Mask Workshop W/Ezra Weisz

Saturday, August 31st

12:00 pm - 4:30 pm at The Hideout Theatre - Classroom

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Maximum: 16 students

Mask Characterization is an acting process developed by Libby Appel. It is taught by
very few throughout the country and is an exciting and demanding journey into the ever-expanding world of artistic/theatrical development. The workshop will begin
with a basic exploration in organic improvisation. After we get familiar with the style of “play” we will move forward into the Mask component of the workshop. Mask work is exciting, raw, scary, amazing and tiring (physically and mentally). You will grow as an actor and have a memory of an experience that will last your entire life as an artist. If you are interested in taking the workshop here are some basic rules:
1. You must bring a journal / notebook (new) to class with you.
2. You must wear ALL BLACK, form fitting clothes.
3. Bring a water bottle filled with water and a snack or energy bar (you will need it, it’s a physical class).

EzraWeisz-warmupguy_01-webAbout Ezra:

EZRA WEISZ left his home of New Jersey to study theater at California Institute of the Arts. After graduating in 1994 with a B.F.A., he moved to the greater Los Angeles area to better pursue his career in the theater and television. Ezra has performed in such venues as Pasadena’s The Ice House, the world famous Comedy Store, and Bang Comedy Theater and in such shows as iProv, The Doubtful Guests and The Truth. He has traveled to Dubai, New York, Atlanta, New Jersey and Chicago performing in venues and festivals. In 2009 Ezra and The Doubtful Guests headlined the Chicago Improv Festival in the famed Lakeshore Theater.
Ezra was the Director of the School of Improvisation at Bang Comedy Theater from 1999 to 2012 where directed many hit shows at bang, including the hit sketch comedy show “L.A.Women” and the 2 year sold out run of “Streep Tease.” Ezra has conducted workshops for professional corporations and institutions. He has been invited to work with such companies as Direct TV, NPR’s “Market Place,” Disney Feature Animation, Rhythm and Hues, Universal and the Los Angeles Police Department. In 2002 Ezra began work in television as an Audience Warm-up performer. He warms up such Disney Channel shows as So Random, Jessie, Austin and Ally, Ant Farm, Wizards of Waverly Place, I’m In The Band, Pair Of Kings and Sonny with a Chance. Since his start in the business Ezra has warmed up hundreds of audiences at live tapings, making people laugh and enjoy the experience.
He started the Youth Improv Program and bang comedy theater in Hollywood in 2009 and currently teaches improv and scene study at The Talent House Academy in Burbank, Ca.

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