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August 15, 2020
how to overcome shyness

How to overcome shyness

“How to overcome shyness?” Many parents come to our studio in hopes of trying to make their child not shy.  Of course, no person is inherently shy all of the time. In the same way, that no one is always outgoing or brave or silly either. Virtually every kid is […]
June 12, 2020
online acting coaching

QUARANTINE KIDS ACTING CLASSES: Now Online – – – – IMAGINE THAT!

As the Artistic Director of The Young Actor’s Studio, I see time and time again kids between the ages of five to eleven possessing an incredibly unique imagination that many teen acting classes and adult acting class try to emulate.  Picasso once said “Every child is an artist,” and that […]
June 3, 2020

At Home Acting Class in Los Angeles- Working from Home #2

“What bliss, when for a few minutes you enter that sphere of your art where it becomes genuine, where you feel true life in the Scene.”  There before you stands your partner, I living person.  You see him as someone real….You, yourself, think completely in character…..Not recognizing any obligation to […]
May 20, 2020

2020 Spring Digital Project: Monologue Number 3

May 20, 2020

2020 Spring Digital Project: Monologue Number 2

Hannah Gansert, in our older teen group, performing a monologue from YAS alumni Alexis Sanchez’s Jeremy and Jeopardy as part of the 2020 Spring Digital Project. Important: This monologue contains mature themes and subject matter.
May 8, 2020
becoming a great actor

Learn Acting at Home

Learn Acting at Home How can anyone practice acting in their home? Much of Stanislavski’s work was dedicated to “an actor’s work on himself.” It’s important that you understand yourself so you can add your uniqueness to the parts you play. As a teacher and a director, I am interested […]
May 7, 2020

How do I start this?

How do I start this?  This is the first of many terrifying questions one may ask themselves when endeavoring to write something. This is what I am asking myself right now. The point of this blog is extol the virtues of habit. And one habit that I have been trying to accomplish is […]
May 1, 2020

Maria Vittoria di Maio performing a monologue from Teenage Angels by Honor Levy

This is a monologue from Teenage Angels, 2017 winner of National Young Playwrights Festival, by YAS alumni Honor Levy. The piece is performed by Maria Vittoria di Mario- a current student of our 2020 Spring Virtual Program.
April 17, 2020
online acting

Online Acting

Online Acting Human beings are forever in action and knowing how to work as an actor is half the battle.  In this article, I will recommend ways to create a playing space at home that will help you feel inspired, creative and confident. It’s always very exciting to perform on […]