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Open Training October 17

Breath and Awareness: On the Path to Presence with Gwendolwn Schwinke
Saturday, October 17, 10 am - 12 pm EDT

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Meeting ID: 757 6655 4056

Kristin Linklater spoke of a “pleasurable state of self-awareness” as part of an actor’s craft.  Come join us for a rejuvenating exploration of physical presence and breath awareness based on the Linklater Voice Method.  Dress comfortably for movement, (ideally) in a private space with enough room to move around a little, and mat or thick blanket for lying comfortably on the floor.  Have a few lines of memorized text that you can speak from time to time as part of the work.

Gwendolyn Schwinke is a  Company Member at Shakespeare & Co. where she serves as Voice and Text Coach and as training faculty.  She is also Resident Vocal Coach for PlayMakers Repertory Company and David G. Frey Fellow at University of North-Carolina where she teaches MFA candidates and undergrads. A Designated Linklater Teacher, Guild-certified Feldenkrais Teacher and Certified Teacher of the Colaianni Approach to Speech and Accents, she has taught acting, voice and movement at several universities and theatre training programs. Gwendolyn is a professional actor (AEA) and director, and has worked at numerous regional theatre companies.

Training is an integral part of theatre KAPOW's work. acting, movement, improvisation, voice, speech, object work, viewpoints, and more. Company members have trained with Double Edge Theatre Company, the Michael Chekhov Studio, Shakespeare & Company, The Atlantic Acting School and SITI Company, and draw on these techniques and methods for their work.

All are invited, no experience is necessary. Come comfortably dressed to move (no jeans). Arrive 15 minutes early to check in and stretch.

Upcoming Open Training Schedule

  • ONLINE: Saturday, October 17, 10 am - 12 pm - Gwendolyn Schwinke

Open trainings are held on the 3rd Saturday of every month and cost $5. Sessions take place in the studio on the third floor of 83 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH unless otherwise noted. Street parking is available. $5 per session, payable at the door. Questions? Email us.

Planning to join us? You can complete the waiver in advance and bring it with you if it is your first time.

Training with theatre KAPOW

What participants are saying:
"The process of creating with such trust... wow so wonderful! Thanks for making me feel welcome!"
"Had a mind-blowing moment at theatre KAPOW training this morning. Finally connected some concepts I have been struggling with. Love it!"
"Thank you for an invigorating training this morning! Sharpened these tools in my toolbox- movement and gestures to prompt/find feelings and using your whole body in a gesture so it has a beginning, middle and end."

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