Presenter Profile

Francesca Mintowt-Czyz

Guest Artist, Western Nebraska Community College

Francesca Mintowt-Czyz is the current Theatre Instructor at Western Nebraska Community College and is trained in musical theatre, dance, and physical theatre performance. She has studied in the United States and the United Kingdom. She has toured internationally and is an award-winning voice over artist. She graduated from the MA Theatre Lab program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 2016. She has both performed and directed in the US, UK, and across Europe and, prior to starting her position at WNCC in the fall, she produced an original physical theatre piece entitled ‘On This Eve’ and was featured in the 2019 season at the Utah Festival for Opera and Musical Theatre. She has taught at Salt Lake Community College, City Academy, and with the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, and led workshops in devising and physical theatre for students attending some of the most prestigious performing arts programs in the United Kingdom. Students from RADA, Rambert School of Contemporary Dance, Bristol Old Vic, National Centre for Circus Arts, Central School of Ballet and more.

Francesca's Workshops


    Devising

    Beginning, , / Acting, , , , , / Regular

    We are entering a world where performers all around the world are becoming more and more creative and developing original productions of their own to support other commercial performance opportunities. How do they do it?

    Join me for this Devising workshop, where we will learn how to collaborate with other actors, dancers, writers, technicians, and artists to create original compositions. We will be writing, creating, and sharing short scenes developed in a short span of time. This workshop will challenge your imagination like it has never been challenged before. Learn to trust your gut as a creative spirit, and see what happens when we collaborate!

    Grounding Your Monologue, Physical Theatre Workshop

    , , Advanced / Acting, , , , , / Regular

    Grounding ourselves, and using our entire vessel to communicate with our imaginary "other" during the sharing of a monologue is no easy task. Let us actors get out of our heads and start to get to know our bodies, and the real potential they have for expression. Join me for this workshop intensive and come armed with a fully memorized monologue - a piece we can sink our teeth into and explore with our minds, hearts, and most importantly, our bodies.