Learn to Act from Alec Baldwin

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Stony Brook Southampton is offering a Two-Day Acting Master Class with Alec Baldwin and Chekhov Technique Instructor Bethany Caputo on July 11 and 12. But you’ve got to hurry if you want to participate, as only a few slots remain.

The small workshop class is limited to only 16 and is part of the Southampton Theatre Conference at the Southampton Graduate Arts campus at Stony Brook Southampton. A video audition is required. Here are the submission guidelines. 

On the first day, Monday, July 11, students will work with Bethany Caputo to explore the Michael Chekhov Technique, a psychophysical approach to acting, and some of the basic tools and principles from Chekhov’s work with character. On Tuesday, July 12, Alec Baldwin joins Caputo in a scene and monologue intensive integrating some of the tools explored in the preceding day’s session.

Since 1980, Alec Baldwin has received a Tony nomination (“A Streetcar Named Desire” in 1992) an Oscar nomination (“The Cooler” in 2004) and won two Emmy awards, three Golden Globes and seven consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards as Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on NBC-TV’s “30 Rock.” His films include “The Hunt for Red October,” “Glengarry Glen Ross,” “Malice,” “The Edge,” “It’s Complicated,” “Blue Jasmine,” “Still Alice” and “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” among many others.

Bethany Caputo is an actress and a teacher in New York City who performs regionally at such theatres as Arena Stage, The Goodman and Actors Theatre of Louisville. In 2015, she appeared with Alec Baldwin and Laurie Metcalf in Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” at the John Drew theater in East Hampton, NY. Ms. Caputo studied at the Moscow Art Theatre where she was introduced to the Chekhov technique in 1997. She is now on faculty with MICHA, the Michael Chekhov Acting Studio in New York City and with Stony Brook University Graduate Department.

Other offerings in the 2016 Southampton Theatre Conference include workshops in playwriting with Lucas Hnath (“The Christians,” “Red Speedo”) and Stephen Adly Guirgis (2015 Pulitzer Prize, “Between Riverside and Crazy”). Click here for additional  information.

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