SoHo Shakespeare Company
Intro to the Action-Based Imaging Technique
Laura Yumi Snell
**All Shakespeare 101 classes are 90minutes
About Our Free 101
Have you ever wanted to perform Shakespeare but found it to be too intimidating? Pretentious? Irrelevant? Now is the perfect time to study this beautiful text in a safe and fun environment. Plus, you’ll learn how it can make you a better actor for film/TV/voiceover work.
This intro class takes place once a month ― using SoHo Shakespeare Company’s Action-Based Imaging Technique, you will learn to bring the language to life in a way that makes this centuries-old text easy to understand, both for the actor and the audience!
Everyone will have the chance to participate in group exercises. Some volunteers, who choose to prepare a 1 minute Shakespearean monologues in verse, may be asked to share a portion of their work.
WHAT TO PREP
For this class, bring your curiosity, an open mind, and something to take notes with. OPTIONAL: a one-minute SHAKESPEAREAN MONOLOGUE (verse preferred).
Laura Yumi Snell is a NYC-based actor-singer-pianist and the Executive Director of SoHo Shakes. Using her unique interdisciplinary approach to teaching, she has trained hundreds of students to become accomplished actors, singers, and pianists (and sometimes all three!) on and off Broadway, at Carnegie Hall, on film/TV, and beyond. She received her MFA in Acting from Harvard University’s Institute for Advanced Theater Training, where she studied Shakespeare under David Hammond, Scott Zigler, and Obie-winner Melia Bensussen | www.LauraYumiSnell.com | (She|Her) AEA