The Art and the Audition with Karen Kohlhaas
New York, NY 10011
I'm excited to teach these advanced scene study classes starting in mid April.
In both, we will use the Practical Aesthetics acting technique;
No previous experience with Practical Aesthetics is required, but you must have previous training to take the full level
You can also enroll as an auditor
All info below!
ALL-TENNESSEE WILLIAMS ADVANCED SCENE STUDY | featuring Practical Aesthetics acting technique
This class is offered by the Atlantic Acting School
Dates are April 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, May 4, all classes are 6-9pm Eastern
Schedule will be similar to the following class, but we will do scenes from Tennessee Williams plays and I will present a lot of info and background from my research on Williams. The first class will be taught from Williams' former home (the Rectory Museum) in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Tuition is $325 full, $150 Audit
See my bio below; and you can apply and register directly through Atlantic at this link:
FULL LEVEL: https://atlantictheatercompany.wufoo.com/forms/practical-aesthetics-and-tennessee-williams
AUDIT LEVEL: https://atlanticactingschool.asapconnected.com/#EventID=1876583
ADVANCED SCENE STUDY | featuring Practical Aesthetics acting technique
Dates are April 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, May 4, all classes are 11am-2pm Eastern
We will apply the technique to substantial 12-15 min scenes from great plays
You will get a hands-on understanding of how this profound technique works and skills you can apply to future roles.
Every scene works in 4 out of the 6 classes
Schedule and format:
Class 1 Introduction to the technique, read and discuss all scenes
Class 2 Scenes 1, 2, 3 focus on in-depth script analysis
Class 3 Scenes 4, 5, 6 focus on in-depth script analysis
Class 4 Scenes 1, 2, 3 focus on moment to moment work and staging choices
Class 5 Scenes 4, 5, 6 focus on moment to moment work and staging choices
Class 6 Final presentation, discussion, feedback
These classes expect the utmost in preparation and professionalism; the depth of the work and the results in the scenes pay off directly from this commitment from everyone :) Please apply if you can meet this standard.
TO APPLY: Reply to this post with your pic/res and a brief statement about where you are in your acting and what you would like to work on.
KAREN KOHLHAAS is an Atlantic Theater Company founding ensemble member, director, and senior teacher.
Director | For Atlantic, Karen has directed productions of plays by Harold Pinter, David Mamet, Annie Baker, Keith Reddin, Kia Corthron, Shel Silverstein, Hilary Bell, Joe Penhall, and Kate Moira Ryan. She has also directed for Primary Stages, the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, Naked Angels, Ars Nova, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York Live Arts, 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, the Alley Theatre, Houston, New Dramatists, Menagerie Theatre in Cambridge, UK, The Culture Project, the Practical Theater Co. in Sydney and others.
Teacher | Karen is a master teacher of the Practical Aesthetics acting technique with over 30 years in the classroom, and is a senior teacher at the Atlantic Acting School's conservatory programs. She teaches her own NYC classes in Acting, Directing, Monologues, and Fearless Cold Reading & Audition Technique. She teaches guest workshops around the country and internationally, including theaters, universities, and conferences in Atlanta, Austin, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Cleveland, Houston, Miami, Mississippi, England, Australia, and Italy.
Author | Karen is the author of 3 books, and director of a 120 minute DVD on her monologue techniques. Her first book, The Monologue Audition is a Backstage must-read and was recently recommended in Helen Mirren's Master Class on acting.
Filmmaker | Karen's films include two with acclaimed performer/playwright Taylor Mac, several short documentaries; and the instructional film Roots & Branches 5 Element Qi Gong for the T'ai Chi Foundation.
Tennessee Williams Scholar | Karen has been researching and creating a full length documentary and book on Tennessee Williams' Mississippi Delta roots. She has been a panelist and presenter at the New Orleans and Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festivals, and has curated and co-founded, with St. George's Episcopal Church, the Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum in the former residence of Williams and his family. She teaches Tennessee Williams advanced scene weekends in New York City, and in January 2020 conducted, with playwright Craig Lucas, a week-long residential training for actors and playwrights in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Covid prevented us from doing it again in 2021, but we will do more when it's safe! Let me know if you'd like to receive updates.
April 15, 2021 - May 4, 2021