Summer 2022 at Blue Water Theatre Company
DJ Mendel is a professional actor, writer, and director of stage and film. As former Head of Advanced Acting at NYU’s Playwrights Horizons studio, DJ has distilled the fundamentals of acting into two things: Moving and Feeling. Tapping into the inherent tools universal and unique to individuals, he will guide students through professional approaches to material, auditions, and rehearsals. This class is designed to deepen artists’ understanding of one’s individual needs, strengths, and challenges in any process. In addition, students will cultivate tools for text analysis through the actor’s lens and awareness of the self and its use as a creative instrument. Students will leave with a thirst to work and confidence that they are above and beyond prepped for any college program and any rehearsal room. Partial and full scholarships available.
July 11 – August 15, 2022 (Mondays), 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Grades 11 – College Sophomore (2021-22 school year)
Teaching Artist: DJ Mendel