A nice story from Julie Winkle at HEC Media in St. Louis about our 20th anniversary of presenting new plays by regional playwrights.
Also at https://hecmedia.org/posts/first-run-theatre
Celebrating 20 Years of First Run Theatre
Looking through our archives, we came across this letter from the late Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner, Edward Albee. We though you’d like to read it, too.
Alba Method/Alba Emoting
ST. LOUIS WORKSHOPS
FIRST RUN THEATRE
is pleased to sponsor three ALBA EMOTING workshops by Master Teacher Elizabeth Townsend
Alba Emoting/Alba Method is a scientific technique originally developed for actors as a means of accessing organic emotion.
Alba Emoting was developed by neuroscientist and psychologist Professor Susana Bloch as a safe, purely physical technique to release and maintain emotional states.
Alba identifies six “emotions” from which all other emotions are derived: Joy, Fear, Sadness, Tenderness, Anger, and Erotic Love.
Each of these basic emotions, as well as emotional neutrality, has its own unique, identifiable set of bodily responses which are universal to all humans. By reproducing three aspects of these patterns — breathing, posture, and facial expression — anyone can experience and express genuine emotion at will without the use of memory or images.
Most important, using the seventh pattern called “Step-Out,” one can leave any emotion just as easily and return to psychophysical neutrality.
Alba Method has proven to be a highly effective means for identifying one’s own emotional state as well as that of others.
It is extremely helpful for developing coping skills to respond to stress in a healthy and productive way.
Alba Method has also proven to be useful in all areas of a person’s life to enhance an overall emotional well-being.
WORKSHOP DATES: June 17,18
Workshops will be from 11 – 5:30 with lunch from 1:30 – 3
LOCATION: High Low
3301 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
TO REGISTER AND FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Our new homes
The Kranzberg – Mainstage Productions
The Chapel – Spectrum short play festival
and the Reading Festival
First Run Theatre is Committed to:
First Run Theatre is committed to amplifying the many and diverse voices in our theatre company and community. We will not tolerate any form of racism, oppression or any other type of discriminatory practices imposed upon any artist because of their color, creed, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religious belief. We will continue to do our part in upholding principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Theater has an important role in creating change. We at First Run Theatre intend to play our role in listening, learning and making positive change happen.
We are committed to creating the safest environment for our audience, actors, crew and front of house staff. We do not require proof of vaccination, negative COVID-19 test or masking to enter at this time. We support your choice to wear a mask if you choose. If you have any concerns or questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.