Teens – Yearlong

Teens – Yearlong

SATURDAY PROGRAM GRADES 6TH – 8TH (YAS 3)

To apply for a Young Actors at Strasberg Saturday session, please call 323-650-7777 or email Liza Monjauze, the Director of Young Actors at Strasberg, at liza@strasberg.com. During our 10 week Fall, Winter, and Spring Saturday sessions, our 6th – 8th grade Young Actors will take Method Acting, One-Act Production, and an elective.  Electives include: Acting for Film & TV, Music Video Production, Comic Improv, and Movement.  The Fall, Winter, and Spring One-Act Production class culminates with an evening performance. This program is designed to be an intensive introduction to these creative disciplines.

Dates:

WINTER Saturday Session 2017
January 7th – March 25th
Time: 10am – 4:30pm
Tuition: $975

 

SPRING Saturday Session 2017
April 1st – June 17th
Time: 10am – 4:30pm
Tuition: $975

 

FALL Saturday Session 2017
August 26th – November 11th
Time: 10am – 4:30pm
Tuition: $975

 

Class descriptions:

METHOD ACTING

This class nurtures the Young Actor’s creativity through concentration, relaxation, and sense memory exercises designed by Lee Strasberg and applied at a level commensurate with the teenage experience. Students train in this technique to develop the actor’s ability to respond with real behavior to imaginary stimuli.

ACTING FOR FILM & TV

This class provides Young Actors the opportunity to tailor their work for the camera. Commercials, auditions, scene work, and other exercises highlight the different technical skills and adjustments required to cultivate a film performance. Cold readings, scene work, monologues, and commercial copy are introduced, practiced, and critiqued for greater mastery of applying Lee Strasberg’s Method to the medium of film, television, and commercials.

COMIC IMPROV

This class calls for collaborative storytelling along with a vivid imagination. Students learn the rules of improv, especially the willingness to say yes to the ideas of others.

MOVEMENT, MIME, & MASK

This class examines the Method from the “outside in” as students learn about the physicality of acting and creating a character. Through various techniques and exercises students are taught the tools to use themselves more efficiently and less habitually in their acting, so as to slip more easily into the skin, the essence, the passions, and needs of the character. Topics of focus will include how one’s body, innately rich, similar in structure yet varied in experience and history, can guide the actor to a fuller understanding of the human experience and the actor’s ability to express his/her unique sense of truth.

MUSICAL VIDEO PRODUCTION

This class provides students the opportunity to really go for it and perform in front of the camera. In addition to learning basic vocal technique such as pitch, rhythm, diction, and breathing students will lay down the tracks in a recording studio and create a music video. Students receive a copy of their music video.

ONE-ACT PRODUCTION

This class culminates with a production in one of our in-house theatres.  Students explore who they are as people and what, as actors, they can bring to a character.  Students gain necessary theatre skills of discipline, commitment and cooperation, enabling them to deal with critiques, competition, deadlines, and performances.


SATURDAY PROGRAM GRADES 9TH – 12TH (YAS 4)

To apply for a Young Actors at Strasberg Saturday session, please call 323-650-7777 or email Liza Monjauze, the Director of Young Actors at Strasberg, at liza@strasberg.com. During our 10 week Spring Saturday session our 9th – 12th grade Young Actors will take Method Acting and two electives.  Electives include: Acting for Film & TV, Music Video Production, Comic Improv, and Film Fighting.

Dates:

WINTER Saturday Session 2017
January 7th – March 25th
Time: 10am – 4:30pm
Tuition: $975

 

SPRING Saturday Session 2017
April 1st – June 17th
Time: 10am – 4:30pm
Tuition: $975

 

FALL Saturday Session 2017
August 26th – November 11th
Time: 10am – 4:30pm
Tuition: $975

 

Class descriptions: 

METHOD ACTING

This class nurtures the Young Actor’s creativity through exercises designed by Lee Strasberg and applied at a level commensurate with the teenage experience. Students train in this technique to develop the actor’s ability to respond with real behavior to imaginary stimuli.  The first part of each class begins with Lee Strasberg’s relaxation technique and moves to his sequence of sensory exercises. The second part of each class is devoted to improvisation, scene work and/or monologues. The exercises and scene/monologue work continue to become more complicated with each young actor’s progress, length of study, and experience.

ACTING FOR FILM & TV

This class provides Young Actors the opportunity to tailor their work for the camera. Commercials, auditions, scene work, and other exercises highlight the different technical skills and adjustments required to cultivate a film performance. Cold readings, scene work, monologues, and commercial copy are introduced, practiced, and critiqued for greater mastery of applying Lee Strasberg’s Method to the medium of film, television, and commercials.

AUDITION

This class is designed to prepare the Method actor for auditioning in a variety of casting situations.  Students will learn to refine their type in addition to learning the basics of marketing through headshots, resumes, and finding an agent. Students will be introduced to a variety of techniques and audition materials suitable for specific types of work such as plays, movies, soap opera, commercials, and more.

FILM FIGHTING

This is a course that will introduce the students to the art and techniques of theatrical violence.  Physical training will take place to strengthen the abilities of the actor with respect to performing violence in a safe and believable manner.  In this class, students will learn safe and dramatically effective techniques of theatrical violence. Both beginners and experienced students will have the opportunity to advance their technical skills, awareness, and timing.

IMPROVISATION

This class is an unscripted exercise where students act in the moment to given circumstances. Students analyze the Who, What, Where, and When of a scene as they gain trust and an awareness of the importance of teamwork. Students become more spontaneous, quicker-thinkers, and better listeners who bring more varied choices to a scripted scene.

MOVEMENT, MIME, & MASK

This class examines the Method from the “outside in” as students learn about the physicality of acting and creating a character. Through various techniques and exercises, students are taught the tools to use themselves more efficiently and less habitually in their acting, so as to slip more easily into the skin, the essence, the passions, and needs of the character. Topics of focus will include how one’s body, innately rich, similar in structure yet varied in experience and history, can guide the actor to a fuller understanding of the human experience and the actor’s ability to express his/her unique sense of truth.

MUSICAL VIDEO PRODUCTION

This class provides students the opportunity to really go for it and perform in front of the camera. In addition to learning basic vocal technique such as pitch, rhythm, diction, and breathing students will lay down the tracks in a recording studio and create a music video. Students receive a copy of their music video.

ONE-ACT PRODUCTION

This class culminates with a production in one of our in-house theatres.  Applying Lee Strasberg’s Method, students explore who they are as people and what, as actors, they can bring to a character.  Students gain necessary theatre skills of discipline, commitment and cooperation, enabling them to deal with critiques, competition, deadlines, and performances.

SCENE WRITING for the METHOD ACTOR

Actors are storytellers. In this class, they can enjoy exploring the excitement of creating their own characters and storylines with the added satisfaction of bringing the stories to life. We will cover the elements of a story (sketching the basics, building characters, conflict, plot, dialogue and setting). Since students will be entering this class with their instruments prepared, they will be able to use the tools of relaxation, sense memory, and affective memory to bring truth and reality to their stories. For an actor, there is no better way to discover the value of a writer’s words and intentions than by creating them yourself!