CLASSES

Everything we do is covid compliant. We take your health, the health of the crew and the health of the country seriously

Our Philosophy

It is our belief that no one can make your career but you.

Good acting classes should strive to improve an actor's skills, but also help you create and cement a strong career for years to come.

 

Our classes do that.

 

A career is built role by role and takes time dedication and passion. Unfortunately, one job rarely makes a career.

 

In our classes, you learn by doing.

  • There is not a lot of sitting around watching other people.

  • Every actor works every week in class in a safe studio work environment.

  • Learn what you want to say as an actor and how to express it. 

  • Learn the practical skills needed to be on set.

We have several classes to choose from depending on your current skill/comfort level.

We are very relaxed but take this career very seriously and want you to as well.

If this interests you, you have found the right place. Welcome.

scene study

This is an ongoing class that meets weekly on Tuesday nights. The cost is 250 a month.

  • Our classes are structured so:

  • We work on relaxation and sensory work.

  • We discuss our successes  of the week and goals for next week.

  • We work on techniques of Strasberg (who trained Chuck at NYU/TISCH) and Stanislavski, We work on training your body so it is ready to work when it is needed.

  • You will be required to bring scenes to work on in class that make you move you towards where you want to go as a working actor and artist.

  • We use classic scene study to work on character development and script analysis

In our studio, we encourage  you to break away from your past comfort zones, in a safe and supportive environment and community

We are going to get you ready for any and all auditions and roles that come your way, which we can rehearse in class. Movies, television, commercials, or theater, whether comedic or dramatic, we will work on it all.

Occasionally we will  surprise you with a scene or commercial in class to keep your cold reading skills in tune.

Chuck was trained by Lee Strasberg  and does not deviate from the training he got with Lee. Our goal is to pass it on to you so you can learn to use it as it was meant to be: a tool for the actor, not a style of acting.

 

In our 30+ years in this business, Chuck and Megan have worked on both sides of the camera  and  we have a lot of knowledge and passion to share with you.

The Reel Intensive (you Project 2.0

As we grow, so do the classes we teach. The YOU Project is our flagship class and this is a new version of it. 
Introducing the new You Project 2.0  for the digital age.


 

This class meets for three hours each week.

 

  • You get a 30-minute private sessions.

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  • We concentrate on creating  and growing your business and marketing.

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  •  on using The Method (Chuck trained with Lee Strasberg in NYC).We work extensively on your acting technique and

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  • you to work on set.We will prepare 

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  • We will work on different audition types and styles.

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  • You will write a scene (we will help) that expresses your "voice" and shows you off.

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  • You will work on your scenes for weeks before we shoot, to get the best performance out of you.


This is not just a place to film a scene for your reel (go to Scenesforreel.com for that).
This intensive will get the most out of an actor’s skill and showcase their abilities in a professional light.
This is a scene and character study class first, and a reel filming second.
By the end of the class, every student will have a better understanding of their craft, and one or two scenes for their reel .
It is a 6-week class acting/writing/ development class that will change the way you run your business.



​BY  INTERVIEW  ONLY. Limited to 10 actors per session. 

Scenes for reel

You just need new footage for your reel?  No class, minimal rehearsal?
More Comedy, Mystery, Procedurals, Horror and everything else...
Let us help.
We have produced over 30 award-winning short films and as casting directors, we know what belongs ( and what doesn't belong) in your scene,
We will write and produce your scene specifically for you with a 10 day turnaround or less.
And we charge a very fair and competitive rate to give you great quality footage.

We have a few packages to chose from




The You Project 

The Original Project started out 6 years ago as an experiment to see if we could take a group of actors and really make a huge difference in their careers in 6 months.  
It worked!
They became a group of several actors, writers, producers, and directors determined to make their voices heard. 
They developed their own projects.
They got Agents and Managers.
They got work: Feature Films, Plays, TV Series, Web Series, Commercials.
 
They grew as actors, as business people, and as humans.
The YOU Project is our flagship class.
This is by far our most vigorous but rewarding class we offer. It is the class that changes lives and careers and we have taught it to well over a 100 actors.
We call it the You project because YOU are our project.
Reserve your spot early. Fills up fast.

​BY  INTERVIEW  ONLY. Limited to 14 actors per session. One session per year in the spring.

private coaching

Our private online sessions are one of our most popular services. We offer 1-hour sessions via Zoom or Facetime and occasionally in person.

Use them for coaching or Mentoring or Audition prep

filmmaker's group

The Filmmakers Group is a class comprised of students who have completed the "You" Project, and have become award-winning actors and filmmakers who are putting it all together.

This class is meant to give the actor the most control over his/her career possible.

The actor becomes a filmmaker-driven to tell stories that matter and define the way Hollywood looks at him or her. The focus is on finding the actors’ voice and putting it on screen, using all the skills learned in The YOU Project and On-Going Scene Study classes.

Actors are required to write collaboratively, produce, crew, and act in short films to enter into film festivals, as well as pitch to networks and studios.

The focus is on character development, story, and honesty, and truthfulness of performance.

 

"There is no other class being offered in LA right now that offers this quality education and experience for this value!" S. Schaberg

This class is by invitation only.

Learn by Doing!

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