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
Musical Theatre
The Business of Acting

Musical Theatre Workshop with Chris Bensinger

Tony award winning producer of Book of Mormon and American Idiot, Chris Bensinger will be holding a 6-week Musical Theatre workshop on Tuesday nights starting April 5th. The final class on May10th will be an “Evening of Song” for students to perform for an audience of friends and family. Although Chris will place some attention on vocal technique, the main focus is on bridging the gap between the singer’s natural gifts and the intent of the songwriter. This class also reminds the student that a great singer must have all the same techniques as a great actor – clear objectives, emotional connection and a unique point of view. Chris will hone these skills to let each student really “sell the song” for either auditions or performance.

Limited to 10 students, each singer will work every class. Musical theater training/experience is strongly encouraged, as this is not a class where students learn to sing, but rather where they strengthen the performance aspect of a song.


When: Mondays at 7pm starting September 26th

Where:  EMAS studios  11423 Moorpark Street, North Hollywood

Cost:  $420


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