PART 1 CLASS: FILM/TV ACTING & AUDITIONING with Heidi

DECEMBER 2022

Find ease acting on camera in a safe and small class.

Exploring truth on camera is both technique and philosophy. Learn to allow your specificity to anchor you, and trust yourself in the moment-to-moment work that follows. Get extra attention to self-tape techniques that will blow your mind with inspiration, plus a detailed look at your own tech setup.

Prerequisites: Open to all
MASTERCLASS with Heidi

DECEMBER 2022 | IN PERSON

A 2-day NYC Masterclass Intensive with Heidi that gets you to take risks in your auditions and to overhaul the preparation habits that hold you back on camera. 

In this class, we work on (re)settling your ease on camera, (re)building your confidence in the audition room, paying attention to details in your audition prep, and owning your unique strengths in roles.

Prerequisites: Part 1, Genre Class, or Current Acting Collective Member. Proof of full vaccination.
GENRE, TONE & STYLE: DELIVERING NUANCED AUDITIONS with Heidi

DECEMBER 2022 

(Formerly “Nailing the Genre”) Create the tone of a story by understanding the world you are in. Learn how to make nuanced, committed choices so that you can expand your range as an actor and become a valuable collaborator. 

Get inspired to meet the demands of every project, no matter what genre it is. Cultivate your ability to adapt your acting quickly and confidently so that you’re ready to deliver super tight auditions and take in-the-moment direction on set.

Prerequisites: Open to all
THE ACTING COLLECTIVE

Work with Heidi’s entire network of teaching artists! The Acting Collective welcomes inspired actors seeking a community committed to the journey of being an artist. Multiple opportunities a week for masterclasses, group coaching with Heidi, audition prep, business tips, and more.

Prerequisites: Open to all
PLAYING TEENAGE ROLES with Athena Colón

Convincingly channel the teen energy you need to realistically portray teenage characters in film and TV. 

Explore the technical and artistic on-camera skills required to convincingly embody the teenage spirit so that your auditions and performances ring true. Open to adult and teen actors. Practice accessing the vulnerability and emotional extremes that mark a teen’s coming-of-age journey.

Prerequisites: Open to all (min. age 13)
BUSINESS OF ACTING SERIES with Mathia Vargas

ONGOING 

3-Part Private Training Series to “take the temperature” of your career and help you create a customized business plan. 

A one-on-one, 3-session course where we take a deep dive into how you’re running your business. We will assess your goals, current business plan, and marketing materials. You’ll learn to take inventory of your network, track your auditions, and research your markets. You’ll finish with a sense of control and a customized plan to make sure you always stay on track.

Prerequisites: Open to all
PRIVATE TRAINING SERIES with Athena Colón

ONGOING 

3-Part Private Training Series to topple those personal stumbling blocks so that you see a noticeable up-level in your skills in the audition room and on set.

Athena gives customized training tailored to your individual needs and strengths. This one-on-one, 3-session sequence covers it all: improve the way you move on camera, figure out how to work the beats, bring the internal monologue to life, and whip your self-tape technique into shape.

Prerequisites: Open to all, including Teens
PRIVATE COACHING FOR CREATORS with Johnny Sánchez

ONGOING

Let’s create! Private one-on-one coaching for actor-creators. 

You are ready to kick your project into high gear. Yes! It doesn’t matter what phase you are at – starting, rewriting, developing, pre-production. I would love to support and work with you between my own projects that I’m excited to be producing and writing.

Prerequisites: Open to all
PART 2 CLASS: FILM/TV ACTING & AUDITIONING with Heidi

NOVEMBER 2022

Deepen your work with Heidi and forcibly knock down your personal obstacles on camera by embracing the real you.

Take your progress from Part 1 to the next level by finally tackling the things that block you and make you feel stuck. Reinforce who you authentically are so you can highlight what ultimately causes you to book the job. Get focused feedback on your online images and materials.

Prerequisites: Heidi's Part 1
THE NUTS & BOLTS OF SELF-PRODUCING with Stephanie Little

OCT/NOV 2022

Get guided through the process of bringing your own content from page → production → post → platform.

From Chaplin to Issa Rae, the best way to kick off and sustain your acting career is to produce your own work. Don’t wait for the f*cking phone to ring or that special email to parachute into your inbox. Take control of your career and help break your own stereotype by producing your own content.

Prerequisites: Open to all
SELF-TAPE: WORKING THE FRAME with Athena Colón

Start sending in auditions that capture the best of you and radically inspire creative teams with clear, vivid choices.

In this 3-week class, find the missing link between your inner life and physicality so that you can visually pop on screen. Learn how to liberate yourself from so-called “rules” of how you should and shouldn’t move in the camera frame. Breathe new life into your self-tapes and see a visible difference in your freedom on camera!

Prerequisites: Open to all (including alumni of Athena's classes and/or Private Training Series)
WORKSHOP: ACTORS AS CREATORS with Heidi & Johnny Sánchez

For actors who want to take charge.

This is an era in which actors inspire the creation of TV series, films, web series. Your career is in your hands. All you need to do is unlock your creativity and purpose so that your passion and motivation can flow.

Prerequisites: Open to all
HOW TO BOOK & SURVIVE A CO-STAR with Athena Colón

Short scenes, lots to do.

Demystify co-star roles and prepare the “under-5” audition with confidence. Whether you’re new to co-stars or seasoned but hitting a ceiling, learn and practice the key skills needed to survive and thrive in these fast-moving scenarios.

Prerequisites: Open to all
BUILDING OUT THE FUNNY with Lynn Freedman

What makes something funny?

What’s your specific brand of comedy? In what ways are you intrinsically funny and where can you use technique to amplify areas where your comedy falls flat? This class will provide you with tools to understand the various genres of comedy, the techniques and tricks that have been used in the genre to build out the funny, and how your particular brand of funny fits in.

Prerequisites: Open to all
SHAKESPEARE’S TOOLKIT with Rob Clare

An eminently practical 4-week workshop series that will equip actors flexibly and confidently to interpret Shakespearean text with freedom and individuality, showing that what may appear to be challenges are in fact creative opportunities.

Prerequisites: Open to all
[ONLINE] MASTER CLASS: GETTING YOU TO SET with Michelle Hurd

For more opportunities to work with guest teachers curated by Heidi, check out the Acting Collective.

 

Prerequisites: Alumni only
AUTHENTIC ACCENTS FOR THE WORKING ACTOR with Eliza Simpson

Eliminate the sweats from last-minute auditions that call for accents and learn how to prepare an audition-proof accent. 

Receive personal, one-on-one dialect coaching from Eliza Simpson. She’ll then simulate a casting room so you can test drive your new audition-proof accent skills in front of the camera with a preselected scene.

Prerequisites: Open to all
[ONLINE] CREATING YOUR OWN ACTING WORK IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA with Danielle Pinnock

For more opportunities to work with guest teachers curated by Heidi, check out the Acting Collective.

Prerequisites: Alumni only
SHAKESPEARE TEACHES FILM ACTING with Rob Clare

Bring complexity to your film and TV acting, the same way that you approach Shakespeare.

Using Shakespeare as a guide to being specific, truthful and personal, actors learn to maintain their connection to the moment in any setting—the audition room, a film set, the stage—and to connect to characters deeply while under pressure.

Prerequisites: Open to all
CREATING YOUR SPACE with Raúl Castillo

For more opportunities to work with guest teachers curated by Heidi, check out the Acting Collective.

Prerequisites: Alumni only