Learn how to create vivid, fleshed out, and interesting characters through an intense and emotional workshop with lectures and technique exercises. The Golden Box is a two day in depth lecture that breaks down the technical map used at The Studio.
Michelle teaches a technique that is effective for actors of all different levels. The Golden Box will show you how to get out of your head and begin to live completely in the moment. By finding your own unique emotional triggers, you will learn to access your full range of feelings and emotions at a moments notice. 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 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?
The class is be supported by film clips. There are discussions and analyses of performances by Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, James Dean and many others.
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 Michelle Danner Los Angeles Acting School’s philosophy is that artists can draw upon all different acting techniques from Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, Hagen, Chekhov, & the Stanislavsky Technique and form a toolbox of their own, their very own Golden Box.
She is a renowned acting coach and works with many A-List Actors privately as well as on set. These include James Franco, Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek, Zooey Deschanel, Chris Rock, Gerard Butler, Seth MacFarlane, Melanie Brown, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Verne Troyer, Grant Bowler, Kate Del Castillo, Michael Pena, Catherine Bell, Gabrielle Union, Rob Estes, Rick Fox, and Michelle Rodriguez and many others.