Spring 2023 Registration opens October 17, 2022
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Uproot Fears/Unleash Stage Presence
Led by Amy Griego or Luke Wallens, this class is appropriate for anyone who has to present or perform in front of others, regardless of profession. If you’ve experienced recurring stage fright or performance anxiety, you know it can hold you back in work and life. Have people offered, “Just picture everyone in the audience naked” or “take deep breaths and don’t lock your knees” or other wildly unhelpful suggestions? If you’re ready to actually do something about your stage fright in a supportive environment with others facing similar experiences, this course is for you. In a group workshop setting across 6 weeks, you can find your calm, assertive center, enabling you to be more fully present on any stage — so that the story you want to communicate can be all it’s meant to be.
Click the instructor names to read more about their approaches to this class. Limited to 12 students.
Mar 2 – Apr 13 (6 wks) Thu 7-9pm $151 DRAX 4013 200 64860 Highland Campus (Amy Griego)
Mar 25 – Apr 29 (6 wks) Sat 10am-12pm $151 DRAX 4013 201 65556 S. Austin Campus (Luke Wallens)
The Commercial Audition
Led by Jacqui Calloway, this class is for actors who are new to commercial and industrial acting. Students will learn how to approach various types of commercial auditions, including MOS (without sound), improv (solo and group), personality-based, and spokesperson auditions. We’ll cover how to slate, camera & teleprompter techniques, clothing and styling tips, and strategies for successful callbacks. We’ll end the class with a brief overview of business logistics, including headshots, casting websites, agencies, and casting directors in the Austin market. Limited to 12 students. Jacqui’s Tools of the Trade Syllabus
Jan 21 – Feb 25 (6 weeks) Saturdays 10:30am-1pm $181 DRAX 3088 200 Syn 60694 Highland Campus Studio
Page To Performance
Led by Craig Nigh (pictured right as Hill in Fear the Walking Dead, Photo: Ryan Green/AMC), this workshop 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. Limited to 12 students. Craig’s Page to Performance Syllabus
Mar 4 – 11 (2 weeks) Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm $101 DRAX 3062 200 Syn 60683 Highland Campus Studio
May 6 – 13 (2 weeks) Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm $101 DRAX 3062 201 Syn 60684 Highland Campus Studio
Tools of the Trade
Led by Jacqui Calloway,this class is designed for actors with prior training who are beginning their professional acting journey, seeking representation, or interested in learning about the business of acting. Students will learn what makes a professional headshot, how to build and format a resume, and how to cut together a quality demo reel. Students will create personal websites, as well as profiles on the major casting websites. We’ll end by discussing the logistics of getting an agent and sustaining an acting career in the Austin market. Limited to 12 students. Jacqui’s Tools of the Trade Syllabus
Mar 25 – Apr 15 (4 weeks) Saturdays 10:30am-1pm $121 DRAX 3087 200 Syn 60695 Highland Campus Studio
Self-Taping Your Auditions
Led by Tony Sears, this course covers the technical how-to of self-taping: setting up the proper space, framing, lighting and sound, slating, editing, labeling and uploading. Students will also learn how to make blocking and behavior choices that work within the confines of the camera frame to create auditions that look good and stand out. Students should have previous on-camera experience and will receive individual coaching specific to each audition. Students will need one device to shoot their scene and a separate device to read with another actor over facetime/ skype/zoom, etc. Limited to 8 students. Materials needed: internet connection & audio/video capability with computer or tablet; updated (free) Zoom account.
Apr 27 – Jun 1 (6 weeks) Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm $166 DRAX 3046 210 Syn 60583 Online/Zoom
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 at email@example.com
Where our classes are held:
ACC Highland Campus – 6101 Highland Campus Dr, Austin, TX 78752, Bldg 4000 in our Studio – details sent upon registration.
ACC South Austin Campus – 1820 W Stassney Ln, Austin, TX 78745 – Room number and details sent upon registration.
ACC Northridge Campus – 11928 Stonehollow Dr, Austin, TX 78758 – Room number and details sent upon registration.