Shelton Theater offers some of the finest acting classes in the San Francisco Bay Area and has an exceptional history. Students gain the art and craft of acting, which lasts for life, and applies to all mediums. They gain the opportunity to discover their true voices and they gain the inspiration to dedicate themselves to working professionally as artists. Developed by national treasure Jean Shelton and Robert Elross. They brought with them from New York an extensive knowledge of method acting from their relationships with Stella Adler (responsible for Brando and De Niro), Harold Clurman (commonly thought of as the finest mind in the American Theatre), and Broadway actor/director Wendell Phillips, among others. Matt Shelton has assembled the finest staff available and thoroughly trained them to teach Jean’s acting technique and multi-disciplinary programs using techniques from some of the finest minds in the country. Beginning through professional levels. This program can also be tailored for working professionals. Acting classes for improvisation, film, and stage are available in San Francisco.
Acting for Film/Stage | Acting Program
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FREE AUDITING EVERY MONDAY NIGHT FROM 7-10PM
Summer 2019 | Current Curriculum
Fundamental actor training available to actors at all levels of experience including beginners. This class focuses on foundational acting techniques within the scene study or monologue format.
1 hour of instruction, by appointment only.
*Audition and/or interview required.
Fall 2019 | Current Curriculum
Fundamental actor training available to actors at all levels of experience including beginners. Focuses on beginning acting techniques within the scene study or monologue format. Class concludes with performances before an invited audience.
This is an advanced acting class that ensures the actor has a complete process for creating a role. Principles of directing, and the artists creative will are expanded. Advance through professional levels work out in an environment of creativity and accountability. Scene study and monologue format. Class concludes with performances before an invited audience.
Focus is on the technique of acting specifically for film and television. Students discover the art and craft of cinematic performance through hands on applications, lecture, theory, and craft. A prepared 1-2 min monologue is required for second class.