Acting Class

Acting Class

This acting class is geared to honing your acting technique for theatre, film, and television. Having studied with famed acting coach, Larry Moss for ten years, as well as my own experience performing, writing and directing, I am familiar with and use various acting techniques. Whether it’s the Meisner technique or the methods and exercises of Stella Adler, Uta Hagen, etc., I believe actors should take what works for them and feel free to leave the rest. Some of the actors in my class find sense memory and/or emotional recall help them get to the truth of a scene. Others prefer to concentrate on the circumstance of the scene and let their imagination dictate how their character behaves. I incorporate whatever will best help each actor grow.

At every class, when they’re ready, the actors bring in whatever scene or monologue they’re working on, or the sides they’ve gotten for an upcoming theatre or on-camera audition. After we work on that, each actor is filmed on camera doing the short television or film copy I’ve sent out during the week. I then screen and analyze what worked and what didn’t. This is followed by a viewing of the scene from the original film or TV series to analyze what that actor’s choices were. I find this on-camera work is helpful, not only for those primarily interested in film or TV, but also for the actors concentrating on theatre work, helping both be more specific in their choices.

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re an experienced professional looking to explore new material or freshen your approach, I’ll provide a creative and safe environment for you to do your work.

Place, Time & Cost

TIME & PLACE

DELRAY BEACH MONDAY NIGHT ACTING CLASS 7-9:00pm
 
2Ton Creative
135 East Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Take I-95
Take Atlantic Ave. exit 52
Go East on Atlantic Ave.
2Ton Creative is on Atlantic Ave., past Swinton Ave.
Between NE 1st Ave. and NE 2nd Ave. on the north side of the road.  It’s the small door between Love Shack and Tommy Bahamas.  If you cross the street to Starbucks, you’ve gone too far.
Parking is free Tuesday nights in the garage located on the corner of NE 1st Street and NE 1st Ave. You may also park on the street.

The front door to Eton Creative is on an automatic timer which unlocks at 6:30 p.m. and locks at 7:30 p.m.  If you arrive after 7:30p.m., please knock and/or text me at 561-827-8967 and someone will let you in.

Eton Creative has  camera/TV access for the on-camera work as well as a speaker for those working on Musical Theatre Auditions

FORT LAUDERDALE THURSDAY NIGHT ACTING CLASS 7-9:00pm
 
ArtServe
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
If you take I-95:
Get off at Sunrise Blv.  exit 29
go east approx 2 1/2 miles
(you’ll go over train tracks)
ArtServe is at Sunrise and 14th St. on your right
(it’s next to a small park on one side and a gas station on the other corner)
There’s a pink/green/purple sign out front
Park in the back, go through the glass doors
Ask the receptionist for the space behind the gift shop for the Michael Leeds Acting Class
If you take Federal:
Go west on Sunrise Blvd.
ArtServe will be on the other side of the street at 14th St.
But it’s easier to make a left at 15th street
Then make your first right
And then another right on 14th St.
ArtServe will be on your left
(Or you can go west on Sunrise Blv. past 14th and make your first U Turn and double back)

 

THE COST:

$35 per class  or $85 for three classes within the month

If you like, when you contact me, let me know a little about
 your performing background and what you’d like to focus on.
 
Private Coaching Sessions and/or Professional taped submissions available:
($65/session or $60 for actors currently attending class).