MICHAEL RODGERS STUDIO MILAN


'Creation is infinite.' 

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MICHAEL RODGERS STUDIO MILAN


'Creation is infinite.' 

 
 

NEW CLASSES  NEW THEATER

OCTOBER 2019 -  JUNE 2020

 

 

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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, Clodia and Mrs. Warrens’ Profession by George Bernard Shaw

 
 
 
 
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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 class ideal for those  who interested in starting  a course in acting.

During the course the student will acquire the fundamental techniques that are required to feel autonomous on stage. Stage presence, physical and vocal awareness, emotional and sensorial work script analysis and much more.

Every three months the class will be required to read a new play assigned by the teacher to be used to clarify the work being done in class.This class is geared toward students who have never studied acting want to clarify their technical skills or for those whom have never studied with Michael.

This class can also be combined with the scene class with the consent of the teacher.

Classes are conducted in English and Italian.

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

 
FEDERICO MIRAGLIA

FEDERICO MIRAGLIA

 
 

2. CLASS 2 -  SCENE /MONOLOGUE CLASS -

MONDAY NIGHT

7-11pm

This is a class dedicated to students who already have a knowledge of technique and are interested in developing their ability through monologues and scene work. It is a prerequisite that the student has studied technique class for at least one year with Michael Rodgers or has already a strong knowledge of scene work. Scenes/monologues and partners will be assigned by the teacher with the obligation to complete the assigned scene or monologue within the first trimester.

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 is a class dedicated to students who already have a knowledge of technique and scene work and are interested in enriching their ability through challenging material. It is a prerequisite that the student has studied scene class for at least one year with Michael Rodgers or has already a strong knowledge of scene work. Scenes and partners will be assigned by the teacher with the obligation to complete the assigned scene within the first trimester.
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

 

4. CLASS 4- SCRIPT ANANLYSIS

TUESDAY MORNING

10-13


This is a class for those who love theatre and literature. In this class the student will cover the works of three writers based of the decision of the teacher . The course will cover aspects of the writers life, his works and understanding how to build the character bases on the writers intentions.Breaking down scenes beat by beat and understanding how every line in the next informs and illuminates the character through the intent of the writer.


DAYS AND TIMES :Tuesday Morning  from10.00-13.00

 

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:

National Holidays in which the studio is closed: 1 November, 7 e 8 December, 25 e 26 December, 1 e 6 January, 12 e 13 April, 25 April, 1 May e 2 June . The school will be closed from the 24th December till the 6th January for the Christmas Holiday

Lessons that fall on the above holidays can not be recuperated


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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 IN A STREETCAR NAME DESIRE

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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