Hosted by: Professor David Rothman, Montgomery College and Danish Renzu, Director of The Illegal
In the Acting workshop we will talk about basic skills for acting in front of camera vs. theater, acting from directors perspective, warm up (both voice and physical), monologues and scenes, getting in to a character, interesting performances, and more. Donuts and Coffee will be provided
Professor David Rothman:
David Rothman is a full time faculty member in the Department of Visual & Performing Arts on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus of Montgomery College. He currently teaches Introduction to Theatre, Fundamentals of Acting and Introduction to Film. Additionally, Professor Rothman directs student stage productions for the college and frequently leads post screening discussions at the American Film Institute in downtown Silver Spring.
Acting from Director’s Perspective: Danish Renzu
Danish Renzu is a Kashmir-born film director, whose work, direction, and writing have received critical acclaim, whilst his work in drama specifically has earned him an official selection at various film festivals and recognition in press and media. Danish Renzu grew up in the conflict-driven valley of Kashmir where he lived through frequent bombings, shutdowns, and abuse of human rights. He realized early in life that a true solution lies in investing our energies toward personal development, education, and community growth. A graduate of the University of California Los Angeles, he came to America all by himself at a very young age to pursue his dreams. He also holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering.