The classes for the Actor’s School are held at the Highland Campus in beautiful Austin, TX (or “ATX”).  At The Actor’s School, we provide acting technique and training and use cameras, lighting, and playback monitors so students can view their progress.

The Director of The Actor’s School in Austin, TX is Babs George. Babs is a professional stage and film actress. She is a recipient of an MFA in Classical Acting from The Shakespeare Theatre’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University. The Actor’s School, formerly known as The State Theatre School of Acting, has been open since 1993. Ms. George has been at the helm since its inception.

Our approach to acting technique is comprehensive. Our classes range from beginner’s acting skills to advanced acting techniques. In addition, The Actor’s School offers specialized classes in voice/speech training, improvisation skills, Shakespearean method, and audition techniques for both film and stage. Our instructors are respected and working professionals in their respective fields.

We as actors are charged with creating believable, authentic, meaningful, and emotionally engaged characters in an imaginary set of circumstances.  We must make the audience believe that the words we say – written by a screenwriter or playwright – are coming from our impulses, desires, and thoughts.   

This is what acting training for film & stage gives you the tools to achieve. All actors should train throughout their lifetimes – professionals, amateurs, etc.  The Actor’s School provides classes that help the actor refine a personal process, trust instincts and impulses, and effectively communicate an engaging character to either a live audience or through the lens of a camera.

Instructors at The Actor’s School are all working professionals and ready and primed to share with you their knowledge of acting and singing from their personal experience and education, and give you the student the necessary tools needed to provoke your own creative spirit.        

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