MICHAEL RODGERS STUDIO MILAN


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MICHAEL RODGERS STUDIO MILAN


'Creation is infinite.' 

 
                                                 

                                                

 

NEW CLASSES  NEW THEATER

OCTOBER 2018 -  JUNE 2018

 

 

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ACTOR


'I could not dream of doing anything else. I tried but my passion for acting was stronger than me.'

ACTOR


'I could not dream of doing anything else. I tried but my passion for acting was stronger than me.'

Michael was born is Scotland and moved to Los Angeles in 1989 where he began his career as a young actor studying with internationallly famous teacher Larry Moss.

He has performed in some of the most well known theatres in the UK and the USA.

Some of the roles for which he has gained critical attention include Rodolfo in A View from a Bridge by Arthur Miller, Bill in The Collection by Harold Pinter, Lvov in Ivanov by Anton Chekov,  Joe in Golden Boy by Clifford Odets, Michael in Les Parent Terrible by Jean Cocteau, Christofer in The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore and George in Epitaph for George Dillon directed by Larry Moss in New York City.

 

His Film and Television work allowed him the privilege of working with actors such as Jack Lemmon, Mathew Broderick, Angelina Jolie, Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Minnie Driver, Rufus Sewell, Sir Nigel Hawthorne, Alan Rickman, Rob Lowe, Jason Isaacs, Timothy Hutton, David Caruso, Jimmy Smits, Luke Perry, Debra Messing, Alec Baldwin, Peter Fonda, Willem Dafoe, Greg Kinnear, Kristen Bell, Sara Paulson, Giancarlo Giannini and directors Roland Emmerich, Paul Schrader, Michael Christofer, Bryan Singer,  Dean Devlin and many more.

MICHAEL RODGERS WITH ALEC BALDWIN, PETER FONDA AND MARA WILSON PREMIERE OF TOMAS

MICHAEL RODGERS IN THE PATRIOT

MICHAEL RODGERS WITH ERIC STOLTZ MICHAEL PREMIERE OF THE TRIANGLE

MICHAEL RODGERS ON SET WITH CATHERINE BELL ERIC STOLTZ AND BRUCE DAVIDSON.

DIRECTED BY PAUL SHRADER WRITER OF RAGING BULL, RODGERS WITH WILLEM DAFOE

TEACHER


'Character is revealed through behaviour. Not what you say. Not what you feel  but what you do in order to overcome obstacles.'

TEACHER


'Character is revealed through behaviour. Not what you say. Not what you feel  but what you do in order to overcome obstacles.'

 

As a teacher his goal is simple: To have actors fall in love with the craft of acting so that they approach their work, not as a chore, but as a way of life that excites and challenges them.

 MICHAEL RODGERS

MICHAEL RODGERS

His belief is that dedication and commitment to the craft is key to everything. Studying techniques passed down from Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner and Uta Hagen and clarified through the brilliant and thoughtful mind of his teacher Larry Moss, Michael realised that having technique is key to one’s confidence and, without it, the actor is lost.

 STELLA ADLER

STELLA ADLER

 SANFORD MEISNER

SANFORD MEISNER

 UTA HAGEN

UTA HAGEN

 LARRY MOSS

LARRY MOSS

His focus is to bring out the deepest understanding of the text through script analysis, thus challenging the actor to stamp a performance with their unique interpretation of the material.

 

DIRECTOR


'Acting and actors have the power to heal. We go to the theater and to watch films to be reminded that we are all more alike than unalike and somehow that makes  life a little less lonely.'

DIRECTOR


'Acting and actors have the power to heal. We go to the theater and to watch films to be reminded that we are all more alike than unalike and somehow that makes  life a little less lonely.'

 

After studying with Larry Moss for more than 20 years Michael began his career as an acting coach, teacher and director. 

His work as a director include Mrs.Dally has a Lover, Dolores, Beast on the Moon, Blues, Speaking In Tongues, Lady of Larkspur Lotion, Dark Room, Rosemary with Ginger and, opening in October, Old Times by Harold Pinter.

 
 
 
 
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AT WORK


 'For most of us there is no elevator to success but most people forget there are stairs.'

AT WORK


 'For most of us there is no elevator to success but most people forget there are stairs.'

 

Working in groups and individually Michael works in the first part of each class on physical, vocal and emotional work. Using exercises that encourage and demand that the actor go beyond their normal comfort zone.  

 ACTORS AT WORK PHYSICALLY

ACTORS AT WORK PHYSICALLY

WORKING ON THE ZOO STORY WITH LEO JAUMANN AND PAUlO MARCHI

 WORKING ON THE SEAGULL

WORKING ON THE SEAGULL

 
 

In the second part of the class Michael works on scenes and monologues designed to help the actor understand and exercise concepts of their technique. His belief that the actor is in service of the writer reminds the actor to understand the time, place and life of the writer.

By choosing specific material for every individual , the actor is encouraged, through the chosen text, to go beyond their own person inhibitions pushing their ability to the next level.

 
 

CLASSES


'Acting, like science has a formula and during this course the actor begins to understand the method of this formula.'

CLASSES


'Acting, like science has a formula and during this course the actor begins to understand the method of this formula.'

 

1. CLASS 1 - TECHNIQUE CLASS - 

TUESDAY NIGHT

 7-11.pm

This is a mandatory three month class.

 It is a basic technique class that will cover all the fundamentals of technique: concentration, memory, voice, movement and analysis of a text.
Each three months a different  text will be assigned and the basis of analysing a script will be demonstrated through group and individual work.

Classes are conducted in English and Italian

Cost: €210 per month plus 30 one time subscription fee

 
 FEDERICO MIRAGLIA

FEDERICO MIRAGLIA

 
 

2. CLASS 2 -  INTERMEDIATE CLASS -

MONDAY NIGHT

7-11pm

This is a class designed for those who have already basic technique and wish to begin working on monologues and scenes in class.

It is mandatory that you have studied technique class with Michael before entering class or speak to administration before admission to this course.

Elements of technique will be repeated but primary focus will be helping the actor get to work on monologues and scenes.

 

Cost: €210 per month plus 30 one time subscription fee

 
 LUCA BENEDETTI IN PROOF

LUCA BENEDETTI IN PROOF

 
 

3. CLASS 3 - SCENE STUDY

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

7-11pm

This class is dedicated to those who already have knowledge of the craft and are interested in developing their ability through extensive scene work. The class will be centered on the development of scene work that explores material which challenges the actor to another level.
Scenes and partners will be assigned to the students by the teacher.

Classes are conducted in English and Italian

Cost:  €210 per month plus 30 one time subscription fee

 
 ALE BASILE IN LADY OF LARKSPUR LOTION

ALE BASILE IN LADY OF LARKSPUR LOTION

 
 

NOTE

The above classes can be combined after discussion with administration.

At no point can classes be recuperated. Only in cases of serious illness or bereavent or after discussing with administration.

If the teacher cancels for any reason, the classes will be recuperated based on the next availability of the theater.

HOLIDAYS

The school will remain closed on the following dates:

1 NOVEMBRE, From 21 December to 1 January 2018, 2 APRIL 2018 Easter Monday, 25 APRIL 2018, 1 MAY 2018

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PHOTOS


'No one is going to give us anything therefore we have to give something. It is about giving not getting. It takes work;  Herculean work to be excellent but most of us, unfortunately, wait to be picked...pick yourselves!'

PHOTOS


'No one is going to give us anything therefore we have to give something. It is about giving not getting. It takes work;  Herculean work to be excellent but most of us, unfortunately, wait to be picked...pick yourselves!'

 

FRANCESCA BRUSATI AND VITO ELMO

STEFANIA OLMENCENKO IN GLASS MENAGERIE

TOMMI BASILI IN MERCY SEAT

ANNA GINEVRA  IN PROOF

ALEX CRITCHLEY IN POSH

FIAMETTA CICCOGNA IN STREET CAR

MATISSE OTTO AND ALE COLOMBO IN THE SEAGULL

EMMANUELA RIMOLDI IN AGNES OF GOD

  DAVID BANFI IN WAITING FOR LEFTY

DAVID BANFI IN WAITING FOR LEFTY

 

VIDEO


'Acting, like life is about action. It is action that moves us forward, closer to our wants, needs and dreams.'

VIDEO


'Acting, like life is about action. It is action that moves us forward, closer to our wants, needs and dreams.'

1. WHAT IS AN IMPORTANT THING TO KNOW AS AN ACTOR?

2. WHAT DOES AN ACTOR NEED TO SUCCEED TODAY?

 

 3 .HOW IMPORTANT IS IT THAT THE ACTOR IS TRAINED?

PASSWORD : ACTING

4. IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE A FILM ACTOR WITHOUT TRAINING IN THE THEATER?

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CONTACT


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