Join Catherine Gray for an intensive session to exercise your creative writing muscles This class is a broad-based introduction to two forms of creative writing: short fiction and poetry. Students will participate in group and individual writing exercises and will be introduced to the concept of a writing workshop, where they share pieces with peers in order to give and receive feedback.
Date: Saturday, February 22nd
Time: 1pm – 4pm
About the instructor:
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Learn the art of performing for commercials and animation. Students will learn exercises to warm-up the voice, find some fun tricks to create characters, and then jump right into getting on the mic and putting the technique to use.
** Strong “speaking-out-loud” skills recommended **
Date: Saturday, March 29th
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Nan McNamara is the recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and L.A. Weekly Award for her portrayal of Vivian Bearing in the Actors Co-op production of WIT. Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, Nan graduated Cum Laude from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. Nan has worked consistently on the stage in scores of productions including GOING TO ST. IVES, SPINNING INTO BUTTER, LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT and AS YOU LIKE IT. She has recorded hundreds of radio and TV commercials for clients such as Dirt Devil, Clorox, Walgreens, Fiber Plus, Fancy Feast, McDonalds and Nesquik to name a few. In the world of video games, Nan is the voice of Anya in the GEARS OF WAR trilogy, as well as Dr. Betty Ross in the ULTIMATE AVENGERS animated films, among many other titles. She has also narrated numerous audiobooks including Stephanie Bond’s TWO GUYS DETECTIVE AGENCY and Barbara Bretton’s THE EDGE FOREVER. Nan has voiced promos for various networks and affiliates, and narrated a number of documentaries. She also works in the world of ADR (Automatic Dialogue Replacement) for film and television. Nan has shown her range in front of the camera on sit-coms and hour-longs (most recently CRIMINAL MINDS and CASTLE), as well as the Lifetime movie FORECLOSED with Paul Sorvino and Marlee Matlin and the feature film NOT THAT FUNNY with Emmy Award-winner Tony Hale. She has taught voice production at Asuza Pacific University and coaches private clients in both acting and voiceover. www.NanMcNamara.com
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