Michael Chekhov’s Psychological Gesture Acting Class

April 21, 2010

To register for this class, email classes@moolelo.net or call 619-342-7395.

NEW ACTING CLASS Michael Chekhov’s Psychological Gesture
Instructor: Terry Glaser
Dates: August 14 and 15, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: The 10th Avenue Theatre, 930 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Fee: $175 / $150 for members of AASD, AEA, AFTRA, SAG or TCG

The heart of the Michael Chekhov Technique, Psychological Gesture provides the entryway into a character. One of the most powerful physical acting techniques in contemporary actor training, Psychological Gesture enables the actor’s complete transformation into a new persona. Rooted in the actor’s body and the character’s soul, Psychological Gesture inspires the actor’s creative energies and provides a direct route to a character’s inner life.

about the instructor: Terry Glaser
Currently a faculty member in the Theatre Arts Department at the University of San Diego, Terry Glaser has over twenty-five years of experience with professional theatres and universities as an acting teacher, stage director, playwright, and theatrical translator.  In addition to her work at USD, Terry has taught acting at UCSD, USC, CalArts, Earlham College, the Michael Chekhov Studio-USA West, the Fritz Theatre, and the Old Globe Theatre.

In her teaching of acting, Terry focuses on the intersection of physicality and psychology, continually developing techniques that reinforce, complement, and extend traditional Stanislavsky training.  She is particularly skilled in acting training for opera and period styles, such as Shakespeare and Restoration Comedy, integrating the special linguistic demands of these nonrealistic styles with the physical, emotional, and imaginative demands inherent in all acting.  In all of her teaching, she fosters in students the ability to release their creativity, expand their personal boundaries, and function at their maximum potential.

Terry’s writing includes original scripts and translations of classic plays and operas.  Her translations include Aristophanes’ The Frogs, Feydeau’s A Flea in Her Ear, Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, and Offenbach’s Croquefer.  Her original plays include Twisted Perspective, which she directed at the California Institute of the Arts.  In addition to directing productions of her own plays and translations, Terry has served as stage director for over 40 professional and university productions of plays and operas across the country. 

Terry holds a B.A. in Playwriting from Brown University and an M.A. in Theatre from Syracuse University.  She has specialized training in the Michael Chekhov Technique, Richard Schechner’s Rasaboxes™, masks, Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, Period Style, and Lecoq.


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