LA Acting Bonus Classes at AWS
Bonus Classes are included with your paid tuition. Attend as many as you like as long as you are a student in good standing. Although they may change from month to month, here is a listing of our most popular Bonus Classes. We normally have between 2-4 classes on any given week.
Meisner repetition class. Work on your acting muscles doing raw moment repetitions. A good review and opportunity to tune up, clean, and tighten your technique. Helps in being in the present moment and living in the truth.
BARE NAKED ANGELS
Bare Naked Angels is a class in self-discovery. Through writing, discussion and group exercises, the students will learn to understand themselves and others in an entirely new way. As part of the process, each student will learn how to write their own personal story. Through this progression, the students become bolder, more fearless actors. This is for all actors; don’t be intimidated by the writing process. The method in this class is unique and compliments all acting techniques. Selected
pieces that go through the process are invited to participate in a full staged production. There is nothing like this anywhere.
BRANDING AND MARKETING YOURSELF AS AN ACTOR
Start with a quick round of repetitions so students can watch each other behave before beginning a written exercise about each of their fellow students on which types of characters they see each other playing. Followed by discussion and tips on figuring out which characters you are most likely to play and what casting directors will most likely cast you as. Also includes discussion of social media presence.
Have your work heard in a safe, nurturing space. Work on your play, screenplay, monologue or short story and get constructive criticism and feedback from other writers. All members are welcome, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned writer. The writers workshop also takes part in projects that are mounted at AWS as full productions, as well as play readings and experimental productions.
COMEDY IMPROV WORKSHOP
Tap into your "kid" energy and learn to get out of your head and into the moment in this fun comedy improv class taught by veteran performer and long-time member of the S...CAP Comedy Improv Troupe. A great way to loosen your instrument and get free. Helps with commercial auditions also.
PRO ACTORS LAB
An invaluable, powerful tool to help you prepare for auditions. Explore different ways to approach a script and watch how it improves your performance. Strengthen getting the words off the page and making them your own. Improves memorization skills as well. We provide short scripts. If you have a 2-page scene or audition you want to work on, bring in 2 copies.
Reconnect with the "play" instincts of your childhood. Reconnect with your imagination and your sense of wonder. Build your ability to "Live truthfully, moment-to-moment, under imaginary circumstances.