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This course is about preparing for an audition, and creating a self-tape while being coached.

The following areas and technique will be approached:

  • On characterization, personalization, relaxation, improvisation
  • On given circumstances, objectives, actions and as if’s
  • On bold life and death choices, risks and originality
  • The casting directors’ point of view (what may the director be looking for)
  • The producer’s point of view (type, setting, the most economic choice)
  • The writers’ point of view (story)
  • The actor’s point of view (character)
  • Continuity’s point of view (physical and emotional)

YOU GET…confidence to own the room. Enhance your listening skills, guidance in crafting your boldest acting choices, and insight into the business.

Instructor Expertise
We need acting professors whose strengths lie in the ability to communicate and bridge intimate acting techniques, the unpredictability of human behavior and storytelling to actors with empathy, strong interpersonal skills, brilliance, mental health education and most importantly their own personal professional experience.

I started my career as an actor in Toronto, Canada. I moved to New York City to study at Circle in the Square Theatre School after university. I studied at a variety of private acting schools, including HB Studios. I was accepted into the three-year intensive Actors Studio Drama School MFA program in New York. During those three years, I was trained in theatre history, directing, acting techniques, dream work, voice, modern dance at Alvin Ailey Dance School and all the techniques surrounding the theatre. Over the past twenty-five years, I have performed as a professional actor in film, television and on the stage in Toronto, New York and Los Angeles.

Acting programs are facing new challenges as the world-wide pandemic affects how we communicate with each other, how we share our stories via social media and create on platforms like Zoom, while society speeds along a flattening digital world . It will take a keen awareness along with expertise to communicate the depth of craft in the great acting techniques so that actors today can grow into fully three-dimensional bold fearless story tellers.

Posted by: Al Bernstein
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