Speak L.A. Online Acting Class Offerings

 

Speak L.A. offers two class options: A beginning Acting Class (offered twice a year) and a monthly Master Class.

Each class dives into the actor's process of developing a character so that the you (the fabulous actor) feels confident and free in your auditions and performance.

Hi Actor!
 
 
I LOVE the process of acting.
I remember watching performances in my twenties wondering … what defines a thrilling and a non-thrilling performance?
 
I wanted to watch an actor that wasn’t “acting,” someone who was fully present, open and connected to their bodies. 
 
What I saw instead was so much pushing, over exertion, physical stiffness in the body and self-consciousness when delivering a line. 
 
And of course, I felt it too, that clunky, uncomfortable feeling in the creative process. 
 
I was determined to figure out the secret of how to develop a character that felt human instead of acted. My decision to find this elusive secret (as I thought of it), took led me to train and study the craft of acting in England, Paris and back to the U.S. 
 
My favorite part of acting is the rehearsal process where the creation and development of the character unfolds. I realized that magic and impulse (those words used so often when talking about acting), happen within an individual actor's defined process.
 
In other words: knowing how to do your work as an actor = magic.   
 
I have taught process and technique to hundreds of actors. I have been on the faculty of the USC School of Drama, Santa Barbara City College and the University of Washington as well as led weekend retreats and master classes. In addition to teaching acting, I have taught business of acting seminars throughout schools in the US and abroad. 
 
Teaching actors now to access technique and process so that they feel freedom as they act is my greatest joy. Come and work with me!

Delve Deeper into the Actor's Process

 

Which Class is right for you?

Beginning Acting Class

This is an online 6 week Introduction to Acting Technique Scene Study Class. This class will focus on the the fundamentals of acting. You will leave this class with an understanding of how to break down a script and apply it to character work.

It is offered three times a year and offers a fundamental understanding of how to process and analyze a script in order to prepare you for ongoing scene study. 

Speak L.A. Master Acting Class

 

This is an ongoing monthly master class for the experienced actor. In this class you will have a detailed and deeper look into application of script analysis, sensory work, performance technique and character transformation. Admittance is by invitation only. Please, inquire to see if this class is appropriate for you.

 

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Is this acting class right for you?

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An acting class needs to be the right fit for you. 

If you have a question e-mail me below.

What Are My Class Options?

 

  • Classes are taught in a monthly format either online or in person. 

Online classes

  • focus on script analysis work and the process of how to break-down and develop a character based on the evidence within the text. Doing this work enables the actor to fully embody a character and develop a role no matter what material the actor is presented with. 

In person classes

  • focus on movement and connecting the physicality of the actor's impulse to the text. The practice enables the actor to find freedom in their acting and a deeper sense of connection with how their body moves and how physicality and impulse changes your body naturally.

Introduction to Acting Technique

 

In this 6 week Zoom class you will learn the fundamentals of acting.  The focus will be on how to breakdown and analyze a script. This is an introduction to scene study class that will enable you to enter into any scene study class with an understanding of how to fully develop and portray a character.

 

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Master Class

 

This 4 week online scene study class is for experienced actors.  The Master Class is an ongoing monthly class that takes a deeper look at script analysis, sensory work, character work, performance technique and character transformation. Admittance is is by invitation only. Please inquire to see if this class is appropriate for you.

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