Before the fun props, the fabulous costumes, the stunning sets, actors must rely on their most important tools. A FINE VOCAL INSTRUMENT that will adjust to every new character in style and tone. A BODY that will support every gesture, every movement, to make every character unique and memorable. Judith Chapman invites you to join her in an exploration of The Actor’s Tools as you create character…embracing the lines, not just with memory but with movement.
Judith Chapman began her acting career at the age of 14, working in commercials and “Spaghetti Westerns” while living in Spain. After graduating from Stephens College with a degree in theatre, Chapman headed to New York, where she began working in commercials and theatre. She also joined the prestigious Actors’ Studio, and landed the role of Natalie Hughes on the daytime drama As the World Turns. She went on to enjoy a long career in the world of daytime drama appearing on Ryan’s Hope, General Hospital, Days Of Our Lives, and Young And The Restless. She also appeared in many prime time drama series and in several feature films, including 28 Days, The Sweetest Thing, and Scorpio One. After teaching several semesters at College of the Desert, Chapman returned to acting with a new passion, as well as a desire to direct. She mounted the play The Belle of Amherst, based on the life of Emily Dickinson, and played Vivien Leigh in the West Coast Premiere of Orson’s Shadow at the Old Globe. In August, 2011, Chapman began a national tour portraying Vivien Leigh in the Los Angeles premiere of Rick Foster’s critically acclaimed one-woman play, VIVIEN, for which she garnered rave reviews.
Class meets Wednesday afternoons from 1:00-3:00 pm for 3 weeks.
Dates: Oct 9, 16 & 23
For more information, or to sign up for classes, please call the Box Office at
760-296-2966 or click here to enroll online.