Artistic Director, Jeff Alan-Lee, offers a weekly class of technique and scene study for adults. This course operates under the premise that each student has a distinct artistic voice requiring it’s own unique process.
Jeff brings thirty years of experience working with actors of a wide variety of backgrounds, strengths, abilities, and needs. The key at our studio is helping you find the process which provides confidence, depth, and ultimately success in all your creative endeavors
One of the big benefits is that we don’t view your training here as limited to the once a week class. The studios are free to use throughout the week, and Jeff is oftentimes personally willing to work with students individually on their scenes.
Also, many of our students are creating their own opportunities through creating short films, and other media projects. We offer the studios as a place for students to collaborate, develop, and produce work.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What makes these acting classes unique?
We put a particular emphasis on our students developing their own work, and thus gaining a level of agency and self-reliance on their own career. Irrespective of whether or not you are a writer, we encourage everyone to collaborate with one another on creating short films, web series, and new work. Students are welcome to participate in a New Works Lab which meets an hour before acting class. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to meet writers, and begin create their own work.
In addition, it is very rare for a weekly acting classes to offer free space for students to rehearse all throughout the week. We do this because we believe that constant application to to one’s craft is essential to the actor. We are here to help you take your craft as far as you can!
Will these classes help prepare me for a professional career?
Absolutely! Many of our students are thriving in film, television, and theater. You will develop a solid, grounded technique to give you confidence in the audition room. And Jeff is very often able to provide private coaching to give you unique insights and approaches on a particular role you are auditioning for.
Beyond this, we are always happy to meet with students during the week to discuss their professional goals. We want you to succeed, and are happy to be a resource on your path to making it happen. For this reason, we encourage students to be pro-active in making work happen. Many of our students are collaborating with one another on developing projects. In doing so, they are forming the connections, opportunities, and exposure which are so important in this industry.
Will there be much actual time on stage?
Yes, You will get up on the stage every single week. This is not a course with a lot of sitting, listening to a teacher go on and on…. Also, the studios are yours to use during the week for self-taping, or producing new work! And Jeff is often able to give students additional time during the week to work on their scenes.
Does Jeff offer private coaching?
Yes, we have many students who are currently auditioning for film, and television. For this reason, Jeff offers a discounted rate for students enrolled at the studio.