Presentation as Theatrical Art

Instructors: Sarah Zwick-Tapley

Dates: Monday, February 20, Wednesday, February 22, and Monday, February 27

Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm

Location: Morgan Library Room 203

Overview

Are you wishing to improve your public speaking skills? Do you want to be more uninhibited and physically and vocally free during presentations?  Presentation as a Theatrical Art approaches public speaking from a theatre-based approach. In this three-session short course, learn acting tools to become more dynamic onstage by developing: stage presence, expanding vocal range, gaining more physical freedom onstage and creating a stronger emotional connection to your audience.

CSU Special Assistant Professor of Theatre, Sarah Zwick-Tapley, has worked professionally as an actor, director and comic.  She received her M.F.A. in Acting from a joint program between American Repertory Theatre, Harvard University and the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia and a B.A. in Acting from Illinois State University.  While at Harvard, she studied with renowned vocal coach, Nancy Houfek.  A member of Actors Equity Association, Ms. Zwick-Tapley’s acting credits include American Repertory Theatre, Boston Playwrights Theatre, the Guthrie, the Moscow Art Theatre and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  Sarah has worked with such artists as David Mamet, Lee Breuer, Robert Woodruff, Catherine Fitzmaurice and Russian Theatre scholar, Anatoly Smeliansky.