SP 23 Youth Acting 1 | Saturday |9:00-10:30 am | Ages 12-15 yrs.|
Start Date February 4th - June 10th
Spring Break April 10th-15th
Instructor: Keni Cohen , WSPA Theater Faculty
Description: Acting 1 BUILDING THE ACTOR’S FOUNDATION:
Action-Reaction, Listening, Corporal Expression, Articulation, Tableaux, and Imagination/ Character, Relationship, Objective, Where, Obstacles, and Tactics/Environment, Five Senses, Emotional Range, Truth, and Voice
Biography: Keni comes to us with forty-five years of experience as a director, actor, mime, and educator. He has created theater ensembles in France, Portugal, Brazil, and New Mexico. As an artist in residence for eight years in New Mexico, He taught over seventy residencies for all grade levels. At the Santa Fe Children’s Museum, He wrote, acted, and directed eleven original family shows.Keni directed the award winning youth theater company, Theater of Urgency. He also performed in a variety of productions ranging from Shakespeare to Private Wars, as well as directing an array of productions.
In Seattle, Keni has worked with Youth Theater Northwest, Foundry10, Two Roads, Disney in the Schools, Project Interact, Northwest Actors’ Studio, West Seattle Kids, Studio East, Tribes Project, and many more. For the last nineteen years, I have worked at Seattle Children’s Theater, where I have directed eleven summer season shows and taught hundreds of classes. He has also taught many workshops in schools and community centers as part of the SCT Outreach Program. Keni studied theater with Robert Alexander “Living Stage”, Cecile Leneman “Theater of Man”, Cultural Training Center of San Francisco, San Francisco Mime Troupe, and the Actors’ Theater of Santa Fe. I studied Mime with Ann Jankovic, Leonard Pitt, and Masters Etienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau. I studied the Grotowski Technique with Yeve Lebraton, Modern Dance with Caroline Carson, Cynthia Briggs, Jay Parker Copley, and Bill Evans. Jazz Dance with Cathy Roe, Ballet with Suzanne Ousov, and Nancy Waterman, and Circus Skills with the Pickle Family Circus.