Acting Workshops


Throughout the year, EMAS offers a variety of workshops taught by some of Los Angeles’ top industry professionals. They are great supplements to your core-acting classes. Workshops range from 1-day seminars to 6-week courses and are offered in the following areas:

Voice and Movement
The Business of Acting

Fitzmaurice Weekend Intensive with Michael Yurchak

Next Workshop:  June 10, 11 and 12, 2016


This workshop will introduce students to the fundamental elements of Fitzmaurice Voicework® that explores the dynamics between the body, breath, voice, the imagination, language and presence.

It is a physical process that is designed to promote an awareness of the body, spontaneous and free breathing, and healthy vocal expression. It is a helpful tool for actors to find their impulses  and to expand their imaginative potential.

The workshop will use text to learn  how structure can enhance the vocal freedom and provide clarity and connection to text. All students will be required to bring in 16-20 lines of memorized Shakespeare.

When: Friday June 10th  7 – 10pm, Saturday June 11th 10am – 4pm, and Sunday June 12th 10am-1pm.

Where:  EMAS studios  11423 Moorpark Street, North Hollywood

Cost:  $195


Summer Shakespeare Program

Next Workshop:  June 20 – August 8th 2016

shakespeare 400 years

We are marking the 400th year since William Shakespeare’s death with a new Shakespeare class at EMAS!

Whether you are an experienced Shakespearean player or an actor befuddled by the fancy words, you will unearth a playable, powerful, and personal connection to Shakespeare’s dramatic poetry.

Investigate how Shakespeare directs actors through the structure and rhythm of his text. Examine the differences between verse and prose. Explore iambic pentameter and paraphrasing and learn a process for performing the greatest dramatist of all time.

When:  Monday Nights at 7pm

Where:   11423 Moorpark Street, North Hollywood 91604

Tuition:  $320