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Winter Session: 1st Year Meisner Technique

January 9 - August

For some reason you have been called to be an actor. A beautiful, empowering story teller whose main goal is to connect us to our humanity. That's big... and that ain't easy. It takes a set of skills unique to this profession - and anyone who tells you it isn't a challenge isn't working at the level that actually puts their voice out into the world. At EMAS - we offer those actors willing to go there the opportunity to train at their highest level. We have high expectations here, because the stakes are high - the opportunity to fulfill your dream of being a force for change, a force for connection, a reflection of the human spirit - to be an actor!

Our Meisner Technique Class is a  rigorous 9-month program, this is a process that encourages an actor’s emotional availability, spontaneity, uniqueness and confidence. It ignites an actor’s imagination and allows them to behave with complete openness and truthfulness. But remember… The Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio is for the serious acting student who wants to invest in his/her craft to become a well skilled, exciting actor.
Each acting class meets for 3 to 4 hours twice a week.

Admission
A personal interview is required for admission. We highly recommend reading either The Actor’s Art and Craft by William Esper or On Acting by Sanford Meisner before your admission interview.

Tuition:
The cost of the entire 9-month program is $2850. To enroll, a non-refundable registration fee of $550 is required. The remaining tuition is paid in 7 monthly installments of $329, due on the first class of every month.

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Fitzmaurice Voice Class

Starts October 9th

An actor is limited only by the range of his or her instrument. This instrument includes the voice, body, breath and emotional accessibility. This class allows students in our professional acting program to add conservatory level voice training to their curriculum. The Fitzmaurice Technique is designed to let your body and voice work with freedom and full expression to access your creativity and emotional range.

Class meets on Mondays at 2pm starting October 2nd

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The Character – A Beginning Technique Class Wednesdays at 2pm

January 10 - March 14

It’s why most of us decided to pursue acting - To "be" someone else. Walk in their shoes, speak in their voice, feel their pain, live their joy! – to become THE CHARACTER.
THE CHARACTER class gives acting students a foundation in creating truthful, dynamic characters for film, television or stage. It teaches techniques that find the character’s voice, physicality and psychology. Students work on strengthening their vocal and physical presence, creating characters that are believable yet completely different from themselves. Through exercises, improvisations, monologue and scene work, students acquire a comprehensive set of “acting tools” to draw upon when approaching a role. At the end of the 11-weeks, students will know how to bring a character to life and apply their techniques in scene work and performance.

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Performing the Song

October 1st - November 19

This 8-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.

Adding Singing to your repertoire will open up many more audition opportunities as the Musical genre continues to grow in Los Angeles, from My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend to LaLa Land...this is a skill that will continue to grow in demand.

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The Character- A Beginning Technique Class Thursdays 7pm

January 11 - March 14

It’s why most of us decided to pursue acting - To "be" someone else. Walk in their shoes, speak in their voice, feel their pain, live their joy! – to become THE CHARACTER.

THE CHARACTER class gives acting students a foundation in creating truthful, dynamic characters for film, television or stage. It teaches techniques that find the character’s voice, physicality and psychology. Students work on strengthening their vocal and physical presence, creating characters that are believable yet completely different from themselves. Through exercises, improvisations, monologue and scene work, students acquire a comprehensive set of “acting tools” to draw upon when approaching a role. At the end of the 11-weeks, students will know how to bring a character to life and apply their techniques in scene work and performance.

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Meisner Class Monthly Payments

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1st Year Meisner Technique (Mon & Thurs)

Sept. 11, 2017 - June 2018

For some reason you have been called to be an actor. A beautiful, empowering story teller whose main goal is to connect us to our humanity. That's big... and that ain't easy. It takes a set of skills unique to this profession - and anyone who tells you it isn't a challenge isn't working at the level that actually puts their voice out into the world. At EMAS - we offer those actors willing to go there the opportunity to train at their highest level. We have high expectations here, because the stakes are high - the opportunity to fulfill your dream of being a force for change, a force for connection, a reflection of the human spirit - to be an actor!

Our Meisner Technique Class is a rigorous 9-month program, this is a process that encourages an actor’s emotional availability, spontaneity, uniqueness and confidence. It ignites an actor’s imagination and allows them to behave with complete openness and truthfulness. But remember… The Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio is for the serious acting student who wants to invest in his/her craft to become a well skilled, exciting actor.
Each acting class meets for 3 to 4 hours twice a week.

Admission
A personal interview is required for admission. We highly recommend reading either The Actor’s Art and Craft by William Esper or On Acting by Sanford Meisner before your admission interview.

Tuition:
The cost of the entire 9-month program is $2850. To enroll, a non-refundable registration fee of $490 is required. The remaining tuition is paid in 8 monthly installments of $295, due on the first class of every month.

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On-Camera Commercial Acting Level 1

Aug 27, Sept 3, 10, 17, 24.

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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MASTERY YEAR PAYMENTS

2017-2018

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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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