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Our classes are intended to help professional actors educate themselves about the entertainment business and fine-tune the performance skills they have been learning in acting classes. They are not for beginners.
Our normal format is a group Q&A, followed by one-on-one consultation time with the instructor, where you perform a scene you have selected ahead of time (either from our selection, or one you've had pre-approved by us), with a reader we provide, and gain verbal and written feedback based upon your performance.*
Check out our Syllabus for more details on the normal class lesson plan!*
The Actor's Key format is unique because:
1. You will be preparing a scene ahead of time that you select from our website, OR one you have pre-approved by us- here's a link to the criteria and what to do if you want to bring in your own sides--so you get to prepare and be spectacular in front of the instructor, so they can truly see what you are strongest at and help you figure out what you need to work on.
2. You read one on one with a reader--One of the best aspects of our workshops is that you are one on one, paired with a screened, skilled, professional actor who is your reader, and they're purely for YOUR benefit. Their goal is to make YOU look good, so that the instructor can accurately aid you with advice on becoming a stronger performer. After your performance is over, you can leave (you do not have to wait for everyone else to go- but don't forget your evaluation sheet!). The order is based on the spot you choose when you sign up.
3. You get written feedback every time--invaluable for passing on to your representation so they can better guide you, and for your growth as an actor, so that you can improve your skill set in order to reach your professional goals. We highly recommend using these workshops synergistically with acting classes to gain a full, well-rounded education in the business of acting and the craft of performing.
4. We now have the option in several of our classes for you to add on a Workshop Enhancement On Camera option. For more info on this, please click HERE.
*If we ever have a deviation from this format, it will be listed in the casting director's BIO section, so please check! That is also where you will find sides instructions.
DISCLAIMER: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/casting associate/casting director (whichever is applicable) teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials. AGAIN: Workshops/Classes are NOT job interviews. The presence of an industry professional is in no way a promise of employment. The Actor's Key does NOT attempt to procure employment for actors/artists-we are strictly for educational purposes.