Andrew Barnicle heads May Shakespeare Workout!

“Marrying the Classical to the Contemporary”

With Guest Moderator:  Andrew Barnicle

Through lecture, monologue work, and scene study, the workshop will reconcile Shakespeare’s verse with Stanislavski beatwork. Actors gain an understanding first of why the Elizabethans wrote the way they did, then a series of exercises that break iambic pentameter into workable beats, with the aid of guidelines to help understand and emotionalize verse.


Classes will take place Tuesday afternoons 1:30pm-5:00pm on:

May 10, 17, 24, 31

Limited spaces available.  Email deirdre@antaeus.org to sign up!

ANDREW BARNICLE served as artistic director of The Laguna Play­house from 1991 through 2010.  In that time he produced over 100 Playhouse shows and directed over 40 of them, including many World, U.S., West Coast and Southern California premieres. Recent directing projects include Noel Coward’s Private Lives, Ron Hutchinson’s Moonlight and Magnolias, (which also played the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts as a co-production with McCoy/Rigby Entertainment, and Burbank’s Colony Theatre), Michael Hollinger’s An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf and Red Herring, Yazmina Reza’s Art, the World Premieres of Bernard Farrell’s The Verdi Girls, Richard Dresser’s The Pursuit of Happiness, the U.S. premiere of Bernard Farrell’s Many Happy Returns, Steve Martin’s The Underpants, and Somerset Maugham’s The Constant Wife.  Andy directed a wide range of works over the years, including the award-winning American Buf­falo, three other U.S. premieres by Bernard Farrell, Richard Dresser’s Rounding Third and Wonderful World, and Andy’s world premiere adapta­tion of his wife Sara’s translation of Carlo Goldoni’s The Liar, as well as Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Othello, and Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People.  Andrew previously served as Head of Theatre at United States International University’s School of Performing and Visual Arts in San Diego, and was the Associate Artistic Director of the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach, where he directed seven plays, including the San Diego premiere of Torch Song Trilogy. He has also directed at San Diego’s Theatre at Old Town, Michigan’s LORT Meadow Brook Theatre, Gunmetal Blues, Rounding Third, and Charels Evered’s Celadine at the Colony Theatre, and The Foreigner at the San Jose Repetory Theatre.  As an actor, he has appeared numerous times Off-Broadway and in major roles in eighteen LORT productions across the country, including Meadow Brook Theatre, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, San Diego Rep, the Alaska Rep, and five roles at The Laguna Playhouse, including The Actor in Enter The Guardsman, Sam Galahad in both the production and on the cast album CD of Gunmetal Blues, and most recently as Lawrence in David Rambo’s The Ice-Breaker.

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