Playhouse Northwest Acting School offers on-going training for those actors who aspire to work professionally. Our Acting “Tool box” Lab which consists of different approaches is every Monday Night from 7:45-10:15 PM. Monthly fee’s ($120 ) and drop- ins rates ($40 ) are available. ALL levels are welcome.
In addition to on-going training we are offering these fantastic camps,workshops, and intensives during the month of May/June 2016. Enjoy!
Playhouse Northwest Acting School Presents…..
“Your Voice Over Workshop Journey”
Speaker and Voice Over Coach ,Curt Hawkins invites you to a TWO DAY ,hands on ,Voice Over Workshop! If you have been looking for the inside scoop into the hidden world of Voice over ,This is YOUR event!
Dates: May 14th and 15th
Time : 9:00 am- 4:00 pm ( Sat)
9:00 am-3:00 pm (Sun)
Price: $179 for both Days!
For more information or to register please go to www.theVOcoach.com
Master Acting Teacher Anthony Montes – 2-Day Acting Intensive!
Los Angeles based Anthony Montes is an Actor/Writer and Master Acting teacher! After 9 years he left his teaching position at the NY Film Academy to star in two feature films he had written and performed on stage. In 2013 he was personally asked by James Franco to teach at his new “Studio 4” school in LA. In addition he teaches internationally in Paris ,Dubai and Stockholm. He studied with many of the greats including Sanford Meisner himself.
This 2 day Acting intensive is for those who want to deepen their understanding of the Meisner technique. He will focus on Improvisational work,emotional preparation, as well as breaking down scenes properly. Participants will learn useful tools to help them become more truthful on stage as well as in front of the camera. All levels are welcome. Not to be missed!
Dates: May 21st & 22nd. 10:00 a.mâ€“6:00 p.m.
Fee: $325 ( $75 non refundable deposit to hold your space. Creative financing available on request. )
To register call the PHNW office at 206-938-3375. space is limited.
On-Camera Scene Study Workshop
May 19th, and May 25th
The truth is, acting for the camera is different for each actor. Some take to it easily, while others take more time to settle comfortably into it. It is the job of an acting coach to recognize an actor’s strengths and weaknesses, where the actor is in their development process, and work with the actor to heighten their strengths and strengthen their weaknesses. No one size fits all. In these workshops will be treated as an individual, with the whole idea being you will be a better on-camera actor when you leave the workshop than you were before.
These workshops are open to all actors, 17 or older, with experience in film, or TV, or theater work (no beginners, Please). To enroll, please contact [email protected] and specify the age range you play, as well as which workshop (see below) you would like. Enrollment is limited to 12 actors in each workshop on a first come, first serve basis.
In The Workshop You Will:
* Be assigned (prior to the workshop) a scene with a scene partner
* Perform that scene in front of the entire workshop, be critiqued, and do it again
* engage in inprov scenes and learn how that can improve your acting
* Discuss handouts about audition do’s and dont’s, being in the moment, and acting in Hollywood
* Be made aware of how you can improve as an on-camera actor
* Learn by observing other actors performing and reworking their scenes
* Have your work video recorded for you to take with you when you leave
Two, Separate Stand Alone Workshops
Acting Coach: Ken Kreps
1st Workshop Date and Time: May 19th, 7:15 to 10:15 PM
2nd Workshop Date and Time: May 25th 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Playhouse Northwest Acting School (upstairs), 3720 California Ave SW, Seattle
Cost: $45 cash or check, payable at the workshop
About Ken Kreps (Acting Coach, Actor)
Ken has lived, and worked as an actor in both LA and Seattle. He appeared in “The Office” on NBC, and has also acted, or is currently acting, in national and local television commercials, a TV pilot, and numerous independent films, playing roles from the lead to supporting characters. Additionally, he’s worked in a variety of corporate/Industrial films, two docudramas on network TV (NTV) in Japan, and has done a number of voice-over projects. Ken, has successfully conducted more than thirty five on-camera acting workshops throughout the Seattle area, and has also studied long term with Glenn Haines, a premier acting coach in Hollywood. Additionally, he served as the casting director for the film “The Right Way.
On – Camera Acting Camp For Kids 101
This camp (101) will encourage your children to use their imagination and to develop the techniques and confidence they need to create believable performances for the camera.
This camp teaches the fundamentals of acting by using basic techniques and fun acting games. Children participate in class and work on improving their basic skills for auditions, improvisation, martial arts/fight choreography, Meisner technique and scene study. This rolls into week two…..
On Camera Acting Camp For Kids 102 (Movie Camp! )
By the end of the week, all of our students will have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills they have learned by going into the 2nd week (102) and participating in their very own short film production! This student production will be cast, written, rehearsed, taped, and edited. Professional writers, directors, and make-up artists will be involved, as well as the film and television students from Central Washington University’s film school. The kids production will then be screened at a local theater or venue at a later date for their friends and family to enjoy. Sure to be a great time!! Ages 7+
When: Aug 15th – August 19th . Camp 101
Aug 22nd -August 26 Camp 102
*Camps may be attended separately but best done together.*
Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Doors open at 8:45 a.m.)
Where: Playhouse Northwest Acting School 3270 California Ave. S.W. (In the Lee’s Martial Arts Building) #206-938-3375
Instructor: Lisa Skvarla.
Price: *Early Bird Special* for both weeks!
April -May 31st $550 (One Week) $275
June- July 31st $575
August on $600
To register for any of these camps or if you have any additional questions please feel free to call the LMA/PHNW Office at 206-938-3375. After care is available upon request as well as financial scholarships.
Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts Camp!
This camp has been a favorite for over a decade!
The camp includes:
Tae Kwon Do, Board breaking, Acting games,, Bowling party, Ice cream social , Kickboxing, Kids self defense, Fire safety, Dodge ball, Korean Speaking ,
And much,much more!!
For ages 4.5 to 12 years old.
When: July 18th-22nd.
Time: 9:00AM -3:30PM (Doors open at 8:45am)
Where: Lee’s Martial Arts (3270 California Ave SW Seattle Wa. 98136) #206-938-375
Instructor: Lisa Skvarla
Price: *Early Bird Special *Discounts Are Available!!
April 1st – May 31st – $250
June 1st – June 31st -$275
July 1st- $300
* After care available on request.
** Lisa Skvarla is the founder of Playhouse Northwest Acting School. She is a SAG/AFTRA actor and a certified stunt person. She has appeared on numerous national television shows including â€œNorthern Exposure,â€ â€œBill Nye the Science Guy,â€ â€œCase Closedâ€ and the Discovery Channel’s “The Worst Thing That Ever Happened to Me.” She also has appeared in numerous commercials, industrials, web series and theater productions. Currently she is the executive producer for a 3 season web series “Divine Shadows” that started filming in April 2015. In addition, Lisa is a 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and the proud owner of Lee’s Martial Arts in West Seattle. For 3 years she served as the chairwoman for the American Womenâ€™s Self-Defense Association and has taught self-defense and rape prevention to women and girls across the country.
Unarmed Fighting for the Screen with Kendall Wells
June 4th 1 PM â€“ 5:30 PM (30 min break)
Youâ€™ll be taken through various exercises to get comfortable with the fundamentals of stunt combat: safety, skeletal alignment, distance, timing, camera awareness and how to play to various angles, selling the fight, and choreography logic.
Blades: De Longis Method with Kendall Wells
June 5th 10 AM â€“ 4:30 PM (30 min break)
Weâ€™ll go through the system created by Anthony De Longis, starting with lightweight western swords, then move on to heavier broadswords and the Japanese katana. Anthonyâ€™s universal method will expand your understanding of theatrical sword fighting and sharpen your skills immensely.
Both classes: $150
RSVP â€“ Lisa Skvarla [email protected]
About the teacher:
Kendall Wells is an actor and action performer who has studied under Anthony De Longis for 11 years and counting, and is one of very few people certified to teach the De Longis Method. Kendallâ€™s been trusted to perform action with such actors as Elijah Wood, Manu Bennett, Rebecca Romijn, and more. He brings his full passion for teaching to every class he instructs, and cares deeply for the progress of all his students
To register for any of these classes please call the Playhouse NW Acting School @ 206-938-3375.
Team Playhouse NW
(Lisa & Josh)
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