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Combat in Performance

Space is limited to 20 students - November 3 - December 22, 2014

Ever seen a play where everything’s going great and then all of a sudden the show seems to stop because there’s a fight? The audience wonders what happened to the play. Show them you can act and fight at the same time in this 8 week workshop!

The first 2-4 weeks will focus on stage combat principles that apply to all weapons (or no weapons!). By weeks 2-4 all students will have a scene and a partner. We explore breaking down the script to find the most organic movement choices for the characters, and how to choreograph safe, believable fights that make sense for the world of the play. Students may bring in their own scenes, or scenes may be assigned. Partners with a scene in mind are welcome! All levels of combat experience welcome! Students will showcase their work at the end of the session.

Students must participate in warm-up.

Prerequisite: Some acting experience. Students should wear comfortable clothing and secure footwear (no sandals or bare feet). Students must bring a copy of the play chosen to class. Taking Scene Study concurrently is highly recommended. Memorization and rehearsal outside of class is required.

Instructor

Time

Monday 6:30 - 8:00pm

Tuition

$160.00 (8 Classes)
$25.00 Trial (Weeks 1 - 4 only)
$10.00 Audit

Location

Roy Arias Studios
Studio 401A
New York, NY

Improvisation

Space is limited to 20 students

The ideal class for anyone who is afraid of improv. A fun and supportive atmosphere where students learn that they are never alone up there. Every moment on-stage is a collaboration with the audience, your fellow actors, and your own instincts and skills. This class is for beginners and experienced students.

Prerequisite: None

Fall 1 - $180.00
September 2 - October 28, 2014

Fall 2 - $160.00
November 4 - December 23, 2014

Instructor

John Monteith

Time

Tuesday 6:00 - 8:00pm

Tuition

$180.00 Fall 1
$160.00 Fall 2
$10.00 Audit
$30.00 Drop-in

Location

Producers Club
New York, NY

Technique and Scene Study

Space is limited to 25 students

Students who have little or no experience will be focused on basic acting technique. It will be introduced to the student through structured improvisations and exercises based on Uta Hagen's Six Steps as outlined in her book "A Challenge for the Actor"

This class is designed to give experienced students a solid foundation in scene work. The text is explored during the on-book rehearsal process. The work is geared toward each individual student's strengths and weaknesses.

Prerequisite: None, beginners should have a copy of "A Challenge for the Actor"

Fall 1 - $180.00
September 2 - October 28, 2014

Fall 2 - $160.00
November 4 - December 23, 2014

Instructor

Fall 1 - Regina O'Malley
Fall 2 - Joe Daly

Time

Tuesday 8:00 - 10:00pm

Tuition

$180.00 Fall 1
$160.00 Fall 2
$10.00 Audit
$30.00 Trial

Location

Producers Club
New York, NY

Musical Theater with Performance and Audition Prep

Space is limited to 15 students

New - Unlimited Drop-In rate of $45

Have a big audition coming up? Drop in and Regina O'Malley will guide you to dive deeper into the singing/acting of the song and further work can be done with Steven Silverstein to make stellar 16 or 32 bar cuts to your best material so it fits the audition and you book the job!

Need to create, update or sharpen your repertoire of songs? Perform at your peak! Regina and Steven will help find new, appropriate songs for each student or find hidden, personalized nuances in your current songs. Improve your book, get the confidence you need and make your skills pitch perfect.

Prerequisite: This class is for intermediate to advanced students

Fall 1 - $280.00
September 7 - October 26, 2014

Fall 2 - $210.00
November 5 - December 17, 2014, No class November 26

Instructor

Time

Fall 1 - Sunday 6:00 - 8:30pm
Fall 2 - Wednesday 6:30 - 9:00pm

Tuition

Fall 1 - $280.00
Fall 2 - $210.00 - No Class November 26
$10.00 Audit
$45.00 Drop-In

Location

Producers Club
New York, NY

Speech and Voice

Space is limited to 20 students

This is an ongoing voice, diction and phonetics workshop for all levels, backgrounds and ages. This class is especially recommended for actors, singers and public speakers who wish not to be limited by a single regional American, British or foreign accent.

Students will learn to pronounce clear vowels and diphthongs to enhance the voice and articulate clear, precise consonants to improve intelligibility. Principles of breath control, ear training, rhythm and intonation will be introduced to new students and reviewed by returning students who will be challenged by advanced exercises. These techniques will be applied to the study of General American and Standard English.

Each student will receive individual attention in every class.

Prerequisite: None, beginners to advanced students

Fall 1 - $160.00
September 8 - October 27, 2014

Fall 2 - $160.00
November 3 - December 22, 2014

Instructor

Time

Monday 6:30 - 8:00pm

Tuition

$160.00 Fall 1
$160.00 Fall 2
$10.00 Audit
$30.00 Trial

Location

Producers Club
New York, NY
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