Global Faculty Programme
Uta Hagen Masterclass with Carol Rosenfeld
Presented by HB Studio in collaboration with DSM
3 weeks | 8 sessions | 3 hours each
Dates: 12th April to 28th April (Mon, Wed, Fri)
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm IST | 7:30 am to 10:30 am EST
Fees: INR 15,000
Venue: Online via Zoom
To better get to know the facilitator and establish the tone for the workshops, we have also organised a pre-session event:
Meet & Greet: 11th April
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm IST | 6:30 am to 8:30 am EST
Facilitator: Carol Rosenfeld
From 1968, Carol Rosenfeld (she/her/hers) has taught at HB Studio. As founder and first director of the Hagen Institute, she created signature pedagogical courses – the most recent one was the Hagen Actor’s Lab.
After conducting masterclasses in Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, Halifax, Calgary, Copenhagen, Barcelona, London, and Melbourne – we are delighted to collaborate with HB Studio for an online masterclass with Carol.
Carol trained with Uta Hagen and Alice Spivak, and continued her practice through workshops with other notable theatre practitioners. Carol has continued exploring Uta Hagen’s approach through her writing, and has published two books to that effect. This is the rich experience that she will draw from for her upcoming Uta Hagen masterclass in April.
As the world of theatre changes, and disruptions occur in the lives of actors, we must stay true to one tenet: theatre must reflect and be relevant to the time in which we live.
In these troubling times, Uta Hagen’s acting exercises offer an oasis of grounded and embodied physical solo practice for the actor. Through these physically immersive and behavioural exercises, an actor can enhance her/his mindfulness and self-observation – allowing one to maintain continuity in the craft, whether you are actively employed or not. They provide a methodical way to enhance your preparation for a role, to keep it alive, fluid, and open – if you know what your homework is, you can be ready to work with other actors at your first rehearsal.
Working in a safe non-performative space, in the Hagen Actor’s Lab Online you will:
- Identify the ‘work’ at hand, and find ease and clarity in your process
- Define your obligation to the role, and explore alternatives that are specific and personal
- Hone your ability to reflect on your work
- Create circumstances that lead to truthful behaviour
- Own your voice and points of view, and open up to unexpected discoveries
*Please note: this workshop is targeted at advanced practitioners – people who have begun their journey as actors, and would like to stay grounded on-and-off stage/screen. These techniques might not be as relevant for beginners who are still learning how to act.
This online workshop is being offered by HB Studio – where Uta Hagen taught her legendary professional classes for over 50 years, in collaboration with the Drama School Mumbai.
The Herbert Berghof (HB) Studio was conceived as an artistic and working home. It offers an outlet for practice and growth for the professional theatre artist and an opportunity for the young to establish roots in their intended craft. The Studio’s guiding principle is creative freedom, which has as its logical consequence, a responsibility to a noble art.
Know more: https://hbstudio.org/
The Drama School Mumbai (DSM) was founded to forge a new generation of theatre makers; individuals who see themselves as actor-creator-entrepreneurs, who will go on in their careers to perform, create and produce work to a new standard of storytelling, and to promote the awareness of theatre and its processes to a wider audience interested in exploring and understanding the medium for themselves.