"Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art" - Constantin Stanislavski
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."
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Session consists of 5 weeks classes held once each week. Advanced students of Saturdays and Wednesdays can take both days if they wish. Following are the upcoming sessions.
Instructor : Trisha Ray
Tuesday, Jun 27 - Aug 1 @ 7 - 9 PM (non-beginners)
Wednesday, Jun 28 - Jul 26 @ 7 - 10 PM (intense)
Saturday, Jul 15 - Aug 12 @ 11 AM - 1 PM (intro for beginners)
Monday, Jul 17 - Aug 14 @ 7 - 9 PM (intro for beginners)
Saturday, Jul 29 - Aug 26 @ 12:30 - 2:30 PM (beginners)
Saturday, Jul 29 - Aug 26 @ 2:45 - 4:45 PM (beginners)
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.
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.
This particular class is dedicated to disciplined and serious students only. Stanislavski System is not for students who are not open to challenges or are resistant to learning. Introductory Students are able to try out the Introduction to Stanislavski Method session for beginners, to understand the system and work in an easier pace before going through the regular Stanislavski Method Session.
We do not allow auditing of classes due to the vulnerability of students who use their personal emotions to create their roles and are not comfortable to do that in front of strangers, outside their group and who are not part of the film fraternity. The class is taught by a very well-established filmmaker and editor Trisha Ray (please visit her imdb or wikipedia to know more) who will approve students to join the class based on their prior background (or lack thereof) in film acting.
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.
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 : Beginners' Stanislavski for Adults
On-camera acting and intro to different methods in acting. 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, Jul 15 - Aug 12 @ 11 AM - 1 PM
Monday, Jul 17 - Aug 14 @ 7 - 9 PM
Fee $250 Register Online
Level : Non-Beginners' Method for Students with Prior Training
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.
Saturday, June 17 - Jul 22 @ 1:15 - 3:15 PM (closed 4th Jul weekend)
Tuesday, June 27 - Aug 1 @ 7 - 9 PM (closed 4th July)
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 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 othersthat 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, Jun 28 - July 26 @ 7 - 10 PM (intense)
Fee $250 Register Online
Private Lessons may be scheduled by calling 713 532 2867 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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