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Guest Artists Spring 2021

Jason Wagner

The Curious Introduction to Welding and Working with Plexiglass

In the workshop, you will learn the basics of welding, and assist in constructing plexiglass movable “walls” for the spring production of The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-time, produced by the FLC Performing Arts Department - Theatre.

All sessions take place in the Engineering and Physics Machine Shop in Berndt Hall.

Wednesday, February 3
3:30 - 4:30pm (regular class time)

Friday, February 5
3:30 - 6:30pm

Saturday, February 6
9am – 1pm, 2 – 5pm (lunch break 1 – 2pm)

Sunday, February 7
10am - 1pm

(Exact times subject to change slightly)

About Jason

Jason Wagner went to college at Fort Lewis College and Colorado State University to earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently the Engineering & Physics Machine Shop Manager at FLC. Jason has done a little bit of everything, from determining how much electricity computers should be allowed to use to designing truck engines and cutting-edge fighter jets. For example, he has worked at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, TX on the F-35, a military fighter jet; at Daimler in Portland, OR in their semi-truck power train division; and at Xergy Consulting here in Durango, CO as a data analyst for energy efficient topics. He is an active volunteer with Village Aid Project, LaPlata County Search and Rescue, and the Durango Fire Department.

Elizabeth (Liz) Gray

Speak the Speech, I Pray You: Shakespearean Soliloquy Through Acting and Voice | 3-day Master Class | 1 credit

Liz Gray, guest artist for FLC's Theatre departmentHave you ever felt like Shakespeare was writing in a completely different language? You're not alone! This Master Class will help unlock the meaning behind the Bard's poetry by using the body and voice as conduits for some of his most famous speeches. Half classical vocal training, and half acting technique, in this master class you will choose, memorize, and present a Shakespearean soliloquy/monologue confidently and "trippingly on the tongue." Get ready to dust off the old folio, and modernize the classical world by building acting and vocal performance skills!

Sessions will take place via Zoom OR on the Community Concert Hall stage (CCH), as indicated below.

Friday, February 26
6 - 9pm; ZOOM

Saturday, February 27
10am - 1pm, 2 - 4pm (lunch break 1 – 2 pm); ZOOM

Work on your own over the week on your soliloquy

Saturday, March 6
10 – 1pm; Presentations 2 – 3pm (lunch break 1 – 2pm); CCH stage

(Exact times subject to change slightly)

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth Gray is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of Arts (Stella Adler Studio/Excellence in Acting award recipient), The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA London, certificate holder), and The Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB, NYC). Elizabeth has worked as a performer, adjudicator, and teaching artist in theaters, competitions, and schools across the country, with an emphasis on teaching classical theatre to youth (CTE License). Some of her favorite acting credits include Celia in Scissoring (Signature Theatre, NYC); Liz in That's Not Us (Netflix); and, she has appeared locally with Merely Players in Wakey, Wakey (Guy), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania/Snug), Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice), The 39 Steps (Annabella/Margaret/Pamela), The Shape of Things (Evelyn), and Dames at Sea (Joan). 

Katie Rubin

Solo Performance Making | 3-day Master Class | 1 credit

Katie Rubin, guest artist fro FLC's Theatre departmentFor actors, writers, technicians, designers, visual artists, musicians….anyone!

In this 3-day Master Class, over two weeks’ time, we will delve into the depths of the greatest creative resource you have - yourself!  From there, you will explore your creative impulses and support the building of your own original piece of theater. It might be 3 minutes long. It might be 30. Whatever shape it takes, it will be true, real, moving, inventive, and uniquely of YOUR ESSENCE. It will be YOU. Expressed.

All sessions will take place on the Community Concert Hall (CCH) stage

Saturday, April 3
10am – 1pm, 2 - 4pm (lunch break 1  -2pm)

Sunday, April 4
10am – 2pm

Work on your own over the week on your piece

Sat. April 10
10 – 1pm; Presentations 2 – 3pm (lunch break 1 – 2pm)

(Exact times subject to change slightly)

About Katie

Katie Rubin received her MFA in Acting from University of California Davis, and her BA in Theater and Dance from Amherst College in Massachusetts. She has written, performed, and nationally toured 5 original Solo Shows. 4 of her 5 Solo Shows have received equity productions in professional theaters in California.  She has worked as a professional regional theater actress in 30 productions, was commissioned to write 2 full-length plays and has directed 6 solo shows and 3 full-length plays. Additionally, Katie has amassed something in the way of 5 hours of stand-up comedy material and continues to tour the country with her work. Check out her YouTube channel to enjoy some of her work.