It doesn’t matter if you’re an actor with lots of experience, or a newbie just testing the waters, actress Katie Rubin has got you covered in her eight-week studio scene study class. Rubin’s class, which starts October 11th and runs through November 29th, is every Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm at California Stage, 1719 25th St (at R St.) in Midtown Sacramento. Rubin’s class uses Meisner and other acting techniques in that it will start with a group exercise and then students will present scenes. The cost is $200 for the entire session or $25 per class. A $25 discount is available if students prepay prior to the start of the session or if they bring a friend. For more information email Rubin at [email protected]
Rubin should be well known to Sacramento and San Francisco area theatre patrons as she has performed at Capitol Stage (she opens in the premiere of SPEECH & DEBATE by Stephen Karam on October 2), B Street Theatre, Sacramento Theatre Company, The Purple Onion, Café OFF Market, and at Glide Memorial Church. She is also a playwright with several shows to her credit and the solo show, Insides OUT!, which she has performed from San Francisco to New York City in various venues.
Rubin has a 10-year background teaching acting, vocal work, scene study, text analysis and character development including a two year stint at UC Davis teaching undergraduate students. She has a BA in Theater and Dance from Amherst College and an MFA in acting from US-Davis. She is the recipient of the Edward Poole Lay and the Roland Wood awards for the creation of new work for the theatre.
“My gift is in my ability to intuit and see what is happening both internally and externally for individual actors”, said Rubin. “I can effectively articulate what processes I think might help to create a more functional moment on stage. That is to say, I can see what is happening internally for an actor on a relatively subtle level, and I have an ability to articulate what I think could happen differently for THAT actor such that the scene might work better, or the intimacy might grow, or the actor might "get it," or the honesty of the scene might reveal itself more fully.”
In New York, she studied acting at The Wynn Handman Studios at Carnegie Hall and in Los Angeles, she studied The Viewpoints and Suzuki Actor Training with Anne Bogart’s SITI Company. Rubin made her television debut as a law student on A&E’s 100 Center Street with Alan Arkin. Her writing credits also include two plays commissioned by the Health Education Department at UC Davis and she is developing her second solo show, tentatively titled “Windows In, Indecision Collision”.