Master Class With Alec Baldwin
The Southampton Theatre Conference at Stony Brook Southampton’s graduate arts campus is offering an opportunity to take part in a two-day master class in acting with Alec Baldwin and Bethany Caputo on July 11 and 12.
The class will focus on technique and its application to monologue and scene work. On the first day, students will work with Ms. Caputo, a Michael Chekhov International Association master teacher, to explore the Chekhov technique, a psychophysical approach to acting, as well as some of the basic tools and principles from Chekhov’s work with character. On July 12, Mr. Baldwin will join Ms. Caputo in a scene and monologue intensive, integrating some of the tools explored in the first day’s session.
A video audition is required for acceptance to the workshop, which is limited to 16 participants. Applicants can submit a reel link or a two-minute contemporary audition, monologue, or two-person scene, either comedy or drama, via Vimeo. The tuition is $550, and more information and an application form can be found at stonybrook.edu/theatreconf.
Mr. Baldwin, who lives in Amagansett and New York City, has won two Emmy Awards, three golden Globes, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards as Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his work in NBC’s “30 Rock.” An Oscar and Tony nominee, he has starred in “The Hunt for Red October,” “Glengarry Glen Ross,” “Beetlejuice,” “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” and many other films.
Ms. Caputo, an actress and teacher in New York City, appeared with Mr. Baldwin and Laurie Metcalf in Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” last summer at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall. She studied at the Moscow Art Theatre, where she was introduced to the Chekhov technique, and is on the faculty of the Michael Chekhov Acting Studio in New York and the Stony Brook University graduate department.