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.
Professor David Rothman:
Prof. Rothman is the lead faculty member for the Introduction to Human Communication courses on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus of Montgomery College, as well a regular instructor for Introduction to Film. In addition, Prof. Rothman serves as chair for the collegewide General Education Committee. He holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Maryland, as well as an associate’s degree from Montgomery College, all in theatre. He has also performed on stage in local professional theatre appearing in productions for Studio Theatre, Spooky Action Theatre, Source Theatre, Round House Theatre, Classika Theatre, and the Washington Revels. He has also understudied for roles at the Folger and Shakespeare theatres.
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.