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Part-Time Programs

 


Audition Lab

An exclusive opportunity for the serious actor to experience casting sessions with a professional Feature Film and Television Casting Director, Todd’s class sharpens and improves an actor’s on-camera acting skills, starting with demystifying the audition process. Todd’s extensive and impressive credits as a casting director in addition to his years teaching and coaching actors makes this class a must. Todd will coach you on the skills necessary to quickly and easily gather the information needed to give your best performance and prevent self-sabotage. This workshop is perfect for all actors looking to make the most out of every on-camera audition and pilot season by immediately applying Todd’s tips and techniques. Covered in this workshop: audition sides (assigned and self-selected), delivering cold readings, general auditions and interviews, scene coaching and video playback. This class will fill quickly so book your spot ASAP.

Todd Thaler, is a prolific Feature Film and TV Casting Director, teacher (NYU/Tisch, Atlantic Acting School) and acting coach. Among others, he served as the casting director on Sidney Lumet’s RUNNING ON EMPTY, Luc Besson’s THE PROFESSIONAL, Wayne Wang’s MAID IN MANHATTAN, Todd Field’s LITTLE CHILDREN, Ed Harris’ directorial debut, POLLOCK, BarbAra Streisand’s THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES, James Foley’s PERFECT STRANGERS, Stacy Cochran’s MY NEW GUN, Irwin Winkler’s NIGHT AND THE CITY, John McNaughton’s MAD DOG & GLORY, Gavin O’Connor’s TUMBLEWEEDS, James Mangold’s HEAVY and COPLAND, and Wayne Wang’s BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE and MAID IN MANHATTAN. and all of the films written and directed by John Turturro including MAC, ILLUMINATA and ROMANCE & CIGARETTES and most recently his upcoming FADING GIGOLO Television projects include: TBS’ Are We There Yet?, Peter Berg’s Wonderland, and NBC’s, Ed, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award.



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SpringAuditionLab
Atlantic Acting School
TBD
18 - 99 4/3 - 4/24 Tu 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM $275.00

Commedia dell’Arte

Commedia dell’Arte, as presented by Maestro Fava, is an exacting discipline – the practical ability and know-how taught in these classes are essential for those who intend to make the theatre their career.

ANTONIO FAVA is an actor, author, theatre director, Maestro of Commedia dell’Arte and of Comedy.  He directs the Scuola Internazionale dell’Attore Comico – SIAC (International School of the Comic Actor) in Reggio Emilia, Italy and wrote La Maschera Comica nella Commedia dell’Arte, published by Andromeda, English version, and The Comic Mask in the Commedia dell’Arte, published by Northwestern University Press.  He designs and makes leather masks for use in his school and performances. His masks are on display in museums and cultural institutions and he teaches Commedia dell’Arte in schools, universities and drama academies throughout the world.

Commedia dell’Arte’s appearance in 16th Century Italy and its spread and adaptation throughout Europe, marked a highly important turning point in the history of Western Theatre: with it, theater changed from ritualistic and amateurish to an actual profession (art).  The new actor was born, someone who possessed a personal acting “know-how”.  This gave rise to Modern Theatre.



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Commedia
Atlantic Acting School
TBD
3/16 - 3/18 Fr Sa Su Varied $385.00

Mamet Master Class
Atlantic Theater Company founding member and award-winning actor Jordan Lage conducts an extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in the plays, the philosophy, and the technique of Pulitzer-Prize winning author David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plow, American Buffalo, China Doll) in a four-day comprehensive performance workshop culminating in a presentation of scenes from Mr. Mamet’s works before an invited audience. In this unique master class, students will delve into the philosophy, dissect the plays, gain an unsurpassed insight to performing the signature roles, and act scenes from of one of America’s greatest playwrights.

If action excites you, if you crave performing in smart plays with bold ideas, if you revel in beautiful, poetic language spoken by some of the most electrifying characters in American dramatic literature, you must not miss this invigorating and inspiring master class workshop!


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Mamet
Atlantic Acting School
TBD
18 - 99 5/4 - 5/6 Fr Sa Su Varied $495.00

Technique Lab - Level I

An introduction to Practical Aesthetics, the Atlantic Technique. Course includes Script Analysis and Moment Lab explored through scene study and structured acting exercises. Learn how to analyze a scene to arrive at an essential action that will bring the writer’s intentions to life and then play that action truthfully in the moment. These analysis skills will enable the actor to break down a script or set of audition sides, resulting in strong and compelling performance choices.



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TECHLAB1spring18
Atlantic Acting School
TBD
18 - 99 4/23 - 6/18 Mo 06:00 PM - 10:15 PM $585.00

Technique Lab - Level II
Requires successful completion of LVL I, Summer Intensive or Spring Comprehensive. In LVL II Script Analysis class students work on high stakes scenes, exploring the As If introduced in LVL I in greater depth in order to bring more bravery and vulnerability to their work and expand their actor’s range of expression. In Moment Lab students work on exercises involving beat changes and multiple person repetition.

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TECHLAB2spring18
Atlantic Acting School
TBD
18 - 99 4/23 - 6/18 Mo 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM $535.00