This summer, our 8 week Total Immersion Acting Program will provide accelerated intensive training for specially selected young actors. These elite actors will work daily with master teachers and be challenged through individualized and immersive instruction. At the end of the program, the training process will culminate with a custom-designed industry showcase. The "18 to play younger" ensemble showcase will highlight each actor's unique talents and offer a confident introduction to the Los Angeles entertainment industry.
Acceptance is based on an Application, Interview and Audition. If you have any questions, please free to call Caitlin at the Actors Workout Studio at (818) 766-2171.
A Unique Acting Program: The First 6 weeks
The Los Angeles Acting Studio and the Actors Workout Studio offer a safe and challenging work environment. The Studio is dedicated to training and preparing actors for real world application to work in the film and television industry.
The Total Immersion Summer Acting program is a specifically-designed and tried accelerated program for young actors to be rigorously trained daily for six weeks by our team of veteran teachers. This is a program rooted in the Meisner Technique as well as several elements of other techniques. Please refer to both sites in order to better understand what we teach: actorsworkout.com and actingcoach.tv
The first 6 weeks includes: Scene Study Cold Reading/Audition Technique Improvisation Script Analysis On-Camera Technique Actor's Emotional Instrument The Business of Acting
“18 to play Younger” Industry Showcase: The Final Two Weeks
In the final two weeks of the Total Immersion Summer Acting Program, our students are then immersed in a creative rehearsal process for an original ensemble production developed with their newfound improv skills. Our team writes, directs and develops this production to highlight each actor’s personal strengths to introduce them into the Los Angeles Entertainment Industry. The Showcase is a two-performance entertainment industry event. Directly following each showcase performance, there will be a meet and greet catered lunch with our industry guests. We are the only studio in Los Angeles that offers this unique opportunity for young actors.
- Classes meet Monday through Friday 10.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. for the first 6 weeks.
- 20 Hours per week. 120 hours total.
- Rehearsals for showcase will be scheduled from 10.00 a.m-5.00 p.m. for the final two Weeks.
- 80 Rehearsal hours.
- Classes begin Monday June 22, 2015 and end Friday August 14, 2015.
Before you even apply for this program, we want you to truly ask yourself if you are ready for this commitment to yourself. As an actor, you will be challenged daily. You will be asked to be open, honest, vulnerable and emotionally available. The training is rigorous and requires your passion, courage, concentration and discipline. We train actors to be able to work on any film and television set. Are you ready to immerse yourself in this training and rehearsal process? Will you be ready to be showcased in an original production? The showcase production "18 to Play Younger" will be created and tailored for you and your fellow classmates by working professionals. Do you have what it takes to be seen by and introduced to Los Angeles Agents and Casting Directors? Are you ready? If the answer is YES, then we ask you to confidently apply and take advantage of this rare time in your life to be professionally trained and start your career as an actor in Los Angeles.
Why Choose Us?
We offer the most unique and innovative summer acting program in the country - there is no program comparable. Most acting schools that offer summer programs assign the lower level teachers to teach the various classes. We offer master teachers who have all been teaching for over two decades. Our teachers will coach each actor individually within the classes and communicate with the other teachers to bring out the best in each actor. Our teachers have taught hundreds of working actors, and know what it takes to be a working actor in today’s industry.
The young actors in this program will also have the opportunity to attend the open workouts we offer at the studio. This will give the students an opportunity to work with older, more seasoned working actors - something other acting programs could never offer. We truly care about actors and really want our talent to be introduced to the entertainment industry in the best light possible.
The “18 to Play Younger” industry showcase will be an original production designed personally for the elite actors in our program. We offer our actors the collaborative experience of working with industry professionals to write and direct this one of a kind showcase. Most acting schools don’t even offer a showcase for their summer students, let alone a real-world Hollywood showcase. We know that L.A. industry professionals want to see interesting new talent in this age range, especially actors that are trained to work on film and television sets.
We are not saying that this is the only training a young actor will ever need; most of our students have studied with us off and on for several years. We are saying that this program will offer you a solid acting foundation and a strong sense of who you are as an actor, and a confident introduction into the Los Angeles entertainment industry.
How to Apply
Enrollment in our 8 week summer Total Immersion Acting program and “18 to Play Younger” Industry Showcase is by audition, interview and application. Applications will be accepted April 2015 through June 5, 2015. Only a limited number of applicants will be accepted, so please apply early. Please note we will close enrollment once we have found our elite talent for the program and Showcase. Applicants must be 18 years old by the start date, June 22, 2015 to enroll. It is imperative that all applicants be able to realistically play high school and college age roles. All applicants must submit by email:
AUDITION and Interview Videos
Applicants must also submit by email three (3) videos not to exceed two (2) minutes in length each. These videos must be enclosed with your application package.
- One comedic monologue
- One dramatic monologue
- One personality interview ( Please make a video introducing yourself and telling us why you want to be accepted into our summer program and showcase. Tell us about yourself, your interests and your career goals. Make sure your video really reveals your personality).
After we have received your completed application package, a receipt will be sent to you acknowledging that we have received your submission. Applicants will be notified within three weeks if they have been accepted or not into our summer program and industry showcase.
Tuition for the 8 week summer acting program and Industry showcase is $2,350. An initial deposit of $850 is due upon acceptance into the program, followed by two equal installments of $750. The balance must be paid in full by the first day of class.
Non-local and International Students: Housing and Transportation
International students and talent not from the Los Angeles area are encouraged to apply. International students must have visas that allow them to be in the country during the dates of the program. It is imperative that students speak understandable English to apply. The studio is located in the NoHo Arts district (North Hollywood) and within walking distance of all major metro and bus lines. We do not provide housing, however there is plenty of temporary housing provided within the neighborhood that serves the entertainment industry. We are willing to help accepted students that might want to room together during the program connect with each other. We invite you to come study, perform and have fun in Los Angeles this summer.
The summer 8 week total immersion Acting Program and “18 to Play Younger” Industry showcase is a certificate program. On the final day, our elite actors will receive a certificate of completion for 200 hours of hard work.