The study of human expression has the potential to unite the traditionally disparate disciplines of movement, voice and acting in a unified method of training.
MICHAEL LUGERING
The actor in training should begin focusing not on what "is" but rather what "ought" or "could" be if the conditions are right.
MICHAEL LUGERING
Integration is predicated on physical action, occurs through physical action and is foundationally a study of physical action.
MICHAEL LUGERING
I believe that meaning and understanding emerge from our visceral connection to our bodies.
MICHAEL LUGERING
A detailed and precise physical vocabulary lies at the very heart of any serious technique.
MICHAEL LUGERING
The actor's primary responsibility is not merely to live truthfully in imaginary circumstances, but also to live artfully in imaginary circumstances.
MICHAEL LUGERING
The goal is to develop a specific set of physical resources that lead, prompt and motivate expressive action.
MICHAEL LUGERING
The language of the body is specific and concrete and of great practial use to the actor.
MICHAEL LUGERING


TEACHER TRAINING

CERTIFIED TEACHERS

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CERTIFIED TEACHERS have completed the E.A. Teacher Certification Program.

  • ELIGIBILITY

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    Individuals with a graduate degree in the performing arts and a significant background in theatre, or a demonstrable equivalent will be accepted into the Teacher Certification Program.
    Qualified applicants maybe admitted into the program in two ways.

    • The successful completion of an E.A. sponsored workshop.
    • The written recommendation of a Certified Teacher.
  • TUITION

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    Tuition for the certification program is approximately $3000. (Increased cost not to exceed 20% annually).
    Transportation and accommodations are the responsibility of the individual participant.
  • TIME TABLE

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    A typical course of study typically takes between two-three years to complete. Longer time frames related to individual circumstances may increase the length of the certification process.
    The program is approximately 20-25 days--approximately 4-5 full, work-weeks of training.
  • REQUIREMENTS

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    COMMITMENT--to developing an internally consistent and theoretically sound understanding of the principles and practices of the Lugering Method.

    TRAINING--participation in sponsored workshops.

    PRACTICE--an on-going working laboratory where the certification candidate can explore and teach the principles and practices of the Lugering Method during the training process.

    INTELLECTUAL STUDY--a comprehensive knowledge of the theoretical principles of the Lugering Method. In particular, a detailed understanding of the content, references and resources outlined in THE EXPRESSIVE ACTOR: Integrated Voice, Movement and Actor Training.

    TRAINING RESIDENCY—with Master Teacher Michael Lugering or an appropriate designated representative.

    OBSERVATION--the final step in the certification process involves the observation of the candidate's teaching practices and methods by Master Teacher Michael Lugering or an appropriate designated representative.
  • COURSE OF STUDY

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    A minimum of two 8-Day Teacher Training Intensives. Usually offered in the summer at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

    Approximate Cost: $850 per Intensive.

    The culminating experience of the Teacher Certification Program is a 5-Day Training Residency with Master Teacher Michael Lugering or a designated representative to be arranged by each individual participant.

    Approximate Cost: $850.

    Individual variations in the course of study may be accommodated with prior approval.

    Officially sponsored training experiences prior to acceptance into the certification program maybe granted towards teacher certification.
  • COMPLETION

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    Certified Teachers of the Lugering Method recognize that the study of integrated expression is a life-long practice.

    Certified Teachers of the Lugering Method demonstrate a proficient understanding of the theoretical principles:

    • Architecture of an Expressive Action

    • Hierarchy of an Expressive Action

    • Principles of Integrated Self-Use

    • Aesthetic Theory

    Certified Teachers demonstrate proficient teaching practices and can lead principles,technique and improvisational classes in the Lugering Method.
      Certified Teachers demonstrate a proficient implementation of "hands-on" instruction (“use of touch”) in their teaching practice.

      Certified Teachers demonstrate a teaching style that views permission and acceptance of the student as the foundation for instruction,
      correction and criticism.
    • TRANSPARENCY

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      The E.A. is committed to providing teacher training with the highest of ethical standards. Transparency and upfront disclosure of the requirements and cost of its teacher training programs is central to honoring this goal. Additionally, the E.A. recognizes that the process of fare and equitable teacher training requires a fluid system that allows for on-going institutional adaptation, change and growth. While the teacher training programs at the E.A. maybe subject to change, individuals accepted into any program are only held accountable for the requirements and stipulations articulated upon their matriculation into the training program.
    • QUESTIONS

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      Contact Michael Lugering directly at michael@expressiveactor.org or 702-812-4520.

    ASSOCIATE TEACHERS


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    ASSOCIATE TEACHERS have significant training and teaching experience in the Lugering Method.
    • ELIGIBILITY

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      Certified Teachers with a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in the Lugering Method at a recognized training institution or a consistent and demonstrable private practice, are eligible for the Associate Teacher Training Program.
      Applicants are admitted into the program upon the approval of Master Teacher/Founding Director Michael Lugering.
    • TUITION

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      Tuition for the Associate Teacher Training Program is approximately $3000. (Increased operational cost not to exceed 20% annually).
      Transportation and accommodations are the responsibility of the individual participant.
    • TIME TABLE

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      There is no set time table for the completion of the Associate Teacher Training Program.
      The program is approximately 20-25 days--approximately 4-5 full, work-weeks of training.
    • REQUIREMENTS

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      PRACTICE--a demonstrable and on-going teaching laboratory where a significant portion of the candidate's teaching responsibilities incorporates the principles and practices of the Lugering Method.

      CONTINUED INDIVIDUALIZED TRAINING through participation in sponsored workshops.

      CONTINUED TEACHER TRAINING--through the leading of classes at E.A. sponsored workshops.

      COMMITMENT--to sharing the Lugering Method with theatre and performing artists or other interested individuals by offering workshops and presentations of the practice at recognizable regional, national and international venues.

      INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY--with Master Teacher Michael Lugering or an appropriate designated representative.
    • COURSE OF STUDY

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      A minimum of two 8-Day Teacher Training Intensives. Usually offered in the summer at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Candidate will participate as both a student and teacher in each of the two training intensives.

      Approximate Cost: $850 per Intensive.

      The culminating experience of the Associate Teacher Program involves a 5-Day Training Residency with Master Teacher Michael Lugering or a designated representative to be arranged by each individual participant.

      Approximate Cost: $850.

      Individual variations in the course of study may be accommodated with prior approval.
    • COMPLETION

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      Final certification is granted upon the approval of Master Teacher/Founding Director Michael Lugering. Candidates must have a minimum of five years teaching experience In the Lugering Method.
    • TRANSPARENCY

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      The E.A. is committed to providing teacher training with the highest of ethical standards. Transparency and upfront disclosure of the requirements and cost of its teacher training programs is central to honoring this goal. Additionally, the E.A. recognizes that the process of fare and equitable teacher training requires a fluid system that allows for on-going institutional adaptation, change and growth. While the teacher training programs at the E.A. maybe subject to change, individuals accepted into any program are only held accountable for the requirements and stipulations articulated upon their matriculation into the training program.
    • QUESTIONS

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      Contact Michael Lugering directly at michael@expressiveactor.org or 702-812-4520.

    MASTER TEACHERS


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    MASTER TEACHERS have extensive training and teaching experience in the Lugering Method of Integrated Voice, Movement & Acting Training. Individuals with Master Teacher status have a minimum of 10 years of teaching experience. The title of Master Teacher is an honorary designation given only to those individuals who through their scholarship, teaching, leadership and service have shaped the curriculum, the direction and the advancement of the E.A.