Katie Rodda, a disciple of director Anne Bogart, will lead a workshop in "Viewpoints," a movement training developed by innovative director Bogart, on Feb. 12 at the Old Globe Theatre Rehearsal Hall in the House of Charm. The time is 10 AM-2 PM. The fee is $40 for members of Actors Alliance of San Diego, $75 for non-members.
Rodda describes Viewpoints as a "physical exploration and examination of the relationships that occur between the actor and the audience, the actor and the physical space, and among the actors themselves. Viewpoints training provides an alternate method to unlock a character, approaching it from an external physical place instead of from an internal, emotional space."
Rodda said that she has been "obsessed with Anne Bogart ever since I saw her acclaimed production of The Women at the San Diego Repertory in 1992. I began studying her work while in graduate school, and I traveled to New York to watch her develop and direct an original piece titled American Silents as part of my master's thesis. I was incredibly fortunate to be able to participate in a two-week workshop she led in Los Angeles in August, 1999, and my experience there has forever changed how I approach theatre."
Rodda describes Viewpoints' training as "rigorous and physically challenging," but notes that disability does not preclude an actor's participation in the class.
Rodda is a doctoral candidate in Dramatic Arts at UC Santa Barbara and currently teaches classes at the Old Globe Theatre. For tickets and information call (619) 299-6475 or visit: email@example.com -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent