Guest Artist, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Education Team
Ms. Taylor is a Teaching Artist and the Program Manager for Literacy Engagement and Resiliency Programming for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. As a professional actor Rachel has performed in New York, Los Angeles, Ohio and in many productions with the Denver Center Theatre Company. She has taught everything from Shakespeare to sequins and toured with the education program for many years. She has also had the privilege of being an Artist in Residence in many Colorado schools. She holds Bachelor of Art degrees in both theater and fine arts with a sculpture emphasis from the University of Colorado and a Masters of Fine Arts in acting from the National Theatre Conservatory.
MASKS: THE POWER OF MOVEMENT, THE POWER OF MOMENT
Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , , / Regular
Limited to the first 35 actors to arrive. With their mysterious and freeing power at the foundation of Western theatrical tradition, actors in mask may have lost their central presence in contemporary theatrical work – with some exceptions, think The Lion King – but the mask’s ability to release a performer into physical storytelling and character remains current and empowering. This active workshop (come prepared to move) incorporates modes of neutral mask’s physicality expressing meaning very simply, clearly, and naturally. The workshop also links the beneficial discoveries you will make in mask to your choices, out of mask, when cast in a role and required to make specific and intentional physical and emotional acting choices. Join master educator and artist, Rachel Taylor, in this unique training opportunity.