Are you ready to surrender how you think your scene should go? Are you ready to PLAY and ignite real moment to moment connections in the scene? Let’s create a strong POV for your character and surrender the rest.
Are you ready to surrender how you think your scene should go? Are you ready to PLAY and ignite real moment to moment connections in the scene? Let’s create a strong POV for your character and surrender the rest. Ground yourself in the Inner Dialogue and Physicality of the character while learning to trust your instincts and OWN the character.
Develop a strong POV for the character igniting tools to spark the Inner Dialogue and connect Physicality. Test the character’s WHY and anchor your reason for being in the scene. Then LEVEL UP by writing and acting an original scene you create in class! Explore various archetypes to uplift any performance. Create memorable characters with variety, playfulness and ease.
This 1-day workshop will include an hour lunch break.
This 1-day in-person workshop is for actors who want to create memorable characters with variety, playfulness and ease.
Bottom Line: Directors and creative teams are looking for your opinions about the character. They are waiting for you to inspire them and show them the characters they have only imagined. They desperately want to see your own ideas, your own instincts, and how you will bring the words off the page. Show these creative teams how YOU bring life to the character. Lean into a strong point of view (POV) and the story is told. Practice how to develop a strong POV with every character—whether you are interpreting someone else’s words, or creating your own work.
Athena Colón is a bilingual, native New York actress, teaching artist, and acting coach.
Athena Colón is a bilingual, native New York actress, teaching artist and acting Coach. Athena has worked as an independent teacher and coach in New York City for 10+ years. She has trained with former Telsey + Company casting director Heidi Marshall as a coach and joyfully prepares actors for screen tests and auditions. She is the recipient of the BRIO Grant from the Bronx Council of the Arts. While earning her BFA in Theatre from Long Island University–C.W. Post, she co-created a Suzuki-based performance, Third Child, which toured Italy, the Czech Republic, and New York City. Her recent TV credits include: THE GIRL ON THE BUS, NEW AMSTERDAM, BULL, Martin Scorsese’s VINYL, JESSICA JONES, and LAW & ORDER: SVU. When she’s not acting on stage or film, Athena facilitates acting classes and conducts theatre workshops in NYC. She proudly collaborates with Heidi Marshall Studio and DreamYard.
Athena is a tremendous coach who will draw out your confidence and (re)energize your work. She has a loving, magic touch with actors. I often partner with Athena in the prep process for actors in screen tests and role prep (e.g., Hallie Bailey is starring as Disney’s live-action Little Mermaid after we walked her through all her intense screen tests!) Actors just adore Athena’s laser-focused, energetic coaching! Her classes are totally invigorating. They’re also super fun and incredibly informative—she brings ALL the insider, behind-the-scenes knowledge from actor to actor…things you’ll really want to know when you head to set! Athena has been around the block on so many TV sets. I really, really love for working artists to teach each other.
Full disclosure — please note that we do not guarantee that actors in these classes or workshops will be hired for any project that we might direct, produce, or cast. We teach and coach because we enjoy supporting and nurturing actors as you develop your personal process for auditioning, working and creating your own work.