What We Teach
"At The Studio, working with principles of Viola Spolin and Sanford Meisner, we approach acting emphasizing the idea that “acting is doing”"
“Living truthfully under imaginary circumstances”
"Our actors learn to think spontaneously, read body behavior, listen intently and answer directly with moment-by-moment skill. In addition to learning great acting technique, we put on plays with actors often required to play multiple parts in the same play"
"We make something out of nothing, the very essence of great theatre"
At The Studio, working with principles of Viola Spolin and Sanford Meisner, we approach acting emphasizing the idea that “acting is doing”. Improvisational exercises, silence, dialogue and activity all require the actor to have a “purpose in doing” for performing an action. The idea is to move one’s attention away from oneself and onto the other person onstage and thus into the moment. Students work “within the moment” to achieve spontaneity, emotional responsiveness, sensitivity to others, good listening and truthful reacting skills.
To be a good actor, one must cultivate a lot of skills including good vocal projection, clarity of speech, physical expressiveness, a good sense of perspective, emotional vulnerability, a well-developed imagination, the ability to analyze and understand text, the ability to create emotional and physical conditions and the ability to be spontaneous and focused “in the moment”. All these skills are continuously developing during acting classes.
As with any life skill, acting skills help with public speaking, debates, the ability to Improvise “on your feet” in any given situation, and to empathize with others.