COMEDY INTENSIVE with Everybody Loves Raymond “Brad Garrett” & Casting Director workshop with Lisa Beach

The Acting Studio @ Edgemar Center for the Arts

Led by Michelle Danner 

2437 Main Street

Santa Moncia, CA 90405



Dear Tiffany
2 new intensives: Michelle Danner teaching auditioning for the camera & Brad Garrett from Everybody Loves Raymond teaching comedy intensive.
CALL Alexandra at: 310-392-0815 to find out the availability for a class or to make an appointment to meet us for an informational session.

*Our next informational session, to learn about classes, will be held Tuesday February 14th 10:30am to 12:30pm. You will be meeting with Michelle Danner and to learn more about classes.
 RSVP 310-392-0815 or email info@edgemar.org



Emmy Award Winner Brad Garrett Sitcom Intensive

 Wednesday March 6th & Thursday March 7th 6-11pm

Tuition: $300


Improv 2 month session includes a comedy showcase

Mondays & Fridays 10am to 12pm  

Tuition: $300 per month or 2 months for $500 

New session begins February 20th

2 Day Master Scene Study Intensive with Michelle Danner

Monday March 12th, 7pm-11pm  Wednesday March 14th, 7pm to 11pm

Tuition: $275

Script Analysis with Michelle Danner

Ongoing Tuesdays 3pm to 6pm

Tuition:$360 for Six Weeks new session starts Feb 21st

Auditioning for the Camera

Mondays 7pm to 11pm

Tuesdays 11am to 3pm
Wednesdays 11am to 3pm

Sunday 11am to 3pm

Tuition: $455 for 8 weeks


On Going Scene Study

Tuesday: 6:30pm-11pm new session begins Feb 21st

Saturday:12 to 3:30pm new session begins Feb 25th

Tuition $355 for 6 weeks

Breaking into the Industry

Wednesday March 7th  7pm to 10pm

Tuition: $125


Voice & Speech Class

Tier I: Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday March 22nd 7-10pm

Tier II: Advanced

Thursday March 22nd 11-2pm

Tuition: $455 Eight Week Session

The Golden Box  2 Day Technique Analysis

with Michelle Danner

Saturday February 18, 11am-5:30pm & Sunday February 19, 10am-3pmSaturday March 17th, 11am-5:30pm & Sunday March 18th, 10am-3pm  Tuition: $215

*Click below to watch Michelle Danner’s latest film.

“Hello Herman” explores the desensitizing of America’s youth, and our need for a human connection.  Check out

View Trailer Below:


 Horrible Bosses, The Change-Up, Night and Day, Walk the Line, Wedding Crashers, 3:10 to Yuma, & Scream  
See her other work by clicking here

Tuition: $150 to work  – $50 dollars to audit
New session:DTBD: 9am to 12pm


Let your international actor friends know that we sponsor students with the M1 Visa if they are accepted into our 6 or 12-month well rounded program. They are able to study and work in the United States.   

Our next informational session to meet with Michelle Danner and to learn more about classes is going to be
Wednesday Feb 8th from 10:30am to 12:30pm
 RSVP 310-392-0815 or email info@edgemar.org



Michelle Danner coaches many A-List Actors privately and on set including Gerad Butler, James Franco, Penelope Cruz, Zooey Deschanel, Michelle Rodriguez, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Michael Pena, Isla Fisher, Common, Brian McKnight, Marcia Cross, Christian Slater, Catherine Bell, Gabrielle Union,  Justine Wadell, Rob Estes, and Rick Fox among many others. She was the comedy acting coach expert on the WB show “The Starlet” and was voted favorite acting coach by Backstage readers. Michelle trained with Stella Adler, Uta Hagen, and Bill Esper. She was featured coaching Andy Richter on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien in July 2009.      


Michelle is the founder and Artistic Director of Edgemar Center for the Arts and The Edgemar Theatre Group. She raised 1.3 million in Capital campaign which went to the construction of the two theatres and the art gallery. Her highlights at Edgemar include producing “The Night of the Black Cat”, winner of the 2005 Best Musical of the Year at the Los Angeles Music Awards. She directed the world premiere of “Mental the Musical”, winner of several 17th Annual Ticket Holder awards for acting and musical score.  Her production company, All In Films, is in development for several film projects: “You’re on the Air”, “The Will To…” and just completed principal photography on the feature film “Hello Herman”. Once a year Michelle directs for the industry the multi media event Scene Bites.   


“The Golden Box”

Two Day Advanced Technique Analysis   

  Discover the answers to the following questions  
Why are some choices more powerful than others?

How does one deliver a raw unforgettable performance?  
What specific tools can be applied to film, television, and stage work?

How does one develop a personal story from scratch?

Saturday February 18, 11am-5:30pm & Sunday February 19, 10am-3pm     Saturday March 17th, 11am-5:30pm & Sunday March 18th, 10am-3pm

Tuition: $215

 Please call 310-392-0815 to Register


Script Analysis Class

with Michelle Danner

Students learn the mechanics of breaking down story. characters, conflicts,characters, conflicts, and language from a variety of genres including screenplays, television, and theater using both dramatic and comedic scripts. 

The class explores all the tools an actor can apply to create memorable performance and acquire the discipline to make powerful choices for auditioning, projects or parts you have booked. 


                    Tuesdays 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm  

Tuition $360 for Six Week

Starts Feb 21st


Scene Study Two Day Intensive  

Master Class with Michelle Danner


Actors are encouraged to explore and work on great writing in a safe environment where risks can be taken and their instrument stretched.  

Material and partners will be assigned ahead of time. Actors, writers, directors, and producers will work and watch fully prepared scenes from fellow artists. Both working and audit spots are available.  

Payment information will be sent with your acceptance letter. Please do not send any payments until you have been accepted.The workshops fill up very quickly. Don’t wait to apply! 310-392-0815


 Monday March 12th, 7pm-11pm  Wednesday March 14th, 7pm to 11pm

Tuition: $275



2 Day Auditioning for Film & Television

with Michelle Danner

Actors practice in front of the camera with sides from movies ranging from comedy, sitcom, romantic comedy, slapstick, black comedy, and all genres of dramatic writing.   

Playback is watched on the big screen. Students learn to stamp their signatures on a character with unique choices.  

This class aims to exercise an ease working in front of the camera and the confidence to perform and to shine in every audition. 

call for next session

Tuition $285


Sitcom Comedy Class

with Emmy Award Winner

Brad Garrett 

 Final Week of class culminates in an Industry Showcase   


Learn the ins & outs of situational comedy 

Setting up, delivering, and landing a joke

The rhythm of a scene

Transitions and beats

Character development

Cold reading


Two day Intensive  

  Wednesday March 6th & Thursday March 7th from 6pm-11pm      

22 Working Spots

Tuition $300


Award Winning Casting Director

Lisa Beach  

   Walk The LineWedding CrashersScreamYuma 

Casting Credits Include


Walk The Line, The Change Up, Wedding Crashers, 3:10 To Yuma, Scream, Hawaii Five-O,  Hannah Montana: The Movie, Knight & Day, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and more.


Discover Lisa Beach’s unique take on the audition process. Find out what works and what does not work from her knowledgeable perspective.


Lisa has spent 25 years in the business and has worked with some of the top Producers and Directors in Hollywood. She will provide valuable insights into the casting process based on her in-depth expertise.

The class will consist of a brief overview, a Q&A session, then each student will read sides. Lisa will critique each reading as well as give advice on headshots. Be prepared, she is very honest and open.  


Class size is small  so call as soon as possible if you want to be considered  




 DTBD  9am-12pm

Tuition $150 Working

$50 Dollars Auditing   



Improv Workout   Come as often as you want once or twice a week its up to you how often you want to come and workout your instrument  


The current industry demand is for skilled improv actors

to be quick on their feet naturally & with confidence.  

This class focuses on:

Improving your comedic skills for auditions

Taking risks to overcome mental blocks

Strengthening your impulses

Heightening your passion and emotions through voice & actions

Develop your creativity   

Learn to trust your instincts through improvised scenes

Choose and build characters
Break through self-imposed restrictions in a safe supportive space.


Mondays & Fridays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Tuition $300 per month



Breaking Into the Industry



The Must-Know Business aspects of launching your Acting Career & Marketing Yourself  

The class includes the following: 

Casting: Demystifying the process

How to create a great reel and why is a reel so important

The nuts & bolts of head shots & resumes

How to save money but still get great shots

Auditioning for the TV/Film roles that only AGENTS have

 Why auditioning too early could do serious damage to your career

Networking Tips

Expenses you may not have to pay

Flexible jobs that can support acting career

Four year plan: keeping yourself on the tract to success

Resume critique


Wednesday March 7th

7:00pm to 10:00 pm

1 day intensive $125


   The Acting Studio at Edgemar


The Larry Moss Studio*


*We provide a customized Conservatory
Program for each individual actor. Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Students can map out a 3, 6 or 12 month program.

12 Month Program :

-The Actor’s Golden Box: Two Day Advanced Technique Analysis


-Auditioning for the Camera


-Ongoing Scene Study


-Twelve Months of Improv Workout


-Casting Director Workshops


-Voice Class Intensives

6 Month Program:  

-The Actor’s Golden Box: Two Day Advanced Technique Analysis


-Auditioning for the Camera


-Ongoing Scene Study


-Six Months of Improv Workout


-Casting Director Workshops


-Voice Class Intensives

3 Month Program:


-The Actor’s Golden Box: Two Day Advanced Technique Analysis


-Auditioning for the Camera


-Ongoing Scene Study


-Improv Workout


-Breaking into the Industry Seminar  


-Voice Class Intensives

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