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The Actor as Visual Storyteller:
Authentic moment-to-moment storytelling On Screen
[for self-tapes, in-person auditions, and on-set performance]


So often actors receive audition notes like:  "throw it away", "stop working so hard" or (the dreaded) "do less". It can cause us to go flat, disconnect, and feel unmoored.


In this four-week workshop, actors will learn how visual stories are constructed and what the scene – as written on the page – is asking of them.  It is only then that actors are able to connect themselves to the work: Not to do "less", but to allow for greater specificity, ease, and present-moment veracity in front of a camera.


These practical tools are applicable for self-tapes, in-person auditions, rehearsals and on-set performance.


Teacher WELKER WHITE is an actor and educator with deep roots in theater, film and television.  

As an actor, Welker has appeared in numerous films and television shows, among them: Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas and The Irishman opposite Al Pacino, The 40-Year Old Version, Bad Education, Eat Pray Love, Dead Poet’s Society, and many guest and recurring roles on tv. She has had a long career of stage work, originating roles by pre-eminent playwrights on and off-Broadway, as well as regionally.

As a teacher, Welker has taught screen acting in some of the most respected universities and training programs across the U.S. and abroad, including: The Actors Center, NYU Graduate Acting, Brown/Trinity MFA, Columbia MFA Acting, ACT, FSU/Asolo Conservatory, SMU's MFA and BFA Acting, Bowdoin College, Yale Drama School's Summer Intensive, The Atlantic Conservatory/Atlantic NYU,Factory Acting Studio Brisbane, 16th Street Actors Studio in Australia and many others. Additionally, Welker has served on the faculty for the National Alliance of Acting Teachers’ Teacher Development Program. Welker has several published pieces on using the camera in acting training and has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist designation. She is on the MFA Acting faculty at Brooklyn College.  For more on Welker, click here.



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