Artist In The House Series

BRÜKA THEATRE Proudly presents The Artist In The House Series ~ Joe Atack


Shakespeare For Thespians

October 21, 2012 from 10 – 4 PM


(Reno, NV). Joe Atack will lead a “Shakespeare for Thespians” workshop on October 21, 2012 from 10 – 4 PM as part of Brüka’s Artist in The House Series.  In this Acting Shakespeare workshop will we will focus on two main areas. 1) Techniques that bring Shakespeare characters to life physically and emotionally.  2) Working with the Text. 10am – 1pm will focus on physical and exercises that connect the actor to their emotional core.  2pm-4pm will focus on working with Shakespearean Text for performance – looking at verse speaking and techniques that will help the language work for the actor. Each actor MUST learn around 10-14 lines of Shakespearean text - from any play. Bring water and comfortable, flexible clothing that you can move around in.  

The workshop is limited to 20.

Joe is currently directing Macbeth at Bruka Theatre. Macbeth runs October 12 through October 26, 2012, Wednesday through Saturday shows at 8 PM with a Sunday matinee performance on October 14 at 2 PM.  Special to the Macbeth performance, Atack will also host a “Shakespeare Conversation” at 1:00 before the Sunday performance.  The customary matinee talkback with the company will immediately follow the performance. 

Reservations are recommended for the workshop.  Call our box office at 775.323-3221 Brüka Theatre.  Or visit us at 99 N. Virginia St.  Reno.
Reservations for all events and shows are available through our box office at (775) 323-3221. Box-office hours are 1 to 5 Wednesday and Friday, 2:30 – 6:30 Thursday and 12 – 4 on Saturdays or online at   Reservations are also available at the Melting Pot Emporium @ their new location: 1049 S. Virginia Street.  Reno. We validate convenient parking at the Parking Gallery on First and Sierra Street.  Check us out at

THE Artist In The House series features regional and national artists presenting their work for the public and workshops for our community.  Mark Growden starts this series with a “Community Sing” on September 12 and concert on September 13.  Director Joe Atack presents a pre-show (Sunday Matinee) “Conversation about Macbeth” and an “Acting Shakespeare Workshop” on October 21.  In the spring Brüka collaborates with Sierra Nevada Ballet to present an original work by Ananda Bena Weber that crosses the genres of theatre and dance in her new solo piece that will debut at Bruka.  Weber will also present a master workshop focusing on “articulation of the body” for local dancers and actors on March 24.  Cami Thompson will work with Brüka on our main stage musical and also present a vocal clinic that will guide participants through the vocal audition process and hone a prepared musical audition piece.  Thompson will also perform an evening of her favorite songs.  This is a unique opportunity to enjoy the talent of Cami Thompson in an intimate and personal performance.  Seating is very limited.  Artists will present Two Master Workshop weekends from Bruka on November 3 and 4 and April 20 – 21.

About The Director JOE ATACK was born and raised in northern England and attended the Electric Theatre School in Barnsley before gaining a place at The Arden School of Theatre, a conservatory school in Manchester, UK. After graduating Mr. Atack worked on many theatre, radio and TV productions around the UK, set up two small theatre companies and toured extensively with Artizani Street Theatre Company. Joe has a long standing love of Shakespeare and has played several Shakespeare roles in the U.K. and U.S. his favorites include Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, The title role in Macbeth, Peter Quince and Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Tyrell in Richard III. In 2007 he was brought out to Nevada to work for Nevada Shakespeare Company (NSC) as a director, actor, teacher and company manager. Working with NSC Joe helped he helped form a partnership with Lake Tahoe Shakespeare (LTSF) Festival. In 2010 he became LTSF’s first director of education. As well as running the Education programs for the festival, Joe is also a member of the LTSF acting company. Joe has taught acting, improvisation and Shakespeare workshops in the U.K., Switzerland and U.S.



Bruka Performing Arts Camp


Performing Arts Summer Camp at Brüka Theatre July 2012  

Students are led by working theatre professionals in the creation of public performances of their own adaptations of a site specific performance of Alice In Wonderland. Classes are designed to develop imagination, concentration, of his/her body and voice, adaptation technique, character, theatrical design and appreciation of the theatrical artistic journey.

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