ACTING FOR BEGINNERS – IN PERSON
October 12 - December 7. Tuesdays 1:30pm
Tuesdays at 1:30pm
NoHo Actor's Studio: 5215 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood,
Whether you have never taken an acting class before, or need some brushing up on fundamental skill sets, our Acting for Beginners offers valuable exercises and performance experience to develop a strong acting foundation. It gives new actors an understanding of how actors train and the vocabulary that is used in the industry.
It is an overview class that puts what we consider the four major skill sets of actors to work.
- Creative Accessibility
- Truthful Character Development
- Script Reading
- Instrument work
It will also give a small glimpse into the acting industry and some basic business know how.
Michael Yurchak has had over two decades of experience as an actor in film, tv, stage and voice-over as well as a PhD in educational theatre. He will pull from his years of experience as both an actor and a teacher to start your acting journey, pulling from some of the leading acting techniques such as Strassberg (“the Method”), Adler, Meisner, Fitzmaurice and more. This is where you can start acquiring the necessary tools you will need to draw upon when you embark on a career in acting. This is where you lay your foundation.
Come join this fun, supportive but immensely practical acting class.
VACCINATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL IN PERSON CLASSES.
This class is a fantastic weekly workout for actors with prior training and/or significant professional experience. The class is designed to help actors dig deeply into imagination, character, emotional life, and actor connection, strengthening the essential skills actors must use in interpreting a role and preparing a scene. There is an audition process for admission into this class.
FALL 2021 1st Year Meisner Program
Starts September 13
CLASS IS FILLED - FEEL FREE TO FILL OUT APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED FOR WAIT LIST OR JANUARY SESSION
The Meisner Technique is widely recognized as one of the most effective acting techniques taught today. it gives actors the building blocks to become emotionally alive actors of depth, imagination, and truth. The great strength of Meisner Training is that it is a clear, step-by-step approach to the craft of acting. It develops complete freedom of expression and confidence in your abilities. The EMAS Meisner Technique is a traditional Meisner program, we follow the syllabus that Sandy Meisner developed & William Esper refined.
Meisner Technique Year 1 Class Schedule:
Mondays and Thursdays 10am – 1pm
Location: Two Roads Theatre: 4348 Tujunga Ave, Studio City
IN PERSON SUMMER MEISNER INTENSIVE
July 7 - August 9
We are returning to in-person instruction with our flagship Summer Meisner Technique Program. This 5-week course meets 3 days a week for 3 hours. Its purpose is to give student actors a full exposure to the philosophies as well as the structure of this demanding yet dynamic process. It develops sensory and emotional skills and introduces actors to the strength of using one’s own uniqueness within performance.
If you are ready to ignite your imagination, reconnect to your emotions, trust your instincts and develop the essential skills of great acting, and work harder than you have ever worked before… This program is for you!
MEISNER BRUSH UP
JULY 15 - SEPTEMBER 2 Thursdays 6pm
We are calling it Meisner Brush Up and essentially it is an 8-week class that will help get you back on your impulses and taking those big emotional risks that you were doing in our 2nd year of Meisner. The syllabus will really work those skills of listening and taking things personally, crafting for the highest stakes, as well as justifications, impediment and point of view work. You know, all the work that really made you feel like you could conquer anything.
We developed this program because we know how invaluable the tools you developed during your training are, and how gloriously unpredictable it is to take off the mask and really be with another human being in the moment through the entire span of emotional circumstances. It has been built understanding that the world of auditioning can sometimes shrink your range and this is here to help you really swing for the fences in regards to your crafting.
Where: Whitmore Lindley Theatre 11006 Magnolia Blvd.
When: Thursdays at 6pm
Tuition: $400 ($200 non-refundable deposit required to hold spot in class.
Instructors: EMAS FACULTY
Contact: 323-528-6280 to register