Congratulations to 2012 Industry Showcase Actors
who got representation from the Showcase:
Only auditioning, committed actors are invited to The Advanced Program. Why? Because at our acting school we spare no effort or expense in getting you in shape and in front of agents, managers and casting directors. During this ongoing course, you will gain a deep understanding of character and script analysis, as well as invaluable experience playing many different kinds of parts in all of the genres you might audition for in today's industry.
Here you will also discover an acting technique which you will make your own because you will apply it not only to scenes and cold readings, but also to mock-auditions and actual performances, either in the Works In Progress (WIP) evenings, or The PROFESSIONAL SHOWCASE, where friends, family, agents, managers, and casting directors will come to see you (if cast) in a professionally directed and staged play. At some point during this program, you will discover you are out of excuses for not becoming a working actor.
Work in all the styles you might audition for, switching gears constantly as you jump from style to style. Read material appropriate to each genre and get practical training so that you are comfortable with everything from episodic TV, to film, to sitcoms.
Monday or Thursday 7.30-10.30 PM
Friday 2-5 PM
The Acting Corps Technique – keeping the moment to moment work, but exploring ground breaking approaches to finding character through the imagination, learning to work in such a way that your imagination always feeds you, allowing you to create unforgettable performances that are also repeatable in a professional setting, i.e., you will be able to do what you do more than once, you will be able to do it on take fourteen if necessary.
Tuesday or Wednesday 7.30-10.30 PM
Tuesday 2-5 PM
Selected participants will represent The Acting Corps in a Professional Showcase. It is a well rehearsed show where actors perform, over a few evenings, for members of the entertainment industry. On average, thirty to forty industry guests come to the Professional Showcase, including representatives from Dreamworks, William Morris Endeavor, and CAA. Many former participants in the Professional Showcase have signed with agents and managers as a result.
One hour a day, every day, on your feet, utilizing all the skills you learn in your acting technique classes.
Attend any ONE of the The Daily Acting Workouts offered morning or evening, you choose.
In addition to the SHOWCASE, the 4th Friday of the month serves as an opportunity to put up scenes for the entire school, as well as Acting Corps faculty and Artistic Director Eugene Buica.
The danger of any acting class or program is that after a while we become comfortable working in front of our peers, we begin to suspect that certain choices will win praise from our teachers while other choices will be met with dissatisfaction. Truth is, without the discomfort and excitement of acting for an audience of some kind, we can stagnate and carry on business as usual.
Created especially for the Advanced Program and The Master Class, the Works in Progress evening is just that- a place to put up work that is in progress. You are encouraged to bring scenes, monologues, whatever you are working on. The most important thing to remember is that this is a WORKSHOP, not opening night on Broadway. It is a place to fail, succeed, and fail again - hopefully learning a thing or two along the way.
The audience will be composed mainly of Acting Corps actors and Acting Corps teachers. The teachers, including Artistic Director Eugene Buica will offer constructive critique (not to be confused with criticism) to those who want it. It does not hurt to get another point of view, just take what you want and leave the rest.
ONGOING - 2 classes a week:
$399/4 weeks + $399 deposit
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This is the best acting class I have ever taken. I feel more than ready to audition.
- Henry B., Marseille
The approach here is gold. Simple. Exquisite.
- Mark Q., Washington D.C.
This place has an outstanding faculty. Also, the Works In Progress nights are such a good tool to get us used to performing.
– Pedro S., Barcelona, SPAIN
As a direct result of being seen in our last showcase, these Acting Corps actors signed with the following agents and managers:
Bryan King: Talent Direct Agency
Rey Escobedo: AEF
Jeff DeCrosta: Talent Direct Agency
Chris Pardal: Royalty Rope
Monty Geer: Velocity Management
Taylor Cross: MacRay Management
Delano Anderson: Royalty Rope
Edward Hernandez: Royalty Rope
Lisa Robinson: Royalty Rope