Deep Dish Theater Hosts A Scene Study Course with Katja Hill
February 5th, 2010
Take your turn in the spotlight as part of Deep Dish's scene study course of the multiple Tony award-winning play, God of Carnage, by Yasmina Reza, on Sundays from February 28 through March 21. Classes will be led by Katja Hill.

"Ensemble scene study is a chance to learn about the fundamentals of acting on The Common ground of a brand new play people are talking about," said Hill. "It's a safe and friendly format that works well for actors of all levels, from beginners to pros."

In this class students will learn to identify the events of a scene, character objectives and obstacles, and character action and reaction. Students will also explore one of the most fundamental skills in comedy: exaggerated emotional reaction over absolutely nothing.

God of Carnage revolves around two sets of parents who meet one night in an attempt to resolve an argument that erupted between their 11-year-old sons. As the night wears on, and polite conversation spirals off topic, four grownups will start to act more like the children they are trying to raise.

Katja Hill is an actor, director, writer, improviser, and teacher who has appeared many times at Deep Dish, most recently as Miss Alma in Summer and Smoke. She serves as a teaching artist in residence with PlayMakers Repertory Company and as a faculty member at The ArtsCenter's Youth Performing Arts Conservatory. Her first solo show, Cornucopia of Me, was awarded an Emerging Artist Award from the Durham Arts Council.

The course will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the theater. Deep Dish is located in Chapel Hill's University Mall, on Estes Drive and US 15-501.

The scene study course registration fee is $195. Space is limited to 12 students - so interested parties are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Visit the Deep Dish box office in University Mall, Wednesday to Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m., call (919) 968-1515, or go to

The Deep Dish Theater Company is committed to presenting compelling, human-centered dramatic work that contributes to the cultural richness of the Triangle area and challenges audiences to explore concerns of the community and the world-at-large.

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