06-10-2008, 10:22 PM
A great new acting class premiered back on may 3rd and 4th of this year. It is called HAUNTERTAINER UNIVERSITY and is taught by two of the industry's leaders in the realm of interactive/improvisational acting, "Crazy Bob" Turner and Geoff Beck. It is intended for actors who have a few years of experience under their belt already, but want to cultivate their skills and abilities further to create more memorable characters that are more versatile. HAUNTERTAINERS-like the word suggests-are entertainers first and foremost, and are ready for any scenario that interaction with customers might bring. The class focuses on advanced approaches to topics including spontaneous dialogue, multiple character values, clarity of speech, styles of makeup, variety of scare techniques, and more. The class also gives it's participants many opportunities to get involved through group skits, readings, and acting and costume evaluations. The honest but helpful critiques by the class instructors is hopefully what will help the attendees be able to grow with insight and real-world knowledge to help them become true HAUNTERTAINERS! There is an all-day class on Friday June 13th at MHC and there is still some room left, but enroll soon. Email Bob Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the MHC website at www.midwesthauntersconvention.com. There will be a DVD available for purchase for $18.00 at the Haunted Hydro/"Crazy Bob" booth on the MHC vendor floor as well. The DVD is just over 3 hours long and covers many of the topics covered in the HAUNTERTAINER UNIVERSITY class, and is co-produced by Shutter Productions who brought you PLAYING WITH FEAR and HAUNTING MAKEUP VOLUME ONE.