ACTING CLASSES

The objective of these classes is to establish a foundation of TRUTH. Rooted in the Stanislavski method, acting classes focus on putting oneself in the shoes of the character through one’s imagination and sense of empathy – in doing this, students develop an acting process that originates from the inside out.

“If you are looking for something, don’t go sit on the seashore and expect it to come and find you. You must search, search, search with all the stubbornness in you!”

Stanislavski

Intro

to Acting

Ever thought of becoming an actor? Or wondered about the unplumbed depths of your own emotional psyche? Or maybe you just want to get to know your authentic self a little better? If any of those thoughts sound familiar, then Intro to Acting is a great place to start. Intro to Acting will help you develop fundamental acting tools: playing in action, living truthfully in imaginary circumstances, and working with a partner. No matter your experience, you’ll learn the basics of acting in an exciting and safe atmosphere.

 

Dates: Saturdays from 1-4pm. April 27th – June 1st. Number of classes: 6. Price: $275.

ONGOING CLASSES:

Intermediate/Advanced Acting 

Acting for Comedy

These are ONGOING acting classes, limited to 12 students. Everyone works. Every. Single. Class. 

The focus of Intermediate/Advanced Acting is to develop and maintain a truthful acting process through the use of scene study, active listening, text interpretation, emotional exercises, improv and working with a partner.

This class is designed for actors looking to build community and commitment to craft through a deeper understanding of technique, self and working with others. Intermediate/Advanced Acting is also an opportunity for actors to expand their audition portfolio and work with professional guest directors.

Students in this class will be offered the opportunity to participate in industry showcases for Portland casting directors, producers, directors and agents.

Prerequisite:  Intro to Acting, Acting for Comedy or approval from instructor.  Price: $175 a month. 

Thursday Mornings from 10:00 – 1:00

Starting May 2nd.

Thursday Evenings from 6:30-9:30. 

Saturdays from 10-1:00.  

Starting March 2nd.

*If acting class is FULL and you’d like to be on the waiting list, please contact me.

The truth is funny. Often times we forget that simply responding truthfully in comedic situations is enough. The objective of Acting for Comedy is to expose students to a broad range of comedic styles and techniques, while learning to serve the funny truthfully. This is a great acting class for experienced theater and film actors, improvisers, sketch comedy performers and new actors, looking to explore comedy.

Check out my blog post for more thoughts on why, in my humble opinion, ALL actors should take a comedy acting class. COMEDY BLOG

Dates:  Sundays from 1-4. March 17th – April 21st. Number of classes: 6.  Price: $275.

Sketch 2:
THE SHOW!

How cool would it be to write and star in your own sketch comedy show?  If you have sketch comedy writing experience or, are a graduate of Sketch 1, then Sketch 2 is your chance to do just that!

Work as a sketch comedy ensemble and create a fully produced, 2-night show for all of your friends and family. 

*Tuition covers rehearsals, tech, theater rental and programs.

Rehearsal Dates: Sundays from 1-4. May 19th – June 23rd. 

Show Dates: Friday & Saturday night: June 28th and 29th at The Shoebox Theater.

Price: $300.

TO REGISTER FOR AN ACTING CLASS OR WORKSHOP: Click on the Register Button next to the class and submit your payment through Paypal.

Make sure to include the class you’re registering for in your payment message. Once payment is received, you’ll receive a confirmation reply – then you’re all set!

Cash and Checks also accepted. Payment plans available. Contact me for more information.

Workshops

The Audition Intensive:

Most directors and casting directors will tell you that they actually HATE the auditioning process. They hate putting actors under such pressure, they hate trying to judge if a person is right for a role in such a short amount of time, and they are well aware that some of the world’s most talented actors just don’t audition well.

But they’ll also tell you that it’s the best way we have. They have to see if you have the talent, if you look and sound the part, if you can take direction, if you’ll mesh with the rest of the company/cast. And so we audition. As an actor, I’ve had my fair share of auditions over the years. At first, I beat myself up. Then, I upped my preparation. Finally, I let it go. In my opinion, that’s the sweet spot. When you’ve done your work and can audition with confidence, then you know that everything that happens after that, is completely out of your control.

The Audition Intensive is all about technique and preparation. This Audition bootcamp will work on slating, making strong choices in the room, cold reading, call-backs and letting go!

*Each participant will be filmed, reviewed and given copies of all videos created in class.

Date: TBD

Time: 11-4:00 p.m.

Cost: $100

Limited to 12 participants.

TO REGISTER FOR AN ACTING CLASS OR WORKSHOP: Click on the Register Button next to the class and submit payment through Paypal.  Make sure to include the class you’re registering for in your payment message. Once payment is received, you’ll receive a confirmation reply – then you’re all set! Cash and Checks also accepted. Payment plans available. Contact me for more information.

Coaching

Private coaching and instruction on any of the following topics:

  • Acting Classes

  • Audition Prep/Self Taping

  • Public Speaking

  • Career Guidance

  • Comedy Writing

 

$80.00 an hour. To set up a session: Contact me.