FEST Academy Workshop – Preparing to Perform

The FEST Academy presents:

Acting Foundations:  Preparing to Perform

led by Jeff Book

How can you ensure you have prepared yourself for your stage performance?

Preparing for a performance means getting yourself mentally and physically in the right place.  Achieving a level of readiness to perform – with your body, your breathing, your voice and your concentration – all requires the right preparatory process.  Whether you are a beginner actor with no experience (and want to give it a go), or you have stage experience and want to brush up on the basics, this workshop will offer tools and techniques to help you establish your “stage presence” and prepare for the curtain going up.

Topics in this workshop include:

  • Stage craft & physical stage presence
  • Complete body physical warm-ups
  • Breathing and vocal warm-ups
  • Techniques to enhance individual and cast concentration
  • Techniques to enhance confidence

Participants will also have the opportunity to “perform” a very short monologue as a method to bring all of the workshop learnings together.

When:  Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 14:00-17:00
Where:  Saalbau Gallus, Frankenallee 111, 60326 Frankfurt
Cost:  €10/ participant
No prior acting or performance experience necessary – this is an opportunity to jump into performance for the first time!

We’ll run the workshop with a minimum of 5 participants and maximum 10, so sign up quickly by sending an email to committee@festfrankfurt.org, attention Jeff

Participants should wear comfortable clothing, be ready to work without shoes and occasionally lay on the floor for certain exercises.  Please bring water and light snacks with you as necessary.

This workshop is the first in a planned series of Acting Foundation workshops, and the workshop is one of the core courses being offering in the newly formed FEST Academy.

***About the workshop leader, Jeff Book

Jeff Book has been performing on stage and directing plays with FEST since 2010.  His stage credits include: Jack in “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Broadway Bound”; Midshipman Harry Brewer and Captain Jemmy Campbell in “Our Country’s Good” and several roles in One Act plays and staged readings in the last few years, including “Try Not to Step on the Naked Man”, “And the Lion Shall Lay Down”, “Love Letters”, “Room Eight-Zero-Eleven”, “The Scheme” and “Breakaway”.  Jeff’s credits as a Director with FEST include “A Time for Farewells”, “The Worker”, “Dial M for Murder” and “And Then There Were None”.  Jeff is a recent graduate of the Rose Bruford College Acting Summer School in London and the Drama Studio London Acting Summer School.