Acting 1:00 - 2:30 PM
The obvious difference between acting for film and acting for stage is simply one of degree. On film the acting is done under a microscope -the camera- whereas on stage it s done under a spotlight -the proscenium. Regardless however. in both mediums the actor’s Body, Voice, Mind and Soul in its unified combinations comprise the instrument through which both character and story are brought to a believable life. The workshop will focus on various exercises to touch, loosen and bring together these basic elements of our own unique and individual beings.
For close to 30 years Kedric lived in Los Angles where he worked in the mediums of T.V., Film and Theater, which saw him win various awards and grants for his writing of and performing of his many solo works in the Theater/Performance Art genres. In T.V. the bulk of his work & livelihood derived from a long string of Commercials, from pizza to razor blades (though you see little evidence of that now) which was interspersed with various cameos on serial shows like E.R., Chips, and Columbo. His film work includes such classics as Roger Corman’s Eat My Dust, Smokey Bites the Dust, Up From the Depths and who can forget the micro-blip Dr. Heckle and Mr. Hype, a demanding role which required the French kissing of Oliver Reed!
Jeff St.Clair studied theater with James Slowiak at the University of Akron and through various workshops in Northeast Ohio. Jeff has worked with several community theaters in the region and Kent State’s Porthouse Theater. He appeared in the feature-length independent film CL.ONE by Jason Tomaric, and in several TV commercials, industrial videos, and voiceovers. Jeff has written and produced 5 plays with Hard Trash Theater Company and is acting coach for the New World Children’s Theater in Kent. Jeff hosted classical & folk music, and is currently a reporter and morning news host for NPR affiliate WKSU.