 2005.

ACT-OUT has served individuals and organizations throughout the five boroughs, Long Island, and New Jersey. ACT-OUT instruction is individually-based, exploring improvisation, physical and vocal preparation, action and obstacle work, character analysis, and script analysis approaching monologues and scenes.  Over the course of the class sessions, students will learn to trust the impulses and the life inside themselves, as they structure these impulses toward the goals, the character, and the scene at hand.  Students have reported that training with ACT-OUT has helped them not only with auditions and performances, but also with public speaking, social interactions, goal-setting, conflict resolution, and self-esteem.

JOHN STILLWAGGON is a former adjunct professor at Brooklyn College’s MFA Acting Program and holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Saint Joseph’s University. Professor Stillwaggon has lectured at numerous universities and specialized schools and programs.

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