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7/7/2016 at 4:04:59 PM GMT
Don't miss out on the 2016 AP Pre Conference!!

Exploding the Myths: Science, SuperScenes, and Stanislavsky

Dates:  Wed Aug. 10th 10am-5pm and 7-9pm, Thur. Aug. 11, 2016 10am-1pm.

Wrap-up session within the main conference: Sat Aug 13,  3:30-5pm

Location: OFFSITE The Actor’s Studio, 10 W Hubbard, Chicago, IL.

(Less than a mile from the Palmer House). 

Cost: is $85 participants, $20 Observers

Conference Brochure Description

This workshop will take a fresh look at psychophysical action through active analysis for rehearsal and the use of archetypes and SuperScenes.  Both teachers will offer relevant insights from contemporary neuroscience, psychology, physiology and other sciences as they reflect on the psychophysical instrument.



The impetus for this pre-conference resulted from the many ATHE members who have taken workshops with both Jane Drake Brody and Stephanie Daventry French over the years and wanted more in-depth experiences with the work. This workshop will aid in applying their advanced work to both rehearsal and training in a sequential process. Both authors are steeped in the late and active work of Stanislavsky and have devoted much research and writing to investigate Stanislavsky's theories within the context of modern science. 


Brody's process of SuperScenes is her response to Stanislavsky's theory of physical action viewed through a neuroscientific lens and focusing on the physical play of archetype and primal action. Brody is the author of Acting, Archetype, and Neuroscience to be released in September, 2016 by Routledge Press. Her book The Actor's Business Plan: A Career Guide for the Acting Life by Jane Brody Release Date: Oct 22, 2015, Bloomsbury Press. Bloomsbury Press


French combines Stanislavsky’s Psychophysical Action and Active Analysis with a host of other active and experimental theatre approaches to actor training, directing and devising. She is co-author of Experiencing Stanislavsky Today: Training and Rehearsal for the Psychophysical Actor by Stephanie Daventry French and Philip G. Bennett, Routledge Press. Release date December 24, 2015 US, December 24, 2015 England.

David Kaye, University of New Hampshire

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