Voice & Acting
Duration: 55 minutes
Cost: $90 / Pro & VIP: $75
Develop Technique with Dave
I teach from a place of curiosity and practicality, laying out the actor’s toolbox while activating the imagination. I teach a clear path with which to create a character, to analyze text, and activate text. I offer tools which help create spontaneity and inspire confidence. I use my background in dance, mask, LeCoq, and clown work to teach students how to have a sense of play, to energize the body, to work with ease and release tension. I teach students to be physically relaxed and engaged in their bodies, to distinguish between effort and energy, and to play. I teach my students to find the joy in their acting.
About Dave Demke:
Mr. Demke received his BA in Theatre Arts from Minnesota State University, and his MFA in Performance from the University of Maryland. He was the Artistic Director of Stark Raving Theatre in Portland, OR; the Associate Director of Training for Shakespeare & Company; and a principle dancer with the Red River Dance Company in Fargo, ND. As an actor he has appeared in productions in New York and regionally, as well as performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in Beijing, China. As a director he has worked extensively in Portland, OR, and at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA. He has guest directed at Purdue University, Skidmore College, and Northeastern University. As a Designated Linklater Voice teacher he’s guest taught at various universities, as well as teaching at the Linklater Center in New York, and at the National Theatre of Ghana.
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