BREAK IT DOWN – An On-Line Acting Class

August 12 - September 2, Wednesdays 2:00pm PST

This is a powerful 4-week class to activate scripts through breaking down story, characters, language and conflict from both comedic and dramatic text.  A new session starts every 4 weeks and are facilitated through Zoom.

May 20 - June 10 .  Session Filled

June 17 - July 8.  Session Filled

July 22 - August 12


MASTERING THE VIRTUAL AUDITION: self-tapes and zoom auditions

July 21 - August 13, 2020. Tuesday/Thursday 3-5pm PST

This online class allows for you to get professional feedback and guidance on how to have a successful audition from the comfort of your own home. Yes, we will cover the technical aspects of sound, lighting, framing, etc… but we want to also focus on the most important part of any audition…telling the story. Too many actors sacrifice the artistry of the audition in the face of having to master all this new technology. We help you start to think like a filmmaker and crafting a performance that shows just what you are capable of when you book the job.

2 times a week / 4 weeks

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Online Meisner Level 1

July Session Filled Next Session TBA

This 6-week online course will transfer our premier in-person class to the intimate setting of the zoom classroom. This is a rigorous program that meets 3 times a week and requires full commitment from it’s students.   Remaining faithful to our traditional Meisner Technique process students will focus on:

  • The ability to really listen and respond
  • Shedding defense mechanisms and self-censorship that suppresses truthful behavior
  • Developing a unique point of view and an actor’s voice
  • Creating the ability to focus and live truthfully in an imaginary moment
  • An approach to text that keeps actors connected and emotionally alive

In some ways online training has some distinct advantages, particularly when we are training with film and television as one of your goals. Viewing yourself through the frame of the screen helps you understand the importance of truthful behavior, listening skills, honest emotion and real connection.   The intimacy of camera work can lead to deep self-discovery, and a real feeling of community.

When:           Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday

Time:                10am  Pacific Time

Where:              ONLINE

Instructor:       Elizabeth Mestnik and Jordana Oberman

Tuition:            $670 for 6 weeks


EMAS Payment and Refund Policy:

50% Deposit is required to enroll

Deposit is 100% refundable if requested more than 21 days before the first day of class

Deposit is 50% refundable 14 -20 days before the first day of class

Deposit is non-refundable less than 14 days before the first day of class.

Remaining tuition is due by the 1st day of class.

All tuition can be paid via credit card by requesting a payment link or via Venmo to Elizabeth_Mestnik




Voice Over Training – Online

June 18 - July 23


Explore the fundamental skills and techniques needed to get started in the ever-growing world of Voice Over Acting. In this 6-week introduction to Commercial VO, veteran voice artist and teacher, Michael Yurchak, will look at performance style and recording techniques for beginning voice artists and those looking to refine their skills. From reading copy to discovering your “signature” voice…come see what VO can do for your career, and take the next step towards becoming a working Voice Actor.

Class size is limited to 12 students, so sign up now!

When:            Thursdays @ 5-7pm Pacific Time

Where:          Online (via Zoom)

Tuition:         $310

Class is full