Acting isn’t learned by just doing or from quick clever catch phrases. Like all of the arts it takes solid technique, talent and the skill to put them together. In this unique class, our teen actors will learn the tools an actor needs to bring a character to life and the techniques necessary use those tools effectively. This is the perfect starting place for the young actor thinking of becoming an actor. The really good young actors today make it look so easy. You aren’t supposed to see the hard work behind the performance. That is the craft of acting. This is the the the first major building block in a solid foundation that will last a lifetime. In our Advanced teen acting classes will begin building on that foundation.
Acting for Teens 12-18
- Private Coaching
- Summer Intensive
“Actors of all ages need the craft. My classes are designed to help the young actor build that foundation, find their truth as a performer, and discover their unique voice.” – Ryan Kessler
We are proud to offer this Acting Classes for teen actors who have a strong desire learn the craft of acting. The class will use the methods and techniques Penny Templeton has developed over her 20 years of professional experience as a teacher and coach. Penny has handpicked Master Actor Ryan Kessler to teach this new innovative class.
The goal of this class is for these young actors to develop a strong sense of self-confidence in their performing abilities as they learn who they are and what makes them unique. This will be accomplished through Penny Templeton’s breakthrough acting exercises inspired by the gifts of the great master teachers (Stanislavsky, Adler, Strasberg, Meisner and Uta Hagen) and designed to bring out the best in each actor. Each class will also develop the actors’ performance and audition skills through scene study, monologues and on-camera work. Classes will be limited to a maximum of 10 actors to assure personal attention.
*Six Week Class Starts Feb 26th
Fridays 5-7 pm
On-Going New session starts the 1st Saturday of each month
Saturdays 11am-1:30 pm
Our Teen Actor Justin Myrick plays the important role of ARTHUR in KNUCKLEHEAD starring Alfre Woodard and Amari Cheatom.
“ The supporting cast includes Amari Cheatom (Django Unchained), who plays his street-hustler brother, Julian; and young, up-and-coming actor Justin Myrick, who plays Art, a wisecracking sidekick who is much younger but wiser than Langston.” THE ROOT – ” One of the kids, Justin S. Myrick‘s Arthur, has a smartass spark that animates scenes and balances the bleak situation at home.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“The teen acting classes at the Penny Templeton Studio are an incredible experience. Ryan Kessler teaches the class, and I took something away from it every single week! Ryan is such a relatable human being and a great teacher. He truly made me feel comfortable and welcome each session. Penny’s approach to acting was far deeper than most I had explored, and after a few months of taking classes with Ryan I started receiving a lot of positive feedback from casting directors and agents. All in all, this class is amazing. It’s affordable, and helped me get to the next level in my acting career.” Madison, age 18
“The teen classes have been such an amazing education and experience for me. The techniques Ryan teaches have helped me become a well-rounded actress. Through these techniques I’ve learned to tap into my emotions. It is unbelievable. I even cried once; it shocked me, because I didn’t know it was possible. That goes to show how informative and important this class is. I get to learn how to become a great actress, not only by a great actor himself, but also by other teen actors. I cannot wait to be back with my family at the Penny Templeton Studios.” Sabornee, age 16
Teen Class Monologue Montage from the Teen Class on Vimeo.
Skype / In-Studio
Can’t make it to NYC? Saturdays are busy for you?
Ryan Kessler is available to coach via Skype or at the studio in a one hour personalized sessions.