Acting is about identifying your objective and taking action to achieve it. It's about making strong choices to overcome obstacles.
Acting is about life. Learning and practicing the core principles of the craft in a supportive, rigorous environment helps you grow as an actor and as a person. Building the acting muscle means honing your analytical skills so that you can identify key elements of a script. It means listening to your scene partner, staying present in the moment, opening up your body and your voice, and making smart choices while keeping a laser focus on your objective.
The Acting Muscle is a place for actors of all levels to work toward their goals.
Whether you have your sights set on a career in New York, L.A. or London, or you're ready to make your mark in Berlin, we equip you with the tools you need for the journey and provide a supportive artistic community to call home. Core Technique gives you the inspiration you need to start calling yourself an actor and make the leap onto local stages. Advanced Technique reinforces the fundamentals, introduces character work, and prepares students for our intensive Scene Study course, which culminates in a public performance. Our most ambitious students continue performing with the Project Ensemble before making their move onto international stages and screens. All classes are conducted in English. International students are invited and encouraged to participate, whether to prepare for acting opportunities in English-speaking markets, build their muscle by pushing against a language barrier, or familiarize themselves with an American approach to acting.
This class is for students who have tried acting, or thought about it, and are ready to dive in with both feet. It's also for people who believe that learning acting technique makes you a more confident and effective decision maker. Exercises and scene work will activate your emotional and physical capacity to interpret dramatic texts.
This course gives actors an opportunity to develop a thematically integrated performance of an original devised text or a script from contemporary American theater. The intensive collaborative process challenges you to explore and deepen your technique, broaden your expressive range, work through creative obstacles, and embrace the ensemble dynamic by contributing meaningfully to a shared goal.
For experienced actors ready to make the leap onto professional stages and screens, this class deepens your analytical and interpretive skills through intensive scene work. Exploration of advanced vocal production and physical characterization techniques will build your capacity to fully embody your intellectual and imaginative discoveries.
Do you have a big audition coming up? Are you hoping to land your dream role or trying to get into an elite graduate school or training program? The Acting Muscle can help make sure you know what you’re doing from the moment you step in the room. We’ll help you establish your character’s objective, break your text down into beats, connect emotionally with the given circumstances, and make believable, compelling acting choices. Casting directors will know that you have the chops to own the role and the stage.