Twelve Angry Men
Adapted by Sherman Sergel.
Based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose.
Produced by special arrangement with
The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Ill.
An ACT-OUT Master Class
Saturday, March 12 @ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 13 @ 5:00 p.m.
The Theater at Christ Church
7301 Ridge Boulevard, Brooklyn
$10 suggested donation
Brooklyn – John Stillwaggon’s celebrated acting school opens its new master class program with a presentation of one of the American theater’s best ensemble drama, Twelve Angry Men.
This classic play centers on the deliberating jury of what appears to be an open and shut case … until one juror questions what “reasonable doubt” truly looks like. We are then taken on a journey that pits character study with the law. The twelve will never be the same again. Mr. Stillwaggon has taken his students on a similar journey, weaving character development with ensemble performance. ACT-OUT’s The Master Class gives its students a chance to experience the process of live theater performance in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere.
The cast blends exceptional newcomers with continuing education artists. The program includes Raja RG, Joyce Adams, William Doyle, Olga Privman, Andy Guzman, Andy Castillo, Robert Aloi, Christopher Sirota, Robert Saunders, John Harrison, Mohammed Saad, Kristen Blessin, and Eric Fitzgerald
JOHN STILLWAGGON is a former adjunct professor at Brooklyn College's MFA Acting Program and holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Saint Joseph's University. Professor Stillwaggon has lectured at numerous universities and specialized schools and programs. He also teaches Drama at Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary School for Autistic Children. He is also a professional actor with credits on and off-Broadway, regional, film and television. He is currently signed to play the title role in Genesis’ 2011 production of Hamlet.
ACT-OUT, established in 2007, provides individual and group acting classes and workshops for students of all ages and levels of experience. ACT-OUT has served individuals and organizations throughout the five boroughs, Long Island, and New Jersey. ACT-OUT instruction is individually-based, exploring improvisation, physical and vocal preparation, action and obstacle work, character analysis, and script analysis approaching monologues and scenes. Over the course of the class sessions, students will learn to trust the impulses and the life inside themselves, as they structure these impulses toward the goals, the character, and the scene at hand. Students have reported that training with ACT-OUT has helped them not only with auditions and performances, but also with public speaking, social interactions, goal-setting, conflict resolution, and self-esteem.