Suzy DeVore, Florida U.S.A.
Suzy de Vore is an actress, professor of theatre, and director. She holds an MFA from The Actors Studio Drama School, New School University in New York City and a BA in Dance from Point Park College, Pittsburgh, PA. She is currently the Program Manager for the Hillsborough Community College Theatre Program, Ybor Campus in Tampa, FL. She is also the president of the Visual and Performing Arts Series of the college. Ms. DeVore specializes in preparing students for a career in performance of theatre, television and film. She encourages students to find their own artistic path once they are given the foundation and tools from what she teaches. Over fifteen performances have been staged under her direction at the college.
She can also be seen in numerous local commercials and indie films. While in NYC, she was the managing director of her theatre company of P.L.A.Y. Put Life Ahead of You, which focused on the integration of education through the arts, by both producing new work and pursuing the history of classical work. Also in New York City, Ms. DeVore appeared in the TV show “Sopranos” and the film Carlito’s Way. Favorite theatre productions include roles in Extremities, Laura, The Shadow Box, Last Night of Ballyhoo, and In the Blood. She is a member of ATHE and NISOD.
“Who Cares? I Do!” – The Creation of Character and Script Analysis through Personalization.
Actors will receive a script and be taught the basics of breaking down the script and how to personalize every word and have every word mean something important. Techniques covered include improvisation, sensory work (using all five senses), body work to free blocked energy, and the use of imagination. We will explore these techniques in order to discover the strongest choices with the highest stakes for actors.
These choices will allow the actors to connect to the text in order to help build character and tell the story without any sense of contrivance. Students will experience a deeper, more meaningful connection with their character, their text and scene partner. Objectives will become clearer as choices are clearer. If “you” care as the actor, then the audience will care. It has to start with you!
Scripts will be provided.