Kids (Ages 7-12) Technique & Improv

TUESDAY'S

5:00 pm 7:00 pm

BEGINS 7/9

8 SESSIONS $375

This class is an enrichment opportunity highly recommended for any child actor serious breaking into the business, or just wanting to learn all the secrets and magic of television and film. Each class give the student the opportunity to have real television or film scripts assigned to them! Not only do they learn how to dissect and properly "action" each script, but at the end of every class they get their own mini audition mastered. The students will also be learning Script Interpretation/Acting Technique. This will teach each student the basic understanding of how to breakdown and learn the construction of a script, to better engage their imagination, to analyze text deeply and accurately, and to create rich, specific characters to harness into their own “actor’s toolbelt”. It is critical to learn of every technique, just as it is critical to be well read, and to know how to interpret what you are reading. Deconstruction is imperative for birth of character. Sensory, Physiological, and emotional realms are explored. Actors will create characters by drawing on their own emotions and memories, aided by a set of exercises and practices including sense memory and effective memory. Students work on a series of progressively complex exercises to develop an ability to first improvise, then to access an emotional life, and finally to bring the spontaneity of improvisation and the richness of personal response to textual work. A can't miss opportunity for anyone looking to break into the film and television industry

Kids (Ages 7-13) On-Camera

Wednesday's 

6:00 pm-7:00 pm

BEGINS 7/10

8 SESSIONS $185

Each week students work with sides from television and film scripts in an audition-style setting. In addition to strengthening script analysis skills, acting technique, and flexibility, students will learn what to expect upon entering an audition room and how to use the camera to their advantage in order to book the job! This course will allow actors to learn not only from their own work, but by engaging in the work of others.

Teens (Ages 13-17) Meisner Technique

Monday's

5:00 pm-7:30 pm BEGINS 7/8

8 SESSIONS $480

Sanford Meisner’s impact on the craft of acting has been, and continues to be immense. His altogether unique approach to the craft has impacted generations of actors. “The seed of acting,” said Meisner, “is rooted in the “reality of doing”. Rather than focus on emotion, Meisner focused on behavior. To accomplish his goal of removing the thought process from the actor’s work he invented the “repetition” exercises. In doing so he opened the door to the instinctive/impulsive way of behaving. “Thinking”, for the Mesiner trained actor is the enemy of instinct, ergo, with this revolutionary approach to the craft we learn to think with our gut. As I remind my students in every class I teach, the body speaks and the brain thinks. Emotion therefore is the product of the “pinch” for the “ouch”. Through this process the student learns what it means to “Live truthfully in the imaginary circumstances.” Or as Meisner said in one of his most famous quotes, “An ounce of behavior is worth a pound of words.”

 

The traditional Meisner program is 2 years. The following is Alan's comprehensive program that includes all the stages of the Meisner Technique

Teens (Ages 14 - 17) On-Camera

Wednesday's

7:00 pm-9:00 pm

BEGINS 7/10

8 SESSIONS $375

Each week students work with sides from television and film scripts in an audition-style setting. In addition to strengthening script analysis skills, acting technique, and flexibility, students will learn what to expect upon entering an audition room and how to use the camera to their advantage in order to book the job! This course will allow actors to learn not only from their own work, but by engaging in the work of others.

Teens (Ages 13-17) Scene Study

Thursday's

5:00 pm-7:00 pm

BEGINS 7/11

8 SESSIONS $375

This unique class, is the only one on Long Island for youths ages 13-17) 

Class is taught by a consistently working actor, who understands how to book jobs. In this teen scene study/Improv  class, all students will develop and sharpen their acting skills, Joseph will help the actors shape their performances, while sharing specific bit of craft, and giving specific direction. This class environment will have a huge emphasis on booking actual jobs, the business of acting, obtaining a NYC agent, script analysis, technique and its application to scene work. Students will work each class, and perform either a scene or monologue.

Improv is essential; it is a muscle that must be used a all times, and is used at all times, whether the actor knows it or not. We are constantly being flexed........ And as they say, " if you don't use it you loose it."  This class will prepare the actor to get out of their "heads" and let their intuition and instincts take over through all different methods of innovation for today's modern actor. . That practice includes learning to use one's intuitive, as well as learning a technical understanding of the necessary skills and concerns within the domain in which one is improvising

Adults - Meisner

Monday's

7:30 pm-10:00 pm

BEGINS 7/8

8 SESSIONS $480

Sanford Meisner’s impact on the craft of acting has been, and continues to be immense. His altogether unique approach to the craft has impacted generations of actors. “The seed of acting,” said Meisner, “is rooted in the “reality of doing”. Rather than focus on emotion, Meisner focused on behavior. To accomplish his goal of removing the thought process from the actor’s work he invented the “repetition” exercises. In doing so he opened the door to the instinctive/impulsive way of behaving. “Thinking”, for the Mesiner trained actor is the enemy of instinct, ergo, with this revolutionary approach to the craft we learn to think with our gut. As I remind my students in every class I teach, the body speaks and the brain thinks. Emotion therefore is the product of the “pinch” for the “ouch”. Through this process the student learns what it means to “Live truthfully in the imaginary circumstances.” Or as Meisner said in one of his most famous quotes, “An ounce of behavior is worth a pound of words.”

 

The traditional Meisner program is 2 years. The following is Alan's comprehensive program that includes all the stages of the Meisner Technique

Adults - On-Camera

Wednesday's

7:00 pm-9:00 pm

BEGINS 7/10

8 SESSIONS $375

Each week students are assigned audition sides from television and film scripts and work in an audition-style setting. In addition to strengthening script analysis skills and acting technique, students learn how to use the camera to their advantage in order to book the job! This course will allow actors to learn not only from their own work, but by engaging in the work of others.

SUMMER SPECIALS & MULTI SUMMER CLASS DISCOUNT!

This is the only one on Long Island, taught by a consistently working actor, who understands how to book jobs. In this Adult Scene Study class all students will begin to develop and discover their acting skills. Joseph will help the actor learn to shape their performances, keeping their work truthful, while sharing important bits of  acting techniques, and giving specific direction. This class environment will have a huge emphasis on acting technique, script analysis, and its application to scene work. Students will work each class, and perform either a scene or monologue. For more information  go to JOSEPH_MELENDEZ

Thursday's

7:00 pm-9:00 pm

BEGINS 7/11

8 SESSIONS $375

Adults - Scene Study

© 2013 - 2019  The Creative House