The Effective Performance workshop introduces graduate students to the techniques used by professional actors, in order to help them learn to perform, communicate, improvise, and respond dynamically to an audience.
In this interactive series, participants learn from experts from the Trinity Repertory Theater, as they find new ways to engage their bodies, voices, and passions in order to communicate in compelling ways. Students will develop many theatrical skills, such as enhancing one’s presence, active listening, and storytelling. The workshops also build community among participants, as people collaborate in interactive and fun activities with one another.
The Graduate School and Trinity Repertory Theater host workshops each semester, after piloting the approach in 2015-16. Students may apply to join a cohort of 12-20 students to participate. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and be ready to move and play. The Graduate School welcomes all students, especially those without any background in public speaking or theater.