The Freehold Forum  Spring Quarter 2014
Board of Directors
Mark Chandler,
Jenni Taggart, Vice-President
Kristin Alexander, Secretary
Matthew Bursell, Treasurer
Liza Comtois 

Narea Kang
Scott Maddock
Aaron Moore

Hello Freehold Community,


The spring days are filling us with excitement and anticipation for more things blooming including some great work and classes at Freehold.  Our Spring Classes are now open for registration with classes starting soon and registration is now open on our Summer Intensives with more Summer Classes to be announced May 12th.  We're also looking forward to our Annual Dinner & Auction which will be on Monday, May 19th at 6:00 pm at Teatro ZinZanni.


We hope you'll enjoy the following e-newsletter offerings:


*Freehold Ensemble Training Intensive Alums reflecting on their ETI experience and how it has informed the work they are doing today  

*Andrew McGinn talking about what draws him to comic work and Comedy Scene Study 

*Kristin Alexander sharing her insights after attending Freehold's Engaged Theatre residency at the Washington Corrections Center for Women


Wishing you a wonderful spring!




Kate Gavigan

Communications Manager, Freehold

From our Studio: ETI Alum Interview: Riley Neldam & Lori Evans

What drew you to Freehold's Ensemble Training Intensive (ETI) program in the first place?

Riley: Initially, I had only heard bits and pieces of what ETI was and what it could offer an actor that was looking to make a more serious commitment to the professional theatre world ...

Lori: I had just graduated from UW with a BA in Drama, but being a liberal arts major did not provide enough practical acting work.  More ...
From our Studio: Interview with Freehold Faculty Member Andrew McGinn

Andy, we're excited that you'll be teaching Comic Text Scene Study at Freehold this quarter. Can you talk a little bit about your experience with comic scene study work?

Thanks! My experience with comic scenes is pretty much a love affair that I keep returning to. One of the reasons I love comic texts is that I apply so many of the core techniques you would with any other scene, but I know that the end result will be really fun.  More ...
From our Lab:  "Power to Heal" by Kristin Alexander

Freehold Board Member and Freehold Alum, Kristin Alexander shares her recent experience as an audience member at Freehold's Engaged Theatre residency at the Washington Corrections Center for Women.

Near the end of their freestyle performance at the Washington Corrections Center for Women, a cast of 18 inmates-turned-actors stripped off prison-issued grey garb to reveal custom-printed orange T-shirts. Then they sang. ...  

More ... 


**Our Summer Class Intensives are NOW open for registration including Shakespeare Intensive with Amy Thone, Improvisation Intensive with Matt Smith, Personal Clown AND Advanced Clown with George Lewis, Rehearsal and Performance with Darragh Kennan, The Art and the Industry with Nick Gyeney. More summer classes will open on May 12th.
Spring Classes are still open! We still have some space in Playwriting, Voice, Singing for Actors and Spoken Word and Performance Poetry!  

GiveBIG for Freehold on May 6th! 

is pleased to be one of the nonprofit organizations participating in the Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG program on May 6th. GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a healthier and more vital place to live. Donations made to nonprofits through the Seattle Foundation's website on May 6th will be stretched further thanks to the Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG sponsors who will match a share of every contribution.  
Check out (and bookmark) 
Freehold's GiveBIG page 
l Tickets are now available for Freehold's Annual Gala Dinner & Auction, May 19, 6:00 pm at Teatro ZinZanni 

Join us for our Annual Gala Dinner & Auction and enjoy a delightful evening which will include entertainment by special guests, a fabulous meal, dessert dash, raffle, wine toss, and silent and live auctions officiated by the amazing Matt Smith.
New Special Rate for Students and Alumni: Table for 6:  $375
Invite some friends and colleagues and purchase a Table for 8:  $600

Individual Tickets:  $75

To purchase tickets visit: 
Freehold's Ensemble Training Intensive (ETI) will return Fall 2014 - Applications Available Now

Freehold's Ensemble Training Intensive (ETI) will return in Fall 2014, offering the only independent 10-month certificate program for dedicated adult actors in the Pacific Northwest. Our central aim is the development of core acting skills that are as delicate as they are vital, and too often overlooked. These skills will be taught by a celebrated and uniquely qualified faculty. For more information on the program and on registration: Ensemble Training Intensive 2014-2015. Auditions will be June 4th. 
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