Spring 2023 Registration IS OPEN!
Working actors rejoice! The Actor’s School is expanding to include an “actor’s gym” program called the Pro Series. These classes require instructor approval and are DESIGNED TO BE TAKEN MORE THAN ONCE AS OFTEN AS YOU LIKE.
Led by Rick Roemer, this ten-week course is available only with instructor approval. Participants are expected to have had Acting Explorations, Ongoing Scene Study or other comparable training. Advanced Scene Study is the best opportunity for actors to flex their acting muscles and refine their craft on a consistent basis — a weekly workout with a community of peers. Actors will test their performance abilities in a safe and playful environment, using realistic scenes both comedic and dramatic. Expand your comfort zone, dive into character and gain more confidence in your art and your craft! Limited to 10 students.
Jan 7 – Mar 11 (10 weeks) Saturdays 10am – 1pm $361 DRAX 3084 200 Syn 60689 Northridge Campus
Improvisation for Advanced Actors
Led by John Ratliff, this class confirms that Improv is an essential component of any working actor’s toolkit. Both in auditions and on set, improv is increasingly used as a supplement to scripted material. Facility with the basic improvisational principles allows actors to be comfortable and confident in these situations, and in some cases might even provide an edge in casting decisions. On a deeper level, improv accesses the full range of actors’ creativity and intuition, enlarging the sense of what’s possible — even in scripted roles. The fundamental principles of improv — being present in the moment, paying close attention to your scene partner, trusting your gut — can help you turn an actor’s hard-earned craft into transcendent art. Also, it’s fun! Improv can help people rediscover the sense of joy that got them into acting in the first place, and remind actors that ultimately what we’re doing is just playing together. We’ll work hard in class, but always in a supportive and positive environment that allows all to feel safe in stretching abilities and trying new things. Limited to 12 students.
Mar 25 – May 13 (8 weeks) Saturdays 10am – 12:30 p.m. $281 DRAX 3090 200 Syn 60692 Northridge Campus
As we build out the Pro Series with your input, we encourage Pros to take advantage of all the classes in Voice/Speech/Dialect/Singing and Audition/The Biz — and our newest addition: YOGA FOR ACTORS!
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 Northridge Campus – 11928 Stonehollow Dr, Austin, TX 78758 – Room number and details sent upon registration.