Los Angeles Acting Classes

jerry stilianessis in a Los Angeles city acting class

Jerry Stilianessis doing
an imagination exercise in
an acting class in Los Angeles.

All Los Angeles acting classes are on-camera whenever you want -- you may use our cameras anytime for free. You receive private coaching free with your acting classes - no other Los Angeles acting school offers this benefit!

Because of the high quality of our training, classes taught by Jason Bennett sometimes have waiting lists. We will get you in as fast as we can.

Potential students are required to take a trial acting class OR work with Jason Bennett privately before being admitted to the school. Small group trial acting classes occur about every six weeks. Alternatively, private sessions can be scheduled with Jason Bennett by appointment, call for details.

We have a generous work-study and scholarship program available to all of our actors.


Basic Los Angeles Acting Classes with Jason Bennett: The format for basic acting classes is unique, efficient and very intense. You meet one full weekend per month in this class. You learn the tools of elite professional actors. You do powerful individual and ensemble exercises designed to "free" your body, voice, emotions and imagination. You learn diverse warm-up routines. connecting you to all kinds of archetypes and states of being. Jason Bennett's talks and exercises cover many vital topics -- script analysis; geopolitical events in movies and plays; rehearsal techniques; relaxation; archetype work; sensory work; improvisation; imaging; the ethics of a professional actor; characterization tools; researching a role; the actor's voice, body, imagination; -- and more. Frequently, members of our respected faculty visit and teach alongside Jason Bennett in this acting class. While in this acting class, you may audit the professional scene classes for free anytime. This provides you with exposure to advanced acting from the moment you begin your training. You receive 3 hours of private coaching, in addition to the weekend acting workshops. No other acting school offers you these kinds of benefits. Los Angeles Acting Class Schedule: One weekend each month: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. both days; $295 per weekend. Call 212-777-7603 to schedule a trial class or interview.

Professional Scene Study/Performance Study Acting Classes in Los Angeles with Jason Bennett: This intense acting class meets for 8 week sessions and accepts about 8 actors per class. The 8 week format allows the work to go very deep. You are required to attend at least one acting class a week, but may attend all of them at no extra charge. You work in at least one acting class per week for about an hour, on camera anytime. This acting class is limited to intermediate or advanced professional performers. You may choose to plan ahead and rehearse with a scene partner before the 8 week session even begins! You may work on auditions, scenes, monologues, songs, acting exercises -- we'll make that decision together. This acting class is where professionals gather to explore the obligations of dramatic and/or musical text. Advanced actors may concentrate on shaping a polished performance, advanced characterization and receiving direction. The actor training is tailored to you. You receive 1.5 hours private Archetype Work per 8 week session. Los Angeles Acting Class Schedule: Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.; Class size: 8; Mondays, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Class size: 6; Cost: $295 per month

Script Analysis Acting Classes in Los Angeles with Jason Bennett: In this special four week acting class, you will carefully investigate a classic play and/or movie script scene by scene, character by character -- exploring all the obligations and how to fulfill them on the deepest levels. You will discover the world-views, psychology, sociology and theatrical obligations of the material. You will deepen your ability to break down scenes, to define and *experientially create* character histories, objectives, obstacles, archetypes, actions, fantasies, dreams, etc. The obligations explored will include: Thematic, Subtextual, Physical, Mental, Emotional, Relationship, Time-Place, Historic. You will explore powerful, contemporary psychology and its application to the practical demands of professional entertainment. We will read through much of the script, improvising as we go. Los Angeles Acting Class Schedule: Meets Four Consecutive Mondays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. Cost: $275 first time; $145 each additonal time.

Upcoming Script Analysis Workshops:
August 20th - September 24th, 2007
November 26th - December 17th, 2007
February 25th - March 17th, 2008
June 2nd - June 23rd, 2008.

Professional Audition Acting Classes in Los Angeles with Jason Bennett and special guests: In this special 5 week Los Angeles acting class, you will explore the unique demands of commercial, film, television and theater auditions. You will receive many hours of instruction about the business side of your acting career: how to market and present yourself to various kinds of entertainment business people, headshots and resumés, cold reading preparation and skills, preparing scenes, preparing and polishing monologues and handling audition interviews. This acting workshop goes way beyond typical "audition workshops" -- that is a money back guarantee. It will be an in-depth exploration of how to distill a professional actor's meaningful acting process to the bare essentials for the unusual and necessary experience of professional auditioning. Yes, auditioning can be fun. This acting workshop is intense, fun and all about practicality. Our actors book jobs, you will experience why. Los Angeles Acting Class Schedule: Meets Five Mondays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.; Call now to sign up for next session, they fill up quickly, 212-777-7603; Cost: $350; Class size: 8-10.

Upcoming Audition Workshop Dates:
Fall, 2007 - October 8th - November 5th
Winter, 2008 - January 14th - February 11th
Spring, 2008 - April 14th - May 12th

Los Angeles Showcase Rehearsal and Performance: Our performers (actors, singers and dancers) create an original show using original material and material from great movies, musicals and plays. We do it differently than other places and we hope we do it better. The experience is directed by Jason Bennett and the faculty. We make a full-production DVD reel to promote the performance. For this event we bring together all kinds of creative people -- lighting designers, costumers, stage management, actors, singer, writers, filmmakers, etc. Our acting showcases are catered and held in a wonderful theater. Join us. Los Angeles Acting Showcase Rehearsal: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Weekends, as needed.

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