core technique: discover your acting muscle

fall 2019
tuesdays starting sept. 10

This course is for students who have tried acting, or thought about it, and are ready to give it a serious go. It's also for people who believe that learning acting technique makes you a more confident and effective decision maker. You will learn by doing, warming up with games and exercises that get you out of your head and into your body, while activating your emotional and physical capacity to interpret dramatic texts. An introduction to the fundamentals of script analysis enables you to understand the mechanics of a play and identify its key elements. Techniques for loosening up body, voice, and imagination help you bring full expression to your performance, while scene work strengthens your ability to integrate feedback, learn from your colleagues, and contribute to an ensemble.

advanced technique: develop your acting muscle

fall 2019
Sundays starting Sept. 22
10-week course: €300

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. Collaboration and feedback will further strengthen your ability to intuitively navigate a dramatic text while making grounded, compelling acting choices. Exploration of  advanced vocal production, articulation, and physical characterization techniques will develop your capacity to fully embody your analytical and imaginative discoveries. You will be encouraged to explore and expand your emotional availability, your trust in the ensemble and the range of your ingenuity.

Scene Study: flex Your acting muscle

winter 2020
10-week course: €300

Scene Study offers actors who have completed Advanced Technique an intensive, rehearsal-like setting to refine a repertoire of scenes and prepare for public performance. At this level, you are expected to arrive having independently explored your scripts, applying the tools of text analysis and your own ingenuity. Both independently and in class, you will begin to build your vocal and physical characterization and establish the physical universe of the play and how you relate to it. The course is structured as a series of rehearsals that culminate in a public performance for an invited audience.

project Ensemble: use Your acting muscle

fall 2019
wednesdays starting sept. 11
14-week course: €400

This course gives actors who have completed Scene Study 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. The course culminates in a series of public performances.

talk like you mean it

€65/Hr. for private coaching; sliding scale for group workshops

If part of your job is sharing your organization's story with internal teams, clients or your professional community, you know how important it is to speak with authority, poise and confidence. But something strange happens when humans get in front of large groups of other humans, no matter how passionate we are about our message. Knees get wobbly, mouths get dry, palms get sweaty and the words just don't come out the way we want them to. The good news is that even seasoned performers encounter these problems, and we've developed tools to overcome them.

Nail that audition

€65/Hr. for private coaching

Do you have a big audition coming up? Are you trying out for a play or trying to get into graduate school or an elite 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 monologue down into beats, connect emotionally with the text, and play grounded, believable actions. Casting directors will know that you have the chops to own a role, and own the stage. We’ll also work with you on techniques to help calm your nerves, stay focused and on point, and show off not only your acting skills, but your relaxed, open, and generous self.