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Online Workshops

Come join us for an online Acting Workshop this Summer!

We will be adding additional workshops over the coming weeks so check back with us to find out what’s in store! Join our mailing list for up to date information.

Participants must be 18 and over. If you are under the age of 18 please have a guardian contact Alex at alex@stellaadler-la.com to set up a time to speak.

PLEASE NOTE WORKSHOPS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE

 

Course Descriptions. Click each item for full course description.

 

ACTING IS DOING ~ Aug. 4 at 11am OR Aug. 18 at 11am

Instructor: Laura Leyva

Date: Tuesday, August 4th, 11am-2pm OR August 18th, 11am-2pm

Price: $75

Length: A three hour lecture with a Q & A

An introduction to the foundation of the principles and practices of the Adler approach to Acting for the 21st century. Familiarize (or refresh) participants with the Adler approach to Acting for a better understanding of the Technique.

ACTING IS REACTING ~ Aug. 6 at 11am

Instructor: Laura Leyva

Date: Thursday, August 6th, 11am-2pm

Price: $75

Length: One three hour session

Capacity: 8 – 10

An introduction or refresher course in the understanding and uses of the Three Levels of Reacting. This is a three hour work session in the techniques of reactions and their meanings and uses. The attendee will leave with a practical understanding, and use of, this part of the Stella Adler technique.

IMAGINATION WORKSHOP ~ Aug. 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 at 11am

Instructor: Tim McNeil

Dates: August 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 3pm-6pm

Price: $300

Length: 6, three hour classes (over two weeks)

Capacity: 10

The imagination is a powerful tool for actors to create character and connect to the depths of the circumstances. In the Imagination Workshop we will exercise our imagination and explore how to use the imagination more specifically, particularly in the creation of character and the connecting to the circumstances of the script.

The actors will work on assigned characters where they will explore the uses of the imagination and how to use it more specifically:

  • The creation of the place
  • Connecting memory to props
  • Use of the imagination in creating costume
  • Creation of specific memory that moves the actor

The class will finish with the performance of monologues.

ON CAMERA TECHNIQUE ~ Aug. 19 & 21 at 5pm

Instructor: Rick Peters

Dates: Wednesday August 19th and Friday 21st at 5pm-8pm

Price: $80

Length: 5.5 hours. Two classes (First class 2.5 hours, second class 3 hours

Capacity: 10

This introductory class will help actors create elements of their own technique for understanding how to experience nuanced, believable, work on camera. This work emphasizes thinking as character, the thinking that is based on circumstances that determines how dialogue is exchanged, and just as importantly, sometimes more importantly, the thinking within the focused stillness of listening.

AUDITION SKILLS ~ Aug. 11 & 13 at 1pm

Instructor: Chris Thornton

Dates: Tuesday August 11th and Thursday 13th, 1pm-3pm

Price: $100

Length: Two, two hour sessions

Capacity: 6

An intensive workshop guiding students through the audition process. Sides will be emailed in participants, in advance, giving the actors time to work on the scenes and put themselves on tape. The first session will begin with general instruction about the overall audition process, followed by the group reviewing the self tapes together in the online classroom and hearing feedback. A new round of sides will go out in advance of the second session and this process will be repeated, ending with a Q&A.

LUCID BODY MOVEMENT (BASICS) ~ Aug. 14, 16 & 17 at 2pm

Instructor: Caitlin Apparcel

Dates: Friday, August 14th, Sunday, August 16th and Monday, August 17th, 2pm-4:30pm

Price: $250

Capacity: 12

An intensive psycho-physical approach to movement training. In this class, actors develop a detailed technique for how the thoughts and feeling of their characters are expressed through physical movement and behavior. During this introductory term, a large emphasis is placed on self-awareness. This gives actors the freedom to engage their bodies in new ways in their acting and to make choices that serve the truth of their characters. This is a valuable class for students of all levels.

MONOLOGUE WORKSHOP ~ Aug. 10, 12 & 14 at 10:30am

Instructor: Tim McNeil

Dates: August 10th, 12th & 14th, 10:30am-1:30pm

Price: $150

Length: Three, three hour classes

Capacity: 10

A workshop to allow our actors to get back in touch with working on text. The actors would be expected to create specific characters from the text, allowing the actors to work on characterization and choices. All aspects of the technique would be explored, including costume (to the best of the actors ability) and props.

DIALECTS ~ Aug. 17 & 19 at 10am

Instructor: Tim Kopacz

Dates: Monday, August 17th & Wednesday, August 19th, 10am-11:30am

Price: $50

Length: Two, 1.5 hours Sessions

Capacity: 8

A short masterclass in a dialect, either as review or as acquisition. Options: Standard British, Cockney, Irish, American Southern, New York, Russian. Goal: to train in the sounds of another dialect for use in audition and performance.

SPEECH ~ Aug. 3 at 10am

Instructor: Tim Kopacz

Date: Monday August 3rd at 10am-1pm

Price: $50

Length: One, three hour session

Capacity: 12

Speech is often the first way we interact with our audience. Every child learns from their parents and their friends how to interact. They even spend time changing how they sound, doing impressions and silly voices. This workshop will begin to introduce a more discreet method of understanding what happens in our speech, including an introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet. Includes a Q&A at the end.

VOICE WORKSHOP ~ Aug. 19 at 1pm

Instructor: Peter Wittrock

Date: August 19th, 1pm-2:30pm

Price: $40

Length: One, 90 minute workshop

Capacity: 10

This workshop will be a 90 minute online guided vocal warm-up. It is intended for students with a familiarity of the Linklater voice progression, but open to beginners as well. Students will need an appropriate space in which to move and make sound freely, clothing that allows free movement, and a yoga mat.

The workshop will focus on a review of the Linklater vocal progression with an emphasis on breath awareness and relaxation; the touch of sound; sighing on sound; and releasing sound – what experienced students would know as “The Freeing Process”. We will continue on to explore the channel for sound, reviewing exercises to release jaw, tongue and throat. Then we’ll move to a review of the resonating ladder and finally to a creative exploration of articulation.

The process begins very quietly on the floor but will build up to higher energies creating more intense sounds and culminate in the speaking of a piece of text.

 

IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP "Breaking the Ice" ~ Aug. 18 at 7pm

Instructor: Shaunnie Smith

Date: August 18th, 7pm-8:30pm

Price: $40

Length: One, 90 minute workshop

Capacity: 8

An introduction to Improv through the philosophy and exploration of connection warm-ups, team building exercises, and games. This workshop will give a better understanding of how Improv works and how it can be a support in the areas of theater and film making.

 

Term Dates

2020

Late Summer (Online)
August 31-October 23

Fall
October 26-December 18


2021

Winter
January 4-February 26

Spring
March 1-April 23

SCHOOL BREAK: April 27-May 1

Late Spring
May 3-June 25

Summer
June 28-August 20

SCHOOL BREAK: August 24-August 28

Late Summer
August 30-October 22

Fall
October 25-December 17

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