Category Archives: Past Events
April through June, 2011, Buku Productions Theatre Company, in partnership with Arts League of MI, presented the acting workshop, “Don’t Just Act, Be There,” Instructed by award-winning theatre Director, Reuben Yabuku. The four (4) day per week events were a resounding success. We are so pleased with the growth and development of all the workshop attendees. This workshop is proof positive of how much can be accomplished in four short days with good instruction and students who are eager to learn. Beginners and Experienced actors alike impressed our acclaimed Acting Instructor throughout the Spring and Summer sessions. Reuben Yabuku stated, “It’s absolutely thrilling to watch an actor’s face go from one big question mark to a truly interpretive performance. I appreciate how receptive our students were to our Three Principle Steps to Developing an Acting Foundation, Character Development, Body Language Discovery, Finding Their Character’s Voice, the Mechanical & Technical Aspects of Acting, the Art of Listening, Script Memorization, Scene Study, Taking the Right Headshot, Setting Up Their Acting Resume… and more. I want to thank our Guest Speakers, Talent Agent Rob Winkworth and Photographer, Bruce Giffen as well; they were incredible resources of information.” The small classes that our Instructor insisted on, allowed him to give an awful lot of personal attention to each workshop attendee and provided ample time for daily scene studies with intricate direction. Due to all the requests for more classes, we are considering opening up more classes and giving more Beginning and Experienced actors the same opportunity to grow in their abilities and increase their chances for being a Working Actor.