Acting For Beginners – Exploring Technique – Mondays at 2 pm -class filled

April 10 – June 12, 2023

CLASS FILLED - there is still room in Acting for Beginners class on Wednesdays at 6pm

Whether you have never taken an acting class before, or need some brushing up on fundamental skill sets, our 10-week Acting for Beginners - Exploring Technique class 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.


Acting For Beginners – Character In Performance – Class Filled

April 12-June 14, 2023


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 IN PERFORMANCE 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, script analyses, monologue and scene work, students acquire a comprehensive set of “acting tools” to draw upon when approaching a role.  At the end of the 10-weeks, students will know how to bring a character to life and apply their techniques in scene work and performance.

When:   Wednesdays 6pm at

Where:  EMAS: 4713 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91602

Tuition: $490

Instructors: Chase Studinski and Terri Hayes


2023 Summer Meisner Intensive

Starts June 24th, 2023

The summer intensive is a tremendous opportunity to experience the beginning steps of Meisner based training in a professional environment. Its purpose is to give student actors an exposure to the philosophies as well as the structure of this demanding yet dynamic process. Meisner’s step-by-step approach gets actors to work truthfully from their impulses, not from their intellect.
These beginning steps lay the foundation for an actor’s ability to be truthful, brave and imaginative in his work. Each exercise builds upon the previous exercise and in this way the actor develops a dependable process to their acting.
The summer intensive is a month-long course that meets three days a week for three hours. There are mandatory outside rehearsals. Sessions are scheduled both in the morning and evenings to accommodate scheduling conflicts. Attendance is mandatory and professionalism will be expected.
Interviews for the Summer Intensive are ongoing. There is no deadline, however, once classes are full we will continue to hold interviews for a waitlist. The earlier you interview, the more likely there will be availability for a spot in a class.

Session A:  Monday & Wednesday at 6:30 pm,  Saturdays at 9:30am

Session B:    Tuesday & Friday at 9:30 am,  Sundays at 9:30 am

When:               June 24 – July 30, 2023

Where:             EMAS: 4713 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood,

Instructors:       EMAS Meisner Faculty

Tuition:            $640 for 5 weeks


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