The vertical of the role

Christine Schmalor

About the Course

The Vertical of the Role
A method for the actor’s self-preparation
25 - 27 May 2018 in Berlin
Trainer: Christine Schmalor
Artistic Direction: Dr Jurij Alschitz

The seminar will focus on the central theme of the method: the self-contained preparation for
the role is challenging the actor to create and engage as an independent artist.
The actor becomes the author of the role. S/he pursues an internal issue echoed in their on-
stage actions and language which allude to philosophical dimensions. The acting is
moving beyond an everyday realism.

The change in perspective makes all the difference. It requires a specific stage-language
by opening up new energy sources of expression. If thoughts and ideas are to fly, we
ourselves must take off, even if only a little bit, from the Earth.

The seminar will introduce a specific trainingand the first working steps towards the “Vertical of the Role”.

Fundamental changes in acting habits and the expansion of personal vocabulary are not
achieved from one day to the next. We invite you to smell the essence of this path of artistic
creation. From there you will decide whether you want to go on a longer journey.
If so, our Hybrid Theater Training Platform will provide an online course in dialogue with the
teacher leading to a laboratory in September, where the actors will realize their “Verticals” on-

At any moment, you can test this theatrical training concept in hybrid format with the free
TRY OUT version:

Tuition fee for the introductory course: 120 €
Working hours daily 10-17:00
Language of tuition: englisch / on-stage: mother-tongue
Place: Skalitzerstraße 97, 10997 Berlin
Information and application:
World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT | Research Center of the International Theatre Institute
Christine Schmalor
T/F. +49 (0)30 – 612 87 274

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