Fusion Technique,
with Short Play Production

FUSION I

Why Fusion Technique?

“Success leaves clues.” 

There are very few successful actors today that have relied on a single technique of acting-one way of working to get to their peak, and significantly, to stay there, making it possible to deliver  consistent, believable, emotionally intelligent performances for stage or camera.

Fusion technique offers a mixed practice approach as precisely the way to work.

For each weekly 5 hour workshop, Fusion practice applies choice key notions of modern, classical actor technique: Stanislavsky, Stella Adler, Meisner Technique, Practical Aesthetics, and Second City Improvisational technique. 

The Fusion technique explicitly creates contrast in the exercise regimen; alternating analysis and context, pure on your feet technique challenges, weekly “snap’ project presentation, and then finally, live performance for invited audiences of short play works. 

As “cross-training” is to athletes, Fusion Technique for the actor aims to develop an adaptive confidence in the actors interpretive instinct leading to a reliable, sturdy performance capability-in any medium – which will remain, significantly, enduring.                             

We work with short and long form improvisation, character creation, extreme action and objective exercises, devised and ambiguous scene work. Fusion practice moves experientially toward exploring, testing, and then advancing emotional and situational intelligence. ”Your talent is in your choice.” -Stella Adler

A cornerstone of Fusion practice is frequent performance challenge. We’ll get right to rehearsing text weekly for live stage performance(and at times, act for camera challenges). We’ll test the the training by working toward openheartedly sharing our choices with an audience. Each week, the workshop is divided between 2.5 hours of training, and then 2.5 hours working with the short play selections.                         

All actors in this cycle may take on solo pieces and/or long form monologues for eventual performance; each actor will definitely be assigned a contemporary short play with a partner to be performed for a live audience in the final week.

 

Tutor: Alex Murphy

Alex-Murphy Tutor

This class will be taught by Alex Murphy, who received his BFA in Theatre Performance at USF in the United States.  Alex began his post bachelor private “studio” training with Meisner Technique at Obie Award winning Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City. As an actor Alex has performed on film in the US, Europe, and in Asia. He has performed in lead and support roles in over 40 plays in Asia, Europe, and the US-many in the Off-off Broadway circuit in New York City. 

Alex was honoured with a Lifetime membership at Ensemble Studio Theatre in 1991.

Alex’s first lead role was in the feature film MADMAN, shot in New York. Murphy’s work in film and television in the U.S. includes ONE LIFE TO LIVE, ALL MY CHILDREN, MADMAN and GUTS ( Best Short Film at Athens Film Festival). His European films include KILER, MLODE WILKI, MLODE WILKI ½, SUKCES (one season, prime-time TV series), and Russian/Polish/German feature film, AKWARIUM. In Asia, Alex completed lead acting work on the short film RIVERSIDE, directed by Darwin Buschman and shot by Odie Flores (Kinatay, Serbis-Palme D’or nominees). In 2014, Alex was nominated for “Best Actor” at the Sinulog film festival in Cebu, Philippines, for PADULONG PINUY-ANANIn 2022, in Amsterdam , Alex filmed a lead role in Beek Groot’s Entertain Me. During summer 2023, in Amsterdam at wonderHouseBoutique theatre, Alex directed and lead acted in the Broadway hit, SEMINAR ,by Theresa Rebeck. Alex will revive his role in Seminar at BadHuis Theater in Amsterdam, in November, 2023.

Pay the Registration Fee to secure a place on the course.
Pay the Final Fee before the Course begins.

N.B. Don’t pay for the Course until  you have been accepted!

Fusion Technique,
with Short Play Production

Dates: Sept 2024.
Duration: 7 weeks.
Times: Sundays time tbc.
Price: €650.
Class Deposit: €200. Final fee: €450.

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