Every summer, the Overtime Theater opens its doors and invites acting students from around the San Antonio area to participate in Summer Intensive courses. Actors are invited to enhance their craft with world-class training and introduce them to accomplished, industry professionals. This year, The OT Theater Experience will expand our workshop offerings with inspiring multidisciplinary training programs for adults and young people.
THE PHYSICALLY CREATIVE ACTOR
A Summer Acting Intensive with Jade Esteban Estrada
The Overtime proudly presents “The Physically Creative Actor: A Summer Acting Intensive” with internationally-acclaimed acting instructor Jade Esteban Estrada. This five-week, foundation-building workshop offers valuable training for experienced and beginning actors. While teaching the basic principles of acting technique, scene study, improvisation, audition technique, audition monologue, movement for the actor and voice and speech, students will be immersed in the developmental journey of the physically creative actor. A proven curriculum that encourages students to free their creativity while getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the inner workings of the entertainment industry is complemented by the focused environment of a small group classes which allow for close, individualized attention. This 3-hour per week course offers proactive and effective techniques for creating solo theatre pieces that will facilitate creative power, self-generated work and a profound sense of a place in the world as an actor. Students enthusiastic about beginning or enhancing their acting training as well as the advanced actor who wishes to further crystallize their command of the stage will benefit from this experience. Take charge of your life as a theatre artist and bring your craft more focus and mastery at The Overtime Theater.
Max enrollment: 15
About Jade Esteban Estrada:
A graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, Jade Esteban Estrada is the creator of 19 one-person shows which he has performed internationally. He has appeared in commercials (Prudential), television (The Graham Norton Effect, Comedy Central) and his films have been screened at the Cannes Film Festival. He began his Acting Master Class Series in November 2009. Since then, he has trained hundreds of performers and teachers in acting, singing, musical theatre, creative writing, voice and speech and dance across the United States, Europe and Australia. He has produced hundreds of shows and is the Artistic Director of Terrible Enfants Theatre Company in Houston, Texas. Learn more about Jade at www.getjaded.com.
Dates and Times
Mondays: 6-9 p.m. July 10- July 31
Showcase 6-9 p.m. August 7
Wk 1: Audition Technique
Wk 2: Cold Reading and Memorization
Wk 3: Character Development and Monologues
Wk 4: Scene Study: Duets
Wk 5: Lecture and showcase
Tuition OT Company Members: $200.00
Tuition is non-refundable.
Character Development in Creative Writing with William Razavi
This course will focus on the development of characters, character perspective and and character depth especially in playwriting. Students will be shown multiple techniques for developing rich, three dimensional characters as well as examples of character development in different media.
William Mohammad Razavi is the Artistic Director of the Overtime Theater. Born in Tehran, Iran in 1973, he took his first steps at Fort Benning, Georgia and grew up in Texas where he earned his BA from Trinity University. He went on to earn his MFA in Dramatic Writing from Brandeis University. His play Making Up For Lost Time was workshopped at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts and was nominated for an ATAC Globe award in San Antonio. His radio play Wenceslas Square was broadcast on WERS in Boston and subsequently declared “dangerous to the image of Radio Free Europe.”
He teaches at St. Mary’s University where his courses taught include Playwriting, Creativity Through Arts, Introduction to Theatre, International Literature, British Literature and American Literature. William is a cofounder the Southwest Association of Literary and Dramatic Artists (SWALDA) which produced Julie, his adaptation of Strindberg’s Miss Julie in 2014. He wrote and directed The Complete Fragments of Menander: Some Assembly Required & The 27 Minute Odyssey which were performed at the San Antonio Museum of Art in 2008 and 2009 respectively. His play The Sign of the Times was published in Trickster’s Way in 2009 and performed at the Luminaria Arts Festival 2010. His other plays include 27 Short Plays About Being Murdered in a Hotel by ABBA, Macbeth, The Next-To-Last-Flight of Amelia Earhart, Lusitania, Daedalus’s Other Regret, Mavis Davis and the Nighthawks at the Diner, The Private Life of Ernest Hemingway, The Ricky Harrow Pitcher Show, Illuminati and Sullivan’s Detours.
As an actor he has performed in Slasher and Back of the Throat at Attic Rep and in What the Butler Saw, All the King’s Men and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead elsewhere. His performances at the Overtime include, The Haunted House, The Professionals and Murder at the Chateau Le Shadow.
Dates and Times
Saturdays: July 16 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Tuition OT Company Members: $40.00
An Intensive with Nicole Erwin and Jade Esteban Estrada
A four week course that covers the basics for those who have an interest in Musicals. The final class will be with Greg Hinojosa, Assistant Artistic Director of The Magik Theater.
Max enrollment: 10
Saturdays: July 2017 from 1-4 p.m. (Check back for dates)
Wk 1: Auditions and Acting taught by Liz
Wk 2: Singing taught by Nicole
Wk 3: Dancing taught by Renee
Wk 4: Master Class with Greg
Tuition is non-refundable.