Whether you are new to acting or staging a long-awaited return to the craft, this class will inspire. Eleven interactive and engaging classes will culminate in a final performance for invited guests.
The first section will explore truth, spontaneity and the creation of your own performance piece. You will also be introduced to elements of voice and speech and the impact of physical choices on character. In the second section we will approach scene work and cold readings, introducing methods for making bold and interesting choices. The third and last section will be finding and working on an audition monologue that stands out and rehearsing for your final performance.
During each of the 3 sections the class with be visited by teaching specialists from Improvisation, Commercial Acting and Meisner Technique. These visits will offer you professional expertise in particular areas of study and increase your understanding of the many aspects of the acting world.
- Twenty-two Students
- $505 for this eleven week workshop + a showcase performance
- Saturdays 11am-3pm
- Teachers: Heidi Dippold and three guest teachers
ON-GOING SCENE STUDY / MEISNER
This ongoing workshop focuses on cultivating the actor’s skills and emotional freedom utilizing personally selected scenes and/or monologues. Actors participate in every class. Prepared actors will do their scenes and/or monologues in every class and they will be videotaped at the end of each month.
Joshua Bitton teaches this on-going workshop utilizing a dynamic Meisner-based technique.
- Limit 20 Students
- Studio II tuition:
- $425 for two months
MEISNER TECHNIQUE 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year PROGRAM
1st Year, Thursdays, September, 2015
2nd Year, Mondays, September 2015
The Meisner work expands an actors imagination – his or her greatest tool and grounds them in their partner which takes pressure off to “perform” allowing a performance to happen.
The workshop will teach actors: To explore his/her sense of truth . Learn what has meaning for them (for use in connecting to anything) How to think and craft like an artist; furthering the actors’ ability to create specifically and truthfully . This nine-month workshop focuses on an actor’s ability to listen, respond, and live truthfully in EVERY moment. It begins with the basic repetition exercise (the foundation of Sandy Meisner’s work that many have done in acting classes, but that most have never truly had the opportunity to explore). The exercises will build into intricate moment to moment scene work.
- Limit 20 Students
- $ 1995 for EACH nine month program (Payment plans available)
- Joshua Bitton or Heidi Dippold teaches
MEISNER TECHNIQUE INTENSIVE – Six Week Summer Program
Meisner work focuses on expanding the actor’s ability to listen, respond, and live truthfully in EVERY moment utilizing the basic repetition exercises (the foundation of Sandy Meisner’s work that many have done in acting classes, but that most have never truly had the opportunity to explore). The exercises will build into intricate moment to moment work.
- Twenty Students
- $505 for this twice a week, six week workshop
- Joshua Biton teaches
The Actors Gym is a class for the actor to work out on their specific needs in lieu of following a more regimented “group agenda.” As such, each actor may decide to use his or her class time to focus on skills with auditioning, cold reading, character work in either monologues or scenes, or exercises that help with relaxation and emotional blocks. Each actor is in charge of his own “workout,” and is assured quality time and individual attention each class.
- Limit 18 Students
- $405 for two months