[ONLINE] NAILING THE GENRE with Heidi

MAY 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] CREATING YOUR OWN ACTING WORK IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA with Danielle Pinnock

APRIL 2021

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] WORLD-BUILDING FOR ACTORS with Sarah Cogan

APRIL 2021

GUEST TEACHER | Actors and actor-creators will learn how to “think like a filmmaker” and build character through design elements for auditions and performance.

Learn how the visual world influences your acting choices. You’ll study the nuances of genre through visual details, learn innovative ways to utilize costume to support character, and create audition pieces with specific design elements for any genre. 

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

APRIL 2021

Dig deeper and reflect yourself authentically in all of your acting choices.

Forcibly knock down your personal obstacles on camera and learn to reinforce who you naturally are. Uncover where you’re stuck, what inspires you, and what ultimately causes you to book the job. Includes special focus on your websites and images.

Prerequisites: Heidi's PART 1
[ONLINE] CREATING SAFE INTIMACY ON SET with Carly Zien

MAY 2021

GUEST TEACHER | Empower yourself as an actor—learn the basics of intimacy coordination and how to create a safe and consensual working environment on any set.

Break down the basics of intimacy coordination: consent, communication, context, choreography, and closure. Practice exercises in class to learn concrete tools and procedures for any rehearsal or performance setting.

Prerequisites: Open to all
[ONLINE] PART 1 CLASS: FILM/TV ACTING & AUDITIONING with Heidi

APRIL 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] TV: BOOKING EVERY ROLE FROM CO-STAR TO LEAD with Athena Colón

APRIL 2021

Serve the story in every role—pick one TV series to study Co-Star, Guest Star, Series Regular, and Lead roles.

Work your audition and performance muscles according to the nuances and needs of each TV role type. Make choices rooted in the script and lean into your natural instincts as a storyteller.

Prerequisites: Open to all
[ONLINE] FINDING YOUR NICHE IN VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE with Ilyana Kadushin

MARCH 2021

GUEST TEACHER | Explore the possibilities of voice-over performance for commercials, animation, audio books, and PSAs.

Learn what these various voice performance arenas require from you and where you fit in them; how to choose the material that will allow you to show where you are marketable; and how to make the adjustments each script is asking of you.

Prerequisites: Open to all
[ONLINE] TAKING THE LEAD with Carly Zien

MARCH 2021

GUEST TEACHER | A four-week class that dives deep into the mechanics of playing a leading role.

Shape a leading role and make it your own by practicing deep, extended character work. Learn how to craft a main character’s arc from beginning to end.

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

FEBRUARY 2021 

STUDIO TEACHER | Make choices inside the camera frame that tell the story. 

This 3-week online class guides you towards using the camera to your advantage! Learn physicality for the camera, work the beats, bring the internal monologue to life, and practice self-tape techniques.

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

NOVEMBER 2020

GUEST TEACHER | Learn what it takes for actors to go from audition to screen tests to filming.

Develop your love of auditioning by learning from someone who’s gone through it all: background, co-stars, guest stars, series regulars. Work on scenes in class and pick up more ways of viewing your choices and coloring your work as an actor.

Prerequisites: Alumni only
[ONLINE] HOW TO BOOK & SURVIVE A CO-STAR with Athena Colón

JANUARY 2021

STUDIO TEACHER | 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
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 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
PRIVATE TRAINING SERIES with Athena Colón

ONGOING 

STUDIO TEACHER | 1-on-1 Private Training Series: Find the gaps in your training to work on camera. Expand your skills.

This private 3-session sequence guides you towards using the camera to your advantage! Learn physicality for the camera, work the beats, bring the internal monologue to life, and practice self-tape techniques. Customized to each actor, where you are at.

Prerequisites: Open to all, including Teens
[ONLINE] TEENS ON CAMERA with Athena Colón

COMING SOON! FALL 2020

STUDIO TEACHER | 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
FILM CLUB LONDON INTENSIVE [PART 1] with Yasen Atour

2020 DATES TBD

GUEST TEACHER | An intensive 5-day bootcamp to develop your screencraft and cultivate your artistic freedom.

Demystify acting on camera. Practice clear tools to quickly access and deliver what you need in the audition room and on set.

Prerequisites: Open to all
SHAKESPEARE ON CAMERA with Rob Clare

2020 DATES TBD

GUEST TEACHER | Specificity, Complexity, Ownership, Truth

Apply Shakespeare’s specificity to screen work. When we explore layers, conflicts, and open possibilities within a given text, creativity opens up and spontaneity flows.

Prerequisites: Alumni only
AUTHENTIC ACCENTS IN 48 HOURS: PILOT SEASON EDITION with Eliza Simpson

2020 DATES TBD

GUEST TEACHER | Eliminate the sweats from last-minute auditions that call for accents—learn how to prepare an audition-proof accent. Watch her video tips below!

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