Dramatizing Scripture

November 14, 2017 - November 17, 2017
West Park NY

Dramatizing Scripture

Tuesday, November 14 – Friday, November 17, 2017

Led by Br. Josép Martínez-Cubero

Until the printing press made ownership of books commonplace, the Bible was experienced by listening to it being read aloud, and it was largely written with this in mind. Expand your experience of Holy Scripture by exploring different ways of delivering aloud the words of the Bible. We will use a variety of acting techniques including light and easy physical exercises, diction exercises, games, and journaling. We will do dramatic readings of scripture being attentive to what in the text “hits us”, and describing what we know about God in those sections of scripture that speak to us. No acting experience is necessary, but do come with an open mind, a relaxed stance, and a desire to know scripture in a new way.

Br. Josép has been a theatre director and voice teacher for more than 25 years. Before entering the Order of the Holy Cross, he worked as a voice teacher and theatre director in NYC for 18 years. He founded The Pied Piper Children’s Theatre of NYC in 1999, and Delphi Theatre in 2004. With those two organizations he produced over 130 plays, musical, and operas, and taught acting, scene study, and musical theatre repertoire classes. As a singer/actor he has performed in operas, oratorios, musical theatre, concerts, recitals, cabarets, and theatrical plays throughout the United States.

Cost: $340, deposit: $80

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