Adult Acting class begins at Patel Conservatory | Arts & Culture
Tampa, Florida-- The Adult Acting 1 class has just begun at the Patel Conservatory, but there is still time to join up for this 10 week course taught by the worldly Kerry Glamsch.
“Acting is living truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” So said Sanford Meisner, creator of the renowned Meisner technique, which Glamsch will use to teach the Patel Conservatory class, which is on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. through August 7.
Glamsch says that the Meisner technique is especially helpful for live theater and uses repetition work to teach actors to focus and to live in the moment.
“This technique teaches students how to focus, how to listen and how to pursue one’s goals in the scene,” he explains. “I see a lot of beginning actors who have learned to study a character. That’s great. But I too often see beginning actors leave it at that. They’re not actively pursuing the goal. Drama is all about doing. And I think a lot of beginning actors really don’t employ that.
Tampa audiences may remember Glamsch, who just days ago finished writing a play, as director of “Our Town” at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. He has taught and directed worldwide, from Tanzania to Bali to Bucharest to New Zealand. He studied acting in Denmark, Germany, Texas and NYC, and was a Fulbright lecturer at Romania’s University of Craiova.
Glamsch is also a prolific writer, whose screenplays have won numerous awards, and whose fiction has been published extensively.
Says Patel Conservatory Theater Department Chair Ami Sallee about Glamsch, “Working with Kerry Glamsch as an actor is inspiring and never-a-dull-moment pacing. Working with Kerry as the theater chair, I take comfort and pride in knowing that we are exposing our students to one of the greatest minds in the Tampa theater scene. He is an incredibly astute human being with a wealth of knowledge in the theater world and in the world in general. He is passionate about the art form and patient with students of all levels. He drives you to want to be more, do more, invest more of yourself in everything you do –on and off stage.”
Find out more about theater classes, as well as classes and camps in all aspects of the performing arts, at www.patelconservatory.org and by calling 813.222.1002.