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RONALD RAND"S UNIQUE
"ART OF TRANSFORMATION" Master Workshop

| Testimonials | Workshop History |

A Unique Workshop for the Student/Actor's Exploration of their Instrument

Ronald Rand in India Ronald Rand in India
With students at Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares Academy, Mumbai

“Brilliant - a very moving performance. We are very grateful you brought your expertise and wide knowledge and shared it with our students at Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares: The School for Actors in Mumbai. We invite you to return again soon.”

“Your show and workshop was just what the students needed. You are a valuable educator and an indispensable asset to the American Theatre. In such a short time I really felt you were able to grasp my students’ level and really play to their growing strengths.”

“Ronald Rand embodies the highest standards to which all of us in the theatre aspire. More than anyone who I know, he imparts the highest standards, traditions, complexity, depth, and soul of the American theatre. He has extraordinary energy, perseverance, and dedication to his work.”

“Your workshop was especially meaningful and the university students
and actors who were part of it learned a great deal from you. Having
you teach and perform in Bangkok was a rare and unforgettable
experience for everyone.”

Bangkok, Patravadi Theatre Bangkogk Patravadi Theatre

With my Workshop students/actors at Patravadi Theatre, Bangkok, Thailand

Workshop exercise at Patravadi Theatre, Bangkok, Thailand

Workshop at Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus
With my students during my Workshop at Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus

"Students everywhere should experience your excellent Workshop and see your play! We are so glad you came to share your knowledge on the Group Theatre. Because of the students’ enthusiasm to your work, I created a new course on American acting. Your trip helped open a new window to American theatre and acting in Turkey.”

A workshop with actors in the Chilsag Chilies Theatre Company, New Delhi, India

With the students after my Art of Transformation Workshop at Christ University, Bangalore, India

"The students you taught here learned so much from you. It was a great honor having your play in our Festival."

“It is so elevating to hear you talk with your deep roots in the theatre.  What you express represents the long streams of the theatre.” 

Ronald Rand Yamchao International Theatre Festival, Thailand Ronald Rand BAFA International Arts Festival, Harare, Zimbabwe

With my students at the Supreme Artists Hall before our presentation, after a week Workshop at the Yamchao International Theatre Festival, Thailand

With my students after our Workshop, at the BAFA International Arts Festival, Harare, Zimbabwe

“Your “Art of Transformation” workshop was just what the students needed.”

“We were so glad and honored you joined us to teach at the International Festival of Making Theatre.  The students benefited immensely from everything you taught them.”

"It was wonderful that you taught what the students needed to hear.  Thank you!  Everything you taught meant so much for everyone."

“We were privileged to have you teach your Workshops at the 13th Annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference.  Because of your expertise in working with my students, I saw them do work I didn’t think they were capable of.  You are an amazingly, giving artist."

“I want to thank you for your Workshop on the “Art of Transformation.”  It was both stimulating and reinforcing in terms of my understanding of the art of acting and being.

Ronald Rand Yamchao International Theatre Festival, Thailand Ronald Rand BAFA International Arts Festival, Harare, Zimbabwe

During an exercise in my Workshop at The Harquail Theatre, Cayman Islands, British West Indies

After our Workshop at The Harquail Theatre Cayman Islands, British West Indies

 


RONALD RAND"S UNIQUE "ART OF TRANSFORMATION" Master Workshop

A Master Acting Workshop for the Student/Actor’s Exploration of their Instrument

The “Art of Transformation” Workshop is like no other in the world. 

Using Stanislavsky's original acting chart, "The Method of Physical Actions," he gave Stella Adler in Paris in 1934, the “Art of Transformation” Workshop allows the actor to access all 40 tools on the chart, enriching and expanding the actor’s entire instrument.

The emphasis is on freeing the student/actor’s imagination, coupled with the desire to communicate the truth of the playwright.  Through this process the student/actor learns how to develop their natural skills of creating “the moment before,” a greater use of their imagination, allowing their authentic impulses to reveal the human being’s essence they are portraying.

Through the use of physical exercises, we explore together, working towards simplicity, relaxation, truth – revealing the actor’s authentic voice. Each actor is also encouraged to bring at least one prepared monologue.

The Workshop is drawn from Mr. Rand’s many years of performing and teaching, and his 5 1/2 years of study with Stella Adler, with Harold Clurman, Bobby Lewis, Joseph Chaikin, and Jerzy Grotowski.  An Adjunct Professor of Acting & Directing at Pace University in New York City, Mr. Rand has taught 20 years around the world, at over 75 universities, colleges, festivals, conferences, theaters, and acting schools including Academy of Dramatic Art, Zagreb; Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus; Anadolu University, Eskesehir; Espacio Blanco Leis Acting Studio, Buenos Aires; New York University, Northern Illinois University, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and many more schools across America, and around the world.

 


RONALD RAND"S UNIQUE "ART OF TRANSFORMATION" Master Workshop

Plus other Classes & Master Acting Workshops presented: Improvisation, Solo Performance, Playwriting, Directing, Daytime Television Acting, Scene Study (Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, Miller, Odets, Williams), Introduction to Theatre, Theatre Appreciation

National School of Drama, New Delhi, India, 2018 (8th Theatre Olympics)

Chelyabinsk State Academy of Culture and Arts, Chelyabinsk, Russia, 2018

Chelyabinsk Secondary Academy of Culture and Arts, Chelyabinsk, Russia, 2018

Chelyabinsk  Primary Academy of Culture and Arts, Chelyabinsk, Russia, 2018

Florence Academy of Fine Arts, Florence, AL, 2018 (Freshman, Junior, Senior Classes)

Historic Zodiac Playhouse, Florence, AL, 2018 (4 week Workshop)

Paysandu’s Workshop Theatre, Paysandu, Uruguay, 2017 (4 Week-7 hours a day Workshop - as a US State Department Fulbright Specialist)

Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham, Alabama, 2017

ActingOut Academy, Birmingham, Alabama 2017

Theatre Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama, 2017

The Art House, Hardwick, Vermont, 2016

Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, Vermont, 2016

Walla Walla University, Washington, 2016       

Brooklyn Repertory Theatre, Brooklyn, New York, 2016

STAR Acting Repertory, Queens, New York 2016

Coastal Community College, Brunswick, Georgia, 2016

Amelia Community Theatre, Fernandina Beach, Florida, 2016

Brunswick Actors’ Theatre, Brunswick, Georgia, 2015

Savannah Community Theatre, Savannah, Georgia, 2015

St. Mary’s Little Theatre, St. Marys, Georgia, 2015

University of Malaya, Cultural Centre, Drama Dept., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2015 - (6 Week-7 hour a day Workshop - as a US State Department Fulbright Specialist)

Aswara National Arts, Culture & Heritage Academy, Kuala Lumpur, Malyasia, 2015 - (as a US State Department Fulbright Specialist)

Universiti Teknologi Mara, Sha Alam, Selangor, Malyasia, 2015 - (as a US State Department Fulbright Specialist)

JKKN State Theatre, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia, 2015 - (as a US State Department Fulbright Specialist)

JKKN State Theatre, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia - (as a US State Department Fulbright Specialist)

Temple of Fine Arts  Academy, Penang, Malaysia - (as a US State Department Fulbright Specialist)

Rangayana State Theatre, Mysore, India, 2015 (1st American Invited)

Manipal University, Jaipur, India, 2015 (1st American Invited)

Christ University, Bangalore, India, 2015

Chilsag Chilies Acting Academy, New Delhi, India, 2015

Auroville Theatre Group, Auroville, India, 2015

Brunswick Actors Theatre, Brunscwick, Georgia, 2015

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2014

Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington, 2014

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, 2014

Chilsag Chilies Acting Academy, New Delhi, India, 2014

Christ University, Bangalore, India, 2014

Theatrician Theatre Company, Kolkata, India, 2014

Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, Florida, 2014

12th International Conference on Arts & Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2014     

Academy of Fine Arts - University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2013  - (6 weeks as a US State Department Fulbright Specialist)

University of Tuzla, Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2013  - (as a US State Department Fulbright Specialist)

Mostar Youth Theatre, Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2013  - (as a US State Department Fulbright Specialist)

Third Gymnasium High School, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2013  - (as a US State Department Fulbright Specialist)

Harquail National Theatre, Cayman Islands, British West Indies, 2013

Academy of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia, 2013

Fairchild US Air Force Base, Joint Personnel Recovery Agency, Spokane, Washington, 2012 (Received special Civilian Medallion for services to the US Air Force)

IB World School, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2012

National School of the Arts, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2012

Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, 2012

Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, 2012

Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, Washington, 2012

2nd International Theatre Festival for Peace, Barrancabermeja, Colombia, 2012

Blue Door Theatre, Spokane, Washington, 2012

The Upfront Theatre, Bellingham, Washington, 2012

The Acting Center, Post Falls, Idaho, 2012

Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, Washington, 2012

Calicut University, Thissur, India, 2012 (Sponsored by ICCR-Indian Council for Cultural Relations)

Chilsag Chilies Acting Academy, New Delhi, India, 2012 (Sponsored by ICCR)

Pondicherry University, India, 2011 (Sponsored by ICCR)

Auribindo Auditorium, Auroville, India, 2011

Thespo Festival - Bhavans College, Mumbai, India, 2011 (Sponsored by ICCR)

Yamchao International Theatre Festival, Patumthani, Thailand, 2011

Anthony Grasso Professional Acting Studio, New York City, New York, 2011

Kathmandu International Theatre Festival, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2010

BAFA International Festival of Arts, Harare, Zimbabwe, 2010 (First American invited, Co-sponsored by US Embassy)

Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus, 2010

University of San Diego, San Diego, California, 2010

Stella Adler Conservatory, Los Angeles, California, 2010

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region VI, Amarillo, Texas, 2010

Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares Academy, Mumbai, India, 2010

R. K. Film & TV Media Academy, New Delhi, India, 2010

Southeastern Theatre Conference Convention, Lexington, Kentucky, 2010

State Theatre Sehir Tiyatrolari, Eskisehir, Turkey, 2009

Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey, 2009

Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 2009

Espacio Blanco Leis Acting School, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2008

Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois, 2008

Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Valdez, Alaska, 2007

Great Plains Theatre Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, 2007

Central Florida Community College, Ocala, Florida, 2007

Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, Long Island, New York, 2007

Freehold Theatre Studio, Seattle, Washongton, 2007

SUNY Orange County Community College, Middletown, New York, 2007

University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska, 2007

University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, 2006

International Festival of Making Theatre, Athens, Greece, 2006

Shota Rustavelli State University of Theatre & Film, Tbilisi, Georgia 2005

Actors International Retreat Experience, Hood, Washington, 2006

Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, Washington, 2006

Jean-Claude van Itallie’s Shantigar, Rowe, Massachusetts, 2006

Orange County Community College, Middletown, New York, 2006

Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Valdez, Alaska, 2006

Blair-Montgomery High School, Silver Spring, Maryland, 2006

Catalina Foothills High School, Tucson, Arizona, 2006

Utterback Arts Middle School, Tucson, Arizona, 2006

Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, 2005

Georgian International Festival of Arts (GIFT), Tbilisi, Georgia, 2005

Governor’s School for the Arts (Dominion University), Norfolk, Virginia, 2005

Stella Adler Studio of Acting, New York City, New York, 2004

GATE Acting Studio, New York City, New York, 2003

 

 

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