The Art of Storytelling
About the Master Class:
I am fascinated with the everyday, mundane and transformational storytelling that we all experience. We do it from the moment we wake up, recalling dreams, thoughts that enter our minds. We do it when we talk on the phone, changing the tone of our voice depending on who we are talking to. The moment we step outside, when we run into a neighbor, reacting to a stranger or to something we are used to seeing everyday and one day is not there anymore. The way we live our lives is an ever-evolving story inside the biggest stage called LIFE.
As an actor our job is to play and honor characters as authentically as we can in order to tell the story. How do we do this? With awareness, by listening, reacting and mixing 3 of my favorite ingredients. Heart, Mind and Imagination.
This class will be taught in English and Spanish.
About the instructor
Reza Salazar originated the role of Rafael in the world premiere production of Clyde’s (formerly called Floyd’s) at the Guthrie Theater. Broadway: Clyde’s (Helen Hayes Theater) Sweat (Studio 54). Off-Broadway: Richard II, Mobile Unit’s The Tempest, Oedipus El Rey (Public Theater) My Mañana Comes (Playwright’s Realm). Regional: Sweat (Arena Stage). His TV credits include: “Inside Amy Schumer” (Paramount +) “The Accidental Wolf,” (Topic) “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Daredevil,” (Netflix) “The Blacklist,” “Believe,” “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (NBC), “Louie,” (FX) “The Knick,” (Cinemax). Reza’s film credits include: The Prisoner, The Imperialists Are Still Alive, See Girl Run, The Inquisition of Camilo Sanz. Reza is also a musician who has performed in venues such as Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater.
Foto credit: cover image released by Polk & Co. shows Reza Salazar during a performance of “Clyde’s,” in New York. POLK & CO. VIA AP / Headshot by Ellis Vizcarra.
HOLA would like to gratefully acknowledge Radio Drama Network for their generous support towards our 2022 educational programming supporting art that enriches our culture.