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Port Chester Arts Day Workshops

Workshop location:
Ice Cream Social, 
40 Merritt St, FL 2,
Port Chester, NY 10573  
914 481-3860
Introduction to Breath and Body Song-work
Workshop time: 2 PM
Workshop Leader: Lorna Whittemore


Lorna is a voice and drama coach specializing in breath and body work. Utilizing the Linklater technique for actors and singers, her natural approach focuses on connecting the body and the voice, with the goal of creating a seamless voice. At this workshop, you will have an opportunity to learn some breathing and vocal exercises, and to begin to apply those exercises to your own singing.  Bring a song you love to sing.




Acting for Anyone
Workshop Time- 3 PM
Workshop Leader: Mat Young


Mat Young is an actor, director, writer, and theatre educator.  A graduate of The New Actor’s Workshop, Mat was trained by some of America’s finest directors and acting teachers. In addition to founding multiple improvisation troupes, Mat is the artistic director of The Naked Shakespeare Company and has directed and acted for LawnChair Theatre for over a decade. Mat wrote and directed LCT’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Queen in 2021.

In this workshop, you will be lead through a series of acting exercises. Mat will begin with exercises from the Viewpoints method, designed to center you, both in the present and in your body. You will use dialogue, to act and react, using the concepts of Objective and Action to achieve a character’s goals.  We promise you an exciting and informative time.



Yes, and now what?
Workshop Time- 4 PM
Workshop Leaders: Mario Fuentes and Kevin Rishel


Get ready to unleash your inner improviser and learn the power of agreement! We're thrilled to invite you to our one-hour Improv Workshop led by the dynamic duo, Mario Fuentes and Kevin Rishel.

These two pros have been teaching and performing in Manhattan for almost 20 years and are ready to share their foundational skills with you. From active listening to reacting truthfully in a scene, they'll guide you through exercises and games that will boost your confidence and help you make your partner look like a star.

But it's not just about being a better performer on stage - the skills you'll learn can be applied to all areas of your life, whether you're speaking in public or just communicating more effectively in your relationships. And the best part? You'll do it all in a supportive and super fun environment!

So don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from two of the best in the biz. Get ready to enrich your life both personally and professionally - we can't wait to see you there!

Acting & Drama Classes
Singing & Dance
Perform With Us

At LawnChair, we take the "community" part of community theatre seriously.  We are always looking for more folks to join our traveling circus!

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