FEST Acting Workshop with Jim Phetterplace, Jr.

FEST Acting Workshop with Jim Phetterplace, Jr.

Event Details

This event is running from 8 June 2024 until 29 June 2024. It is next occurring on Saturday, June 8, 10:00 am

  • Venue: Kulturhaus
  • Upcoming Dates:

The whole course takes place over 4 days; 6 hours each day

EUR 150 for FEST members, EUR 240 for non-members, limit of 12 participants


What does it mean to be “truthful under imaginary circumstances”, in other words, to act?

In FEST’s summer acting workshop, you’ll gain insight into necessary skills such as active listening, being present, inhabiting your body, and having purpose. This is a workshop for all levels, including those who have performed multiple times. Drawing from different methods and techniques, the FEST coach will ensure that, whatever your level of experience, you will gain skills and add to your acting toolbox in a safe, creative and especially fun space to learn.

Short scenes will be assigned to everyone on the first day and these texts will be used to further hone your acting skills throughout the workshop. It is expected that participants will attend all four days of the workshop as scene partners rely on each other throughout. Participants should bring water and food to maintain their energy during the 6-hour days.

Your Instructor:
Course instructor Jim Phetterplace Jr. has a degree in acting and directing for the stage and nearly 20 years of experience interpreting characters and coaching others to do the same. Jim performed and directed for eight years in Chicago before coming to Germany, where he has worked in English and German with FEST, Shakespeare Frankfurt, the English Theatre, the European Central Bank Theatre Ensemble, Oper Frankfurt and the Interkulturelle Bühne, and been involved in one music video and two German-language short films. Jim has written theatre adaptations of works by Native American poet Beth Brant, and is currently co-writing a musical adaptation of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata.

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Note: Prices will range from €150 for FEST members to €240 for other participants. As a reminder, an annual FEST Membership costs €45 (€40 if done via direct debit) and a Patron Membership costs €70. You can read more about membership benefits here, or send us an email at [email protected] for questions or clarifications.

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Ticket Price Quantity
FEST Member 150.00€ Sold out
Non-Member 240.00€ Sold out
General Academy Programme Policies: • All payments for classes are non-refundable (unless a class is canceled). • If you need to cancel a full class session for any reason, you must notify us by email ([email protected]) at least one week before the registered class start date, and we will apply a credit to your account for a future class. • Commitment is for the duration of the session. There are no refunds for individual missed classes. If you discontinue any class before the ending date of the session, you forfeit your fee.