At the studio we believe that actors need a consistent platform upon which to play and challenge themselves to be the best they can be. The pressures of building a career as a performer in Los Angeles can be daunting as an individual’s focus can easily shift towards booking the next job instead of improving one’s craft. Yes, networking and business skills are important, but in the end it’s what one brings into a room, that unique stamp on a role, that ultimately books great jobs. Our primary goal is to reignite our students’ love for acting through personal growth in a supportive community of talented people. Jobs and successes often are the result of an excitement and love for what one does. Below is a list of classes that we offer at this time. We look forward to working with you.
Scene Study Master Class
Ages 21+. This intensive is designed to provide actors with the full range of tools they need to prepare for challenging, memorable roles. Students rehearse with a partner throughout the week and perform in class with full costume and props. By Invitation only. Taught by Michael Woolson.
Ages 20+. This advanced class focuses on audition prep for drama and comedy and how to take direction in an audition. On Fridays students login to the website to retrieve a newly assigned script, where they bring it in to class fully prepared as they would for an audition and then receive a full critique. If necessary, students may bring the same scene back the following week after having more time to deepen their work and incorporate the notes. Taught by Michael Woolson.
Ages 19+. This intermediate class is set up in the same way as the Advanced Auditioning class with the main difference being that more emphasis is put on teaching the fundamentals of the technique.
This class, for all levels of ability, is specifically designed to help actors bring greater creativity to their choices and create distinctive, memorable performances in both the audition room and on-set. Each week actors will receive individual attention as they engage in a range of exercises that will cover all aspects of the technique. Topics covered include: script analysis, identifying the most playable objective and intentions, strengthening listening and reacting skills, emotional trigger work and more. Taught by Jonathan Sacramone.
Young Adult Auditioning
Ages 14-18. This advanced/intermediate class focuses on audition prep for drama and comedy and how to take direction in an audition. On Fridays students login to the website to retrieve a newly assigned script, where they bring it in to class fully prepared as they would for an audition and then receive a full critique. If necessary, students may bring the same scene back the following week after having more time to deepen their work and incorporate the notes.
Acting for Camera
Ages 20+. This intermediate class is designed to strengthen an actor’s skill set in the specific techniques necessary to work on-screen. Students will learn to make strong choices, relax in front of the camera and bring their full authentic self to the roles they are playing. Taught by Michael Connors.
*Students ages 18+ who are enrolled in a class are permitted to sit-in on any other class for free.
*Anyone eligible to take more than one class can do so and will receive 50% off the price of the second class.
*All classes are on-going. All classes take place in our theatre located at: 8801 Cashio St, LA, CA 90035.
*Credit is given for paid acting work only.”