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Toby Minor is back with a new flair to Stage Combat! KNIVES!
This class will cover unarmed combat and basic knife work for stage and/or screen. Stage combat focuses on physical
storytelling. Included are techniques for various actions including punches, kicks, throws, rolls and falls, and safe, close-quarter, unarmed physicality (grappling, hair pulls, choking, etc). Knife handling (slashes, cuts, stabs and wounds etc.) will be addressed in this session. Partnering skills for safety will be emphasized. All work in this class are techniques sanctioned by the Society of American Fight Directors (S.A.F.D.). Please wear clothing that you can move freely in, and closed toe shoes (sneakers preferably) and bring plenty of water.
June 3-Jul 8 (6 weeks) Mondays 6:30-9:30pm $201
Where our classes are held:
Primarily at ACC Highland Campus – Bldg 4000 in our Studio space
ACC Highland Campus -Bldg 1000 in Classrooms
Highland Business Center – In classrooms
South Austin Campus – In classrooms
BEGINNING TO ADVANCED BEGINNING CLASSES
ACTING FOR FILM
1st session led by Brittany Flurry, 2nd session led by Craig Nigh
This is a beginning to advanced beginning acting class focusing on work for the camera. The emphasis is on developing a naturalistic acting style through connection, honesty, and vulnerability, and following intuitive impulse. The students’ work will be explored through improvisation, games, exercises and scene study from film and television scripts. Some videotaping and playback will be used for critique.
May 28-Jun 25 (5 weeks) Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm $171 DRAM 3010 300
Jun 19-Jul 24 (6 weeks) Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm $201 DRAM 3010 301
BEGINNING ACTING FOR FILM & STAGE
1st session Led by Rick Roemer, 2nd session led by Paula Russel at ACC South Austin Campus
Our most popular class series! A gentle approach conducive to the beginner, this class will focus predominantly on scene study for film and stage. Learn how to establish meaningful and honest relationships through the art of active listening and responding. Learn the tools necessary to be “believable.” Develop your imaginative capacities, unleash your creative impulses, deepen your intuition, and sharpen the analytical skills necessary to “break down” a scene. There may be some on-camera work in this class.
Jun 5-Jul 10 (6 weeks) Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm $201 DRAM 3034 300
Jun 15-Jul 20 (6 weeks) Saturdays 11am-2pm $201 DRAX 3033 300
Led by John Ratliff
Great for the actor and non-actor alike, this class is appropriate for complete beginners as well as those with previous acting or improv experience. Learn to play! To connect! To heighten your awareness and get outside of your comfort zone allowing you to be more spontaneous and flexible. Learn improvisation exercises to think on the spot, manipulate your physicality, and create characters in the moment
Jun 4-Jul 9 (6 weeks) Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm $201 DRAX 4042 301
PAGE TO PERFORMANCE
Led by Craig Nigh
This class is a must for film and television actors, particularly for auditions! Craig Nigh offers a step by step process for examining scripts quickly and thoroughly. Having a clear perception of the writer’s intentions will help inform the choices an actor makes and gives ultimate creative freedom inside the context of the story. The class also focuses on connection (with another actor or reader), and basic camera technique. Scenes are filmed for playback and critique.
May 29-Jun 19 (4 weeks) Wednesdays 10am-1pm $136 DRAX 3062 300
ACTING FOR FILM II
Led by Nick Stevenson
This class is for students with previous film acting training. The instructor focuses on achieving a naturalistic acting style through honesty and vulnerability. The emphasis is on energy, personal power, personality, and enjoyment. The students’ work will be explored through improvisation and scene study from film and television scripts with some videotaping and playback for critique. Suggested prerequisite: Two or more beginning acting classes, Acting II for Film & Stage, or other previous acting training/experience
Jun 11-Jul 16 (6 weeks) Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm $201 DRAX 3003 300
ACTING II FOR FILM & STAGE
Led by Rick Roemer
This pre-intermediate course is for students who have taken previous beginning acting classes and would like to build upon the foundation they have received. Students will practice scene study and/or monologue work. The focus will be on strengthening scene breakdown, listening and responding to one’s scene partner and following one’s inner impulses. Additionally, students will explore their imaginative responses and emotional accessibility.
Jul 9-Aug 6 (5 weeks) Mondays 6:30-9:30pm $171 DRAM 9002 300
ACTING AND THE BIZ
Led by Paula Russell
In this one-day, 5-hour course, the focus will be on what it means to be a working actor. We will cover what makes a good headshot, review resumes, and go over the “7” simple steps to a great agent interview.’ Students will practice audition etiquette and technique from entering the room to slating, to working with copy and improvising. Part of the day will focus on self-taped vs. live Film/TV auditions. The workshop is suitable for anyone with previous training and experience who is interested in pursuing acting and seeking representation. There will be one 20-minute break. Please bring a sack lunch.
Jun 8 (1 week) Saturday 10-3pm $71 DRAX 3034 300
INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED CLASSES
Led by Nick Stevenson
This class is for actors who are serious about acting and their training. More advanced students may already be auditioning and working. In this course, actors will have the opportunity to refine the necessary skills for success by improving film acting technique, strengthening actor’s intuition, and gaining greater ease in the audition environment. Through consistent on-camera work, actors learn how to evaluate material and make choices. Scenes are filmed for playback and critique. Maximum of 10 students. Instructor approval required. Email headshot and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun 3-Jul 1 (5 weeks) Mondays 6:30-9:30pm $171 DRAX 3059 300
Jul 15-Aug 12 (5 weeks) Mondays 6:30-9:30pm $171 DRAX 3059 301
ADVANCED ACTING WORKSHOP FOR FILM & STAGE
Led by Rick Roemer
This class will delve into intense text and character analysis from realistic scripts which will help the actor intuitively respond to the truth of the moment in the imaginary circumstances of a story. Authentic creativity is often best expressed within the boundaries of given circumstances and helps focus the realm of creative choices the actor can make at any given moment. Employing creative analysis of both script and character as well as improvisation, we will collectively explore how these tools can help liberate your unique creative spirit and reveal how acting can be impulsive, motivated, passionate and alive! Maximum of 10 students. Previous experience and instructor approval required. Email headshot and resume to: email@example.com.
June 13-July 25 (6 weeks) Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm $201 DRAX 3058 300 (no class 7/4)
Led by Babs George
This class is for the actor interested in unveiling the mysteries of Shakespeare’s verse by understanding the meter, poetic forms and rhetoric Shakespeare so deftly employed. Using monologues and scene work, the students will have an opportunity to shape their character’s intentions, passions and thoughts through understanding the structure of the verse line. This class is for beginning to advanced acting students who may be new to Shakespeare. If you have a monologue you’d like to work on, bring to the first class, otherwise, I will help you find one. Monologues: 1 to 1 1/2 minutes in length. Class size limited to 8 students.
Jul 10-Aug 7 (5 weeks) Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm $171 DRAX 4023 300
Led by Cliff Miller
Is your accent limiting effective communication in your professional and personal relationships? And for the actor, is your regional dialect keeping you from working? In our Accent Reduction Class, you will learn a simple, proven methodology to modify accent usage, reduce unwanted regionalisms, and strengthen overall speech. Limited to 8 students.
Jun 3-Jul 8 (6 weeks) Mondays 6:30-9:30pm $201 DRAX 3024 300
TRAINING THE SPEAKING VOICE
Led by Adam Roberts
This class is intended for anyone desiring to increase the power and impact of his or her speaking voice. Training in healthy vocal production is an essential part of speaking intentionally in any situation, from the stage or screen to the classroom or boardroom. In this course, you’ll learn a variety of techniques for preparing and utilizing your natural voice to speak confidently in a variety of environments. The first few classes will focus on active exercises designed to healthily engage the various aspects of vocal production, while the final sessions will practically apply what you’ve learned to scenes, speeches, interpersonal communication, or presentations.
July 3-Aug 7 (6 weeks) Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm $201 DRAX 3064 300
FOUNDATIONS OF SINGING
Led by Adam Roberts
This course provides an introduction to vocal technique for the beginning to advanced-beginning singer. Students will have the opportunity to sing both individually and as part of a group. This class is ideal for anyone who desires to gain a foundational knowledge of singing, including stage and film actors. Students are encouraged to focus on the musical styles that most interest them, with support from the instructor in identifying specific song choices. By the end of the course, participants will have become better acquainted with the unique qualities of their individual voices. For optimal results, Foundations of Singing should be repeated multiple times prior to proceeding to the next level in our Singing Voice sequence. No prior singing experience necessary.
Jul 13-Aug 10 (5 weeks) Saturdays 2-5pm $171 DRAX 3038 300
ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE
Led by Adam Roberts
This musical theatre intensive will provide a rigorous workshop experience for advanced participants. The work will center primarily on each student’s existing rep and be conducted in master class format; additional topics covered will be determined by the needs and desires of the class as a whole. The focus of the class is musical theatre-specific vocal technique and methods for acting songs, as well as develop a new audition cut for each participant. Enrollment is limited to advanced students with prior training and experience.
Jul 6-Aug 10 (6 weeks) Saturdays 10am-1 pm $246 DRAX 4040 300
PRIVATE COACHING IN MUSICAL THEATRE AND CONTEMPORARY VOICE
Led by Adam Roberts
Private coaching sessions with Adam Roberts are offered in musical theatre and contemporary vocal styles such as pop, folk, rock, etc. Coaching packages are tailored to each student’s unique goals and may include work toward preparing upcoming auditions, building a rep book, bolstering technique, expanding range, and strengthening a variety of performance skills. Coachings are available for adults from beginning through professional levels, and to advanced high school students. Call or email for an appointment time: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun 14- 28 (3–1hr. sessions) Fridays 2:00-6:00pm $240 DRAX 3063 300
June 15-29 (3–1hr. sessions) Saturdays 1-6pm $240 DRAX 3063 301
Jul 11-Aug 8 (5–1hr. sessions) Thursdays 2:30-5:30pm $400 DRAX 3063 302
Jul 12-Aug 9 (5–1hr. sessions) Friday 2:00-6:00pm $400 DRAX 3063 303
Several teachers at The Actor’s School offer private studies to older teens and adults. Areas of study range from auditioning for film and stage, Shakespeare, Voice, Monologues and more.
Contact the school for more information. 512.223.7219 or email@example.com