Acting workshop Sunday in Rome Community Theater

Published Mar 18, 2017 at 4:00pm

TOWN OF LEE — An Acting Workshop will be held Sunday, March 19, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Rome Community Theater, 8911 Turin Road. The workshop will cover, body control, body movement, projection, diction, line ownership, characterization, and how to improve auditioning skills.

It’s sponsored by the Theaters Helping Theaters group.

The cost for the workshop $20 Adults, Students Free with ID. Register online at www.RomeCommunityTheater.org or call 315-339-2545. You can send a check to THT Workshop Coordinator, 514 Mayberry Road, Rome, NY 13440. Make check payable to Rome Community Theater.

The workshop will be presented by Rodney Hudson, from Syracuse University Drama Department. He has been an actor, singer, playwright, and stage director for the past 55 years. He has been teaching in the Syracuse University Drama Department for 23 years.

Hudson teaches directing, musical theater performance, and advanced voice verse. As an actor he has performed over 12 Shakespearean roles from Bolingbrook in Richard II to Malvolio in Twelfth Night for Syracuse Stage. He has also performed representative roles as Lenny in Of Mice and Men to Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and as a singer for Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris for Syracuse Stage.

He has been a soloist with 10 symphonic orchestras as St. Louis Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, and Pittsburgh Symphony.

He performed in the Public Theater’s production of Alice in Wonderland with Meryl Streep and acted in the two character film, Lady in Waiting, which was nominated for an Academy Award.

As a director for SU’s drama department he has directed A Moon for the Misbegotten, Sunday in the Park with George, Agamemnon, Violet, Bat Boy, and The Wild Party.

The Theaters Helping Theaters group is offering a series of workshops. It’sa is a collaboration among local theaters in an effort to pool resources, share expertise, continue to learn and grow as participants encourage all aspects of the art form. Whether a beginner with the urge to become involved or a seasoned veteran, working together the theater community will be enhanced and flourish, organizers said. The goal is to focus on the many varied aspects of the theatrical production.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of state taxpayers.