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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 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



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.



Aswara National Arts, Culture and Heritage Academy, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Walla Walla University, Washington

Acting Out Academy!, Birmingham, Alabama

St. Mary’s Little Theatre, Georgia

Amelia Community Theatre, Fernandina Beach, Florida

The Art House, Hardwick, Vermont

Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Senior Theatre Acting Repertory, Queens, New York

University of Malaya, Cultural Centre, Drama Department, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (as 1st Fulbright Specialist)

Aswara National Arts, Culture and Heritage Academy, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Universiti Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Islamic International State University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1st American invited)

JKKN State Theatre, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia (1st American Invited)

JKKN State Theatre, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia (1st American invited)

JKKN State Theatre, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia (1st American invited)

Temple of Fine Arts Academy, Penang, Malaysia (1st American invited)

Rangayana State Theatre, Mysore, India (1st American invited)

Manipal University, Jaipur, India (1st American invited)

Brunswick Actors Theatre, Brunswick, Georgia

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

University of Sarajevo, Academy of Dramatic Arts (as Fulbright Specialist), Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

University of Tuzla, Academy of Dramatic Art, Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Mostar Youth Theatre, Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Third Gymnasium, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Christ University, Bangalore, India

Theatrician Theatre Company, Kolkata, India

Eastern Washington University, Spokane, Washington

Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, Florida

Slavija International Theatre Festival, Belgrade, Serbia

2nd International Theatre Festival for Peace, Barrancabermeja, Colombia (week-long workshop)

Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington

Joint Personal Recovery Agency, Fairchild U.S. Air Force Base, Spokane, Washington

Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Blue Door Theatre, Spokane, Washington

The Upfront Theatre, Bellingham, Washington

The Acting Center, Post Falls, Idaho

Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, Washington

National School of the Arts’ Festival of Fame, Johannesburg, South Africa

IB World School, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Auroville, India

Pondicherry University, India

Calicut University, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Chilsag Chilies Theatre Company, New Delhi, India

Thespo Festival, Bhavans College, Mumbai, India

International Intermediality Theatre Conference, Tangier, Morocco

Acting International, France (Workshop in New York City)

International Intermediality Theatre Conference, Tangier, Morocco

Kathmandu International Theatre Festival, Kathmandu, Nepal

BAFA International Festival of Arts, Harare, Zimbabwe

Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus

Stella Adler-Los Angeles Academy of Acting & Theatre

Cape May Stage, Cape May, New Jersey

Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares: The School for Actors, Mumbai, India (2 Workshops)

R.K. Films & Media Academy, New Delhi, India (2 Workshops)

International Festival of Making Theatre, Athens, Greece (week-long workshop)

Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb, Croatia (2 workshops + talk)

State Municipal Theatre Sehir Tiyatrolari, Eskisehir, Turkey (workshop with professional actors of Sehir Tiyatrolari theatre company)

Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey (2 workshops)

Espacio Blanco Leis Acting Studio, Buenos Aires, Argentina (6 hour workshop + keynote speaker at International Conference on Acting)

London High School, London, England

Great Plains Theatre Conference, Omaha, Nebraska

Last Frontier Theatre Conference Valdez, Alaska (2 workshops)

Central Florida Community College, Ocala, Florida

Actors Movement Studio. New York City

Rustavelli State University of Theatre & Film, Tbilisi, Georgia

Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Missouri (Acting, Directing & Playwriting classes and a semester long class on Bernard Shaw as a Visiting Professor)

University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri (lecturing to Acting, Directing, Playwriting classes & Workshop)

SUNY-Orange County Community College, Middletown, New York

Stella Adler Studio of Acting, New York City

Gregory Abels Training Ensemble (GATE), New York City

The Actors Center, New York City

Blair-Montgomery High School, Silver Spring, Maryland

Catalina Foothills High School, Tucson, Arizona

Utterback Arts Middle School, Tucson, Arizona




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