You will form a toolbox of your own and develop a comprehensive set of “acting tools” when approaching a role or a scene whether it be for film, television or theater.
The Golden Box is a two day in depth lecture that breaks down the technical map used at The Michelle Danner Acting Studio. Learn how to create vivid, fleshed out, and interesting characters through an intense and emotional workshop with lectures and technique exercises.
Michelle teaches a technique that is effective for actors of all different levels. The Golden Box emphasizes on how to get out of one’s head, learning to completely live in the moment by finding unique emotional triggers based on personal experiences. You will learn how to access your full range of feelings and emotions in an instant. Actors around the world have found success studying with Michelle because she takes the emphasis off of the “method”, and helps actors rediscover their own creativity. Michelle will push you to grow out of acting, and into artistry.
The class focuses on answering the following questions:
• Why are some choices more powerful than others?
• How does one deliver a raw unforgettable performance?
• What specific tools can be applied to film, television and stage work?
• How does one develop a personal story from scratch and discover material for a one woman/man show, screenplay, short or novel?
Benefit to Writers
The Golden Box helps writers understand the in-depth process on how to create characters that are layered, multi-dimensional and that will hook audiences in every genre. The class takes them through a series of exercises, a layout of actor’s tools and script analysis that can be applied to the writing process.
Exercises include learning how to build provocative and complex back stories by opening your instrument up emotionally and finding triggers and psychological gestures in your work. This class has served as more than an acting seminar as past participants have discovered profound truths about themselves as artists.
The class will be supported by film clips along with discussions and analyses of performances by Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, James Dean and many others.
*Our acting studio is located in the heart of Los Angeles’ entertainment industry.