AWP  TV

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ACTING  A  to  Z – Learn everything from stage directions to acting with accents…..from physical comedy, to Improvisation….from theatre games to vocal projection,  all while having a blast! Ages 3-6

ACTING  I  – Explore TV/Film Acting, Improv and Musical Theatre through theatre games, scene study, improv, stage movement, character development, audition techniques, on-camera experience and performance opportunities.  Course ends with a production in the spring!!

ACTING II  (ages 7-9 and 10-12yrs) – Focused work in TV/Film Acting, Improv and Musical Theatre for those who have had some previous training. Course includes on-camera acting, audition techniques, stage movement, stage combat, character development, script analysis and performing experience.  Course culminates with a spring production!!

ACTING II (Teens)  -  Meisner-based curriculum designed for focused, dedicated actors with previous training.  Students work on a series of progressively complex exercises to develop an ability to improvise, to access an emotional life, and finally to bring the spontaneity of improvisation and the richness of personal response to textual work. The technique places an emphasis on “doing” and  being ‘in the moment’ through communication with other actors in order to generate behavior that is truthful within imagined, fictional circumstances.

ON-CAMERA ACTING  I -ADULTS – Develop your on-camera acting skills in this introduction to Commercial, Sit-Com, Television & Film Acting & Audition Techniques.  Course includes:

*  On-Camera Acting           *  Audition Techniques

*  Camera Awareness        *  Interview skills

*  Commercial Acting        *  On-Set Jargon

*  On-Set Etiquette        *  Personal evaluation

ON-CAMERA ACTING  II – ADULTS - Take your skills to the next level as you dive into Commercial, Sit-Com, TV/Film Acting, Script Analysis & Audition Techniques.  This On-Camera training program is designed for motivated adults with previous training.   Course includes:

*  On-Camera Acting         *  Camera Awareness

*  Audition Techniques       *  Interview skills

*  On-Set Etiquette         *  Personal Marketing

*  Personal evaluation        *  Introduction to Agents & Casting Pros

*  Discussion of Promo Materials:  Headshots, Resumes, websites etc.

“The Business of Show Business”

PRO-ACTOR’S ON-CAMERA WORKOUT – ages 17-ADULT - It’s time for your “REEL” career to take off!  This TV/Film, professional training program is designed for working actors who are dedicated and motivated to enhance their careers in the Television/Film Industry.  This course will focus on Commercial, Sit-Com, Television & Film Acting, Script Analysis, Audition Techniques, Networking and the “Business’ of Show business. Course includes:

*  Meisner-based Acting Technique         *  Camera Awareness

*  Audition Techniques               *  Interview skills

*  On-Set Etiquette                 *  Personal Marketing

*  Personal evaluation                *  Introduction to Agents & Casting Pros

*  Discussion of Promo Materials:  Headshots, Resumes, websites etc. “The Business of Show Business”

THEATRE & VIDEO PRODUCTION - First semester develops On-camera acting techniques with a focus on the creation and production of  PSA’s and film-shorts.  Second semester focuses on audition techniques and producing a production to be presented live, on-stage in May.

ACTING FOR STAGE & SCREEN – Explore everything from stage directions to acting with accents…..from physical comedy, to Improvisation….from theatre games to vocal projection……from TV/Film Acting to Audition Techniques in this well-rounded course.

ON-CAMERA ACTING I – Exploration of TV/Film, SitCom and Commercial Acting, Audition Techniques and Camera Awareness for actors with some previous experience.

ON-CAMERA ACTING II – Intermediate/Advanced TV/Film, SitCom and Commercial Acting for actors with previous experience.  Focus on the creation and production of PSAs and Film Shorts.

ON-CAMERA ACTING III – Pro-Kids/Teens - It’s time for your “REEL” career to take off!  This TV/Film, professional training program is designed for young, working actors who are dedicated and motivated to enhance their careers in the Television/Film Industry.  This course will focus on Commercial, Sit-Com, Television & Film Acting, Script Analysis, Audition Techniques, Networking and the “Business’ of Show business. Course includes:

*  Acting Technique                 *  Camera Awareness

*  Audition Techniques               *  Interview skills

*  On-Set Etiquette                 *  Personal Marketing

*  Personal evaluation                *  Introduction to Agents & Casting Pros

*  Discussion of Promo Materials:  Headshots, Resumes, websites etc “The Business of Show Business”

XTREME ACTING - The Ultimate Actor’s Challenge!  Face extreme emotions!  Act under safe, yet intense conditions of temperature, wind, rain….Tackle physical challenges with stage combat and physical comedy.  Tap into high-drama and break thru the limits!  Gain experience and develop skills that are essential to a successful career in TV/Film. *  Voice Over        * Teleprompter               *  Chrome-A-Key

*  SFX Make-up    *  The Stellar Interview       *  Discover your ‘style’ & ‘type’

*  On-Set Jargon    *  Audition Crash-Course    *  Guest Artists

HOW TO MAKE A MOVIEThis class will teach the fundamentals of filmmaking and film production. Storytelling and Basic Photography, Screenwriting, Directing, Acting, Cinematography, Lighting, Producing, Pre-Production (including casting, location scouting, script breakdown). Prep and shoot Short video projects (will include basic post-production).

FILM SCHOOL CONSERVATORY - AGES 12 & up

FILM SCHOOL CONSERVATORY  (Pro-Track) – Make a movie, a commercial and a PSA!  Be in front of AND behind the camera & complete the course with professional level credits.  Conservatory students meet on Saturdays each week, with additional dates scheduled occasionally for on-location shoots.

12  Lucky/dedicated Students

6  Master Teachers

3  Video Projects

3  Resume credits

10 Months of exciting training

1  Showcase

1  Limo Ride

1  Red Carpet Screening

And an abundance of thunderous applause for a job well done!

Focus on developing Acting AND production skills.

This class will teach the fundamentals of filmmaking and film production, including:

Storytelling and Basic Photography

Screenwriting, Directing, Acting

Cinematography, Lighting, Producing, Pre-Production (including casting, location scouting, script breakdown)

Prep and shoot 3 projects (will include basic post-production).

Students will serve as crew on a Short Film.

Acting Technique-The Actor’s tool kit.

Voice & Speech, Voice Acting, Movement

Applying technique to performance

Access to digital video camera and basic knowledge of an editing program such as iMovie is beneficial.

AWP THEATRICAL

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ACTING  A  to  Z – Learn everything from stage directions to acting with accents…..from physical comedy, to Improvisation….from theatre games to vocal projection,  all while having a blast! Ages 3-6

ACTING  I  – Explore TV/Film Acting, Improv and Musical Theatre through theatre games, scene study, improv, stage movement, character development, audition techniques, on-camera experience and performance opportunities.  Course ends with a production in the spring!!

ACTING II  (ages 7-9 and 10-12yrs) – Focused work in TV/Film Acting, Improv and Musical Theatre for those who have had some previous training. Course includes on-camera acting, audition techniques, stage movement, stage combat, character development, script analysis and performing experience.  Course culminates with a spring production!!

ACTING II (Teens)  -  Meisner-based curriculum designed for focused, dedicated actors with previous training.  Students work on a series of progressively complex exercises to develop an ability to improvise, to access an emotional life, and finally to bring the spontaneity of improvisation and the richness of personal response to textual work. The technique places an emphasis on “doing” and  being ‘in the moment’ through communication with other actors in order to generate behavior that is truthful within imagined, fictional circumstances.

SKETCH COMEDY TEENS – Make your audiences laugh, cry, wonder and guffaw!!!  Perfect your commedic timing as you explore  Sketch Comedy, SitCom Acting, Improv,  Stand-Up and Physical Comedy.  Learn how to ‘Find The Funny’.

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE I & II – Is strongly recommended for the aspiring musical theatre performer. This exciting class offers the fundamental dance training to ensure that students become well rounded performers while reaching their physical potential and avoiding injury with proper technique. Build muscle strength, increase flexibility, improve balance, coordination, stamina and memorization skills. This class will incorporate jazz, ballet, hip hop and Broadway styles in conjunction with technique. This is not a performance class. Black jazz shoes and appropriate dance attire required. Ages 10 & up.

Open to all students of the Atlanta Workshop Players & highly encouraged for AWPlayers Company members.

The first class of the year, Tue. Aug. 20th will be a placement class, and everyone registered will attend from 6:15-8:15pm to be evaluated and then placed in Musical Theatre Dance Technique I OR II moving forward.

THEATRE & VIDEO PRODUCTION – First semester develops On-camera acting techniques with a focus on the creation and production of  PSA’s and film-shorts.  Second semester focuses on audition techniques and producing a production to be presented live, on-stage in May.

ACTING FOR STAGE & SCREEN – Explore everything from stage directions to acting with accents…..from physical comedy, to Improvisation….from theatre games to vocal projection……from TV/Film Acting to Audition Techniques in this well-rounded course.

TECHNICAL THEATRE/DIRECTING-Teens - Aspiring Technicians & Directors are prepared for careers in theatre by working professionals. The programs encompasses all areas of technical theatre and models professional standards and practices through a master/apprentice approach. The focus is on stage safety, rigging, lighting, sound, costumes, makeup, set design and construction, creation of props and stage management. Technical students work hands-on designing and running productions at AWP. An equal focus is on the exploration of the art of directing for the theatre using a problem-solving approach in surveying the director’s responsibilities. Particular attention is placed on the organizational, managerial, and planning functions of the director and communicating with the actor.  The class emphasis is on practical directing problem solving, applied to performance pieces. Students participate through invitation and advance based on demonstrated growth of skills and professionalism.

ADVANCED IMPROV TROUPE (Pro-Track) The participants will practice freely allowing the scenes to evolve….letting the games play them rather than ‘playing the games’…letting down their guard…and accepting, heightening and exploring their boundless imaginations through Improv! A background in Improvisation is important to an actor’s success.  It trains them to make strong, clear choices; prepares them to handle the unexpected mishaps during scripted performances;  gives them an edge during auditions; and keeps them focused and listening to their scene partners.  Improv is valuable AND a blast! Make your audience laugh, cry, wonder & guffaw in this advanced training & performance group. Extreme Improv!  A creative explosion!

AWPLAYERS COMPANY (Pro-Track) Intense Musical Theatre Training Program.  Apprentice and Senior Company levels. Course is designed for dedicated, talented, experienced, serious performers who wish to enhance their careers with professional training, performing and networking opportunities.  The Company trains & rehearses on Fridays & Saturdays.  Company members will share the stage with current Broadway stars in a musical revue on October 18th and a full musical production in the spring as well as showcase their skills to casting directors & agents. Company status comes with fringe benefits such as FREE and Discounted workshops during AWP’s Master’s Series w/Powerful Industry Directors, Casting Directors, Agents, Choreographers & Celebrities!!  Acceptance in the company is by audition AND additional application.  Auditions:  Fri. Aug. 9th.  Email for appointment.  awplayers@aol.com