Theater Workshops: Adults - Children
Twice a week
Thursday : 5:00 pm to 5:45pm & Friday: 5:00pm to 6:00 pm
Starting in September 2019
Max : 8 participants (The class needs to have 4 participants to open)
Registration for 8 classes ( 4 weeks)
Participants need to have some knowledge of French
Saturday : 9 00am to 10:00 am
From September 7th to Sept. 28th
Age : 5 to 9 years old
Max : 6 participants (The class will open with 4 participants)
Price: $100 for 4 classes
Children must have some knowledge of French
RSVP: (480) 948.0728
This theater workshop will allow you to develop and improve your ability to speak French and your self-expression skills before an audience through acting as well as to deepen your knowledge about French culture.
Each theatre class will be divided into two parts: warm-up and exercises followed by scene works from the French-speaking theatre repertoire. Through warm-up and exercises, we will be exploring various drama techniques, working on listening and speaking, the body, the space as well as the relationship between partners.
The course will offer you an immersion in the French language. Particular care will be given to pronunciation, fluidity of expression, interpretation and creativity.
The Drama club offers the children an initiation to drama practice through verbal and non-verbal activities. The class will be compounded by (physical and vocal) warm-up and various exercices which come from diverse practices (mime, improvisation, writing, theatre, …) to develop creativity and encourage expression of oneself. The class will be conducted in French.
Teacher : Mathilde Schennen
Mathilde Schennen is a Belgian actor/director who studied Dramatic Arts at the Royal Conservatory of Mons (Belgium), the Studio Herman Teirlinck and at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, NYC. She is also an alumni of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab 2013 and the DirectorsLabChicago 2014.
Her recent acting credits includes Three Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time – Act 2 (The Invisible Dog) ; Voix de Femmes (United-Nations, Columbia University, tour in Switzerland and Guadeloupe); Folie Pure (Theatre for the New City).
Her recent directing credits includes Diary of Madman (UNDER St Marks, Festival Fringe of Edinburgh, Pokolenyi Theatre, Headwaters Theater and a tour in Switzerland); His Majesty the Devil (59E59 Theaters, Festival Fringe of Edinburgh and Fringe NYC Festival); Waiting for Godot (Kraine Theatre).
She has been working as an actress and a stage director in New York City and Brussels for more than 20 years and taught “Theater in French” at ASU in 2019. She is also an alumni of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab 2013 and the DirectorsLabChicago 2014.