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Register and pay by February 28th and get $50 off the regular class price

The next session of classes at The Dirt Underneath begins March 23rd. All classes are 4 hrs/week for 6 weeks and capped at 10 students. All scenes are filmed with a 2 camera set-up and you are sent your footage via a downloadable link every week. Read below to learn about our coaches and class options:

In these classes, actors will learn their strengths and what they need to work on in front of the camera. Points of emphasis will be: seeking out visceral objectives; the belief that an objective is attainable; finding compelling obstacles through both character and in-depth script analysis; and learning to be comfortable being uncomfortable while working in front of the camera through breath and physical awareness on existing film and television scripts.

✶A Master Class is also offered for actors who are working regularly in film and television and theatre or who have studied with John for at least two terms.


  • Mondays 6-10:30pm
  • Tuesdays 11am-3:30pm
  • Wednesdays 6-10:30pm (Master Class)

This on-camera scene study is inspired by John Gordon’s amalgam of acting concepts. Much like John’s classes, a new scene is worked each week and shot with a two camera set-up. In addition, a different weekly theme is introduced, a particular tool to keep in mind for that week’s scene study. The aim is not to transform the Dirt’s ideas into a finite system, but to cycle through the concepts, exploring their usefulness.


  • Mondays 11am-3:30pm
  • Tuesdays 6pm-10:30pm

Register and pay by February 28th and get $50 off the regular class price. To register click here: http://

First and foremost, acting is embarrassing. It’s way better when it is. We need a space to break patterns and habits, to stop worrying about whether it’s polished enough, to develop new points of view, to know not just know what the characters want, but why they deserve to get it. I believe breath connects us to emotional and physical impulses and that cannot be emphasized enough. I believe in comprehensive script analysis and working moment to moment to achieve visceral objectives. In front of the camera and onstage at The Dirt, this pursuit is not sacred and is full of silliness and joy.
- John Gordon

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