High School Acting Class and Screenplay Performance – Fall 2020 – Virtual
Golden-Globe nominee Cynthia Gibb is thrilled to be directing the high schoolers in a virtual screenplay this fall! Think "Breakfast Club" or "Clueless" brought to life with a brilliant cast on Zoom! (A fun/intense screenplay in the vein of these classic favorites will be selected based on which brains, athletes, basket cases, princesses, and criminals enroll ;)
The first half of the session will focus on scene study, in which students will learn to connect with their scene partners, make strong acting choices, and learn how to prep for a role and give a grounded performance. During the second half of the session, they will begin rehearsing the screenplay, which will be performed online for family and friends to enjoy in December.
When: Wednesdays from 7:30 pm to 8:30* pm
Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov 4, 11, 18; Dec 2, 9, 16
+one 10-minute private coaching for each student during the rehearsal process
Who: Grades 9 – 12
Where: On Zoom
With: Cynthia Gibb
Register NOW to secure your spot!
*Class time may be extended based on enrollment
Westport native Cynthia Gibb has over 60 film, TV and theater credits. She received a Golden Globe® nomination for her portrayal of Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy, opposite Bette Midler. She also starred in the Karen Carpenter Story. And anyone who ever donned legwarmers remembers her as the star of the TV series Fame! She also starred with Shirley Jones, Dick Van Dyke, Donna McKechnie, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, James Woods, Dabney Coleman, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Lloyd and many others. Cynthia has worked with Oliver Stone, Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne, Arthur Laurents, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan (producers of the Academy Awards, Smash and Chicago), as well as choreographers Jerome Robbins, Debbie Allen and Jaime Rogers. She has over 30 years professional experience as an actress, singer and dancer. Her TV credits include Law and Order/SVU, Criminal Minds and Without a Trace, among many others. Cynthia is a member of the prestigious Actors' Studio and has taught hundreds of singing and acting students in Connecticut, L.A., and in master classes across Italy.