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Performing the Song for Musical Theatre,TV and Film

March 19 to May 7

Tony Award winning producer of The Book of Mormon and American Idiot, Chris Bensinger has joined the faculty of EMAS to help L.A. actors navigate the growing opportunities for singers in television, film and of course Musical Theater.  This 7 week class will focus  on bridging the gap between the singer's natural gifts and the intent of the songwriter.  Really acting the piece, with a secondary concentration on vocal technique. This class 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 has the rare experience as both a performer and a producer and understands what is expected of actors from the artistic and business side of the industry. This unique perspective allows him to really help students hone the skills necessary to "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. Each student will be responsible for selecting the songs they work on in class. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key for our live accompanist. A video recording of yourself singing your selected song should be submitted prior to the first day of class.

This is a very unique opportunity for those interested in musical theatre and the ever-increasing genre of "Musical TV" to work with one of the countries top Broadway producers. Don't miss out.  The final class will involve a performance for friends and family.

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THE SCRIPT – A Beginning Scene Study Technique Wednesdays at 1:30pm

March 31 - June 16

THE SCRIPT is an 11-week technique class that emphasizes the role of the text in an actors’ performance. The words on the page are the basic inspiration for most performances and all actors must understand how to read a script, break down a script and bring a script to life. This class will give you exercises and techniques that will help you make character choices, play the action of the scene and relate emotionally to the given circumstances. Focus is placed on making strong choices that keep you engaged with your scene partner as well as using the language of the playwright to tell your character’s story.

 

TUITION: The cost is $510 Tuition is collected in two installments of $255. The first installment reserves your position in the class and will be collected upon registration. This deposit is non-refundable. The second installment is due on the first day of class.

 

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The Script – A Beginning Scene Study Technique Fridays 10am

March 31 - June 16

THE SCRIPT is an 11-week technique class that emphasizes the role of the text in an actors’ performance. The words on the page are the basic inspiration for most performances and all actors must understand how to read a script, break down a script and bring a script to life. This class will give you exercises and techniques that will help you make character choices, play the action of the scene and relate emotionally to the given circumstances. Focus is placed on making strong choices that keep you engaged with your scene partner as well as using the language of the playwright to tell your character’s story.

 

TUITION: The cost is $510 Tuition is collected in two installments of $255. The first installment reserves your position in the class and will be collected upon registration. This deposit is non-refundable. The second installment is due on the first day of class.

 

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THE SCRIPT – A Beginning Scene Study Technique – Thursdays 7pm

March 31 - June 16

THE SCRIPT is an 11-week technique class that emphasizes the role of the text in an actors’ performance. The words on the page are the basic inspiration for most performances and all actors must understand how to read a script, break down a script and bring a script to life. This class will give you exercises and techniques that will help you make character choices, play the action of the scene and relate emotionally to the given circumstances. Focus is placed on making strong choices that keep you engaged with your scene partner as well as using the language of the playwright to tell your character’s story.

 

TUITION: The cost is $510 Tuition is collected in two installments of $255. The first installment reserves your position in the class and will be collected upon registration. This deposit is non-refundable. The second installment is due on the first day of class.

 

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Request Private Coaching

If you need coaching for an audition or a part, our faculty of teachers are happy to help.

Ken Weiner, Sandy Egan, Michael Yurchak, Jordana Oberman, Diana Jellinek or Elizabeth Mestnik.  Please let us know who you are requesting and your availability.  We will do our best to find a time for you to meet with the coach of your choice.  Rates range from $100 - $125/hour

 

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Level 1 On-Camera Commercial Workshop

February 19- March 19, 2017 2pm

**CLASS FILLED**

In this extensive Workshop, we will cover slating, one-liners and spokesperson/monologue copy. You will learn how to navigate the oftentimes confusing world of callbacks as well as touching on auditions that suggest or allow using improvisational skills as well as a complete overview of the casting process from both in front of and behind the camera.  All work is done ON CAMERA. Students' scenes will be recorded and made available for download via Dropbox.
Students go behind the scenes of the entire casting process --from slating to booking-- and make sure they know how to successfully navigate the auditioning world as a professional, working actor.

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Playing Shakespeare

February 27 - May 1, 2017

**Class Filled**

While studying the Bard at EMAS, students will learn practical skills for playing Shakespeare: how to deliver heightened language, elicit appropriate physicality, and explore a personal connection to their character.

Syllabus includes:

  • Prose vs. Verse
  • Finding the Acting clues in the language
  • Use of metaphor, alliteration, repetition and other figurative language
  • Creating a character with movement, status and voice
  • Expanding the imagination to include the world of these characters

Studying and Performing Shakespeare will give the actor great verbal dexterity and literacy.  Combine that with the raw emotional truth of Meisner Training and you will have the best training from both sides of the pond.

 

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Meisner Monthly Payments

2016 - 2017

Current Meisner Students can make their monthly installments here:  Or you can give $100 towards a loved one's training!

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