Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 pm
14- Student Limit
THE NEWEST FACTORY CLASS!
THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN OKLAHOMA!
NOTE: While there is no pre-requisite training or special permission needed for this class, it is not intended for beginners. Previous acting classes like Acting Technique or Acting for Camera, is suggested.
Alba Method is a safe, purely physical alternative to psychological techniques such as emotional memory, for releasing, maintaining, and controlling emotional states in rehearsal, on screen and camera.
Alba identifies six emotions from which all other emotions are derived: Joy, Fear, Sadness, Tenderness, Anger, and Erotic Love.
Each of these basic emotions, as well as emotional neutrality, has its own unique, identifiable set of bodily responses which are universal to all humans. By reproducing three aspects of these patterns — breathing, posture, and facial expression — anyone can experience and express genuine emotion at will without the use of memory or
Most important, using the seventh pattern called "Step-Out" one can leave any emotion just as easily and return to psychophysical neutrality.
Alba Method is an excellent tool for an actor using any acting technique. Although clearly not all that is required for truthful acting, it is technical support for the actor’s mastery of his/her emotional instrument. It in no way replaces the actors’ creativity and imagination but supports it.
An Alba Method practitioner develops an emotional awareness with the ability to recognize specific emotional states in oneself and others and has also proven to be useful in all areas of a person’s life to enhance an overall emotional well-being.
Elizabeth Ann Townsend is a professional actress and educator. She has worked in New York City on stage, television, film, and in regional theatres across the country. Ms. Townsend is a certified Alba Method instructor.