INDIVIDUAL COACHING AND TRAINING IS AVAILABLE. PLEASE EMAIL ED W. AT firstname.lastname@example.org
"The actor creates with his own flesh and blood. all those things which all the arts try in some way to describe."
This training is designed for actors at every level from the talented aspiring or beginner actors with little or no experience to the more experienced with or without previous training.
We start with the " three basics" plus a fourth, then move on to the elements of the craft that all actors should absolutely know and understand. Working with scripts, we will cover script analysis, character building and relationships, a new approach to subtext, finding the emotion, actor secrets, movement, stillness and understanding why you are doing what you are doing.
The goal is to provide you with the knowledge and deeper understanding of the craft to give you the confidence to begin or continue acting and, for the more experienced, to discover new ways to bring a deeper meaning to your work.
"It's what I learn from the great actors that I work with. Stillness. That's all and that's the hardest thing." - Morgan Freeman
WORKSHOPS ARE CONDUCTED BY Ed Wilhelms
Ed started his work in theatre as an actor. He studied contemporary and classical acting at the American Theatre Wing School in New York City, with Gene Feist, founder of the Roundabout Theatre Company, William Cottrell, stage and film actor and former General Manager of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and stage and film actor, Raymond St.Jacques. Ed was also one of only six actors choosen by the Theatre Wing to study at the Raymond Moore Professional Training Center on the grounds of The Cape Playhouse in Dennis Massachusetts.
Ed has appeared Off Broadway in "The Fourth R", "The Happy Journey to Camden and Trenton" and two productions of "The Taming of the Shrew", one as Lucentio and one as Petruchio. He has worked in summer stock and local theatres in New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut, was featured in national television commercials for Zoo Ball and Devil Sticks, was Milt in "Luv" on Boston Public Television, was an original member and contributing writer of "The Free Range Comix", a touring sketch comedy show, was co-founder of The Actors Company, a Shakespeare training and performance company in Barnstable, Massachusetts and was the founder of the A.C.T. Studio Theatre in Stuart, Florida.
Ed's directing credits include, "Crimes of the Heart" by Beth Henley, "Picnic" by William Inge, "Rabbit Hole" by David Lindsay Abaire, "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller, "Speed-The-Plow" by David Mamet, "The Exercise" by John Carlino, "Slowgirl" by Greg Pierce, "Biloxi Blues" by Neil Simon, "Eat Your Heart Out" by Nick Hall, "Walter Cronkite is Dead" by Joe Calarco, "Nebuchadnezzar" by Don Nigro, "Twilight of the Golds" by Jonathan Tolins ,"The Guys" by Anne Nelson and "Agnes of God" by John Pielmeyer.
Ed has conducted classes at his former studio in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, for the Margreta Stage Company of Essex Connecticut and at the A.C.T. Studio Theatre in Stuart, Florida.