Chez Studios is proud to kick off 2012 with an exciting new workshop.

Phyllis Katz, a co-creator of the prestigious LA acting school, The Groundlings, will teach a two-day acting workshop for actors, ages 18 and older, February 18th and 19th. 
In addition to co-founding The Groundlings School in LA, Phyllis is a pioneer member and current board member of LA’s prestigious theater troupe, The Groundlings.  She has enjoyed working in television, film, and stage as an actor, writer, and director.  Her one-woman show, Katz: Music and Characters, won a Drama-Logue award for best performance; her play, Codependently Yours, was an LA Weekly award nominee; and her first film short, Shoedini, ran on I-film for a year with a 10 rating.  She most recently appeared on Reno 911, Strong Medicine, and the film Taking the Plunge; she was the female lead on Showtime’s cult comedy Sherman Oaks.
Some of the actors Phyllis has trained include Lisa Kudrow, Will Ferrell, Mindy Sterling, Phil Hartman, Jordan Black, J.J. Abrams, Julie Sweeney, Kathy Griffin, and Ashley Bell, who has a recurring role on Community.
In this two day workshop, Connecting with the Script, Phyllis will walk actors through three very important steps to successfully make a connection with the printed words on the page.  Improv will be incorporated into this connection process as it fits into the overall preparation and presentation of a character.
Shay Griffin will be on hand with Phyllis throughout the weekend.
There will be a morning session both days from 10 AM to 1 PM…and an afternoon session both days from 2 to 5 PM.  All participants will attend the same session both days.
The location of the two day workshop is the Residence Inn by Marriott Atlanta/Buckhead at 2960 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, 30305.  The phone number is 404-239-0677 if anyone should need to book a room.  Please be sure to ask for the special Chez Group rate of $99 per night.
The cost of this two day workshop is $265, and we offer PayPal for your convenience.  Please follow this link to the training page of our website, where you will find the PayPal button, http://www.chezgroup.com/training.html .  Please be sure to follow the instructions on the training page when registering to be sure that your place in the workshop is confirmed.  Space will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at chezmaryann@aol.com.
Chez Studios will be announcing a children’s and teens’ workshop soon…stay tuned!
We look forward to seeing your talent soon!
Mary Ann

The Chez Group
2221 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite D, Box 335
Atlanta, GA 30309

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