Rose Theatre’s Stephen Unwin To Visit USC Upstate

November 1, 2010 at 10:28 am

Spartanburg, SC – The theatre department at the University of South Carolina Upstate is pleased to announce that Stephen Unwin, artistic director and chief executive of The Rose Theatre in Kingston, England, will be in residence at the university from November 1-5, 2010. He will conduct seminars and workshops and teach several classes.

His schedule is as follows:

Monday, November 1
9:00  a.m. Alternative Styles of Acting, Humanities and Performing Arts Center Studio
12:00 p.m. Voice for the Actor, Humanities and Performing Arts Center Studio

Tuesday, November 2*
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Master Class for USC Upstate Students ONLY*, Humanities and Performing Arts Center Studio

Wednesday, November 3
9:00 a.m. Alternative Styles of Acting, Humanities and Performing Arts Center Studio
12:00 p.m. Voice for the Actor, Humanities and Performing Arts Center Studio

Thursday, November 4
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Master Class, Humanities and Performing Arts Center Studio
7:30 p.m. Evening Presentation, Humanities and Performing Arts Center Theatre, topic TBA

Friday, November 5
9:00 a.m. Alternative Styles of Acting, Humanities and Performing Arts Center Studio
12:00 p.m. Voice for the Actor, Humanities and Performing Arts Center Studio

USC Upstate signed a special agreement with the Rose Theatre in Kingston Upon Thames, London, England, earlier this year that affords USC Upstate students the opportunity to intern at the Rose Theatre in Kingston. That theatre is based on the Rose Theatre in London, an Elizabethan theatre that staged the plays of Christopher Marlowe and early plays of Shakespeare. As part of that agreement, the theatre’s artistic director, Stephen Unwin, agreed to come to USC Upstate to conduct acting workshops for theatre students. All workshops are open to the public except for the Master Class on November 2.

Unwin has an extensive theatre background. In the 1980s he was associate director at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. In the 1990s, he served as resident director at the National Theatre Studio and he founded English Touring Theatre. Unwin has also directed a dozen operas and written numerous books.

Contact Jimm Cox, professor of theatre, at jcox@uscupstate.edu or (864) 503-5697, for additional information.