United Solo Offers a New Master Class With Internationally Acclaimed Actor Allan Corduner, Currently Starring in “My Fair Lady” on Broadway
This class with Allan Corduner, taking place on Monday, April 30, 2018 at Theatre Row in New York City, will provide an opportunity to explore voice technique for stage, screen, and voiceover. Participants will learn the basics of preparing for auditions, developing a character, and exploring vocal possibilities for audiobooks, radio, podcasts, and interviews. Mr. Corduner is an actor with a broad range of credits and achievements. He is currently starring as Colonel Pickering in “My Fair Lady” at Lincoln Center. Participants are expected to prepare a short piece of text of their choice to work on. This may be an audition speech, a speech from a dramatic scene, an original work, a poem, or a public presentation — basically any text of two-minute duration. This class is dedicated to those interested in developing their skills in acting and solo performance. “It’s hard enough being an actor but I think to be a solo performer you have to be absolutely driven, and have a burning desire. That’s definitely something to celebrate,” said Mr. Corduner.
Mr. Corduner is an actor, known to audiences from his stage, film, and voiceover work. He is currently starring as Colonel Pickering in “My Fair Lady” on Broadway. His theatre credits include: “Murder On The Orient Express” (McCarter, Princeton), “Showboat” (The Sheffield Crucible), “Passion” (Donmar Warehouse), “Hello Dolly!” (Regent’s Park), “A View from the Bridge” (Duke of York’s), “The Birthday Party” (Princeton), “Two Thousand Years” (National Theatre), “Fucking Games,” “Three Birds Alighting on a Field,” “Icecream and No End of Blame” (Royal Court), “Titanic” (Broadway), “Rosmersholm” (Young Vic), “Marya” (Old Vic), “Serious Money” (Royal Court, Wyndham’s and Broadway), “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (New Shakespeare Company). Television includes: “Da Vinci’s Demons,” “Call the Midwife,” “Fearless,” “Homeland,” “The Collection,” “Utopia,” “Spies of Warsaw,” “Dancing on the Edge,” “Midsomer Murders,” “Exile,” “Zen,” “Lennon Naked,” “The Last Days of The Raj,” “Schama’s Power of Art,” “Heartbeat,” “Friends and Crocodiles,” “The Last Detective,” “Trust,” “Foyle’s War,” “The Way We Live Now,” “Fat Friends,” “Paris,” “Mad About You,” “Nostromo,” “Nobody’s Children,” “Inspector Morse,” “Girls On Top,” “Antonia and Jane,” “Mandela,” “Freud.” Films include: “Topsy-Turvy,” “Operation Finale,” “Miss Dalí,” “Disobedience,” “Florence Foster Jenkins,” “Woman In Gold,” “The Sweeney,” “Burke and Hare,” “Defiance,” “Fred Claus,” “The White Countess,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “Vera Drake,” “Food of Love,” “Moonlight Mile,” “The Grey Zone,” “Joe Gould’s Secret,” “The Impostors,” “Heart of Darkness,” “Edward II,” “Talk Radio,” “Shadowmakers,” “Yentl.” Allan is also a familiar voice to audiobook listeners, with titles such as “Anna And The Swallow Man” (Winner of the Odyssey Award for Best Audiobook 2016), and “The Book Thief” (Winner of the Audiofile Earphones Award), “Magpie Murders,” “Inkdeath,” and many video games including “Bloodborne” and “Harry Potter.” As a special guest at the United Solo Gala in 2012, Mr. Corduner presented awards to artists performing at the festival. Mr. Corduner is a member of the United Solo Academy, and recommends artists and shows included in the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row.
This Master Class is presented by United Solo, a New York-based company dedicated to the genre of solo performance. Since its inception in 2010, United Solo has featured nearly 1,000 productions from all over the world. Each year, United Solo presents solo pieces, discovers original scripts, connects theatre artists with their audiences, and expands its new series of Master Classes for theater artists, students, and enthusiasts with all levels of experience. “It is quite rewarding to see how effectively the participants of our Master Classes develop their works to later perform their shows on the stage at the festival,” said Dr. Omar Sangare, the founder and artistic director of United Solo. The United Solo Master Series is led by world-class theatre professionals, whose accomplishments and credits promise a first-class educational experience, including Fiona Shaw, Tony Award Winner and 5-time Olivier Award Recipient; Pau Aran Gimeno, dancer and choreographer with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch; James Lecesne, performer and screenwriter of the Oscar-winning film “Trevor”; and Austin Pendleton, actor and director, and recipient of the Drama Desk Special Award.
Acting & Voice Transformation, a Master Class with Allan Corduner, will take place on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 6:00pm (duration 120 min.) at Theatre Row: Stage Door, 407 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10036. All ages and levels of theatrical experience encouraged. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required in order to participate, and can be done online at http://unitedsolo.org/us/uedu – where more details may be found, as well.