a new way of training for actors
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I believe actors need to be trained by doing. There has been so much focus on scene study and applying a technique (like Meisner, Stanislavski, Adler) , and not enough on craft and story. I am building a training program where performers learn to analyze a script as a whole, and their characters parts within it. They will train primarily through working on full length plays, studying great text as well as new plays.
While I believe having a technique is important, I want to offer a space where actors can focus on understanding how they operate as performers, giving a space with a strong outer support system, and an eye to help guid them along the way in order to find how they can be as consistent and powerful in figuring who and how they perform, no matter who is their director or fellow actors.
You will learn to analyze a play from the playwrights point of view (Inspired by Alan Balls Backward and Forwards) to be able to learn how to look outside of your character and give a specific and informative performance.
Other classes will also be available in voice, moment, clowning, ballroom, IPA, and more, in time.
Life as an actor in New York City
It is not easy. There is close to a 90% unemployment rate for performers. While many actors may be doing shows that are stipend jobs or free, not many get to have a consistent salary they can live off of. Therefore day jobs are necessary. I want to help performers tap into their skill sets and interests to find day jobs they enjoy and not hate giving more of a commitment to. This is not to "kill the dream" or get rid of the fight. But, too many performers are taking work for free because there is a lack of inspiration and creativity from any source outside of performing. Low to no pay jobs in environments that are less than ideal, are creating a larger issue in the performing arts community; causing more distress and financially as well as artistically. If we were able to find jobs that we liked and then we able to really fight for the work we want to be doing as performers, we could live a healthier, viable lifestyle.
There would also be basic budgeting classes
Entrepreneur classes (Many performers start their own businesses as make-up artists, photographers, etc)
and on the acting perspective: Marketing for the Actor
I imagine this to be a one year conservatory, about 9 months; a cohesive balance between technique, analyzation, performance, and practicality, while staying inspired and motivated. All this school does is prepare you to be able to be in any rehearsal room and live a stable life.
COME JOIN US for the final performances of the most current round of classes on Sunday, May 15th @The Hive, 1pm and 5pm performances!
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