Winter 2020/2021 Workshops!

Directing Workshop with Jamie Yuen-Shore

Tuesdays, December 1 & December 8
4:30 – 6:00 pm (90 min)

Want to try something different from Design and Performance? This director’s workshop will introduce students to the work of a director ranging from approaching the text, to articulating an active point of view for a production, and to working with actors in rehearsal.

Jamie Yuen-Shore was born in raised in San Francisco and was trained by Bay Area ETC, the San Francisco Arts Education Project (SFArtsEd), and Young People’s Teen Musical Theater Company(YPTMTC). She has taught musical theater and theater education with SFArtsEd, the Berkeley RepSchool of Theatre; the Fulbright Program in Montevideo, Uruguay; Aim High; and San Francisco Day School, where she also teaches 6th grade Social Studies. She is a board member of YPTMTC and she is a founding company member of the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company (SFBATCO – Marcelo Javier Periera & Rodney Earl Jackson Jr.). For SFBATCO, she has choreographed projects including Ragtime and West Side Story (partnered with SFArtsED and YPTMTC). She also co-created and directed I, Too, Sing America which was nominated for the 2017 Isadora Duncan Award for Outstanding Choreography and won the 2018 Theater Bay Area (TBA) Award for Outstanding Performance of a Musical, and for which she won the 2019 Theater Bay Area Award for Outstanding Direction of a Musical.

Character Development Through Movement with Anthony Chan

Tuesday/Thursday; January 5, 7, 12, 2021
4:30 – 6:00 pm (90 min)

How can we make a T-Rex stand out from a grandma? How do we differentiate a bully to a person who is insecure? How do we morph ourselves into specific characters without a script? When it comes to acting and performing, it isn’t so much of just the way lines are said, but also the way we physicalize a character. In this class, we will explore the many ways you can really get into the character with what is given in the text. We will focus on expressing characters through movement, body physicality, dance, and much more. Go ahead and look at the person closest to you. How do they present themselves in the way of their body language? Is it any different than yours? Or the second closest person to you? What stories are they telling with their body? This class will focus on just that because, just like fingerprints, no two body languages are the same and when it comes to characterization, it is precisely that.

ABOUT ANTHONYAnthony Chan left his junior year of college and made the move to New York City after booking the second national tour of Roundabout Theatre’s Anything Goes. Shortly after his move, he workshopped the Broadway production of Allegiance, starring Lea Salonga and George Takei, and made his Off-Broadway debut in Manuel vs. the Statue of Liberty, which played at the Signature Theatre. After taking a leave of performing to finish off his degree at UC Irvine, Anthony moved back to New York, where he immediately booked the first national tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s production of The King and I directed by Bartlett Sher, playing the crown prince, Prince Chulalongkorn. Before the global pandemic hit America, Chan was scheduled to open the World Premiere of The Visitor, starring David Hyde Pierce and Ari’el Stachel, set to play at critically acclaimed Off-Broadway theatre, The Public Theater. Regional credits include: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ching Ho; Riverside Theatre and John W. Engeman Theater); West Side Story (Chino; SFBATCO); Avenue Q (Princeton; Los Altos Stage Company); Vietgone (Nhan/Khue/et al; Capital Stage Company); …Spelling Bee (Chip Tolentino; Bus Barn Stage Company); All Shook Up (Dennis; Foothill Theatre Company); Ching Chong Chinaman (Upton; City Lights Theater Company) and many more.