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I am a highly engaging and truly devoted teacher. In every session, we will work on a scene or monologue and you'll be guided through the entire process of acting. Learning script analysis, character development, imagination strengthening, audition technique, expressivity, mastery of the mechanisms of the body & voice, and confidence like you've never known!
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!
35 + yrs playing/teaching experience Classical to Jazz Fun mixed with work
Candid L. B.
This class is designed for preparing auditions, shows, recordings, public speaking, streaming, performances in general. I'll coach you on text, body and voice to prepare your performance, based on techniques for voice, acting and body expression. Please also find more information in my singing profile.
Boleslavsky and Strasburg techniques combined with British Classical School. -as the result of my own training. We begin with training of the body for the ability to be relaxed and ready for anything, working in a chair in the Lee Strasburg system, releasing tensions and assessing the difference and working week by week on the sense memory exercises to build up the strength of imagination and elemental response and creativity. We also work with theatre games as well as analytical techniques.
A working actor graduated from Stella Adler Studio of Acting. I worked both on stage and on camera, in English and Mandarin, with award-winning directors and actors from China and Europe.
You'll learn how to control and focus your nerves so they serve you and not strangle your talent. You'll learn how to connect and open up your emotional life, trust your instincts and gain confidence in performance. Having coached actors for many years, technique and performance are two of my specialities. You'll learn Method Exercises such as emotional memory and sense memory and the basics of Stanislavski's Method enabling you to bring life to any script. You will learn how to let go of non-productive habits that impede your creative process and how to increase use your vocal and physical expressiveness. You will learn exercises and insights that will increase your ACTOR TOOLBOX so you are equipped to face rehearsals and performances. I teach many styles of acting and have been teaching acting for over 25 years. I am the artistic director of Voice Theatre and have directed over 40 productions on 4 continents. Check out some of the videos! In America I have taught acting at; New York University, Stella Adler Studio, Williams College, Bowdoin College the T. Schreiber Studio and in the UK at; The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Middlesex University and in London's West End at the Drill Hall Studio.
I teach all kinds of acting, and have for over 40 years, but I specialize in stage acting, on-camera acting, acting for the face, voice acting, comedic acting, physical acting, improv, script analysis, monologues, audition prep, audition videos and voice over auditions. For Voice Acting, we'll cover the various elements including: pitch; loudness; speed; rhythm; tone; prosody; variables and variations; character elements; use of dramatic and comedic pauses; emotion; enunciation; emphasis; pace; intervals; nasal continuents; u-glide; musicality; timing, and more. We'll study mic technique, what to do and what to avoid. We'll study how to prepare your script, including identifying and using key words, and script shorthand. We'll explore what to expect in the studio, how to work with a producer, how to work with a sound engineer, and how to work with other voice actors. We'll apply the elements of Voice Acting to the study of voice artistry, video game voiceovers, commercial voiceovers, audiobook narration, character voices, dialects, documentary vo, reading short stories, auditions, and more. We'll cover: vo markets; how to develop leads; how to cultivate clients; what to expect from a client; how to audition; and how to deliver work that will make the client happy. We can also explore how you can create your own basic home studio, including microphone, software, interface, computer, headphones, and sound blankets.