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Centenary Stage Company and Centenary university offer “Acting for the Camera” Workshop

Centenary Stage Company and
Centenary University offers “Acting for the Camera” workshop to the general
public during the 2019 Spring Semester. The 2019 Spring Semester runs January
14 through May 3. The class meets Thursday evenings between the hours of 4:00pm
and 6:30pm. Registration deadline for the workshop is Friday, January 11.
Registration is $250 per participant.

Co – taught by Assistant Professor of Communication, Boris Gavrilovic, and Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Arts, Christopher John Young, the workshop will explore acting technique as applied to the technical process of filmmaking. In collaboration with Centenary University film students, the class will emphasize acting craft as set forth by the Meisner Technique while introducing acting students to filmmaking terminology and to the unique demands of on screen work. Similarly, filmmaking students will be exposed to acting terminology and the process of an actor’s craft. Through hands on exercises both on and off camera and practical application both acting students and film students will leave the workshop with filmed material.

Boris Gavrilovic is an Assistant
Professor of Communications at Centenary University. As a filmmaker,
Gavrilovic’s award winning films have been shown nationally and internationally
in theatrical, festival, and art venues. His Documentary “My Life as an
Underdog” about a performance artist who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome was
featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live, G4 network’s “Attack of the Show”, Sirius
satellite radio, NPR, Screem Magazine, Weird New Jersey, and many other media
outlets. This film was nominated for the best feature documentary at the
Atlanta Film Festival and won Best Feature Film as well as the audience award
at Microcinefest in Baltimore MD. Boris’ short experimental films won awards at
the Chicago International Film Festival, New York Expo of Short Film and Video
and Humboldt International Film Festival. In addition his work was screened at
the Anthology Film Archives, Andy Warhol Museum and numerous other film
festivals in the United States and Europe. His photography work was exhibited
in a number of galleries in the US as well as Graz, Austria and Shanghai,
China. He holds a BA in Fine Arts and a MA in Cinematography from Montclair
State University and is a recipient of the Geraldine R. Doge Fellowship.

Christopher John Young is an
Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Arts at Centenary University. As an actor Young
has worked extensively with the Centenary Stage Company. CSC credits include; Bram
Stoker’s Dracula
, The Learned Ladies, The Nether, Start
, Harvey, The Liar and Quartermaine’s Terms. Other
theatrical work includes Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, 12 Miles West Theatre
Co., Alliance Repertory Theatre Company and Vampire Cowboys (NYC). Young spent
two summer seasons (2010 and 2012) as a company actor for The Monomoy Theater
in Chatham, MA and one summer season (2011) as a resident actor with the Oxford
Shakespeare Festival in Oxford, MS. Film credits include; Hunter’s Weekend,
Hotel (streaming on amazon prime; winner Best Actor, Atlantic City
Cinefest), webseries Jess Archer Vs (streaming on amazon prime) and Star
Crossed Lovers
. Young holds an M.F.A from The Professional Actor Training
Program of Ohio University and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.

“Acting for the Camera” will be
held on Thursday evenings between the hours of 4:00pm and 6:30pm from January
14 through May 3 with the first class meeting on January 17. Registration for
the workshop is $250 and the deadline to register is Friday, January 11.

For more information or to register
call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900. The box office
is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5PM and two hours prior to every
performance. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center
at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ on the campus of Centenary University.
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The 2018-2019 season of
performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through
the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council
on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation,
the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors,
including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community,
The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical
Center, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), Fulton Bank of New Jersey,
and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.