Age Range: ALL
Class Days: Wednesday, Aug. 5 (One Night Only!)
Date Class Begins: Aug 05, 2020
Class Length: 60 Minutes
If you want more of a VIP experience, we are offering 5 spots with Gates. This session will last 30 min. To reserve your spot, click here. https://dramaversity.com/courses/vip-limit-5-acting-masterclass-with-star-trek-tng-alum-celebrated-teacher-gates-mcfadden/
Millions all over the world know and love actress Gates McFadden for her years spent aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise as Dr. Beverly Crusher in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” but for over 35 years McFadden has also pursued her passion as a celebrated acting and movement teacher.
In this interactive zoom class open to all – both serious acting acting students and fans alike, McFadden will share personal stories from her own background as well as offer helpful tools that anyone can use on stage or in life to increase confidence and create believable characters on stage or in film. Students will be asked to submit their questions in advance to ensure a productive, informative and fun experience for all.
Among the topics to be discussed:
How to figure out who a character is and how they behave.
How to “disappear” into a character.
How to overcome fear and be in the moment.
How to handle props and special effects.
How to deliver a successful audition.
How to do deal with the unexpected.
Education/ Training/ Teaching Credentials
Received a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Jacques LeCoq Ecole Movement and Theatre in Paris, France.
Coached acting to puppeteers
Taught acting for directors at Chapman University Film School.
Served as Assistant Professor at Brandeis University
Served on the acting faculties of NYU Tisch Graduate School of the Arts, USC Graduate and Undergraduate programs, University of Pittsburgh, American Academy of Dramatic Arts NYC, Taught seminars at Harvard.
Served as guest lecturer for NY Stony Brook Brooklyn College, Eckerd College, George Washington University and many others
Lead many private specialized acting workshops
Directed several theatrical productions
Brooklyn Academy of Music Thratre Company under the artistic direction of RSC’s David Jones.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: Generations
Star Trek: First Contact
Star Trek: Insurrection
Star Trek: Nemesis
The Hunt for Red October
Taking Care of Business
Party of Five
Mad About You
Franklin & Bash
Director of Choreography and Puppet Movement for Jim Henson on his 1986 fantasy film, Labyrinth. Choreographed creature sequences for the film, Dreamchild.