Improv Acting Lessons for San Bernardino, CA
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I've been teaching improv acting for students for over five years in freelance and with TakeLessons. I teach some basic tenants of improv such as Status, Emotion, Object Work, The Art of Yes And..., and Specificity along with other basic theatrical terms and concepts.
I teach all kinds of acting, and have for over 40 years, but I specialize in improvisation, stage acting, on-camera acting, acting for the face, voice acting, comedic acting, physical acting, script analysis, monologues, audition prep, audition videos and voice over auditions. For Improv Acting we'll cover the elements of successful improvisation. We'll use exercises and games to develop your expression, imagination, spontaneity, creativity, solo work, and work with an ensemble. We'll create scenes, characters, and scenarios, and develop them into performance pieces. We'll explore improv as actor training, rehearsal technique, scene study, character development, and professional entertainment, including interactive theatre, immersive theatre, historical improvised theatre. We'll see how to use improvisation in film, television, and onstage. We'll study verbal improvisation, physical improvisation, improvised pantomime, and the improvised use of props. And much more. Our improv studies will be tailored to your specific abilities and needs.
Are dreaming of working on SNL, want to improv your skills going off the cuff, or just looking to sharpen your social interactions? As a certified Immersive and Interactive Theatre performer, I can teach you not only the fundamentals of improvisation, but how to create your own unique characters and scenes! We'll go over the basic ideas and structures for improv, from Yes And to Game Play to building unique relationships between characters. Most importantly, we'll have fun exploring one of the oldest known theatrical art forms!
As a voice teacher & performance coach, I work holistically to help you explore the accurate communication of emotions that comprise a sincere ability to relate a story to an audience. We explore character development along with delving into how the voice integrates physical responses to external stimuli. Working with acting skills can help us understand our relationship to others and our world in a different light. It's an excellent way to continue professional development in any field, as the ability to role-play helps you work with communication skills in a risk-free environment. Improv acting helps you: * Think on your feet * Gain perspective on human behavior * Deepen character development [current show or production] * Roll with the changes in plot as dialogue changes * Practice clear communication (perspicuity) * Work with gestural communication & physical attributes ________________________________________________________ Arlys additionally works as a role-playing improvisational actor for Federal Crisis Intervention Training programs. CIT offers law enforcement officials tools to help aid identify & potentially deescalate mental health & emotional issues in crisis situations to encourage non-violent resolutions.
Emmy Award Winner David T. has over 33 years of acting experience in Film, TV and Stage. He is best known World-wide for his role on “The Young and the Restless” where he received 3 Emmy nominations and won his first Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Billy Abbott. He has the experience and training to coach actors who are either beginning their journey with acting or are well experienced actors who are looking to bring more color and light to their work. so they will stand out in front of the casting director & make their tape unique from the rest. Acting is my passion, and I love to share that passion with others so they may reach their dreams of becoming a working actor.
When it comes to Improv Acting, students will play tons of games to help develop the ability to improv quickly. We spend the majority of the time working on ways that students will be put into a scenario: stunt doubles, super hero's, occupations, family dynamics, animals, food, famous media and literature characters. We will focus on the extremes of these characters in the scenes. Students love to improv, as a way to develop confidence, stage presence, which will help with any type of acting. Improv is one of my many favorites with acting students. Always help students feel successful. Consider acting lessons and specifically improv acting as an option.
I absolutely loved taking lessons from James. I was just coming off of a long break from acting when I found him, and I’m so thankful that I did. He gave me the confidence boost that I needed to push
Alex (Improv Acting lessons with James W.)
Now bad for my first time.
James (Improv Acting lessons with James W.)
James made my son feel very comfortable for his first session!
Erin Virgili (Improv Acting lessons with James W.)
James is a very caring teacher who took the time to get to know my strengths and weaknesses. He has many years of experience in this field and it shows in his lessons. Thank you James for the trai
Cory (Improv Acting lessons with James W.)