“Being taught by Carol Rosenfeld was one of the greatest privileges of my life. I learnt so much about the craft of acting and the commitment to truth from her. Carol is with me every step of the way, cheering me on in all the good bits and shaking a fist at the bad. Do not miss the chance to work with her. She is an absolute living legend and we are blessed to have her in our midst.” – Kerry Armstrong
Carol Rosenfeld began teaching at HB Studio, New York, 50 years ago, working along side two of the greatest acting teachers of the 20th Century, Uta Hagen and Herbert Berghof.
“Uta and Herbert embraced me, saw my talent and nurtured it. I entered an environment in which artistic freedom flourished, where respect for the art of acting was assumed; I was given the space to find my own way as a teaching artist. I love the work and everything about it.” – Carol Rosenfeld
Since Uta’s passing in 2004 Carol has been the Director of the Hagen Institute at HB and continues on the legacy, values and principals of its founding members.
An Introduction to Carol Rosenfeld
In this 4 day Scene Study Workshop actors will be carefully paired and assigned scenes from great playwrights such as Williams, Ibsen, Shaw, Moliere, Chekov, La Bute, Durang, Wilde, Inge to name a few.
In this workshop your deepest love/hate relationship to acting may manifest because your passion, needs, vulnerability, uncertainty and doubt are at the heart of your process. The complexities and contradictions that you encounter when you step into the shoes of your character will inevitably cost you as an actor.
You will return to the beautiful basics of craft. Actors will work on technique exercises from Uta Hagen’s A Challenge for the Actor. This will allow you increased self-observation and an ability to identify the sources of human behaviour.
Through this Workshop you will empower your process, learn how to commit to playing an action, reveal or discover untapped sides of yourself, challenge preconceptions and drop patterns and tricks that may have become habitual due to performance demands. You will embrace possibility by simply doing and discover just how far and how strongly you can play truthful actions.
All participants will be required to familirise themselves with Carol’s book Acting and Living in Discovery.
Prior to the Workshop you will be required to rehearse and prepare your scene. During the workshop you will be expected to continue working on your scene so please keep your nights free.