BOX OFFICE: 503.922.0532


  PO Box 19972
Portland, OR 97280

Exciting Weekend Intensive - Text Analysis Liberates Actor Power

Friday, February 25 at 7:00pm - February 27 at 3:00pm

Learn to analyze a text to LIBERATE your spirit, soul, and emotional intensity into the words and actions created by the playwright. This three day workshop will apply analytical skills to physical and vocal explorations and will teach you how to build a performance, be it a monologue or a part in a production, into a celebration of the playwright’s words and your creative gifts.

"A truly inspiring and gifted master teacher, Michael Nehring creates a personal and challenging environment which never fails to re-energize me as an actor. I always walk away from his workshops equipped with new tools and skills to apply to the craft and in love with the process of acting all over again." - Sarah Lucht, Actress & Portland Shakespeare Project Education Director

This 3 day workshop runs Friday, February 25 from 7-11pm, Saturday, February 26 from 1-5 and Sunday, February 27 from 11am-3pm

Professor Michael Nehring is an award-winning actor, director, and educator. He has been a founding member of several important theatrical companies in Southern California including Friends and Artist’s Theatre Ensemble (FATE), Shakespeare Orange County (SOC), and Son of Semele Ensemble (SOSE). He is a proud member of Actor’s Equity and as a union actor has performed such varied roles as The Herald in Marat-Sade (LA Weekly and Dramalogue awards for performance), Semyon in The Suicide (Dramalogue award for performance), and Shakespeare’s Shylock, Prospero, Iago, Malvolio, Polonius, Feste, Lear’s Fool, Touchstone, Caliban, Horatio (Dramalogue award for performance) and Bottom. He has also performed with The Center Theatre Group, Shakespeare Santa Barbara, and A Noise Within. He has directed well-reviewed productions for SOC, FATE, and SOSE as well as over twenty productions for Chapman University. He is a Full Professor with tenure in the Theatre Department at Chapman University and has served multiple terms as Department Chair. His course development aided the expansion of the Theatre Department and his London Theatre Tour has been bringing groups of students to Great Britain since 1988. He has also taught performance classes for The Disney Channel, Cal. State Long Beach, Cal. State Fullerton, Orange County College, Portland Actor’s Conservatory, and University of Oregon.

Registration: $125 for a 3 day Intensive – a non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to enroll. Call Jolin at 503-922-0532 or send an email to Class limited to 10 students.

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  • Theatre Internship Programs - Public House Theatre Company offers an internship program to young people over the age of 13 in performing arts and arts administration.
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