Tony Winner Betty Buckley Will Offer Song Interpretation and Monologue Workshop in NYC
By Andrew Gans
While starring in the world premiere of Horton Foote’s The Old Friends at The Signature Theatre — performances begin Aug. 20 — Theater Hall of Fame 2012 honoree and Tony Award winner Betty Buckley will offer her Song Interpretation and Monologue Workshop at the T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre on select Monday nights.
Classes, which run from 6 PM-10:30 PM, are scheduled for Aug. 12 and 26, Sept. 16 and Oct. 7 and 14. An accompanist will be provided.
Buckley's workshop is open to high-school age as well as amateur and professional singers and actors. Auditors are welcome at a reduced fee and will participate in the group exercises. Full participants will also do one-on-one work with Buckley directing their songs or monologues.
Buckley is especially proud of her work with her high school students, who have been admitted to the universities and performing arts conservatories of their choice. "It gives me such joy to assist the growth of my younger students and to facilitate the dreams of my mature students to step into their true potential. It is my privilege to pass along the tools given to me by my great teachers," the award-winning actress said in a statement.
Buckley, according to press notes, "shares her expertise and guides her students through a methodology that facilitates audience connection through songs and monologues. Her emotional connection to songs and audiences is renowned, and that very connection is at the heart of what Ms. Buckley imparts to her students."
For further details and to apply to the workshop, prospective participants should contact T. Schreiber Studio at (212) 741-0209 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Betty Buckley offered acclaimed performances in Broadway's Sunset Boulevard, Carrie, Song & Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 1776, Triumph of Love and Promises, Promises. She won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella in the Broadway production of Cats, and she starred on the London stage in Promises, Promises, Dear World and Sunset Boulevard, earning an Olivier Award nomination for her work in the latter. Her screen credits are numerous.
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