In this class, we’ll workshop and then perform a short script based around a family reunion.  A Favorite Son is getting married. His siblings, who have fled across the country to avoid dealing with each other, are confronted with having to room together; having to deal with with the weirdness of the wedding; and coping somehow with their somewhat lunatic mother. Mom’s mad because the attention is on the marrying couple, not on her. The reunion is chaotic; the wedding is crazier.

Students will be given scenes to memorize, workshop and perform in the class, doing exercises to connect with the truth of your character. The final performances will be filmed, then we’ll watch them in class and study what worked, what didn’t, and how to sharpen and improve our work as actors.

This class can be taken on its own, or as part of our Acting Fundamentals Certificate Program.  Instructor: Nils Osmar



About Nils Osmar

Nils Osmar was born in Alaska, and grew up in a wilderness area on the southern coast. He now lives in Seattle. He has made his living in the arts for over thirty years, working as a writer, visual artist, teacher, and filmmaker. He currently teaches through the University of Washington's ASUW Experimental College. He is the Director of an independent educational program, Classesandworkshops.com, which offers courses in visual, written and performing arts in Seattle, Washington.