Next Actor Studios

Stanislavski Method Acting Workshop

 


"Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art" - Constantin Stanislavski

 

Stanislavsky
While on set with the legendary Al Pacino,
our Stanislavski alumnus Sam Hoger asked
the thespian his thoughts about learning the
method, to which Mr. Pacino replied:
"Only real actors are Method actors."




 
Stanislavsky
In the ongoing SAG feature from Next Actor Studio titled 6 Rounds of Chloe, Stanislavski Instructor Trisha Ray directs Oscar nominee and 3x Golden Globe nominee Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Charlie O'Connell (Dude, Where's my car?),  Elena Martinez (Picasso), Jana Lee Hamblin (Jane the Virgin) and San Banarje (Bodhisattva). The film stars Next Actor Stanislavski student Alexandra Goel (below) as 11 year old Chloe whose life changes as she accompanies her dad to his 6 chemo rounds.
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Session consists of 5 weeks classes for beginners, intermediate, non-beginners and advanced level students, held once each week. Intense students can take more than one day a week class if there is room in other classes.  Experienced teen actors can join adult classes with prior approval. New Students who wish to join intense classes must submit a reel to nextactorstudio@gmail.com for acceptance. 

Following are the upcoming sessions. 
Instructor : Trisha Ray is a SAG-signatory producer and a multiple award winning director and screenwriter. She is currently making the TV series Orphan Train and the feature 6 Rounds of Chloe. She produces Christian films, foreign and independent films and TV shows. Find her on imdb or wikipedia.


 
Wednesday, June 20 - July 18 @ 7 - 10 PM (intense)
Saturday, June 23 - Jul 21 @ 11 AM - 1 PM (introductory)
Saturday, June 23 - Jul 21 @ 1:15 - 3:15 PM (intermediate)
Thursday, June 28 - Jul 26 @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM (introductory)

Tuesday, July 3 - 31 @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM (non-beginners)
Monday, July 9 - Aug 6 @ 11 AM - 1 PM (introductory)
Wednesday, July 25 - Aug 22 @ 7 - 10 PM (intense)

Register Online before session begins to save your seat and receive a script. 
 



STANISLAVSKI METHOD is taught at Next Actor Studio through scenes and exercises in order to make you, the actor, a superior performer in front of the camera and on stage.  We are the only studio in Texas where one can learn the truest, most authentic form of Stanislavski Method, including the original Emotional Memory that originated in the Moscow Arts Theatre of Russia, and the revised Method of Physical Action that was formed when Mr. Stanislavski was living in Paris.

Our class works with techniques developed by Stanislavski to make an actor inspired in his performance, analytical in his preparation and real as in life. Through scenes and exercises, students are expected to achieve the desired results and understand the importance of working with the Method of Physical Action that has been the result of 40 years of  Stanislavski's work.

"Method" Acting is practiced by intense actors everywhere such as Daniel Day Lewis, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Meryl Streep, Naomi Watts among others. America's most iconic and intense actors include Marlon Brando, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, and Robert De Niro.
 

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Adult, Teen and Kid Stanislavski Method Acting Students of both Private and Group Classes share a scene in the TV series Orphan Train, directed by Stanislavski instructor Trisha Ray.

 

At Next Actor Film School, we work with Constantin Stanislavski's greatest gift to the world of acting. Continuing the assimilation of The Method of Physical Action, the student will be required to reach a state of being without breaking the psychophysical union.

 

STANISLAVSKI METHOD ACTING CLASSES ARE DEDICATED TO DISCIPLINED & SERIOUS STUDENTS ONLY. 

Any level above the Introductory Stanislavski System is limited to Serious Students only. The Method Acting Classes are not appropriate for students who are resistant to challenges or learning.  Method Acting Classes work with characters and encourage students to use their personal emotions and memories to build a role and design a character.  It requires time, patience, discipline and courage for any student to master such a sensitive system by constant  practice and application of intellectual choices and approach. 

Students who are not comfortable starting with Beginners' Stanislavski can opt for the Introductory Course to get a much easier understanding of the System.

To protect the privacy and confidentiality of students in class who use their personal emotions to create their roles, we do not allow auditing of our classes. Our instructor is quite an established director and producer, and our studio runs an International Film Festival in Houston, in association with the Texas Film Commission. Therefore we go through a selection process during admission, to ensure that we are the right learning place for you.

Students who finish beginners' Method are requested to seek advise from their teacher about their next class, instead of joining a wrong session.

Intermediate or non-beginners' method classes are the logical transition after the beginner classes. We do not recommend Intense Session to new or intermediate students.
Advanced Students are recommended to attend at least two to three days a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, to practice their scenes and hone their beats. The students of the Method Class must join the Movie Club, so they can learn from the works of Truffaut, Goddard, Kieslowski, de Sica and other great foreign filmmakers.

Teen Students who wish to join the Adult Method Session must have prior acting training and parents are required to receive Instructor's approval.  Please contact our studio via phone or email for pre-qualification for enrollment.  Regular Method Class for Teen/Pre-teen students are held at the studio on the date below.

 

LEVELS

CURRICULUM OF DIFFERENT LEVELS
Make-up classes are offered on different days with prior notice. Please follow the course breakdowns below to ensure you are in the right class.

Level : Introduction to the Stanislavski Method
Usually our beginner on-camera acting classes start training students with the introductory Stanislavski System through their course through script  breakdowns and improv exercises. Students are prepared gradually to get started with a beginners' Stanislavski System during their first five weeks of on-camera acting workshop.  Students are introduced to building characters with dialogues through exercises and improvisations, scene and monologue study, on-camera acting do's and dont's, breakdown of script and subtext. Main Focus is on Technical acting with the camera. This class allows advanced teen students with approval. Learning the Stanislavski System, designed by Constantin Stanislavski at the Moscow Arts Theatre and applying the Method of Physical Action in breaking scripts, building characters and roles. Class trains  with on-camera acting, understanding the director, understanding casting directors, learning about agents, and breaking into the industry.     
 


Saturday, Jun 23 - Jul 21 @ 11 AM - 1 PM  (introductory)
Thursday, Jun 28 - Jul 26 @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM (introductory)

Duration : 5 weeks
Fee $250  Register Online  

Level : Intermediate On-Camera Stanislavski Method Acting Workshop
Students with prior introductory on-camera acting training can join this workshop where they learn to try out the Method Application on scenes, using improvisation, sense and emotional memory exercise and finding the character choices. Their performances are recorded to note the technical aspect of on-camera acting.  The class also works with a lot of cold reading exercises, and mock auditions to prepare students for future auditions and set etiquettes. Following the texts and subtexts, students learn to analyze each material and figure out choices in delivery and emotion while keeping themselves technically close to the camera.
 
Saturday, June 23 - Jul 21@ 1:15 - 3:15 PM
Duration : 5 weeks
Fee : $250  Register Online

Level : Non-Beginners' Method for Students with Prior Training & Experience
Class continues to focus on technical aspect of acting, training students to make choices, develop character by applying the Method of Physical Action. Students work with improv exercises and learn to remove habits and involve sense and emotional memories in their creation. Voice, Body coordination are used in breakdown of script while students focus on mock auditions to prepare for pieces.
Application of different methods such as Strasberg, Adler, Meisner and Brecht are applied on Scenes and Monologues until the actors find the one that inspire them to create their characters. Class will focus on the dramatics of on-camera acting with improv, truth and belief. Intensive on-camera works with angles and shot compositions.   New students must present a demo to be approved in this class. Students with only beginners' training should opt for intermediate workshops.

Tuesday, July 3 - 31/Aug 7 @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM (non-beginners)
Duration : 5 weeks
Fee : $250  Register Online
 

Level : Intense Masters Class
This is a class for actors who are already working in films and televion as a professional. Students must strive to achieve psychophysical union while in character as they work with Intensive scenes and monologues, and build and live in characters with nuances and colors. Scenes are picked from films, plays and unpublished works. Students are critiqued thoroughly for their performances and choices while they hone their skills and strive to approach their screen presence with professionalism and resilience.  Scripts include intense movie scenes, unpublished scripts as well as plays by Shakespeare, Moliere and others that help students to understand acting through the writer's perspective.
Students without prior formal Stanislavski On-Camera session or extensive film/TV experience must join either a non-beginners or a beginners' Method Session before enrolling in an Intense session.  Approval needed for new students to join this class. 
  
Wednesday, June 20 - July 18 @ 7 - 10 PM 
Wednesday, July 25 - Aug 22 @ 7 - 10 PM
Duration : 5 weeks
Fee $250  Register Online


Private Lessons may be scheduled by calling 713 532 2867 or emailing info@nextactor.com

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