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

JULY 2021

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. *BONUS*: [ONLINE] version includes 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
[ONLINE] MASTERING LIP-SYNCING FOR FILM & TV with Darius de Haas

JUNE 2021

Get coached on how to lip-sync accurately and passionately.

Be ready for that gig where you have to do the perfect lip-sync on camera. For singers and non-singers, learn the skills to make a pre-recorded song on film look totally believable. You can fake it brilliantly! Match a technical execution with the energy and feeling of the music to create a seamless, convincing, and compelling lip-sync acting performance in close-ups and wide shots. 

Prerequisites: Open to all, including Singers and Non-Singers
[ONLINE] NAILING THE GENRE with Heidi

JULY 2021

Get audition primed and set-ready by understanding how a Genre impacts your acting choices. 

Each scene and each project demand different skill sets from actors. Being a working actor is being a flexible, knowledgeable, and prepared actor who can adapt to different genres. 

Prerequisites: Open to all
[ONLINE] THE STORYTELLER’S INNER MELODY: RECLAIMING IDENTITY with Tré Cotten

JUNE 2021

Center your self-identity and speak your truth: find the missing link between your authentic “inner melody” and your on-camera presence so that you look, sound, and feel your most empowered.

(Re)claim your storyteller identity and your sense of agency by learning a jazz-inspired approach to listening and embodying spoken text. Work on heightened text, and redirect your gaze away from colonialist patterns towards one of self-identity.  

Prerequisites: Open to all
[ONLINE] PLAYING TEENAGE ROLES with Athena Colón

UPCOMING 2021 

Stay tuned for more info! Join the Priority List below.

Are you an adult auditioning for teen roles? This class is an opportunity to explore how to convincingly embody the teenage spirit. Also open to teen actors. Join our Priority List below as we continue building this class for 2021!

Prerequisites: Open to all
[ONLINE] FILM/TV ACTING: THE ERA OF THE TEEN GENRE with Athena Colón

JUNE 2021

Learn the special skills of working opposite young adult/teen actors. Find your spot in the teen market amongst today’s complex teen leads and the adult characters surrounding them as allies, nemeses, parents, mentors, bosses, teachers, and more. Class is half teens, half adults.

Prepare for the real world of auditioning and performing opposite young actors. Work on scenes and learn how to develop creative partnerships in teen-adult scene partner pairings. Embrace a new range of types for yourself in today’s teen film/TV market, all while deepening your on-camera technique.

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

JUNE 2021

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 special attention to your website and focused feedback on your online images.

Prerequisites: Heidi's PART 1
WORKSHOP: ACTORS AS CREATORS with Heidi & Johnny Sánchez

2021 DATES TBD

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
PRIVATE TRAINING SERIES with Athena Colón

ONGOING 

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

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. Athena gives customized training tailored to your individual needs and strengths.

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
[ONLINE] HOW TO BOOK & SURVIVE A CO-STAR with Athena Colón

SUMMER 2021 TBD

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
[ONLINE] SELF-TAPE: HOLDING THE SPOTLIGHT with Carly Zien

JUNE 2021

Learn how to consciously shape and craft a speech or monologue so you can take the spotlight with confidence and skill.

Get your film/theater speeches or monologues ready to perform at a moment’s notice. Create arc and dynamism while bringing your unique self to the work so that your speech is memorable and reflects who you are. P.S.—Carly is an excellent guide in adapting theater auditions to self-tape. 

Prerequisites: Open to all
[ONLINE] SONGS ON SCREEN WORKSHOP with Andy Señor

SUMMER 2021 TBD

A 1-day workshop to learn how to draw casting directors and audiences into your intimate, on-screen musical performance.

Find comfort in front of the camera so that you can feel more “human” (and more like your true self) when singing. Break through the shell of mere “performance” and instead, give a real and honest interpretation that the camera automatically gravitates towards. 

Prerequisites: Actors who love to sing
[ONLINE] CREATING YOUR OWN ACTING WORK IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA with Danielle Pinnock

A workshop with an actor-creator savant on how to wrestle your social media fears to the ground and become an empowered creator of your own work.

How does this social media thing work? Come up with an actionable, low-key, and FUN plan for taking that first step towards becoming an actor-creator on social media. 

Prerequisites: Alumni only
[ONLINE] ACTING THE SONG ON CAMERA with Andy Señor

SUMMER 2021

A 4-week course on acting the song that deepens your process and explores how to negotiate the distance of a camera to your musical performance.

Create a working process that mines your personal relationship with the music and lyrics. Bring forward your own unique self expression, and rethink how you find the truth in songs for auditions and performance on stage and camera. 

Prerequisites: Intermediate to advanced singers
[ONLINE] TV: BOOKING EVERY ROLE FROM CO-STAR TO LEAD with Athena Colón

JUNE 2021

Get clarity on what all those TV role types—Co-Star, Guest Star, Series Regular, and Lead—*actually* mean so you can deliver the story like a pro in auditions and on set.

Learn the nuances of what each TV role requires so that you feel rooted and secure in your character’s journey, no matter how many lines you have. Marry the script to your natural instincts and use what you authentically bring to the table to easily set yourself apart from the hundreds of other actors auditioning for a role.

Prerequisites: Open to all
[ONLINE] CREATING SAFE INTIMACY ON SET with Carly Zien

MAY 2021

Get prepped on how to navigate the often unfamiliar territory of intimacy scenes on film/TV sets so that you can establish a safe and consensual working environment for yourself and others.

Find out where the industry is heading with intimacy coordination standards and protocols so that you’re in the loop when you get to set. Feel confident in setting and respecting boundaries so that you and your collaborators have the support you need to carry out your jobs in any rehearsal or performance setting.

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

MAY-JUNE 2021

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
[ONLINE] TEENS ON CAMERA with Athena Colón

Learn to act and audition on camera with confidence and authenticity. 

Get more comfortable working in front of the camera and learn how to feel prepared for your auditions. Find out how you can bring your authentic self to your on-camera work. 

Prerequisites: Open to all teens age 13–18 yrs.
CREATORS CIRCLE with Johnny Sánchez

2021 DATES TBD

A coaching group for actor-creators to continue building momentum for independent projects.

It takes a village. Your short, feature, play, or webisode is your baby. As a creator, you need a family—the “village”—that you can go to when you need to be reminded of where your North Star—your purpose—lies. The Creators Circle is that village.

Prerequisites: Actors as Creators