Fitzmaurice Voicework: Level 1
February 13 - May 7, 2020
Thursdays at 2:30
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
April 1 - June 10
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.
On Camera Technique with Thom Rivera
January 27 - March 16, 2020
With the majority of all auditions for television and film requiring that the actor be put on camera for the casting director and/or producers to review, today’s working actor must possess a solid camera technique that is specific to the audition format. In this course strong cold-read and on-camera skills are developed as well as an empowered perspective of the casting process and a clear understanding of what it truly means to “own” the room.
You will learn how to:
• Use the Page so you can be open and available to the other person.
• Understand what the camera “sees” and how to work within it’s frame.
• Break down a script so you can make choices that are specific, strong and actable.
- When: Mondays 7pm
- Where: Studio B
- Tuition: $410
- Instructor: Thom Rivera
WANT TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS COURSE? Email your headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Meisner Technique Program
January - August 2020
Stay tuned for information on our Summer Meisner Technique Intensive
The Meisner Technique was developed by Sanford Meisner over 65 years ago, and remains one of the leading acting training techniques today. No matter where you are in your acting when you begin, by the end of the 8-month class, if you have relentlessly applied yourself, you will be powerfully confident and ready to bring something vitally alive and uniquely exciting to whatever medium you choose to work in. You will be challenged in ways you have yet to imagine and experience greater joy in your acting than you ever thought possible.
Starting March 30
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.