Call NEC at 347-613-8609 for registration, discounts, and interviews.
Application Procedure:
Complete your online registration, including PayPal payment. Make appointment with NEC Office to receive Registration Packet for Fall 2019.
Audition Requirements: Phone Interview with Instructor: Call NEC Office at 347-613-8609 to schedule phone or face interview with instructor.

Dance and Movement Workshops with Obediah Wright

Beginner’s Dance Class                   1 hour    $150  Register   Starts: 11/24/19
Movement for Actors & Singers     1 hour   $150  Register   Starts: 12/05/19
Master Dance Class                           1 hour   $150  Register   Starts: 11/25/19

Beginner’s Dance Class

Movement for Actors & Singers

Dance Master Class – Fuses: Ballet, Graham technique, African dance, Jazz, and Tap, into movement that demonstrates multidimensional dance mastery. Methodology: Intense training with advanced choreography, movement and synchronization; skill building through rigorous, cross-training regime for flexibility, fitness and mental and physical endurance.

About the Instructor:

Training: Julliard, Alvin Ailey, School of American Ballet and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Obediah has choreographed, directed and or performed in Film, TV, Theatre and Opera internationally. He has worked with Fox Searchlight Pictures, Middle Passage Films, Harlemwood Films, MTV Network, TV ONE Network, National Black Theater, Downtown Cabaret Theater, The Bravo Channel, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Houston Grand Opera, Bahamian National Youth Choir, Museum Of Natural History, Billie Holiday Theatre, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Kielce Dance Theatre – Kielce, Poland, and Yantra Dance Academy – Brussels, Belgium to name a few.

Requirements: Must be interviewed, committed and registered before attending any workshop. All accepted will be called.

Intermediate Acting with Daniel Carlton

Classes on Mondays
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Starts: 11/25/19
Cost: $300

Utilizes: Voice, character, and improvisation exercises; check-ins regarding their weekly self-generated artist dates, comparison and performance of scenes and monologues (Walcott, Harrison, Dunbar, Shakespeare, NEC Archive writers, Black Drama Anthology) and detailed work with finding the power in your acting (playing situations and context, breath, character tactics, emotional memory masking and un-masking, breaking the fourth wall, specific intentions, etc.). Source material from Stanislavski, Uta Hagen, Robert Cohen, and Gordon Hunt, and Meisner will be utilized on our feet.

About the Instructor:

Daniel Carlton’s roots with NEC run deep. Recently seen as John in the 50th Anniversary of “Day of Absence”, he received his Equity Card as a young man understudying NEC alum Giancarlo. Daniel Carlton’s teaching and acting resume includes working with actors, directors, choreographers instructors from; George Faison to the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Al Freeman Jr, and many masters of the craft over the years. International credits include performing at the Moscow Art Theater to creating a theater lab in Johannesburg South Africa. Daniel brings the actor, playwright, teacher, and solo artist into perspective keeping the focus beyond the “celebrity” and on the work.

Requirements: Must be interviewed, committed and registered before attending any workshop. All accepted will be called.

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Basic Acting Workshop with Anderson Johnson

Classes on Saturdays
6:30PM to 8:30PM
Starts: 11/30/19
Cost: $300

Modified Stanislavsky System to accommodate students with no performance experience. Methodology: The workshop is divided into two five-week stages. Stage 1: Introduction, Hone and Practice the 6 basic performance skills: Imagination, creativity, focus,concentration, motivation and believability; employed theatre games, improvisation, and creating the onstage persona. Stage 2: Monologues – study to performance. Action Plan: Rehearse, Prepare, Present beginning of the professional actor’s evolution. The intent of their final performance in front of an audience is, for the students, just a first step in their development as actors, rather than their culmination of their training.

About the Instructor:

Anderson Johnson is an Alumnus of the Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. He worked with Douglas Turner Ward as Assistant Director on several productions between 1968 and 1980. He is also a director. He is currently Professor of Theatre and Drama at New Jersey University. For those who are interested in pursuing acting as a career, furthering their knowledge of theatre, or who need to brush up, the workshop will focus on the actors’ instrument by introducing and exploring different acting techniques.

Requirements: Must be interviewed, committed and registered before attending any workshop. All accepted will be called.

Playwriting with Michael Bradford

Classes on Wednesdays
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Starts: 11/27/19
Cost: $300

Method involves usage of Aristotelian Plot Prompts; with traditional,character driven plot, active dialogue, and theatrical space concepts. Methodology: Focuses on the craft to accommodate students very new to play writing. Initial work includes basic playwriting vocabulary; plot structures,dramatic action, dialogue, and staging. Expand prompts will be used for individual pieces. The vocabulary focus will continue with conflict, rising action,exposition; and the use of beat, stressing Liz Lerman “Critical Response Process” for critique.

About the Instructor:

A rare workshop opportunity for serious early-career playwrights to work closely with an experienced mentor and focus intensively on developing a specific work. Michael Bradford is a founding member of Bated Breath Theatre Company and an award winning director and professor of dramatic arts at the University of Connecticut. His work has been produced Off-Broadway at the American Place Theatre, the Lark Developmental Theatre, The Flea, The Access and the NADA Theatre.

Requirements: Must be interviewed, committed and registered before attending any workshop. All accepted will be called.

Please forward interview and audition inquiries to: jes2prin@gmail.com