Spontaneity on Screen: Skills from a Hollywood Performance Coach

IMPROV ACTING & DIRECTING MASTERCLASS WITH ROB ADLER

The Underexposed Film Festival yc is expanding its offerings this year to include the improv acting and directing masterclass: Spontaneity on Screen: Skills from a Hollywood Performance Coach on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 10 AM – 12 PM at Dina’s Place in the DiGiorgio Campus Center on the campus of Winthrop University.

In this participatory workshop, Adler will share tools to get participants to evoke spontaneous and life-like performances on screen. Rob will also share some of the secrets to screen presence, blending improvisation tools with classical acting techniques.

Spontaneity on Screen: Skills from a Hollywood Performance Coach

SATURDAY | MARCH 30, 2019 |10 AM - 12 PM

Winthrop University | Johnson Hall Actors’ Studio

1920 Alumni Drive | Room 103 | Rock Hill, SC | 29733

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ROB ADLER - ACTOR/DIRECTOR/ACTING COACH

Rob Adler is a filmmaker, actor and performance Coach. He is an internationally recognized expert in improvisation specializing in helping actors and directors to get out of their head and bring spontaneity & presence to scripted performances. He is the founder of the AdlerImprov Studio in Hollywood (www.adlerimprov.com), a coach for actors, directors and production companies like Lionsgate, Disney, FOX, NBC and ABC and writes a regular column offering expert advice to actors for Backstage (https://goo.gl/RSWRwZ).

He is a professor of Acting at DePaul University and his teaching is sought after nationally and internationally at places like the USC School of Dramatic Arts, CalArts, the Geffen Playhouse, American Music & Dramatic Academy, Boston University, Occidental College, the famed USC School of Cinematic Arts and internationally in places like Tokyo, Nassau (for the Bahamas International Film Festival), at the Shanghai Theatre Academy and in Stockholm for Top Model Sweden.

Adler directed the acclaimed short filmiVOTE, based on the true story of a whistleblower, starring Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts and Emmy Award winners Dan Lauria and Sharon Lawrence. A longtime activist, Adler's artistic mission is to raise awareness of peace and progress issues, which is also reflected in the plays and films he has directed, including recently The Diary Play, an original adaptation of Anne Frank’s diary for the Trump era. He devised and directed Patriot Act, starring acclaimed performer Roger Guenveur Smith (Do the Right Thing, American Gangster, Rodney King), continuing his longtime affiliation with Los Angeles Bootleg Theater. For the Will Geer Theater, Adler directed Rise & Shout, starring Joe Mantegna, Jack Klugman, Jean Smart and Wendie Malick.

As an actor, Rob Adler has appeared in Hollywood films, commercials and television shows. On the stage, Adler recently performed in Los Angeles with Theatre Dybbuk playing Jethro in the world premiere of Exagoge(an unearthed greek tragedy thought to be the first written ‘Jewish' play) and a celebrated run as "Larry the Liquidator" at the Pico Playhouse with the acclaimed Interact Theatre Company.

Tickets for Spontaneity on Screen: Skills from a Hollywood Performance Coachare $15 - $20, and are available online underexposedfilmfestivalyc.org and yorkcountyarts.org, by phone at (803)328-2787, or in person at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC.

The 2019 Underexposed Film Festival yc will take place from March 27 – 30, 2019 on the campus of Winthrop University. Complete details are available online at underexposedfilmfestivalyc.org. Tickets for the screening blocks are $8-$10 per screening block, and are available online underexposedfilmfestivalyc.org and yorkcountyarts.org, by phone at (803)328-2787, or in person at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC.

The Underexposed Film Festival yc is presented by Karen Collins and Morton & Gettys, and is made possible by partnerships with Carolina Fresh Farms; Dr. Susan Collins; Cinematiq; Concerts at the Courtroom; Comporium Communications; Country Inn and Suites; Final Draft; Founders Federal Credit Union; Hilton Garden Inn; Lightworks; Melton Insurance; Old Town Association; Samsung; Sharp Business Systems; Toon Boom; White Horse Restaurant; Winthrop University College of Visual and Performing Arts; WRHI AM/FM, Interstate 107, and 104.1 The Bridge. The 2019 Underexposed Film Festival yc is a part of the South Carolina Humanities Festival.

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