Explore the Self Under Imaginary Circumstances
Uncover a Character's Stakes & Needs
Learn to Use Exercises from Proven Techniques
There are so many acting techniques to choose from! How do you get into your character’s head? Do you need to spend time in your character’s shoes off-set like Daniel Day-Lewis? If you’re new to acting, our Beginning Acting Technique class is the perfect place to start!
The Beginning Acting Technique class gives new actors the basic tools of technique through Hagen, Strasberg, Meisner, and Guskin. Actors explore the self -- a necessary first step in preparation for building a character -- through sensory work, physical and vocal warm-ups, relaxation and concentration exercises, and improvisation. Taught by Pamela Scott, acting coach to Emmy-Winner Julia Garner and core faculty members Tommy Buck and Megan Grace Martinez. This class creates a non-competitive and nurturing environment, emphasizing moment-to-moment truthfulness with the objective to prepare the actor for scene study. This course meets once a week for 3 hours. Rehearsal time outside of class is required.
Beginning Acting Technique is for you if you...
Want to build a strong acting foundation but don’t know where to begin.
Don’t know the significance of the question “What do I need & what’s in my way?”
Learn best in a supportive environment free from competition.
After this course, you will…
Avoid extreme choices in acting, opting for specific, subtler ones.
Know how to operate from your character’s needs.
Incorporate moment-to-moment thinking from your own life into your acting.
6:30pm - 9:30pm
INSTRUCTOR: MEGAN GRACE MARTINEZ Meets IN PERSON once a week on Saturdays. (NO CLASS 11/04 and 11/25)
Fee: $375/6 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
11:00am - 2:00pm
INSTRUCTOR: PAMELA SCOTT Meets IN PERSON once a week on Saturdays/8 classes. No Class 11/25, 12/16-30
Fee: $495/8 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
In-Studio classes require proof of full vaccination before enrolling. Masks are encouraged but not required. We reserve the right to adjust these policies at any time. Click here to see our in-studio guidelines.
Beginning Acting Technique
Instructors: Pamela Scott, Megan Grace Martinez, Tommy Buck
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- This is an open level class and no audition is required. You can apply online.
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I am a beginner but I’m ready for scene work.
This weekend class does not incorporate scene work. If you’re looking to start working with text, check out the Beginning Meisner Technique, which meets twice a week.
I want something more advanced!
Looking for more advanced classes? Upon completion of Beginning Technique for Actors (or equivalent), you may advance to On-Going Scene Study.
Unsure if this class is right for you?
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