He won't be teaching you muro-ami but you may be allowed to ask for swimming lessons once you've broken down those imaginary walls. For sure, however, tomorrow, as Pen takes on the acting guru cap for his "ReINTRODUCTION: A Different Approach To Film And TV Acting," he will help you, uhm, dive into the deeper recesses of human emotions. "Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly," he quotes Rosalind Russell. The 59-year old actor will be teaching acting for auditions, subtext, acting truth, building a character, relaxation and improvisation. Existing film scripts, written by his son Ping, will be used as acting exercises. The exercises will be shot to produce a short film for the students to take home at the end of the program. Pen's friends Joel Torre, Ronnie Lazaro and Willie Nepomuceno will drop by for additional acting insights.
Here, the schedules:
16 yrs old & above:
MON-WED-FRI (1pm - 6pm) April 20 - May 22
SAT-SUN (9am - 4pm) April 18 - May 24
* Fee: P8,000. (full, installment or deferred payment)
8-15 yrs old:
T-TH (1pm - 6pm) April 21 - May 21
* Fee: P6,000
Maximum of ten (10) students per class.
Venue: Nuevo Mundo Innovative Learning Center (Katipunan-Xavierville area). For inquiries, please call 996-1907 or 0917-5347464.