Monthly Archives August 2011

Scene Study Classes


Sept. 8 – Dec. 12, 2011Rebecca and Brian

Scene Study is a weekly workout where trained actors test their performance abilities in a challenging, playful environment.  Through working on scenes of various genres, you will discover your strengths and weaknesses with the help of a trained director’s eye.  This class is for 14-weeks and will integrate cold reading and auditioning skills into the syllabus.  This class is only for actors with significant training and performance experience.


When: Mondays 7pm

Cost:  $620
Instructors:  Elizabeth Mestnik and Scott Conte

Admission is through an audition.  The audition requires a 1 – 2 minute monologue that shows the actor’s range and abilities.


Call 323-528-6280 for more information or visit us at

Acting Class for Beginners

If you have always wanted to explore acting, EMAS has the perfect class for you. EMAS has developed a series of acting classes just for beginners.  Through exercises, improvisations, and scene work, you will understand the way actors work and acquire a clear, solid and effective approach to the acting craft. Our goal is to get you a set of “acting tools” to draw upon when approaching any role or scene. As a result, you will acquire confidence, self-awareness, and a vivid imagination – all necessities if you are to become an actor in Los Angeles. In this class, beginning actors will explore the 4 major foundations of acting:

  • Character Development
  • Imagination Work
  • Physical and Vocal Development
  • Script Analysis

Classes are small to give each student plenty of “stage time” and personal attention.  So come join us in our upcoming 11-week Acting Foundations class and do that thing you have always wanted to do!

For more information on the studio visit our website at

Acting Foundations Class

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DATE:          Thursdays September 22 – December 8, 2011

TIME:           7:00pm

LOCATION: 7600 Melrose Avenue, 2nd Floor

COST:          $500

MORE: This class meets once a week for 11 weeks.

REGISTRATION:  Call 323-528-6280 or email [email protected] for more information

The Meisner Technique – A Free introductory workshop

We’ve got a special event coming up and we want you to be part of it. Please join us on Saturday August 27th from 10am – 4pm for an on-your feet workshop with L.A.’s top Meisner Technique Instructor, Elizabeth Mestnik. Many actors hear about how effective and popular this technique is, especially for film and television, but many aren’t sure why or if it is the technique for them.  Elizabeth will give 20 lucky actors the opportunity to learn about the Meisner Technique through a combination of discussions and exercises.

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Where:  EMAS – 7600 Melrose Avenue, 2nd Floor

When:  Saturday August 27th, 10am to 4pm

Details:  Bring a pack lunch and please only come if you can stay for the entire workshop

Contact:  [email protected] or 323-528-6280 to reserve your spot.

For more information on The Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio visit our website