Part 1: Penny’s “Acting Barre” A series of exercises developed to stretch and strengthen acting muscles; From opening up the emotional life to recreating a real life person as a character using all of the elements of the Structure found in Chapter 7 of ACTING LIONS.
PART 2: The actor is trained to work quickly on camera with cold audition scenes. They then work on the same scene for a week, at home (with their own camera) to deepen the craft onscreen. The following week those scenes are played back on our large movie screen. This process develops both the actor’s ability to make strong choices quickly, in an audition situation, and the skill to use their craft on their own to do the deep digging necessary when they are playing the part. The result of this two-pronged effort is, that over time, the actor’s choices become stronger and more focused in the audition situation .
PART 3: Scene Study. The actors are trained to prepare on their own, i.e. script analysis, sensory, and substitutions. They then work on stage with the other actors, under Penny Templeton as director. This will follow the same rehearsal process as a professional theater environment. The first class of each month starts with a Table Read , as the actors explore the material of the new scene. As in the real world, they then take the scene home and work on it by themselves, bringing in the results of their work to the next class. The purpose is to create “Acting Lions”: actors whose technique and training gives them the tools to be artistically fierce performers.
AUDITING: Class is about working on your craft, exploring who you are, growing, trying new things, failing and getting right back up, and learning to take big risks. An “audience” impedes that process because no actor wants to fail or look bad in front strangers while learning something new. We instead offer 3 hour Free Sample Classes 4 times a year. For more information: Go to FREE Sample Class
Fee: $325 per Month (4 Classes)
Discounts for 6 month save 5% & 1 Year save 10%)
Each class has two 5 class months & two 3 class month (Months with 5 classes $400 / Months with 3 classes $240 )
To enroll in a Master Class all actors must have previous training and professional experience and successfully completed one or more of the following classes:
ROCHELLE AYTES – STRONG CHOICES from Hank Schob on Vimeo.“I have yet to find another class that incorporates exercises, cold audition scenes, scene study, on camera scenes, sensory work, writing, monologues, breathing and more. Penny teaches you how to get the job and what to do once you’ve got it.” —Tricia Helfer – Actress – The Firm, 17th Precinct, Battlestar Galactica, Dark Blue
For more information on Penny’s Approach
visit her Articles on the craft of ActingBe sure to check out the Master Classes filmed versions of a scene from Saving Private RyanThursday Master Class
Each class has two 5 class months ($400) & two 3 class months ($240) per year
$50.00 Deposit : To be put on a roster or to keep your place on a class roster you must declare your intent to join or continue the next month by putting down a Non-refundable deposit One (1) week prior to the first class of the month.
Balance is due on or before the first class.
No refunds once the class has started
Make upClasses will onlybe granted for illness or professional payingacting work. Missing class for family or personal reasons or your option. [REAL emergencies will be considered on a case by case basis]
No pro-rating of class unless we are informed prior to the 1st class of any upcoming conflicts.
$15 fee for splitting payments
All payments must be completed before beginning the 3rd class of the month
* As always we understand how hard it is to be an actor as well as the high cost. If you have a financial problem please talk to Hank. We will do everything in our power to help you stay in class.*Our monthly class fee is based on an average of 48 classes a year – 4 classes per month (average)