San Antonio Suzuki Method of Actor Training Workshop
Mon, July 30th – Thurs, August 2nd
San Antonio School for the Performing Arts
11210 Disco St, 78126
$150 early bird discount. $175, after July 15th.
About the Workshop
This workshop will introduce participants to the basic vocabulary of the Suzuki Method of Actor Training, a method designed to restore the wholeness of the human body in a theatrical context, connect the body to voice, and increase an actor’s sensitivity moment-to-moment. Being practically opposite to many Stanislavsky-based acting trainings, The Suzuki Method’s approach can be extremely useful for actors who feel they have plateaued in their current training, and are seeking an entirely different “way in” to their artistry.
Developed by internationally acclaimed director Tadashi Suzuki and the Suzuki Company of Toga (SCOT), the Suzuki Method has been adopted by theatre training programs worldwide, including The Juilliard School, Columbia University, and NYU, and is practiced by many renowned actors, including Broadway performers Tom Hewitt, Tom Nellis, and Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays.
Participation will be limited to 20 artists, enrollment on a first-come, first-served basis. This workshop is appropriate for adult actors of all levels. For interested actors who are under the age of 18, please inquire with Neil directly through the email below.
For a recording of Suzuki method training in action, check out this video.
About Neil Redfield
Neil is an actor and theatre-maker currently based in Dallas, where he is deepening his study of the art of acting as a MFA student at Southern Methodist University. In San Antonio, he has last appeared as Huck Finn in Big River. He has appeared in NYC with companies including as The Flea, Columbia Stages, and Yangtze REP, and regionally at the Dallas Theater Center and Berkshire Theater Group. Freshly off an Off-Broadway run of Romulus the Great, Neil is briefly returning to San Antonio to bring to his hometown this unique and valuable acting training method. He has trained in the Suzuki method for over six years, many of those years with SITI Company in NYC, and will shortly be traveling to Japan to train with the Suzuki Company of Toga. He assists in teaching Suzuki and Viewpoints to SMU’s BFA students.
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