The Lab at Atlantic is our part-time conservatory, designed to give students with busy schedules the opportunity to study and build a foundation in the Atlantic Technique and philosophy. Our current part-time classes include:
INTRO VOCAL WORKSHOP WITH KATIE BULL
This vocal workshop is about vocal power, audibility, and expression; moment to moment breath that manifests spontaneous vocal impulse and range; communication in present moment; vocal health; and vocal support for articulation that is rooted in the whole body. Students learn the 24 core exercises of a vocal production warm up sequence that is developmentally based, and organic. This sequence can evolve over time to be customized and adapted for each unique vocal body. The exercises, in turn, can be applied to text — and acting can become a fully physical art. Katie Bull is the founder of Whole Body Voice (c), a whole body approach to vocal production for the speaking voice. Katie trained with the renowned vocal coach Chuck Jones and collaborated with him until his passing.
ONGOING CLASS VOCAL WORKSHOP WITH KATIE BULL
Requires previous training with Katie Bull or other Atlantic instructors and colleagues. Ongoing Class/Mixed Levels. Vocal Workshop students continue to explore and refine the Jones-rooted vocal warm up practice with greater detail. Specificity of awareness and self coaching approaches rooted in the use of gravity, help actors to find support muscles, and to trust the released voice. Students will be cast in and embark on an exploration of an original play with Katie facilitating scenes from a vocal production integration point of view. The class will culminate in a read through. This is a field rehearsal format. The present moment is explored as an aspect of vocal production breathing. Some introductory principals of a compatible vocal technique – the Fitzmaurice Technique (c) – are taught to expand the actor’s options for self coaching.
TECHNIQUE & SCENE STUDY I
An introduction to the Atlantic Technique. Course includes Script Analysis and Moment Lab work explored through scene study and structured acting exercises. Learn how to analyze a scene to arrive at an essential action that will bring the writer’s intentions to life and then play that action truthfully in the moment. These analysis skills will enable the actor to break down a script or set of audition sides, resulting in strong and compelling performance choices.
TECHNIQUE & SCENE STUDY II
Requires successful completion of LVL I, Summer Intensive or Spring Comprehensive. In LVL II Script Analysis class students work on high stakes scenes, exploring the As If introduced in LVL I in greater depth in order to bring more bravery and vulnerability to their work and expand their actor’s range of expression. In Moment Lab class students work on exercises involving beat changes and multiple person repetition. Character development is explored through Private Life work and the use of physical space and shape.