On-Going Acting for Theatre and Film w/ Peter Jensen

On-Going Acting for Theatre and Film w/ Peter Jensen

This ongoing class will enhance your ability to work from a deeply personal and freely imaginative place, bringing spontaneity and risk, all in service of the text. Tools and exercises will be incorporated with scene work in order to develop the actor’s instrument (physical, emotional, intellectual) and build technique.

On Camera

For the first class of each 4-week cycle, actors present prepared sides for the camera. Adjustments and exercises inform a second take. The session ends with playback and a critique.

  • enhance audition technique
  • address acting blocks
  • learn tools and exercises for prepping auditions (and for use when you land the job!)
  • during playback, see for yourself the benefits of taking risks and making vital choices

Scene Study

The remaining classes in the cycle are devoted to an assigned scene from a play. Work emphasizes development of dynamic and compelling characters and relationships. Actors tap personal and imaginative sources in response to examination of the text.

  • reinforce the power of the moment, of personalizing and pursuing needs
  • learn to improvise effectively while developing character and relationship
  • deepen the physical as well as the inner life in connection to character
  • incorporate tools and exercises to enliven the text
  • address acting blocks

This on-going class meets once a week and actors may re-enroll each month to continue developing their work.

This is a intermediate/advanced level class and requires an audition with the instructor. LOGIN TO APPLY.

Upcoming Dates

Tue January 8 - Tue January 29
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Fee: $335/4 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
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Wed January 9 - Wed January 30
6:30pm - 10:30pm
Fee: $335/4 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
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Instructor: Peter Jensen

Peter Jensen

Prior to joining T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre as Artistic Director, Peter Jensen was a member of the Core Faculty of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and served as the 3rd year Academy Company Director. He studied with Terry Schreiber, Uta Hagen, Chuck Olsen (Actor’s Studio), 78th Street Theatre Lab. Directing credits at T. Schreiber include Hot L Baltimore, nominated for NYIT Outstanding Production, Balm in Gilead winner of the 2011 NYIT Award for Outstanding Production The Pillowman, Lobby Hero, Joking Apart, Hurlyburly, A Taste of Honey, Marvin’s Room, You Can’t Take It With You, The Real Inspector Hound, The Actor’s Nightmare, Fifth of July and Doubt.

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