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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 5-9, 2012. This is Unwin’s second visit to USC Upstate to conduct seminars and workshops and teach several classes.

His schedule is as follows:

Monday, November 5:

  •      11:00 – 12:00 – Open Session – Studio (Acting)
  •      2:00 – 3:00 – Open Session – Audition Techniques – Studio
  •      3:15 – 5:00 – Open Master Class – Studio

Tuesday, November 6:

  •      Election Day – No Classes
  •      1:00 – Until – Wild Wings for a Social Afternoon

Wednesday, November 7:

  •      10:00 – 11:00 – Open Session – Studio
  •      11:00 – 12:00 – Open Session – Director/Designer Collaboration – Studio
  •     2:00 – 3:15 – Open Session – Audition Techniques – Studio

Thursday, November 8:

  •      9:25 – 10:40 – Voice – Using the Language – Studio Open Session
  •      10:50 – 12:05 – Script Analysis – Character Development Open Session – Studio
  •       1:40 – 2:55 – Alternative Styles of Acting – Studio Open Session

Friday, November 9:

  •      11:00 – 12:00 – Open Acting Session – Studio
  •      2:00 – 4:00 – Open Master Class – Studio

USC Upstate signed a special agreement in 2010 with the Rose Theatre in Kingston Upon Thames, London, England, 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, Unwin agreed to come to USC Upstate to conduct acting workshops for theatre students.

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.

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