Speech of Fire

스피치 오브 파이어

Contact Us:  speechoffire@gmail.com 

Seoul, South Korea

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Upcoming Classes

Autumn Session 1: October 23-November 16

Autumn Session 2: November 20-December 21

Shakespeare Academy

Acting Shakespeare's Text
Saturdays, 2:00-3:50pm
Movement & Ensemble 
Saturdays, 12:00-1:50pm
Rehearsing Shakespearean Monologues & Scenes​
Saturdays, 4:00-6:50pm
Gugak: Movement & Voice​
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:50pm

Co-hosted by Speech of Fire and Seoul Shakespeare Company

This Autumn, Speech of Fire and Seoul Shakespeare Company are launching regular acting classes for the public, recommended for actors of all experience levels. 

 

All courses are taught in English.
Open to adults and teens at least 16 years of age who are able to attend without an accompanying adult.

Maximum number of registrants per course is around 12-15. Any class with fewer than 5 registrants may be cancelled.

Location of all courses:

Seoul Shakespeare Company's regular rehearsal space near Sungshin Women's University Station (Subway Line 4)

(Directions will be sent to participants.)

To Register:

Submit a class registration form. We will respond with bank account details, and your spot will be confirmed once we receive your tuition funds. 

Tuition: 90,000KRW per 4-week class

Tuition discounts for multiple courses in the same session

Normal price for one 4-week session of 1 course is 90,000KRW

Take 2 different courses in the same session for 150,000KRW

Take 3 different courses in the same session for 200,000KRW

Take all 4 courses in the same session for 250,000KRW

We are hoping to continue these classes from month to month throughout the year (with some breaks for vacations), with an ongoing core group of actors building new skills each month, and new participants welcome each month as well. We will gauge interest during these autumn sessions. If you are unable to attend this autumn, but would like us to offer these classes again in other seasons, please drop us a quick email at speechoffire@gmail.com so we know the interest is there. 

Questions? Email Speech of Fire at speechoffire@gmail.com

Shakespeare Academy

Autumn Acting Classes

 

Co-hosted by Speech of Fire and Seoul Shakespeare Company

Autumn Session 1 runs October 23-November 16

Autumn Session 2 runs November 20-December 21

                                                                                                                       (No class Saturday, December 7)

Movement
&
Ensemble 
Saturdays, 12:00-1:50pm
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Acting
Shakespeare's Text
Saturdays, 2:00-3:50pm
 
Session 1: "Fundamentals"
Session 2: "Language and Action"
Rehearsing Shakespearean Monologues & Scenes
​​
Saturdays, 4:00-6:50pm
Gugak: Movement
& Voice
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:50pm
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Movement & Ensemble 
Saturdays, 12:00-1:50pm
Autumn Session 1:
October 26, November 2, 9, 16
Autumn Session 2:
November 23, 30, December 14, 21
Tuition fee per 4-week session: 90,000KRW
A series of movement and ensemble-building techniques designed to hone actors' instincts onstage. Come and learn actor training techniques that we used in Seoul Shakespeare Company's King Lear earlier this year!
Course Objectives:
-develop spatial awareness, body awareness, and physical and mental openness,
-develop greater ability to connect with and react to others,
-hone moment to moment physical impulses,
-break away from the idea of performing, stripping down performance to the pure self in the moment
​​
Instructor: Lauren Ash-Morgan 
More information here.
Acting
Shakespeare's Text
Saturdays, 2:00-3:50pm
 
Session 1: "Fundamentals"
Session 2: "Language and Action"
Autumn Session 1:
October 26, November 2, 9, 16
Autumn Session 2:
November 23, 30, December 14, 21
 
Tuition fee per 4-week session: 90,000KRW
 
Session 1: Fundamentals
Learn fundamental techniques for performing Shakespeare's text. Recommended for actors of all levels, including those with advanced experience. This is a more sit-down style class.
Course Objectives:
-develop an extensive toolkit for approaching Shakespeare’s text,
-open up to new and interesting acting choices, guided by the language
Session 2: Language and Action
Explore techniques for unlocking and exploring text through exercises tailored to specific monologues, which can be applied to a variety of material. ________________________________________________________________________
Instructors: Lauren Ash-Morgan and Michael Downey
More information here.
Rehearsing Shakespearean Monologues & Scenes
​​
Saturdays, 4:00-6:50pm
Autumn Session 1:
October 26, November 2, 9, 16
Autumn Session 2:
November 23, 30, December 14, 21
Tuition fee per 4-week session: 90,000KRW
 
Sometimes it's best to just learn by doing! 
Each participant should come with one Shakespearean monologue that they would like to work on (no need to memorize), and some ideas of scenes they would be interested in working on. During the first class, we will discuss what piece each person would like to work on, and will find scene partners from within the class. Each person will choose one piece (monologue or scene) to work on, and may additionally volunteer to be a scene partner for other people's chosen scenes. To make sure everyone has something definite to work on, please bring a monologue to work on, even if you hope to mainly work on a scene.
 
 Class time will consist of some general instruction and rehearsal time, sometimes working simultaneously in groups with instructors rotating between groups, and sometimes one group at a time, receiving direction from the instructors as in a normal rehearsal, with the rest of the group learning by observing the rehearsal.

Course objective:

-experience preparation and rehearsal techniques​

-get individual feedback from instructors and direction for one's scene and/or monologue

-develop new monologues and scene material

Instructors: Lauren Ash-Morgan and Michael Downey​
More information here.
Gugak: Movement
& Voice
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:50pm
Autumn Session 1: 
October 23, 30, November 6, 13
Autumn Session 2: 
November 20, 27, December 4, 11
Tuition fee per 4-week session: 90,000KRW
An introduction to Korean traditional dance and singing techniques, from an instructor who has utilized both in acting preparation. This class will be taught using techniques of typical group Korean traditional dance and pansori classes, but with an eye toward applications for actors.

Course objective:

-expand one's abilities in vocal production and movement by learning specific new ways of moving and vocalizing

Instructor: Lauren Ash-Morgan
More information here.
Movement & Ensemble 
Saturdays, 12:00-1:50pm
Acting Shakespeare's Text
Saturdays, 2:00-3:50pm
Rehearsing Shakespearean Monologues & Scenes​
Saturdays, 4:00-6:50pm
Gugak: Movement & Voice​
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:50pm

Co-hosted by Speech of Fire and Seoul Shakespeare Company

Shakespeare Academy

Movement
&
Ensemble 

Saturdays, 12:00-1:50pm

Autumn Session 1:
October 26, November 2, 9, 16
Autumn Session 2:
November 23, 30, December 14, 21
Tuition fee per 4-week session: 90,000KRW
A series of movement and ensemble-building techniques designed to hone actors' instincts onstage. Come and learn actor training techniques that we used in Seoul Shakespeare Company's King Lear earlier this year!
Course Objectives:
-develop spatial awareness, body awareness, and physical and mental openness,
-develop greater ability to connect with and react to others,
-hone moment to moment physical impulses,
-break away from the idea of performing, stripping down performance to the pure self in the moment
Instructor: Lauren Ash-Morgan 
More information here.
Acting Shakespeare's Text
 
Session 1: "Fundamentals"
Session 2: "Language and Action"
Rehearsing Shakespearean Monologues & Scenes​
​​
Autumn Session 1:
October 26, November 2, 9, 16
Autumn Session 2:
November 23, 30, December 14, 21
Tuition fee per 4-week session: 90,000KRW
 
Sometimes it's best to just learn by doing! 
Each participant should come with one Shakespearean monologue that they would like to work on (no need to memorize), and some ideas of scenes they would be interested in working on. During the first class, we will discuss what piece each person would like to work on, and will find scene partners from within the class. Each person will choose one piece (monologue or scene) to work on, and may additionally volunteer to be a scene partner for other people's chosen scenes. To make sure everyone has something definite to work on, please bring a monologue to work on, even if you hope to mainly work on a scene.
 
 Class time will consist of some general instruction and rehearsal time, sometimes working simultaneously in groups with instructors rotating between groups, and sometimes one group at a time, receiving direction from the instructors as in a normal rehearsal, with the rest of the group learning by observing the rehearsal.

Course objective:

-experience preparation and rehearsal techniques

-get individual feedback from instructors and direction for one's scene and/or monologue

-develop new monologues and scene material

We are hoping to continue this class from month to month throughout the year (with some breaks for vacations), so that participants can continue to explore new material year-round, with newcomers welcome each month and long-term participants able to keep developing new repertoire. We will gauge interest in this class during these autumn sessions. If you are unable to attend this autumn, but would like us to offer these classes again in other seasons, please drop us a quick email at ______ so we know the interest is there. 

Instructors: Lauren Ash-Morgan and Michael Downey​
More information here.
Autumn Session 1:
October 26, November 2, 9, 16
Autumn Session 2:
November 23, 30, December 14, 21
 
Tuition fee per 4-week session: 90,000KRW
 
Session 1: Fundamentals
Learn fundamental techniques for performing Shakespeare's text. Recommended for actors of all levels, including those with advanced experience. This is a more sit-down style class.
Course Objectives:
-develop an extensive toolkit for approaching Shakespeare’s text,
-open up to new and interesting acting choices, guided by the language
Session 2: Language and Action
Explore techniques for unlocking and exploring text through exercises tailored to specific monologues, which can be applied to a variety of material. ________________________________________________________________________
We are hoping to continue this class from month to month throughout the year (with some breaks for vacations), with a different focus each month. We have enough material for roughly 6 months of different material each month, which we can cycle through every 6 months. Participants will get the most comprehensive effect by attending every month, but anyone is welcome to join us for a month here and a month there. 
We will gauge interest in this class during these autumn sessions. If you are unable to attend this autumn, but would like us to offer these classes again in other seasons, please drop us a quick email at ______ so we know the interest is there. 
Instructors: Lauren Ash-Morgan and Michael Downey
More information here.

Saturdays, 2:00-3:50pm

Saturdays, 4:00-6:50pm

Gugak: Movement
& Voice

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:50pm

Autumn Session 1: 
October 23, 30, November 6, 13
Autumn Session 2: 
November 20, 27, December 4, 11
Tuition fee per 4-week session: 90,000KRW
An introduction to Korean traditional dance and singing techniques, from an instructor who has utilized both in acting preparation. This class will be taught using techniques of typical group Korean traditional dance and pansori classes, but with an eye toward applications for actors.

Course objective:

-expand one's abilities in vocal production and movement by learning specific new ways of moving and vocalizing

We are hoping to continue this class from month to month throughout the year (with some breaks for vacations), introducing new and more challenging material to the group over time, while also welcoming newcomers as they come in. Autumn Session 1 will start with Basic dance and Geumgangsan (the same material as our October 2018 classes), and we will go forward from there. 

We will gauge interest in this class during these autumn sessions. If you are unable to attend this autumn, but would like us to offer these classes again in other seasons, please drop us a quick email at ______ so we know the interest is there.  

Instructor: Lauren Ash-Morgan
More information here.
Movement
&
Ensemble 
Saturdays, 12:00-1:50pm
Autumn Session 1:
October 26, November 2, 9, 16
Autumn Session 2:
November 23, 30, December 14, 21
Tuition fee per 4-week session: 90,000KRW
A series of movement and ensemble-building techniques designed to hone actors' instincts onstage. Come and learn actor training techniques that we used in Seoul Shakespeare Company's King Lear earlier this year!
Course Objectives:
-develop spatial awareness, body awareness, and physical and mental openness,
-develop greater ability to connect with and react to others,
-hone moment to moment physical impulses,
-break away from the idea of performing, stripping down performance to the pure self in the moment
Instructor: Lauren Ash-Morgan 
More information here.
Acting Shakespeare's Text
Saturdays, 2:00-3:50pm
 
Session 1: "Fundamentals"
Session 2: "Language and Action"
Autumn Session 1:
October 26, November 2, 9, 16
Autumn Session 2:
November 23, 30, December 14, 21
 
Tuition fee per 4-week session: 90,000KRW
 
Session 1: Fundamentals
Learn fundamental techniques for performing Shakespeare's text. Recommended for actors of all levels, including those with advanced experience. This is a more sit-down style class.
Course Objectives:
-develop an extensive toolkit for approaching Shakespeare’s text,
-open up to new and interesting acting choices, guided by the language
Session 2: Language and Action
Explore techniques for unlocking and exploring text through exercises tailored to specific monologues, which can be applied to a variety of material. ________________________________________________________________________
We are hoping to continue this class from month to month throughout the year (with some breaks for vacations), with a different focus each month. We have enough material for roughly 6 months of different material each month, which we can cycle through every 6 months. Participants will get the most comprehensive effect by attending every month, but anyone is welcome to join us for a month here and a month there. 
We will gauge interest in this class during these autumn sessions. If you are unable to attend this autumn, but would like us to offer these classes again in other seasons, please drop us a quick email at ______ so we know the interest is there. 
Instructors: Lauren Ash-Morgan and Michael Downey
More information here.
Rehearsing Shakespearean Monologues & Scenes
​​
Saturdays, 4:00-6:50pm
Autumn Session 1:
October 26, November 2, 9, 16
Autumn Session 2:
November 23, 30, December 14, 21
Tuition fee per 4-week session: 90,000KRW
 
Sometimes it's best to just learn by doing! 
Each participant should come with one Shakespearean monologue that they would like to work on (no need to memorize), and some ideas of scenes they would be interested in working on. During the first class, we will discuss what piece each person would like to work on, and will find scene partners from within the class. Each person will choose one piece (monologue or scene) to work on, and may additionally volunteer to be a scene partner for other people's chosen scenes. To make sure everyone has something definite to work on, please bring a monologue to work on, even if you hope to mainly work on a scene.
 
 Class time will consist of some general instruction and rehearsal time, sometimes working simultaneously in groups with instructors rotating between groups, and sometimes one group at a time, receiving direction from the instructors as in a normal rehearsal, with the rest of the group learning by observing the rehearsal.

Course objective:

-experience preparation and rehearsal techniques

-get individual feedback from instructors and direction for one's scene and/or monologue

-develop new monologues and scene material

We are hoping to continue this class from month to month throughout the year (with some breaks for vacations), so that participants can continue to explore new material year-round, with newcomers welcome each month and long-term participants able to keep developing new repertoire. We will gauge interest in this class during these autumn sessions. If you are unable to attend this autumn, but would like us to offer these classes again in other seasons, please drop us a quick email at ______ so we know the interest is there. 

Instructors: Lauren Ash-Morgan and Michael Downey​
More information here.
Gugak: Movement
& Voice
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:50pm
Autumn Session 1: 
October 23, 30, November 6, 13
Autumn Session 2: 
November 20, 27, December 4, 11
Tuition fee per 4-week session: 90,000KRW
An introduction to Korean traditional dance and singing techniques, from an instructor who has utilized both in acting preparation. This class will be taught using techniques of typical group Korean traditional dance and pansori classes, but with an eye toward applications for actors.

Course objective:

-expand one's abilities in vocal production and movement by learning specific new ways of moving and vocalizing

We are hoping to continue this class from month to month throughout the year (with some breaks for vacations), introducing new and more challenging material to the group over time, while also welcoming newcomers as they come in. Autumn Session 1 will start with Basic dance and Geumgangsan (the same material as our October 2018 classes), and we will go forward from there. 

We will gauge interest in this class during these autumn sessions. If you are unable to attend this autumn, but would like us to offer these classes again in other seasons, please drop us a quick email at ______ so we know the interest is there.  

Instructor: Lauren Ash-Morgan
More information here.

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be”

--Ophelia
Hamlet, Act 4 Scene 5

“When we choose a goal and invest ourselves in it to the limits of concentration, whatever we do will be enjoyable. And once we have tasted this joy, we will redouble our efforts to taste it again. This is the way the self grows.” 

― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

“The ... reason creativity is so fascinating is that when we are involved in it, we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.” 

― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention