Acting Adventures with Dina Comolli
Dina is a professional New York actress who has enjoyed an active career in Commercials, Television, Film, Industrials, Theatre & Print for 20 years.
Acting Teacher, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Rising City Arts- She graces us this fall with her exciting Acting classes for all ages @ All Souls Church! Final age range and appropriation will be dependant upon registrants for each class.
All About Acting
(1 hour and 30 minutes) Age group: 9-16’s
This playful acting class is designed for the budding and seasoned young acting student interested in exploring and deepening their experience with the joy and craft of acting. Harvard trained Acting Teacher, Dina Ann Comolli, will offer inspiring ensemble-building theatre games, acting exercises and techniques to approaching scripted monologues, duo scenes and on-camera acting experiments. Rehearsal and text work will reveal a sense of Character (who we are), Given Circumstances (where we are) and Action (why we are doing what we are doing.) Expect a splash of spontaneity, though, as we play with improvisation, vocal warm-ups and theatrical movement. A Performance Sharing of Monologues and short Duo Scenes for friends and family will round out this All About Acting journey with applause!
Young Actors PlayShop
(1 hour) Age group: 5-8’s
Young Thespians unite! This super charged acting and movement class is powered with creative explorations through fairytales and children’s stories. With the use of fun improvisational games and techniques; budding Actors will come together and play; becoming familiar with the fundamentals of character development, story structure and boundless creativity. Imaginations run wild as students are encouraged to collectively re-imagine and re-create their chosen stories in preparation for a Young Actors PlayShop Sharing on the final day of class for an invited audience of family and friends. Come and join in on the fun! Led by Dina Comolli.
On-Camera Commercials Audition Technique
(1 hour and 30 minutes) Age group: 8-16’s
TV commercial acting is a LOT of FUN! But commercial acting means winning at the commercial AUDITION. Never fear… this course teaches Student Actors expert techniques, tricks of the trade and audition do’s and don’ts that make commercial auditions turn into callbacks and bookings. Harvard trained Instructor and Commercial Actress, Dina Ann Comolli, will guide Actors through the basics of audition slates, introductions, marks, takes and happy mistakes. We will dig deeper and work with text and acting techniques; delivery styles, improvisational scenarios, group and solo auditions. Students will have the opportunity to review their work on-camera and make adjustments that will help them grow into vibrant young commercial actors. This class is bookended with Parent/Child question and answer information sessions on the topics of Headshots, Agents, Managers, Casting Directors and Unions. Arm yourself with the tools to win the job!
Class size is limited to 8 children.