Shakespeare to Shaw

Join Shaw expert (and GTG Artistic Director) David Staller and Shakespeare expert (and GTG Associate Director) Stephen Brown-Fried for an in-depth acting workshop on scenes and monologues by England’s two greatest dramatists.  Focusing on ‘thinking on the line’, physicalizing action, bringing arcane language to life, and much much more, we’ll examine how these skills transfer from Shakespeare to Shaw!

November 14, 21, 28, and December 5
From 6:30 – 9:30 pm at 520 8th Avenue

Tuition for the four-class sequence: $300

This course is intended for students with experience acting heightened text.  Interested students should submit a headshot and resume by email when registering, so that the instructors may select appropriate material for each student prior to the first class.

For more information and to register:
email or call 212.355.7823

David Staller, the founding Artistic Director of Gingold Theatrical Group, has directed off-Broadway productions of Man and Superman, Major Barbara, You Never Can Tell, and Widowers’ Houses, which were all filmed by the NY Library for Performing Arts archives at Lincoln Center. He oversees all of GTG’s programs including the full productions, readings, new play development, discussion groups, and educational programs. He studied acting and directing with Stella Adler and Uta Hagen in New York, Lee Strasberg in Los Angeles, and at RADA in London. He has acted extensively on and off-Broadway and in London. In addition to producing and directing plays and special events around the world he is an international go-to speaker on human rights and all things Shaw.

Stephen Brown-Fried is the Associate Director of Gingold Theatrical Group, and is a theatre director and teacher based in New York City whose work has been seen at The Public Theater, the National Asian American Theatre Company, Northern Stage, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop’s 4th Street Theater, Sundance Theatre Lab, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Trinity Shakespeare, Milwaukee Shakespeare, Illinois Shakespeare and at The Shakespeare Theatre Company, as well as at training programs across the country. From 2014 to 2015, he served as the Artistic Associate & Casting Director at the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, where his directing credits include Misalliance, All’s Well That Ends WellThe Comedy of Errors, and other plays.  He is an Associate Artist at Trinity Shakespeare Festival, where his credits include Much Ado About NothingMacbethThe Merchant of VeniceJulius CaesarA Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Richard III. He currently serves as Head of Directing (MFA & BFA) at The New School College of Performing Arts, School of Drama, and is a Lecturer in Directing at The Yale School of Drama.