3 NEW Master Classes with Olympia Dukakis

United Solo is proud to host Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis, who will teach a series of 3 Master Classes as part of the United Solo Professional Training Program! This is a rare opportunity to work with Ms. Dukakis at her private rehearsal studio in NYC and develop your acting skills through 3 sessions with this critically acclaimed actress of theatre, film, and television. Participants may attend all 3 classes for a reduced price or only those they are available for at full price. Her master class, “The Importance of Craft,” will teach students to identify and develop what is important to them as performers. Ms. Dukakis will explain how to approach the craft of acting as a personal connection to thoughts, actions, circumstances and character, as expressed and defined by the text. The Master Classes will take place on Tuesdays: October 29, November 5, and November 12, 2019 from 4pm-6pm at NYU/Washington Sq. park area, New York City – exact location to be shared after signing up.

All ages and levels of theatrical experience encouraged. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required at www.unitedsolo.org/us/uedu — here you will find more details available as well. Sign up now!

 

 
OLYMPIA DUKAKIS is an Academy Award-winning actress who took home an Oscar for her performance in the 1987 romantic comedy “Moonstruck.” As a highly respected performer of both classical and contemporary theater, the daughter of Greek immigrants first distinguished herself on stage performing in summer stock, and with repertory and Shakespeare companies throughout the country. She made her Broadway debut as an understudy in “The Aspern Papers” at age 30. In 1971, she co-founded The Whole Theater Company in Montclair, NJ, together with her husband, the actor Louis Zorich. Dukakis scored theater triumphs in “A Man’s a Man,” for which she won an Obie Award in 1963, and “The Marriage of Bette and Boo’ — another Obie Award. Many of her successes, both as actor and director, took place while working with The Whole Theater, which encouraged the development of new and untried plays. “Moonstruck” featured a 56-year-old Dukakis in the role of Cher’s sardonic, world-weary mother. In addition to that year’s Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, her performance earned her a Golden Globe, an American Comedy Award, and a Los Angeles Film Critics Award. It also launched Dukakis into stardom. Since then, she has remained in high demand for over three decades as of one of Hollywood’s most sought-after character players, first in line for a number of top roles including “Steel Magnolias” (1989), “Look Who’s Talking” (1989), “The Cemetery Club” (1993) and “Mr. Holland’s Opus” (1995). A more recent film, “Cloudburst” (2011), was a critical and audience darling, winning over forty awards for Best Film at festivals around the world. Dukakis won several Best Actress awards for her role. She has received high praise for her extensive work in television, including Emmy Award nominations for “Lucky Day,” “More Tales of the City,” and “Joan of Arc.”
 
Register for the class at http://unitedsolo.org/us/uedu