Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA
CRAFTING A ROLE: A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT THE WORK OF AN ACTOR
with Babson College Professor Beth Wynstra
How does Meryl Streep create her many compelling roles? What kind of preparation
do actors today need and receive? What is method acting? Our presentation will
examine the history of acting in the US and will highlight important teachers and
practitioners who revolutionized the craft of performance for stage and screen.
Dr. Wynstra will trace acting training from the significant contributions of early
20th century director Konstantin Stanislavski; to the achievements of modern day
directors and actors.
Beth Wynstra holds a Ph.D. in Theater Studies from UC Santa Barbara and a certificate
in Directing from the Yale School of Drama. She has written extensively on the life and
plays of Eugene O’Neill and serves on the board of the Eugene O’Neill International
Society. Beth regularly directs plays and musicals at Babson College. From 2013-2015
she served as the first Faculty Director of the Sorenson Center for the Arts.