Acting is the only creative pursuit you cannot practice alone. When your job entails connecting with other people, and LISTENING, practice is ESSENTIAL. Weekly Workout is an On-camera drop in class for professional actors or actors intending to go professional. If you want to build a muscle and make it strong, you must exercise it regularly. Think of it like going to the gym…for your craft.
Don't want to commit to a long training program? Have you just finished a long training program and aren't sure what to do next? Have a busy schedule and don't know your availability from week to week? Wondering why you aren't booking more? Just want to explore the business? Can't afford a big financial commitment? Want something FUN and LOW STRESS to look forward to every week? Just want to make more friends? Join us! Whatever your training method, whatever your level of experience, you have something to gain and something to contribute to this class.
Each week will be different, but here is some of what we will do:
Cold-reading - Co-star practice (under-5's) - Monologue roulette (making choices quickly)
Breaking down scripts quickly (scene analysis) - Comedy shortcuts (breaking down comedy quickly)
Character shortcuts (create a character quickly) - Acting games (Improv, sense memory and physicalization games)
(If there is interest:) Commercial practice - Teleprompter experience
All performances will be taped and watched during class. Watching your performances are essential if you intend to pursue a career in front of the camera! This is a visual medium! Plus the camera will be your best teacher. For more information or questions about the class - contact email@example.com.
TUITION: $40 per class if you drop in, or if you pay in advance for the month, $35 per class ($140/month) . The point being, it should be AFFORDABLE, accessible and FUN! It is a great workout!
To Drop in to a class: www.paypal.me/baytola/40 (please note the date you will attend)
To sign up for the month: www.paypal.me/baytola/140 (4 Thursdays)
TIME: Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:30pm
LOCATION: EAP Creative, 1630 Oakland Rd, #A106, San Jose
Facilitating Weekly Workout is Kristi Swensson-Burdsall. She has worked as an actress in the Bay Area and Los Angeles for over twenty years, and been on the TV show "Torchwood" on STARZ, as well as in the shows "I (Almost) Got Away With it", "Wives with Knives" and "Love Kills" on the Investigation Discovery Channel. She works steadily in independent film and voiceover and is the voice of global travel corporation, BCD Travel. Kristi studied drama at San Diego State and San Jose State Universities, and has studied several techniques, including Meisner, Stanislavsky and others.
Kristi is a wife and mother to three amazingly funny kids (and one furry baby), and in 2016 founded The Bay to LA Actors Network, an organization that helps Bay Area actors expand into the LA market through workshops and classes with LA-based casting directors and acting teachers (www.baytolaactorsnetwork.com). She loves helping actors on any part of their creative journey and seeks to build a community of actors and a loving, supportive environment where everyone can thrive. www.imdb.me/kristiswensson