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LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHURTLEFF

LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHURTLEFF

 

Are you ready to finally take the leap and start your acting training? Learn how to build a solid foundation in a friendly, supportive environment where you’ll learn a practical way to achieve goals during rehearsal and performance. As a strong, effective approach to personalizing scripts, creating importance in a scene, and making clear, unique choices, The Guideposts found in the Shurtleff method are at the heart of what we teach in our classes.

              Actor Training: Scene Work in Level 1

During your 8 week course:

·        Physical and vocal warm ups to help train your instrument

·        Theatre exercises and improvisation techniques designed to help build your confidence and to connect with your scene partner(s)

·        Neutral scene work intended to assist in focusing on the importance of Relationship, Conflict, Action and Communication

·        Script analysis which will give you the foundation for understanding the scene and discovering what you’re doing

·        Scene work which provides you guaranteed class time to rehearse and perform scenes with partners. Contemporary American playwrights will be tackled specifically during the last 4 weeks of class.

You’ll also receive personalized feedback and guidance from passionate industry professionals who care about your journey as a developing artist.

At the beginning of each session we provide a New Student Seminar free of charge for all new ASC students. This dynamic and useful introduction to Michael Shurtleff's Guideposts is lead by actor, director and faculty member, Kurt Naebig and acquaints students to the common language and practices of the studio.

 

"The clarity that the Shurtleff method gave me definitely surpassed my expectations and gave me a definitive method to use when preparing scenes. I 100% would take another class as well as recommend to a friend."

— Siubhan Stormont

Required: No prior training is required- just tell us a little bit about yourself when you submit your application!

Tuition: $375

8 Weeks

Upcoming Classes

Wednesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

Starts November 29
NO CLASS Dec 27th and Jan 3rd, class resumes Jan 10th

Christina Gorman

Actress and fight choreographer, Christina brings energy, creativity, and industry knowledge to her classes!

More about Christina

Saturdays, 1:00p-4:00p

Starts December 2
NO CLASS December 23rd and 30th, class resumes January 6th

Sarafina Vecchio

As an actor and teaching artist for nearly 20 years, Sarafina brings her passion and fearlessness to the table.

More about Sarafina

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

Starts December 5
NO CLASS December 26th and January 2nd, class resumes January 9th

Linda Gillum

Actress/Director Linda brings her warmth and experience in class and is the Casting Director of Remy Bumppo!

More about Linda

Tuesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

Starts February 20

Linda Gillum

Actress/Director Linda brings her warmth and experience in class and is the Casting Director of Remy Bumppo!

More about Linda

Wednesdays, 6:00p-9:00p

Starts February 21

Christina Gorman

Actress and fight choreographer, Christina brings energy, creativity, and industry knowledge to her classes!

More about Christina

Saturdays, 1:00p-4:00p

Starts February 24

Sarafina Vecchio

As an actor and teaching artist for nearly 20 years, Sarafina brings her passion and fearlessness to the table.

More about Sarafina

Testimonials

Sarafina (Vecchio- instructor, Level 1) is an amazing teacher and I’m loving every moment of these classes!

— Jeannie Oakes

"She (Linda Gillum, Instructor - Level 1) told me exactly what I needed to hear and work on in order to improve my skills and myself.  I felt comfortable to be different and open minded.  I have a new perspective on reading and speaking my lines."

— Jessica Abbinante

"I got some amazing great feedback to use toward my career!  Linda (Linda Gillum, Instructor - Level 1 Introductions to Shurtleff) is awesome!"

— Gene Leonard

"Linda (Linda Gillum, Instructor - Level 1 Introduction to Shurtleff) did a great job. Nice way about her and positive and healthy approach overall. Just the right balance for beginner group and range of ages, talent, etc. I think the orientation by Kurt is a great introduction and the more that people experience it the more it helps to promote the studio and have people join classes."

— Level 1 Student

"Linda (Linda Gillum, Instructor - Level 1) was amazing, she was always calm and had a wealth of information for us."

— Danielle Schnurer

Next Term for Adults starts Nov. 27!

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ASC alum Nate Santana is performing in Northlight Theatre's production of The Legend of Georgia McBride.