Contemporary American Theatre

From February 15 – March 6, 2021


In American theater and since Tennessee Williams in the 1940s, the barrier between acting in the theater and film has barely existed. American playwrights, from Baker to Shepard to Shanley and Albee, see their works adapted for the cinema regularly and write for both screen and stage. Actors, both in their apprenticeship and throughout their careers, work with this in mind: their approach to acting must allow them to travel from the stage to the set. It is a challenge, but this difficulty enriches the actor in the mastery of his art and deploys his talent.
In Europe we are confronted with the dilemma of “playing theater” or “playing cinema.” Today, the professional landscape requires actors to be able to go from one to the other. And they have to do it with ease. Let’s overcome this problem.

IT New York Workshops are available to all actors, dancers, singers and other performing artists who qualify with Afdas or with Pole Emploi. We also keep a few places open to non-Afdas actors. Acting Workshops are generally three weeks (15 days, M-F), seven hours a day. All levels, from beginner to award-winning highly experienced film and stage actors, are welcome in a non-competitive yet demanding environment.

The Castle Orozco Acting Technique enhances the actor’s individual artistic process by stimulating the creativity of each individual, which is why it works for actors, performers and artists from various disciplines. The actor discovers a physical and emotional availability that leads to working moment-to-moment based on spontaneous organic impulses and their free expression through the character. To do this the actor must be able to live as the character without self-consciousness. The quality of the acting then becomes so organic that it appears magically real, never cliché. The actor achieves what Castle calls “the unexpected truth.”

The technique offers actors the freedom to be emotionally available and artistically creative in both theater and film. It consists of a training technique that includes a large number of specific exercises that meet the fundamental challenges of the actor:

how to build your character?

• how to be authentic in your playing, without forcing the emotions?

• how to get rid of physical and verbal tics?

• how to express an impulse through the filter of the character?

• how to play organically?

• how to understand more deeply the world of the play or film, and what really motivates your character?

Throughout the course the exercises, the work on the body and the exploration of the plays and scenarios build a toolbox that the actor can rely on and use throughout his or her artistic career. A true evolution of Stanislavski and Lee Strasberg’s “The Method,”the Castle Orozco Acting Technique focuses on the process of creating the character through imagination, sense memory, Imagined Experience and the intrinsic intelligence of the body.

Scene & Monologue Work

• Each actor will work on a scene and a monologue, always from great writers

• We provide the scripts and pair the actor with a scene partner before the workshop starts

• The actors have the opportunity of getting on stage several times with their scenes during the course of the workshop

• The workshop is in French & English; scenes and monologues can be performed in either French or English


This workshop is an Afdas Convention. We invite you to check your support options with AFDAS or with Pôle Emploi. A few Non-Afdas participants can also participate.

Pour en savoir plus et vous inscrire:

Francois Nuyttens 06 43 05 46 02

We look forward to working with you…

In addition, the Jouer Juste Workshops often result in the participants building great networks and future projects together!

Feb 15, 2021

Paris, France

Number of participants 16

Number of hours 90

Price 1815 €

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