Class Offering: Character Analysis and Imagery with dado

Facility Theatre Presents:


Instructor: dado

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Actors must submit headshot and resumé to (enrollment is selective at the discretion of the instructor).

Consecutive Thursdays & Fridays (3 weeks)
May 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 &
May 31st optional monologue intensive*
Classes are from 2pm-5pm (with the exception of the 31st where more time will be allotted for all monologues)

1906 Halsted Street (between Armitage and North), Chicago

Tuition is $350.00, $300 for return students.
*Option to skip monologue intensive for $300

Classes are limited to 10 students.

Analysis is a lost art in the contemporary swirl of Meisner, Viewpoints and Chekhov. This course develops a demanding physical and emotional discipline. It proposes a vigorous regimen that investigates a deep look at the inner and outer details that make a character’s rich state of being. The character work in the analysis is both an intellectual and physical process that allows the actor to construct a fertile and generous baseline from which to make exciting and dynamic choices. The ability to engage this kind of strategy creates strong and exacting performances that stand out because they are clear and interesting; made from a strong understanding of the character’s existence. Exercise of the imaginative aspects of the process is essential. The outcome is effortless, invisible work that is infinitely unpredictable, free, and alive.

Actors are also encouraged to deviate the analysis further and create other relevant and investigative forms with which to build the substrate. Use of powerful visual and audio imagery, other forms of making, as well as creation of other mediums to further this practice are encouraged.