Free Workshop - Voice and Movement
with Erin Alys
This October, the Chicago Actors Studio
be holding a special free workshop previewing a brand new class, "Voice and Movement" with Eryn Alys.
this workshop, actors will learn to craft dynamic performances on the
stage and screen by studying their own physical and vocal tendencies
and ultimately expanding beyond those habits. The Linklater Voice
Method emphasizes visualization to connect an actor’s voice to their
character’s need. Exercises focus on relaxation, breath awareness,
resonance, and articulation. Laban’s Movement Efforts will equip the
actor to work from the outside-in, exploring their physical boundaries
in service of making informed and tailored choices in the body.
having a developed vocal instrument and being able to move with the fluidity of a dancer is essential to
your success as an actor! Don't miss this one-of-a-kind workshop!
Sunday, October 17th
2:00pm to 4:30pm
To register, give us a call at 773-645-0222
or just click the link below.
This workshop is free to attend without a reservation, provided
there's still space. To reserve a seat for yourself ahead of
time, there is a $10.00 deposit, which will be refunded to you after you
attend the workshop.
Alys is a professional working actor and teacher. Born and raised in
California, she has lived and worked along the Central Coast, Los
Angeles, New York City and most recently Columbus, Ohio. While working
in Columbus, Erin taught acting, Stanislavsky, Viewpoints, Suzuki, and
stage combat at The Ohio State University. She is thrilled to be here
in Chicago, a city that has always been at the top of her list because
of its vast and inspiring community of artists.
Erin has trained extensively in Viewpoints and Suzuki with Anne Bogart
& The SITI Company, as well as with Jeanine Thompson. This has had
a major influence on her as a performer and teacher. The SITI Company
has worked as an ensemble for almost 30 years yet continues to train
together before each rehearsal and performance; sharing the role of
teacher amongst themselves.
Erin believes that great performances come from lifelong students,
which she considers herself to be. Teaching has deepened Erin’s
vocabulary and attention to detail in the work and she is passionate
about sharing these insights with her students.
Erin teaches techniques for crafting vibrant yet repeatable
performances by orchestrating reliable moments of spontaneity.
Stanislavsky teaches us that the mind and body are constantly connected
and that one cannot change without affecting the other. By working with
tools in movement and voice, a performer can craft a unique story from
the outside-in. Because the body and voice are conveying an emotional
experience, the mind will go there without strain. Working in this way,
the actor also learns to plant their focus on the world around them,
which allows the performance to remain ever spontaneous even as the
physicality is repeated.
Erin has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Acting, with an emphasis
in movement and the creation of new work. She has extensively studied
techniques in devising and new play creation. Her experience ranges
from composing full scale productions with a large ensemble, to
performing original work as a solo artist.