Acting Essentials: Techniques And Tools For The Acting Profession
Instructor: Jeffrey Dreisbach, actor, author, teacher
A career as an actor can be fun, rewarding, and lucrative. In this practical, hands-on program, find out how to embark on a career as a stage, screen, or TV actor. Taught by a professional actor, teacher, and NYC casting director, uncover the myths, pitfalls, and mistakes made by newcomers and seasoned pros. Receive acting instruction, participate in acting exercises, and get critical feedback of live and videotaped performances of actual film, TV, and commercial scripts.
In this 18-hour program, uncover the tools for success by learning a professional approach to scripted material, marketing yourself, and developing a business/employment plan. Learn about auditions, stage acting preparation, commercial and industrial jobs, TV, and film acting, and the business of the business of agents, managers and casting directors. 6 SESSIONS
Dates and Times: Wed, Oct 30-Dec 11, 6-9 pm (No class Nov 27)
Fee and Code: $399, XBUSS 087 W
Class 1 - Auditions
- Understanding the role
- Types of acting auditions
- Connecting with the material
Class 2 - Stage Acting Preparation
- Cold reading
- Rehearsed audition
- Opportunities for actors
Class 3 - Commercial And Industrial
- Types of commercials
- Character vs. realism
- Commercial/industrial auditions
Class 4 - Television Acting
- Blocking for camera
- Sit com/drama/episodic
Class 5 - Film Acting
- Table read of film script
- Master shot/ Pick up shot/ editing
- Rehearsal and performance
Class 6 - Business Of The Business; “From Craft To Career"
- Agents/managers/casting directors
- How to market yourself as an actor
- Tools needed for an acting career
Instructor Bio: Jeffrey Dreisbach
Actor, artist, teacher and author Jeffrey Dreisbach began his professional acting career at an early age in Michigan. He received a BFA Degree from Wayne State University after performing at Walt Disney World (Cal Arts) and advance theater training in London, England (Roger Williams College).
For the next 20 years, Jeff found success acting in New York, accumulating theater, film and television credits. On Broadway, he was in the original cast of A Few Good Men and A New York Summer. He played, Norman Van Buren on NBC’s Another World, national tours of Grease, Boys Next Door, Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii and in numerous regional theater productions. Feature film roles include, Splash, Die Hard 3, Thomas Crown Affair, Monday Night Mayhem, among others.
Register online or call 732-224-2315 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.