Stanford Meisner famously called acting, “Living truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” Many opportunities for important development in the lives of boys lay at this meeting place of truth and imagination. The proper exercise of acting allows a boy to enter into the lives of others, develop empathy, grow the heart, build confidence, provide a healthy outlet for the passions, and nourishe the moral imagination. Joseph Giallombardo will draw on years of experience acting and working with actors, on stage and behind the camera in Hollywood and independent film, to lead this program. Boys will learn the craft of acting through games and exercises covering monologue, dialogue, improv, emotional prep, active listening, the visual imagination and the inner life of the actor, and scene workshops. The week will culminate with a short but entertaining final production on the last day.
Dates: July 25 – 29
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ages: Boys grades 3 – 8
Notes: Boys should come with a monologue memorized on the first day of the program. It can be something they already have memorized and it can be of any length you find reasonable. It just helps to have something ready to workshop on Day One! Please also have boys bring a lunch and water bottle.