Nathan Winkelstein

Script Analysis

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Education

Nathan received his BA in Theater from the University at Buffalo and his MFA in Classical Acting from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the UK. Nathan is a proud member of Actors Equity.


Experience

Nathan Winkelstein has been Associate Producer with Red Bull Theater for three years, serving as Producing Director of The Revelation Reading Series, Education Director of Shakespeare in Schools and the Masterclass offerings. He also serves as a literary and casting associate for Red Bull. Nathan is also the Ny Casting Associate for American Shakespeare Center. He has acted or directed for numerous companies around the country and in the UK, including Bedlam, Red Bull, ASF, STNJ, STC, W.H.A.T., LCT, The Folger, The Tobacco Factory, ASC and others. Nathan has taught for Red Bull, STC, LCT, WHAT, TGS and Shakespeare Forum; he also provides private acting coaching in NYC.


Philosophy

My love of teaching is born out of my passion for directing actors. Since my earliest directing days, I have been utterly fascinated by the glorious, mysterious, and many-faceted aspects of the actor’s process. I am committed to working with actors on their journey towards a complex, powerful, clear performance. The training at the Maggie Flanigan Studio reflects both my own values and a view of the actor’s craft as one of the hardest things to learn.  It is at the same time a deeply humanistic, transgressive, and culturally necessary art form that can bring people together in the communal experience of what it means to be alive.

Script Analysis for Actors

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Young actors are often at a loss when told to prepare a script. Students at the Maggie Flanigan Studio will develop a personal, detailed, and thorough process of preparing for a first day of rehearsal. More specifically they will learn to see the script as a score full of detailed information that creates the framework for their work on a character; a jumping off point for their creativity and intuition as an actor.

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