Golden Box Master Class 2 Day Technique Analysis
with Michelle Danner:
You will accumulate a comprehensive set of “acting tools” to use when approaching a role or a scene, whether it be for film, television, or theater.
Next session will be: May 6th 10-4pm & May 7th 10 to 4pm
The Michelle Danner Acting Studio’s philosophy is that artists can draw upon all different acting techniques and form an individual toolbox, their own Golden Box. We will help you to develop your own “Golden Box” of techniques and tools that you can use when approaching a role or a scene, whether it be for film, television, or theater. The Acting School’s acting techniques are based on Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, Hagen, Chekhov & the Stanislavsky Technique.
Michelle Danner Los Angeles Acting Studio
Phone: 310 • 392 • 0815
2437 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Scene Study Class with Christine Dunford
In this acting class, the actor will develop their creative instrument and learn HOW to work. In essence, they will begin to find their own “process.” Christine is an American producer and actress who was formally trained at the Juilliard School. She appeared on Bones, The Mentalist, Rizzoli & Isles, Law & Order: LA, Seinfeld and many more.
THE ACTOR’S INSTRUMENT
Exercises from a broad cross-section of master teachers including Stanislavski, Chekhov, Jacques LeCoq, Moni Yakim and others ground the student in the four fundamentals that are the basis of all actor training: relaxation, concentration, focus and sensitivity.
Students will leave the class equipped with the tools to reach their “optimal working state” on their own.
In the course of each 8 week session students learn Uta Hagen’s “Nine Questions” method of text analysis to quickly break down scenes; perform exercises from the Meisner Technique to learn to actively listen and respond truthfully to their scene partner; study Stella Adler’s script analysis and use her “Character Exercises” to explore the possibilities of a character’s life beyond the script…
In working with these varied approaches to the craft, beginning actors will start to identify which techniques serve them best and begin to build the foundation of their own acting “process.”
Using scenes and monologues from a different set of plays in each 8 week session, students learn HOW to work: how to prepare for rehearsal, what to do in a rehearsal, how to work with a scene partner. We go through the entire rehearsal process step by step.
Students also support their scene/monologue work by preparing a “Private Moment Exercise” and a “Character Interview Exercise” for each character they are playing.
The texts being used for the first session are:
- Reasons To Be Pretty by Neil LaBute
- Our Lady of 121st Street by Stephen Adly Guirgis
As they are guided through a comprehensive and thorough rehearsal process, actors will begin to build the foundation of their own concrete and practical rehearsal and acting “process.”
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PREMIERING Saturday March 18th, 8PM, at The Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica: an unforgettable & interactive series of previews, before the Canadian tour.
$20 Tickets, for more details & Industry COMPS (number limited) email Now: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other dates still opened: March 18th & 25th
“Tell me what you love about being a Black woman?” – Viola Davis: “Everything.”
“You know, there is one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered and that’s the graveyard,” … “I say exhume those bodies. Exhume those stories — the stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition, people who fell in love and lost.”
“I became an artist and thank God I did, because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.”
Oscar winner Viola Davis is the only woman to have won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony, a Golden Globe, a SAG, and a BAFTA award.
She was previously nominated for her supporting role in the 2008 film “Doubt” and for best actress for the 2011 film “The Help.” Davis the 23rd member of an exclusive group of actors who have won a competitive Emmy, Tony and Oscar for performance. Viola Davis is also the first African American to earn that distinction, as well as the first African American actress to receive three Oscar nominations.