Isolation of acting techniques for the more experienced actor. Script analysis and post Method adaptation techniques are used to free and enhance the creative experience. Monologues and Scenes will be created along Chekov’s Psychological Gesture techniques. Class concludes with a performance before an invited audience. All levels welcome.
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.
Based on Chekhov’s psychological gesture. This course was designed to bring the actor to their fullest potential by expanding and deepening the rehearsal process through muscle memory. The focus is on giving depth to personalization, building the inner and outer life of the character, and creating powerful objectives.
Film Acting Workshop
A deepening of the film acting process through the creation of a short film. Applying principles of film theory and craft learned in Beginning Film acting, students will develop, plan and execute a short film that will be competitive for festival submissions.
(Program Students only or Staff Placement)
An Intensive focus on the isolation of acting elements. Concepts such as atmospheres, actions, and body centered work are focused on within the scene study and monologue format. Class concludes with performances before an invited audience. Beginning/Intermediate level. Teacher explores students individual needs and prepares them for immersion into the Studios program. (Open Enrollment)
In this course students will collaborate with a professional filmmaker to execute a short film. From pre-production, through production and post, the participants explore the various elements required of filmmaking. By creating actual works of art, a dynamic immersion is put into practice that inspires a true voice.
Acting Technique 1
An Intensive focus on the isolation of acting elements. Concepts such as beats and objectives are focused on within the scene study and monologue format. Class concludes with performances before an invited audience
Open House/Scene Night
A chance to witness the current work of the student body.
Actors will present monologues and scenes from the current classes as part of their process. Doors open at 6:30PM show starts at 7pm until approximately 9pm. Free. All are welcome to attend.
A step by step process for auditioning preparation. Instructor will demystify the process and create a positive professional approach to auditioning in the acting industry.
(No prerequisite required)
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.
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.
A line-by-line analysis of scripts to define the behavior and emotional life of characters. Personalization and authors “ruling idea” are covered.
Beginning Acting Intensive
Stanislavsky techniques are established. 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.
Script (Action) Analysis
The course will introduce students to theoretical and practical aspects the main elements of Action Analysis, such as the notion of theatrical event, theatrical action, improvisation, etude, verbal action, physical action, collective action and some others. Particular emphasis of the course is focused on training the students in applying this method in rehearsing and performing process.
Beginning Film Acting
Focus is on the technique of acting specifically for film and television. Students discover the art and craft of cinematic performance through hands on application, lecture, theory, and craft. A prepared 1-2 min monologue is required for second class.
Theater Acting Workshop
This course was designed to enable the actor to develop a lead character in a play. From casting, to rehearsal and tech week, a play is prepared, with the focus being on the actor, for public viewing. This enables them to build experience and begin building credits.
This intensive workshop is proposed for the advanced level acting students and is particularly focused on the concept of understanding the notion of dramatic character and techniques of its representation on stage within the approach proposed by K. Stanislavsky and developed later on by his followers in Russian theater of the 20 – 21st century. In the course of classes students will be introduced to the specifics of understanding the dramatic character from two different sides: Psychological approach and Mask Approach. Upon such introduction the course will immerse its participants in the practical experience of application of the introduced techniques to different aspects of representation of the dramatic character on stage. Literature and materials used in the course: Michael Chekhov “On the Technique of Acting”, K. Stanislavsky “Actor Prepares”, Literature about “commedia dell’arte” theatrical tradition, Theatrical facial masks.