Courses for Actors 2 – Self-Taped Auditions and Virtual Callbacks

February 7 11:00 am 1:00 pm UTC+0

A two-hour workshop with all of your questions answered about self-taping auditions and virtual callbacks

Self-taping auditions has become increasingly popular in the entertainment industry even before the pandemic. With COVID-10, not only self-tapes became the safest option but mandatory policy per actors unions.

If you are an actor who still feels insecure about the quality of your self-tapes, this workshop is for you. We will talk about equipment, slating, performing in self-tape (with and without a reader), self-directing, and delivering your files professionally.

We will also talk about what is really important and what is just a waste of time and money when it comes to self-taping.

In addition, we will teach you how to prepare for an actual callback, where you would meet with casting producers: what to expect and how to make the best of your opportunity.

Limited spots available. Contact us for Industry Tickets.

Online Improv Training – beginners

December 6, 2020 11:00 am 12:30 pm EST

In this improv group class, beginners will have the opportunity to learn how to think creatively on your feet by practicing improv games.

Improv is not just a great comedy foundation for actors: it has proven to be a great self-improvement hobby. By learning how to make a quick choice and “just go with it” while the game develops, you acquire a new set of tools you can use to overcome your anxieties and insecurities while showcasing your wit and talent. In addition, you will be making new friends! This is a 90-minute long once-a-month event. Reserve your spot early and mark it on your calendar!

Details

Date:
December 6
Time:
11:00 am – 12:30 pm UTC+0
Cost:
$45
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The Stanislavsky Method

November 28, 2020 @ 11:00 am 12:15 pm UTC+0

The Stanislavsky Method is the fundamental acting technique. This course is a compilation of 3 lessons in one, in a total of 1hour and 15 minutes. The lessons consist of an introduction to the method and practical examples of how to use it in performance, from moving on the scene to the psycho-physicality of the character.

FREE

Online

Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions for Actors

How you can revive your passion and get to work

Have you written a New Year’s Resolution last December? No? When was the last time you did? Do you understand the importance of writing a list of goals to work on once a year? Let’s talk about that.

What is a New Year’s Resolution?

According to Wikipedia, it is “a tradition in which a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve their life.”

Studies show that people who set realistic goals and periodically revise their resolutions list are successful at meeting (and sometimes exceeding) such goals. Whether it is getting healthier or saving money, as long as your list is well thought, you can create action plans for each objective, track your progress, and achieve your dreams.

However, these past years may have been chaotic. If you skipped dreaming because reality was too hard, or inconsistent beyond management, that is understandable. Artists in particular have been dealing with a roller coaster professionally and personally.

When it comes to our work, changes started a few years back, from the ways we auditioned to the legal side of our career (agents, contracts, unions). Before we could get used to them, our industry was shut down in March of 2020 never to be the same again, even after reopening.

On a personal level, artists are by nature more sensitive than people whose life does not revolve around their creativity. Therefore, a bad year (or a bad few years) politically and financially can certainly throw us off completely.

As much as you may have struggled in recent times to find performance opportunities, get paid for your work, and have inspiration in your life, the tides are finally changing.

It’s time to heal from the past and start thinking about yourself again. Start by reviving your passion – read a script, take an acting class, self-tape a scene or monologue.

Then, create a plan for your short and long term happiness. Write down what you need and want, from health to finances, without neglecting what brings you joy.

That will be the starting point that will create a visual map of which steps to take first: should you start by reviewing your acting reel and resume? Taking a new headshot? Is it time to send a few handwritten cards to your connections in the business?

The most important point here is, do not procrastinate on your resolutions list. Without it, it will be more challenging to know what to do now and next. Do it for yourself and your work, because your art matters – it is your mission, what you bring to make this world a better place.

CREATE AN ACTING BUSINESS PLAN *

*the link above is for a paid virtual class

Let’s improv, beginners!

My drama students are typically method actors. There is some resistance to improv when you are so used to breaking down a script and building a character from deep emotion. To us, sticking with the first spontaneous creative choice that comes to mind, and allowing ourselves to simply play and see where it takes us, is more freedom than we can handle.

That is exactly why I encourage them to jump! “Get out of your comfort zone.” How do you think Stanislavsky even created his method? With a lot of brainstorming and improvisation. There is no better way to learn how to access your emotions than to play with the unexpected.

“I am not funny.”

A common misconception is that you have to be a comedian to be good at improv. To me, the greatest improvisers stick with their choices made at the beginning of their exercise, and take it seriously. It gets funny on its own. They are not worried about that. They just keep it going.

So much in acting is about thinking quickly on your feet. So much is about keeping an energy flow with your scene partners. You can certainly develop those skills with improv. So, try it!


Improv is not just a great comedy foundation for actors: it has proven to be a great self-improvement hobby. By learning how to make a quick choice and “just go with it” while the game develops, you acquire a new set of tools you can use to overcome your anxieties and insecurities while showcasing your wit and talent. In addition, you will be making new friends! This is a 90-minute long once-a-month event. Reserve your spot early and mark it on your calendar!