Only a few more days to register for the MTA Theatre Workshop in Columbus!
The Mississippi Theatre Association will host a Theatre Workshop designed for individuals interested in learning more about theatre arts and theatre management on October 5-6. The day and a half workshop designed for community theatre members and school teachers provides professional development sessions and an opportunity to network with others from around the state. Attendees will learn more about their craft and learn how to effectively promote and manage their theatre programs. Attendees will also be able to tour facilities being used during the 2013 Festival. With a combination of joint and concurrent sessions, attendees will have a wide variety of sessions specific to their interests. For more information visit our website at http://www.mta-online.org. REGISTRATION CLOSES WEDNESDAY.
Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to participate in a master class presented by members of the Tut’Zanni Theatre Company.< Master Class by the Tut’Zanni Theatre Company. The Italian Tut’Zanni Ensemble is made up of six working artists who reunited to devise their ideal form of theatre. These artists met in 2006 while studying physical theatre at the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy. They learned commedia dell’arte from the source under a variety of European and Italian actors and professors. Since that time, these actors, actresses and directors have been creating, performing and teaching all over the world. Tut’Zanni is a true collective ensemble that consists of professionals in the fields of mask, voice, physical theatre, improvisation, directing and acting for various types of film. This ensemble gave them the opportunity to join forces and spread their love of commedia dell’arte as far as they could reach!Participants will learn more about commedia dell’arte as well as general physical and vocal mask techniques and skill, improvisation and how commedia can be applicable to other types of theatre, i.e. Shakespeare, modern-day theatre, musicals, etc. This will show the relationship of commedia to the world of acting and why it is so important as a form.<