Genesis Entertainment Group, a non-profit professional arts organization in Brooklyn, presents its 2013 season of arts classes each including hands-on training. Details below.
Performing Arts Education for the 21st Century
BAY RIDGE VOICE
This musical performance group class is designed for students of all levels. Numerous singing styles will be explored including jazz, pop, standards, etc.
Learn unique ways to present yourself in different musical performance situations, including cabaret and musical theater. Intonation and breath control. Song lyric and music breakdown as well as the art of "acting-through" a musical number. Learn how to use your voice properly to express feeling, character, and story. And how to create your own style and interpretation.
CLASS PERFORMANCE FOR A LIVE AUDIENCE IN BROOKLYN and a SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY IN MANHATTAN
Mary Elizabeth MiCari, Genesis Repertory's artistic director, is a trained opera singer as well as a professional actress, director, and designer with Broadway and film credentials. She founded and managed several theatrical companies. She has been teaching singing and acting for more than a decade.
WRITER'S BLOCK: PLAYWRIGHT WORKSHOP
and it's New Feature: "FROM PAGE TO STAGE TO SCREEN"
Acquire the tools needed to write an engrossing, well-made play in just one class. Understand plot progression and character arc. Learn how to create engaging dialogue. Understand how to craft a full story.
WRITE THE STORY YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO TELL AND HAVE PROFESSIONAL ACTORS PERFORM YOUR WORK IN FRONT OF A LIVE AUDIENCE IN BROOKLYN.
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY IN BROOKLYN AND MANHATTAN AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE YOUR PLAY RECORDED.
Then go from Page to Stage to Screen. Go on the set of the new film "Earthmen" and see how a script becomes a screenplay.
Robert Liebowitz is a published and produced playwright with extensive New York and national credits including the New York International Fringe Festival and the Mark Taper Forum. His anthology of plays can be found at The Drama Book Store.
COMMANDING THE STAGE WITH Jay Michaels
This course is designed for all levels of experience. It begins with the basics of acting and continues into: building a character; presenting a monologue and a two-person scene; giving and taking stage for ensemble work; and special section on "the tricks of the trade".
CLASS PERFORMANCE FOR A LIVE AUDIENCE IN BROOKLYN and a SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY IN MANHATTAN.
Special opportunity to serve as a production associate on the new film, Earthmen.
Jay Michaels is a 35-year veteran of the professional theater and a former professor with credentials that include Fordham and Yeshiva universities, Kingsborough and Lehman colleges, and founder of Riverdale Academy's performing arts program.
HOW TO SWIM WITH SHARKS: MARKETING YOURSELF IN THE ARTS
Director/Producer Jay Michaels directs you through a special interactive program that teaches you how to navigate through the audition process and beyond. Learn the tricks of the trade that will get you in the door and keep you there.
Special section featuring tips on resumes; discounts on quality headshots; and the art of personal public relations including websites and printed collateral.
SPECIAL AUDITION "FINAL EXAM" AT THE END OF THE COURSE IN BROOKLYN AND MANHATTAN, OPEN TO INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS.
Aside from his stage experience, Jay Michaels is a professional writer and public relations executive since 1988. He's served on several Broadway shows, a major opera company, a media-buyer, The Daily News, PBS, and a major international philanthropy.
GAIA: GIRL ARTISTS INNOVATING ART!
Yes...a creative workshop for female artists only. Mary Elizabeth MiCari's proven class teaches women how to find their authentic voice as artists and how to overcome societal programming and fears to reach higher heights in their work. Class takes you through each phase of womanhood and teaches you to how to release your inner creative Goddess through writing, movement, drawing, improv and singing work the Spiritual base of this class shows you how to see yourself as the Creatrix that you are.