Randolph-Macon College welcomes guest artist in theatre, Foster Solomon, a local
actor and theatre professional who will teach
Introduction to Theatre during J-term 2011.
Solomon’s professional credits include several films, and he is also instantly recognizable
to many TV viewers in Virginia as the voice and face of Comcast Local Edition for
The course, which covers the purposes and methods of theatre, also examines the
collaborative artists who make theatre happen. Students enrolled in the course attend
plays, work on productions and take field trips.
In addition to teaching the J-term course, Solomon will conduct three unique and
exciting workshops at R-MC on Saturdays in January. The workshops cover subjects
the college's Drama Department cannot cover
during the regular academic year. All R-MC students are invited to attend any
or all of the workshops, which are free of charge. The workshops will be held in
R-MC's Cobb Theatre.
Stage Combat Workshop - Saturday, January 8, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
The basics of unarmed stage combat from slaps and punches to kicks and falls. A
solid grounding in this skill will be essential because every actor at some point
will be called upon to perform some form of stage violence. Learn the safe techniques
for a skill that will expand your acting repertoire. Wear comfortable, loose clothing,
closed-toed tennis shoes, and be ready to roll on the floor. No skirts, dresses
or dangling jewelry.
Audition Workshop - Saturday, January 15, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
More than just nailing the monologue, auditioning is also about how you enter and
exit the room; chatting with the casting director; and staying cool under the most
stressful part of an actor’s life. Learn the skills that will help send you to that
next audition with newfound confidence. Come to the workshop with two monologues
(one comedic/one dramatic) already memorized.
Acting for the Camera Workshop - Saturday, January 22, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Gain an understanding of both the practical and artistic issues, which must be taken
into consideration when acting for the camera—such as continuity problems and toning
down projection. Determine your on-camera strengths and learn to accentuate them.
Come to the workshop with a monologue (either dramatic or comic) already memorized
R-MC students interested in attending the workshops should contact Solomon at FosterSolomon@rmc.edu to reserve