Archive for August, 2010

30
Aug
10

Wolf Camera Print Bargain

GOOD NEWS!

You can get 3×5 copies at Wolfe Camera on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for only 7¢ each. That size photo is very helpful when you have new headshots and we are trying to decide between your semi-final favorites.

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24
Aug
10

FALL Acting Classes at JTA Talent in Charlotte!

NEW On-Camera Acting Classes 

taught by Martin Thompson
at JTA Talent in Charlotte 

Beginning September 12th & 13th, 2010
Registration is now open for the Fall Session of On Camera Acting Classes, beginning September 12th & 13th, 2010 at JTA Talent in Charlotte. Taught by professional actor Martin Thompson, these classes are appropriate for both aspiring actors and professionals who would like to improve their skills. Class registration is limited and will be accepted one week prior to the first class of each session. 

More Info: www.MartinThompson.Net/Acting/Classes.html

For audition and registration – Call Martin Thompson at 704-458-1952. Or email: martinthompson@mindspring.com 

About the Classes:

Acting for the Camera: The Essential Technique

Sundays 5:00 – 7:00PM

September 12th – October 31st, 2010

8 classes Fee: $250

This class provides a very practical and easily accessible method of working for both beginning and experienced actors. Incorporating today’s best and most modern principles of acting, this distinctive Layering Technique has been developed by the instructor to provide a practical working foundation for the actor, and to serve as a solid framework on which to build more complex work. Here the actor will identify his unique responsibilities to the creative process, study the essential tools of his craft, and learn to properly apply those tools towards the creation of reality in front of a camera. Age limit 18 and up.
Acting for the Camera: Advanced Scene Study 

Sundays 7:00 – 9:00PM

September 12th – October 31st, 2010

8 classes Fee: $250

For the more advanced actor, the emphasis of this class is on the practical and creative application of the actor’s technique through advanced scene work. In this class we will explore the unique skills required to be a truly creative actor. Students will discover how to make strong and interesting choices, and how to unlock the pathways that propel a character into dynamic action. Other topics will also include: script and character analysis, audition techniques, rehearsal methods, and specific performance skills for the camera. Students must be prepared to spend time outside of class for rehearsal with their scene partners. Scenes, monologues, and audition material will be taped at each class, and students can receive a copy of their work for use on their reel or website. Instructor’s permission is required for those who have not taken the Technique class. Age Limit 18 and up.

Acting for the Camera: The Master Class 

Mondays 7:00 – 9:00PM

Beginning September 13th, 2010

Fee: $250 for 8 week session, or $145 per month

Designed for the working professional actor, this ongoing class will focus on the practical and creative application of the actor’s technique for the camera. This class will explore the unique skills required to be a truly creative actor, even with the limited rehearsal time and hectic pace of Film and TV. Students will discover how to unlock their own pathways to instantly make strong, interesting, and unique choices which will propel their character into dynamic and truthful behavior. The class will also cover audition techniques, rehearsal methods, script and character analysis, plus the specific adjustments required between the stage and the camera. Scenes, monologues, and audition material will be taped at each class, and students can receive a copy of their work for use on their reel or website. Admission to this class is by invitation or audition only. Age Limit 18 and up.

About the Instructor:

Martin Thompson (AEA-AFTRA-SAG) is an award winning professional actor with over 25 years of credits in Television, Motion Pictures, Commercials, and Industrials, as well as extensive credits on the New York stage and in Regional Theatres across the country. His daytime television work includes recurring roles on The Guiding LightThe Edge of Night, and All My Children. His motion picture credits include SpiesMr. DestinyBilly Bathgate with Dustin Hoffman, and Mandie and the Secret Tunnel with Dean Jones. He is currently appearing in Blood Done Sign My Name, and The New Daughter opposite Kevin Costner. He will soon be seen in Horton Foote’s Main Street with Colin Firth, Ellen Burstyn, and Orlando Bloom. And he reprises his role in the “Mandie” sequel, Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure, starring Hayley Mills, which is coming to theaters this Fall.
Thompson has developed a unique and passionate style of teaching – from the actor’s point of view – which provides an extremely strong foundation and technique, while inspiring each student to creative, imaginative, and truthful performance on both the stage and screen. He is highly trained in the methods of Stanislavski, Meisner, Adler, Strasberg, and Lewis, as well as the techniques of the legendary Uta Hagen, with whom he studied at HB Studios in New York.

For nearly two decades, Thompson has offered professional acting classes, workshops, seminars, and private coaching to actors in both New York and throughout the Southeast. He has taught Master Classes in Acting at North Carolina State University, Master Classes in Film Acting at Davidson College, served as Artist in Residence at Chowan College, and participated in numerous residencies across the state through the NC Arts Council’s Visiting Artists program. Thompson is a proud member of Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Actors Equity Association 

NEW On-Camera Acting Classes 

taught by Martin Thompson
at JTA Talent in Charlotte 

 

Beginning September 12th & 13th, 2010


Registration is now open for the Fall Session of On Camera Acting Classes, beginning September 12th & 13th, 2010 at JTA Talent in Charlotte. Taught by professional actor Martin Thompson, these classes are appropriate for both aspiring actors and professionals who would like to improve their skills. Class registration is limited and will be accepted one week prior to the first class of each session. 

 

More Info: www.MartinThompson.Net/Acting/Classes.html

For audition and registration – Call Martin Thompson at 704-458-1952. 
Or email: martinthompson@mindspring.com 

About the Classes:

Acting for the Camera: The Essential Technique

Sundays 5:00 – 7:00PM

September 12th – October 31st, 2010

8 classes Fee: $250

 

This class provides a very practical and easily accessible method of working for both beginning and experienced actors. Incorporating today’s best and most modern principles of acting, this distinctive Layering Technique has been developed by the instructor to provide a practical working foundation for the actor, and to serve as a solid framework on which to build more complex work. Here the actor will identify his unique responsibilities to the creative process, study the essential tools of his craft, and learn to properly apply those tools towards the creation of reality in front of a camera. Age limit 18 and up.


Acting for the Camera: Advanced Scene Study 

Sundays 7:00 – 9:00PM

September 12th – October 31st, 2010

8 classes Fee: $250

 

For the more advanced actor, the emphasis of this class is on the practical and creative application of the actor’s technique through advanced scene work. In this class we will explore the unique skills required to be a truly creative actor. Students will discover how to make strong and interesting choices, and how to unlock the pathways that propel a character into dynamic action. Other topics will also include: script and character analysis, audition techniques, rehearsal methods, and specific performance skills for the camera. Students must be prepared to spend time outside of class for rehearsal with their scene partners. Scenes, monologues, and audition material will be taped at each class, and students can receive a copy of their work for use on their reel or website. Instructor’s permission is required for those who have not taken the Technique class. Age Limit 18 and up.

 

 

Acting for the Camera: The Master Class 

Mondays 7:00 – 9:00PM

Beginning September 13th, 2010

Fee: $250 for 8 week session, or $145 per month

 

Designed for the working professional actor, this ongoing class will focus on the practical and creative application of the actor’s technique for the camera. This class will explore the unique skills required to be a truly creative actor, even with the limited rehearsal time and hectic pace of Film and TV. Students will discover how to unlock their own pathways to instantly make strong, interesting, and unique choices which will propel their character into dynamic and truthful behavior. The class will also cover audition techniques, rehearsal methods, script and character analysis, plus the specific adjustments required between the stage and the camera. Scenes, monologues, and audition material will be taped at each class, and students can receive a copy of their work for use on their reel or website. Admission to this class is by invitation or audition only. Age Limit 18 and up.


About the Instructor:

Martin Thompson (AEA-AFTRA-SAG) is an award winning professional actor with over 25 years of credits in Television, Motion Pictures, Commercials, and Industrials, as well as extensive credits on the New York stage and in Regional Theatres across the country. His daytime television work includes recurring roles on The Guiding LightThe Edge of Night, and All My Children. His motion picture credits include SpiesMr. DestinyBilly Bathgate with Dustin Hoffman, and Mandie and the Secret Tunnel with Dean Jones. He is currently appearing in Blood Done Sign My Nameand The New Daughter opposite Kevin Costner. He will soon be seen in Horton Foote’s Main Street with Colin Firth, Ellen Burstyn, and Orlando Bloom. And he reprises his role in the “Mandie” sequel, Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure, starring Hayley Mills, which is coming to theaters this Fall.


Thompson has developed a unique and passionate style of teaching – from the actor’s point of view – which provides an extremely strong foundation and technique, while inspiring each student to creative, imaginative, and truthful performance on both the stage and screen. He is highly trained in the methods of Stanislavski, Meisner, Adler, Strasberg, and Lewis, as well as the techniques of the legendary Uta Hagen, with whom he studied at HB Studios in New York.

For nearly two decades, Thompson has offered professional acting classes, workshops, seminars, and private coaching to actors in both New York and throughout the Southeast. He has taught Master Classes in Acting at North Carolina State University, Master Classes in Film Acting at Davidson College, served as Artist in Residence at Chowan College, and participated in numerous residencies across the state through the NC Arts Council’s Visiting Artists program. Thompson is a proud member of Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Actors Equity Association

23
Aug
10

Voice-over Class with Mike Ray starts Sept 2 @ The Actors Scene

Have you heard, “You have a great voice, you should do commercials!” or you thought it would be really cool to be a Voice Actor.

You may have a great voice and being a Voice Actor is really cool. However having a great voice is like having an expensive 5 speed BMW. It’s nice, but will do you no good until you learn how to drive a stick/manual transmission.

If you’ve ever wanted to be the voice everyone hears on TV and radio commercials,  documentary and audio book narrations, now is your chance to move toward an exciting new adventure.

This fun, informative, and empowering class will teach you the basics of the voiceover industry. In this class you and your instructor will discuss the many different types of voiceovers and what it takes to get started as a voice actor. You will be coached, evaluated, and have an opportunity to create a professional Voice Over demo (optional).
In this introductory class you will learn what it takes to become a part of this fun and exciting industry. Be ready to laugh, learn, and be inspired by comedian turned Actor and Voice Artist, Mike Ray. 

In this six week course you spend the first 3 weeks in class at The Actor’s Scene Studio and the last 3 weeks in Mike Ray’s voice-over studio actually recording and learning how your voice sounds on the microphones. During the six weeks, the class will cover the following:
 

*  Voice Over Techniques

*  The All Important Demo

*  Should You Join the Union?

*  Home Recording Studios

*  Different Types of Voice-Over Work

*  Marketing

*  Capturing Your Audience

*  Analyzing a Script

*  Methods for Effective Delivery

*  Audition Etiquette

*  Accents In Voiceover

*  Character Voices

*  Microphone Techniques

*  Getting Ready For The Gig

And Much More…

 
6 Week Class Sept 2-Oct 14th (no class Oct 7)

Ages 8-11                 5:30pm-7pm
Ages 12-adult          7pm-9pm
$200

www.TheActorsScene.com
Only 12 Spots Available so Register Now!

21
Aug
10

Georgia Ensemble Theatre season opener ‘The Boys Next Door’

Season Opener Begins Sept. 2!

A touching and funny play in the tradition of Steel Magnolias, you will laugh until you cry, and smile through your tears as you meet these extraordinary boys next door.  A caring social worker oversees four adult men in a group home as they deal with life’s daily tasks, where little things often become momentous (and very funny), and moments take on great poignancy.  You will be reminded that all human beings, no matter their circumstance, want to love and laugh and find a place in the world.

Recommended for ages 12 and up.

DATE: September 2 through September 19, 2010

TIME: Wednesdays @ 7:30pm, Thursdays thru Saturdays @ 8pm, Sundays @ 2:30pm plus two Saturday 4pm matinees on Sept. 11 & 18

LOCATION: Georgia Ensemble Theatre at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center

TICKET PRICES:  $23-$33 (Student and Senior discounts available for all shows.)

 

CALL TODAY FOR YOUR TICKETS TO THIS TOUCHING COMEDY!  770-641-1260 or www.get.org

19
Aug
10

UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE WORKSHOP AT WHOLE WORLD IMPROV THEATRE THIS SUNDAY!

On Sunday, August 22 from 6-9PM Whole World Improv Company is sponsoring an Improv Workshop conducted by THE UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE TOURING COMPANY.  Our instructor is UCB Touring Company Member Chelsea Clarke.  The Fee for the three hour workshop is $75 and it will take place at Whole World Improv Theatre 1216 Spring St., NW  Atlanta, GA 30309.  This will be an awesome workshop for the improv enthusiast looking to hone their YES AND skills in a way that has help to develop such talents as Horatio Sanz, Amy Poehler, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, MTV’s Human Giant, the Daily Show’s Rob Riggle and many many more.
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre is home to the best improv comedy in the world. Actors from their theatres in New York City and Los Angeles are among today’s greatest comedians with credits like Saturday Night Live, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm and many more.
Come and get your helpin’ of some Sunday Improv Dinner at the Souths best Improv theatre, Whole World,  this Sunday. at 6PM.  Call Emily at 678.428.7927 for more information and to reserve your seat. 

19
Aug
10

Georgia Ensemble Theatre Needs Your Help!

G-E-T Needs Your Help!

There’s only TWO WEEKS left to close our nearly $100,000 budget gap. Here’s how you can help:

 

1. Give $25 or more to the “I Get G-E-T” Campaign TODAY.

 2. Forward this email to as many people as you know asking them to give $5, $10 or even $25 to Georgia Ensemble Theatre.

3. Buy a subscription to our 2010-2011 Season.

To make a tax deductible donation,

simply call 770-641-1260.
Want to give online? It’s easy… Click here!

Give today and help YOUR professional theatre company THRIVE!!!

19
Aug
10

Rose of Athens Theatre

Auditions
 2010/2011 Season

Rose of Athens Theatre invites you to celebrate live theater by attending our 2010/2011 yearly general auditions.

WHO: Auditions for actors and musicians, ages 9 and up.  There are more roles available for adults than for youth.

WHAT: Auditions for Frankenstein Lives!, Christmas Spirits Holiday Tour, Alice in Wonderland and As You Like It.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 25th from 6-9pm

WHERE: Historic Seney-Stovall Chapel, 201 North Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30602.

WHY: Because you are interested in being cast for the 2010/2011 Season.

HOW: Schedule an appointment with Danielle. Danielle@roseofathens.org or 706-340-9181

WHAT SHOULD YOU PREPARE?: Two one-minute contrasting monologues, one classical and one contemporary. Also, you may prepare 16 bars of music, instrumental or vocal.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Rose of Athens Theatre engages in nontraditional and colorblind casting.  Union actors, non-union actors, local performers and musical artists, and area youth.  Seen on our stages from Athens, Oconee County, New York City, Atlanta, Orlando and more are creative talents, working side-by-side, passionately creating great works for our audiences.

Rose of Athens Theatre seeks friendly, communicative, sane teams of talented artists who are able to share creatively in a family environment.