Archive for September, 2012

29
Sep
12

 C&J Blue logo

 For the first time…..C&J CASTING is offering
On-going audition classes!

“Auditioning For Commercials”

with

Tim Ross

This class will be every Monday night

for 4 weeks, and on the 5th week you will have a showcase with discussion/feedback from Casting Director Paige Johnston Thomas

and special guests!
October 15th – November 12th
at C&J Casting

 

 

   “Auditioning For Commercials” 

Monday Evenings:  Oct. 15th, 22nd, 29th, Nov. 5th, 12th
7:00pm – 9:00pm
$275.00
(introductory rate)

 

A note from Paige Johnston Thomas:    

As a Casting Director, I am so excited about this first class in a series of upcoming Audition Classes!
I know the talent in this region knows how to act, but auditioning is another skill set altogether – a skill that needs to be honed and perfected. I am thrilled about this AUDITIONING FOR COMMERCIALS class, and I truly believe Tim is the instructor to help guide talent to better auditions, to stronger auditions, and to consistently great auditions.  I’ve seen the impact he has had on students, and I can’t wait to attend Week Five to watch our amazing talent.

To request a Registration Form, please email  

CJWorkshop@gmail.com 


 

 

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS:

TIM ROSS    

 

 

Tim Has been a professional actor for nearly 30 years. Theatre credits include the title role in the World Premiere stage adaptation of Huckleberry Finn. Television credits includea recurring stint on Days of Our Lives, Unsolved Mysteries, Rescue 911 and Saved By the Bell. His Equity regional theatre credits include Brick–Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (w/Pat Hingle). Joe Farkus–The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Vinnie-Proposals. East coast basedtelevision include: One Tree Hill, Surface, The Mecklenburgers and dozens of national and regional commercials. Tim has also made literally hundreds of radio commercials for companies like Alltel mobile, Sundrop, HarrisTeeter and many more. In the commercial world, Tim has appeared in dozens of national, regional and local commercials. National commercial credits include Verizon, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Duracell Battery, BDO Accounting firm, Milton Bradley, Chrysler, Ford, Napa Car Care, Alltel, Sprint and Papa Johns. Tim is also a veteran of industrial non-broadcast films. His clients include: Office Depot, Eastman Kodak, WTVI (Live Host), BASF Chemicals, Glaxo-Wellcome, US Airways, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Broadway & Seymour and many more.

 

PAIGE JOHNSTON THOMAS

Paige Johnston Thomas is currently co-owner and Casting Director at C&J Casting.  She received her Masters in Acting at UNC-Chapel Hill and performed as an actor for many years. She has been teaching auditioning workshops for over 10 years, and has taught hundreds of students the skills she has learned from working behind the camera. She is also a theatre director and has directed shows at Carolina Actors Studio Theatre and Theatre Charlotte.

 

 

 

28
Sep
12

Ga Ensemble theatre’s 20 year anniversary!

Discounted Ticket Sales For GET Patrons to The Nutcracker End Sunday!

For the special price of $20, you can get prime center seating for select performances of this holiday favorite from Roswell Dance Theatre, The Nutcracker.

 

The holidays are fast approaching, and so is the deadline to get these discounted tickets!

Roswell Dance Theatre joins Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s 20th Anniversary celebration by reserving prime center seating for select performances of THE NUTCRACKER just for our patrons!  You don’t want to miss this annual tradition that is always a sell-out, so get a leap on the holiday season by getting your tickets today!  

Choose from these four highly-anticipated performances:

 

November 23rd at 7:30 pm

November 24th at 2 pm and 7:30 pm

November 25th at 2 pm 

 

$20 Tickets Available through Sunday, September 30th.  After that time, regular ticket prices will apply.

 

Performances at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center 

950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA 30075 

Call Georgia Ensemble Theatre at

770-641-1260  to Reserve Your Tickets Today or purchase them here!

The cast of GET’s 2003 production:  Elizabeth Wells Berkes, Patty Mosley, Judy Fitzgerald and Cynthia Collins. Photo by Haigwood Studios.

And Coming Soon at Georgia Ensemble Theatre:

 

A Taffeta Christmas

by Rick Lewis

A Fun Holiday Show of 1950’s Pop Classics.

Donna, Kaye, Peggy and Cheryl are returning to their hometown for a Christmas performance of pop classics and newly discovered rock and roll holiday songs that will have you singing right along with this high energy 1950’s girl harmony group.  This show played to sold-out houses here at GET ten years ago, and has been one of our most requested shows in recent years.  Already a subscriber?  Make sure you get extra tickets for your holiday guests now before we sell out!

 

This year’s production features:  Laura Floyd, Kara Noel Harrington, Caleigh Allen and Galen Crawley, and will be directed by Ricardo Aponte.

 

Sponsored by

The Mimms Company

 Georgia Ensemble Theatre is the Official Resident Professional Theatre Company of the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell, GA  30075

770-641-1260     www.get.org

From our friends at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center:
Roswell Presents

The Wood Brothers
Live at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center!

Brothers Oliver and Chris Wood — the Wood Brothers — grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and both left the area after graduating from high school, Oliver moving to Atlanta while Chris ended up in New York. Oliver, a guitarist, discovered he had a knack for writing songs and formed the blues-based King Johnson, which continues to do frequent gigs on the Southern circuit. Chris, a bassist, began playing jazz and rock in New York, eventually teaming up with John Medeski and Billy Martin to form the successful jazz-funk trio Medeski, Martin & Wood. The brothers began jamming together at family functions, and the duo’s roots-inflected blend of blues, folk, and rock quickly took shape. They privately released the Live at Tonic EP, which was drawn from their first-ever public concert at New York’s Tonic venue on March 5, 2005. Signed to Blue Note Records, the Wood Brothers released their debut album, Ways Not to Lose, in 2006. The album, which features drummer Kenny Wollesen on five tracks, was produced by John Medeski and recorded at Allarie Studios in Shokan, New York. The first in a proposed series of live releases, Live, Vol. 1: Sky High, appeared in the spring of 2012

 

Friday, September 28, 2012 at 8pm
Tickets: $27

Buy Tickets here.

 

Don’t Forget!
There are still slots available for this fall’s Saturday Workshop Series, starting this Saturday! Saturday classes available for Pre-school through seventh grade. Monday night classes for high school and adult students still available as well.

Contact GET at 770-641-1260 ext. 232 to register.

For more information, visit www.get.org.

28
Sep
12

Interview with Tasia Grant

Check out this interview that Rolling Out Magazine On-Line did with Houghton’s own Tasia Grant!

http://rollingout.com/entertainment/actress-tasia-grant-hits-her-head-but-keeps-on-acting/

27
Sep
12

The Master Class Workshop

Saturday and Sunday, October 20 & 21, 2012, George and Mike will

help a select group of actors improve their skills and empower them

to greater heights in their careers.

 

Everyone will work on-camera in our NEW location at PC&E’s

Briarwood Studio. The entire weekend is designed to make

you the best that you can be.

 

Don’t wait – this class has always filled up quickly.

 

www.masterclassworkshop.com

 

Make 2012 your best year ever!

 

The Master Class Workshop

With Mike Pniewski and George Watkins

 

October 20 & 21, 2012, 10 am to 5 pm

PC&E’s Briarwood Studio

$295 (10 % Discount for Union Members)

 

***Experienced adult actors only, 20 & over***

 

www.masterclassworkshop.com

26
Sep
12

News from GPP

Georgia Film News 
September/2012

New investments in movie industry flow. Recent decision will help expand studio at Lakewood.

By  Greg  Bluestein

Some may chuckle at the city officials eager to dub Atlanta “Hollywood South,” but the metro area has fast become a filmmaker’s haven – thanks largely to taxpayer help.

A decision last week by Atlanta’s economic development agency to commit as much as $500,000 in local property taxes to help a company build new soundstages at Lakewood is another reflection of both the film industry’s growth here and government incentives that have fueled it.
Since state lawmakers adopted an expanded tax break for production companies in 2008, dozens of TV shows and movies have been shot here, and studios have sprung up from the exurbs to the city. Local governments are increasingly chipping in, too.
The studio at Lakewood whose expansion is being aided by the city, EUE/Screen Gems, said demand has been so heavy for the soundstages it opened in 2010 that it needs two more.
That sort of success, however, has some critics questioning the need for public financial help. Joe Henchman, of the conservative Tax Foundation, argues that film industry incentives fail to encourage economic growth partly because many of the jobs they create are temporary and are sometimes filled by people from other states.
“There’s so many competing priorities for tax dollars right now,” he said. “It’s surprising to me that any state would prioritize subsidizing one of the most profitable industries in the world over other uses.”
Backers say the millions of dollars in state and local incentives have more than paid off.
“The tax credits have reinvigorated the industry,” said Ric Reitz, an actor, writer and director based in Atlanta.
“Before, I was working everywhere but Georgia. And now more than 50 percent of my work is Georgia-based, which is a great thing for me and my family.”
The scene was set about four years ago when lawmakers beefed up a tax break aimed at moviemakers. The version they passed offers TV and film companies spending at least $500,000 on a project up to 30 percent of the production’s budget in tax credits. That helped Georgia compete with rival locales offering similar juicy incentives.
The state’s film office says the tax credit, expected to cost about $49 million this year, has helped boost film and TV production spending tremendously – from $132 million in fiscal 2007 to about $690 million last year.
There’s a catch, though. The infusions often create a flurry of part-time or temporary work that ebbs and flows with a production’s schedule, rather than permanent jobs.
Atlanta Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd has one idea to shift the mix in favor of longer-term work: She’s encouraging local tech schools to train students on behind-the-scenes specialties. The hope, she said, is to attract post-production work and other permanent industries.
“They’re looking for people in the city as opposed to paying a lot of money flying in folks from out of town,” she said of production companies.
The industry’s growth can be felt in perhaps surprising places across the metro area.
  
Tyler Perry built a 200,000 square-foot facility in southwest Atlanta that features five stages and a 400-seat theater. Parts of AMC’s wildly popular “Walking Dead” series are filmed at studios near Senoia, a rural enclave in Coweta County, as well as the Lifetime series “Drop Dead Diva.”
  
Atlanta isn’t the only local government aiding the industry. Paulding County funded an 11-acre facility called Atlanta Film Studios with a $5.6 million bond. The studio recently wrapped “42,” a feature about Jackie Robinson, and it could soon attract other business, too. Jamie Gilbert, the county’s economic development director, said a company that distributes production units for films could open a permanent location near the studio – bringing at least 10 new jobs with it.
  
“It’s a great economic development tool, and people are investing in infrastructure in the community to try to root the business here,” said Jeremy Hariton, a partner with Road-Town Enterprises, which manages the facility.
  
Among the largest of local studios is the EUE/Screen Gems project. It came about in 2010 when a New York-based company decided to convert 34 acres of city-owned land at Lakewood Fairgrounds into a sprawling film studio. With the help of up to $1.1 million in property taxes from a district that includes the property, the first phase of studios were completed in March 2011.
  
The facility, which has so far hosted 350 productions, was at capacity from Day One, said Kris Bagwell, the studio’s vice president. The planned $3.3 million expansion would add two sound stages with the help of up to about $500,000 in property taxes collected from a special tax district to help fund the project. It would create only seven full-time staffers, city officials say, but it’s expected to spin off 600 part-time gigs.
  
“On some days, there are 600 people working on the lot who either weren’t working or they were working in California, New York, Louisiana or North Carolina,” said Bagwell. “We hear all the time from people who say, ‘This is the first time I’ve gotten to come home and work.’ “
  
It’s all helping amp up Atlanta’s celebrity quotient. John Travolta, Jennifer Garner and Clint Eastwood have been recently spotted eating at some of the city’s finest restaurants. And there’s tremendous buzz surrounding the cast of “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” which is now filming in metro Atlanta.
 
 It’s not all glitz, though. Some of the biggest business at local studios comes from commercials, corporate videos and other lower-profile work.
  
Invest Atlanta President Brian McGowan said he’s certain the investment in the local film industry is worth it, noting California’s frustration that upstarts in Georgia have lured away so many recent projects.
  
The city, he joked, should put up a stark billboard in Hollywood with an arrow pointing eastward and a sign noting that Atlanta is 3,000 miles the opposite direction.
  
“There is this quite unspoken thing happening in Hollywood where people want to be here,” he said.

 
**The following article appeared in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on September 24, 2012 

‘Hunger Games’ lands in Clayton
By Tammy Joyner

Clayton County recently added a blockbuster to its niche in the competitive filmmaking business.

Parts of the second movie in “The Hunger Games” trilogy will be filmed over the next few months at Clayton’s International Park. The production brings with it demand for movie extras, moonlighting gigs for local police and work for local businesses.
It’s the latest in a string of big-budget films that have made their way to Clayton in the two years since the county opened a film and entertainment office. In that time, movies, television shows, commercials and other film production have created 100 permanent county jobs and injected between $5 million and $10 million into the economy of a county reeling from foreclosures and the highest unemployment rate in the 10-county metro area.
Hollywood isn’t going to solve Clayton’s unemployment problem, which is higher than the state as a whole at 11.8 percent. But the temporary work, which has been coming in regular waves, is having an impact.”Because of the numerous assets of Clayton and its proximity to Atlanta and the airport, it has been and will continue to be a big player in Georgia’s film industry,” said Lee Thomas, director of the Georgia Film Music and Digital Entertainment Office. “They’ll continue to get shows.”
As the state’s generous tax credits have expanded film investment in Georgia, Clayton has drawn Hollywood’s attention. While Atlanta landmarks will always draw the film industry, Clayton’s ability to be rural, suburban, historic or futuristic is useful to filmmakers. And Clayton is the one place in Atlanta that has a beach.
“Catching Fire,” the second “Hunger Games” film, will shoot at a man-made water park known as “The Beach,” because it was built as the beach volleyball venue for the 1996 Olympics. The park is being transformed into a post-apocalyptic setting for the movie, which is based on a book about children forced to fight to the death for food. Other parts of the movie will be shot in Atlanta and Hawaii.
Clayton County will be paid $80,000 in the deal it reached with Project GGX Productions Inc., according to documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Additionally, off-duty Clayton police officers will earn $45 an hour for security, and a Clayton County Water Authority worker will be paid $75 an hour to drain and refill the park’s lake.
“It’s a really big deal for us,” said Grant Wainscott, director of Clayton’s Economic Development and Film & Entertainment Office. “There’s a lot of community pride when they can see the county on the big screen. It’s a great positive. There’s a lot of challenging economic news in the region, and when we can highlight something incredible … this is by all means a great success story for Clayton County.”
Pride notwithstanding, Clay-ton’s location and geography have helped snare big-budget movies and television productions. It’s closeness to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Atlanta, where Hollywood normally sets up camp when in Georgia, helped put Clayton among the state’s top three go-to sites for film producers seeking locations. Clayton also was among the first in the state to be deemed “camera-ready.” The state designation means film producers have essentially one-stop service in meeting their needs for things such as building permits, the leasing of props and finding extra help. That type of accommodation, along with the county’s flexibility and diverse scenery, has helped land numerous Clayton landmarks and landscapes on the big and small screens, said Craig Miller, Co-President of the Georgia Production Partnership.
“They understand the business of making movies,” said Miller, whose organization helped create the tax incentives Georgia uses to recruit film production. “Clayton has got a great beautiful look. It’s attractive for a lot of scenarios. It allows you to be very close to all of the production center of Atlanta, but it has a different look of being out in the countryside. And that’s good for Clayton.”
When county officials recently learned that the “Hunger Games” shooting at International Park would conflict with the annual Lake Spivey Road Race and cookout on Nov. 3, they promptly moved the cookout to another spot. Project GGX has agreed to pay for the move, Wainscott told county commissioners Sept. 11.
Like a good character actor, Clayton has displayed a lot of range in roles that include:
   * The new NBC television drama “Revolution,” which debuted last week. The show’s producers leased an old air stair truck from the county’s National Museum of Commercial Aviation.
   * The upcoming Denzel Washington thriller “Flight.” Hall’s Flying Ranch in Hampton served as a site for the film, according to numerous websites that track Hollywood films.
   * This year’s film “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” which used Southern Regional Medical Center as a hospital setting.
   * This summer’s Disney movie “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” which featured Historic Rex Village.
   * The upcoming comedy “Scary Movie 5,” starring Charlie Sheen. A former Ingles grocery story in Morrow was turned into a temporary soundstage for a scene. Lake City police officers also served as security for the film.

“A lot of people want to shoot at iconic [Atlanta] places like Piedmont Park and the Georgia World Congress Center,” Wainscott said. “But the Southside has been winning [business]. It’s something people aren’t expecting.”

**The following article appeared in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on September 24, 2012

GPP
26
Sep
12

Sketchworks

 

USE CODE YACT FOR $5 OFF TIX!!

 

 
 
Where the Hell is Scottdale?

 

 

Contrary to popular belief, it is in Georgia.  Not only that, it’s in metro Atlanta.  Not only that, it’s inside the perimeter.  Just outside Decatur to be exact.

 

And it’s definitely worth finding so you can come get the live Sketchworks experience.  Plenty of free parking, and it’s right near a Kroger in case you want a rotisserie chicken after the show.

 

Here’s the place, we’ll see you soon.

 

Our calendar is stuffed.  Main Stage shows, Master Class shows, Writer/Actor Combo showcases, SketchTeens, etc.  

 

You can get into anything and everything we do, plus get some other perks, if you’re a Season Pass holder.

 

So get it and hold it.   Sketchworks Season Pass site.

 
Sketchworks videos!  It’s what you’d see if someone were dumb enough to give us a TV show.   Sketchworks YouTube Channel
 
 
 
 
Like Canaries In the Coal Mine, You Sent Others to Check Out the Show First, and Here’s What They’re Saying!  

 

“We laughed so hard.  I even snorted.”
“I’m telling all my friends.”
“I can’t wait to see the next one (or I might organize a girls night and go again.”
“You guys are amazing!!!”
“I’m coming back in a couple of weeks and bringing my grown kids.”
“Scene after scene of great stuff.”
“Exhausted from laughing…and then came the second half!”
So are all of these people bold faced liars?  Maybe about other things, but not about how funny this show is.
The show runs every Fri and Sat through Oct 20, but do not wait.  And our shows sell out, so please get your tickets in advance at www.sketchworkscomedy.com.
 
“Like” us, otherwise this is nothing more than a flippant, tawdry affair.  Sketchworks Facebook Fan Page.
 
26
Sep
12

Ansley Park Playhouse

26
Sep
12

Free class at Blueprint 4 Hollywood

Please join us on this Thursday, September 27th for a FREE preview/audio of Acting Technique for Film and Television with instructor Valerie Sue Love! Class will take place at Blueprint Acting Studios at 8735 Dunwoody Pl, STE 100. Atlanta, GA 30350 from 7:00pm-9:00pm.The class contents include the following:

 

 

ACTING TECHNIQUE for Film & Television:  

 Thursdays: 7:00-9:00pm Adults only. Class begins September 6th, 2012-ALL AGES WELCOME 
 

The process of acting is difficult to nail down. By technique we at Studio 11 Films mean any process or method the actor uses to create a work of art, from the smallest action you do while rehearsing, to the most complicated exercise or character study. This process or method becomes YOUR TECHNIQUE. This class will be taught in several parts: introduction to the masters of the craft – Stanislavski, Meisner, Strasberg, Adler and Grotowski; understanding the different techniques; developing your instrument and beginning to create an individualized process/method of acting that works for you. In addition students will continue to exercise  acting muscles by exploring the fundamentals of acting for film, television and commercials, slating for the camera, preparing the right monologue for auditions, creating a character as well as improvisation, acting in the moment all while you work out the skills needed to get the part!

  • Required reading – Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen (navigating through certain chapters)
  • Class materials with exception of the book provided by instructor
  • Required Reading – Great Acting Teachers & Their Methods by Richard Brestoff
  • Learning the language of the craft, warming up/relaxation exercises – listening, concentration, imagination, magic if, sensory and emotional processes, theater games and acting/ vocal exercises.


 

If you are planning to attend the FREE audit/preview of Acting Technique on this Thursday , Please RSVP by responding to this email no later than noon on Thursday, 9/27/2012. Seating is distributed based on a first come first serve basis. We look forward to sharing this experience with you 🙂 
Sincerely,

 

Blueprint Staff
http://www.blueprint4hollywood.com
770-649-5663

8735 Dunwoody Place (North River Square), Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30350

25
Sep
12

CSA On Camera Acting Classes

On-Camera Acting Classes at Alpharetta Studio
Where:

Creative Studios of Atlanta
274 N Main St
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Driving Directions

When:
Thursday October 4, 2012 at 4:30 PM EDT
-to-
Thursday November 8, 2012 at 9:00 PM EST
Add to my calendar
 

We now offer On-Camera Acting classes in Alpharetta too!

THURSDAYS, Oct 4 – Nov 8

4:30-6:00pm Class:  Ages  8 – 12

6:15-7:45pm Class:  Ages 13-17

8:00-9:00pm Class:  Ages 18 – Adult

Students will learn ON-CAMERA acting and audition techniques needed to work in film, television, and commercials with professional working actor, director, and choreographer Karen Beyer.

Students will learn effective on-camera methods for working alone and with a scene partner while practicing improv techniques and using scripted material.

Class work will be filmed for students to view their weekly progress.  Students will receive a short filmed/edited demo of their work at the end of this 6-week course.

TUITION:  $199.00 – includes demo

Register Now!
Thank you for being a part of CSA’s expansion.  We now look forward to helping you advance your career in Midtown and Alpharetta!  Go to csatl.com to see the full class schedule.
Sincerely,
Ken Feinberg & the CSA Team
Creative Studios of Atlanta
workshops@csatl.com
404-355-4588
24
Sep
12

Vince Pisani’s 3 Day Intensive

Vince Pisani’s 3-Day Intensive: Sept 28-30, 2012
Where:
Creative Studios of Atlanta
500 Bishop Street NW
Suite E4 – STUDIO A
Atlanta, GA 30318


Driving Directions

This 3-day intensive version of Vince Pisani’s popular (and long wait-listed) on-going, on-camera class focuses on the practical tools needed to be successful in the Atlanta Market.
 
Click your preferred schedule below to register. Each class is limited to 11 actors.
 
 
 
Fee:  $90 
Click here for more information.
Vince Pisani’s 3-Day Intensive – General Info
We look forward to seeing you then!
 
Sincerely,
 
Ken Feinberg & the CSA Team
Creative Studios of Atlanta
workshops@csatl.com
404.355.4588
24
Sep
12

Georgia Ensemble Theatre newsletter

GET logo

How Do I Purchase Tickets?
For your tickets to see THE NUTCRACKER, call 770-641-1260.
For tickets to A TAFFETA CHRISTMAS, call 770-641-1260 or purchase online.
 

Now Playing:

 

The Man Who Came to Dinner

 

Now through September 23rd

An outrageous comedy featuring a cast of 23 actors and directed by Artistic Director Robert J. Farley.

 

“…a delightful, old-fashioned romp that summons the ghosts of Noel Coward, Harpo Marx, Gertrude Lawrence and Alexander Woollcott, the notoriously cranky New Yorker critic and Algonquin wit.”   … Wendell Brock, The Atlanta Journal & Constitution 

Allan Edwards and Steve Hudson.  Photo by Stephanie Slusser.

 

 

Georgia Ensemble Theatre
is the official resident professional theatre company at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell, GA  30075
770-641-1260
 

 

We Know … We KNOW .. it’s EARLY.  Halloween is not upon us yet.  You haven’t even decided who will be hosting the family Thanksgiving feast.  But …

 

Believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner.  And Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s discount offer for $20 tickets to catch THE NUTCRACKER is expiring at the end of this month.  So, don’t miss out!

 

(And while we’ve got you thinking about it … you might want to go ahead and get those extra tickets to see A TAFFETA CHRISTMAS!)

 

The Nutcracker

 

 

A Holiday Bonus Offer for GET Patrons:

 

 

 

Roswell Dance Theatre joins Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s 20th Anniversary celebration by reserving prime center seating for select performances of THE NUTCRACKER.  You don’t want to miss this annual tradition that is always a sell-out!

 

 

 

 
Available performances:
November 23rd at 7:30pm
November 24th at 2pm and 7:30pm
November 25th at 2pm

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets only $20 by calling Georgia Ensemble Theatre by September 30, 2012. 
770-641-1260

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Taffeta Christmas
by Rick Lewis
Directed and Choreographed by Ricardo Aponte
The cast of GET’s 2003 production:  Elizabeth Wells Berkes, Patty Mosley, Judy Fitzgerald and Cynthia Collins. Photo by Haigwood Studios.
Two Weeks Only!
November 7-18
A Fun Holiday Show of 1950’s Pop Classics.
Donna, Kaye, Peggy and Cheryl are returning to their hometown for a Christmas performance of pop classics and newly discovered rock and roll holiday songs that will have you singing right along with this high energy 1950’s girl harmony group.  This show played to sold-out houses here at GET ten years ago, and has been one of our most requested shows in recent years.  Already a subscriber?  Make sure you get extra tickets for your holiday guests now before we sell out! 
This year’s production features:  Laura Floyd, Kara Noel Harrington, Caleigh Allen and Galen Crawley.
Call 770-641-1260 or purchase your tickets online today!
24
Sep
12

Houghton actor turner publisher!

One of Houghton’s actors, Arin Logan, recently published a digital recipe book on gluten free living. Check it out by clicking the link below.

http://www.amazon.com/Lively-Gluten-Recipe-Living-ebook/dp/B009C0L49A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347982724&sr=8-1&keywords=Lively+gluten+free

20
Sep
12

Some Girls

 

Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute. October 5-21. Presented by Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre. With Julissa Sabino, Kelly Criss, Grant McGowen, Lala Cochran, and Jackie Costello.

LaBute’s “Some Girl(s)” opens October 5th!
Previews begin September 28.

Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre will present the Atlanta premiere of “Some Girl(s)”, a wickedly romantic comedy written by the critically acclaimed Neil LaBute, known for his provocative plays “The Shape of Things”, “Bash: latter-day plays”, “Fat Pig”, and “reasons to be pretty” which premiered at Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre in 2010.

“Some Girl(s)”, directed by the seasoned veteran Susan Reid (“The Ladies Man”, “Sirens”, “100 Saints You Should Know”), will star Suzi Bass Award Winning Lala Cochran (“Superior Donuts”), Jackie Costello (“Speed-the-Plow”), Kelly Criss (“Anton in Show Business”), newcomer Julissa Sabino, and Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre’s Artistic Director Grant McGowen (“reasons to be pretty”).


SOME GIRL(S) by Neil LaBute.  October 5-21, 2012 / Thursday-Saturday at 8:00pm; Sunday at 5:00pm (Previews September 28-October 4); at Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre, 1085 Ponce De Leone Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. For tickets visit www.pnotheatre.org, or call 1-800-838-3006.

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19
Sep
12

Rose of Athens newsletter

September 2012 Newsletter
RoA logo huckleberry finn 3

Last season’s
Huckleberry Finn October 2011 at 

Seney Stovall Chapel

Greetings!

The Fall Season is upon us and Rose of Athens Theatre is gearing up with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Academy Classes, No Shame and more!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream 
ON TOUR !
October 2012-March 2013

 

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Rose of Athens Theatre hits the road once again for their annual touring production. This season, A Midsummer Night’s Dream can grace your stage, classroom, church or civic center! The production will be playing ONE NIGHT ONLY at Ashford on Main (next door to Ashford Manor) on Saturday October 20 at 5:00 PM. Bring chairs, picnic and blankets to enjoy this fantastical tale! For tickets or to book a show- email booking@roseofathens.org.

To Kill A Mockingbird will hold 2nd Round of Auditions

 

If you missed our General Season Auditions in August, you can catch a second chance to audition for the classic story To Kill A Mockingbird. Auditions will be held on Friday September 28th at 6:00 PM at RoA’s rehearsal venue at Studio Dance Academy. Come prepared with one 45 second to 1 minute monologue. To sign up for an audition time, email danielle@roseofathens.org 

Resumé Call for Set Designers/Builders, Lighting Designers, Teachers & Musicians

 

As You Like It cast & crew June 2011
Rose of Athens Theatre is looking for new set designers, lighting designers, Academy teachers and musicians for the 2012-2013 Season. Submit your information to danielle@roseofathens.org

 

How can you join our amazing team? Join us by volunteeringdonating or sponsoring

See you at the theatre!
Sincerely,

 

Lisa Cesnik Ferguson
Producing Artistic Director, Lisa@roseofathens.org
Danielle Bailey Miller
Associate Artistic Director & Program Coordinator, Danielle@roseofathens.org
Fall Academy Classes
Classes are in full swing! Here’s the latest pic! To sign up for Session 2 email booking@roseofathens.org
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No Shame Athens Playwriting Series Meets Each Month!
 To be a part of a reading or for more information email noshame@roseofathens.org
No Shame 2012
19
Sep
12

Georgia Ensemble Theatre

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In This Issue
Fall Classes Begin in September
Quick Links

About Us

The Georgia Ensemble Theatre Conservatory is entering its 20th year of top tier, award-winning arts education. We focus on  process and developing a positive performance experience for our students. We keep  class sizes small so that every student will receive plenty of individualized attention and each class will grow with the student.
Georgia Ensemble Theatre is a 501(c)3 nonprofit Professional Theatre Organization located in Roswell, Georgia.
 
 
Georgia Ensemble Theatre is the resident theatre company of the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA 30075
P.O Box 607, Roswell, GA 30077-0607
 
770-641-1260
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Fun for ALL Ages:
Aesop’s Fables

By Mike Kenny
Directed by
Laurel Crowe

Join us for a fast and furious romp through

the fantastic fables of Aesop! This hilarious production uses tumbling, tricks and clowning to tell these fantastic stories. A perfect show for all ages!

 

To Schools: September 10-28, 2012

Public Performance: September 15th at 11am, Tickets are only $8!
http://get.org/tickets/buytickets/

 

 

 

James and the Giant Peach
By Richard R. George
Directed by Laurel Crowe

 

Back by popular demand! Join James and his unique insect friends on the adventure of a lifetime!

 

On Tour to Schools:
 October 29-November 13, 2012
At The Roswell Cultural Arts Center: November 14-16

 

Public Performance: November 17, 2012 at 11am
Georgia Ensemble Theatre

Fall Classes Begin Soon!
Dear Mystie,

 
Aesop’s Fables is officially open! We are so excited to welcome you to our theatre this Saturday at 11am for this energetic, acrobatic, hilarious play for the young and young-at-heart! Tickets are only $8! To purchase tickets online:
http://get.org/tickets/buytickets/

Thank you to everyone who helped make our opening week of our Emerald Anniversary Season a success. We couldn’t be prouder. As a special GET birthday gift to you, we are extending our $15 discount on Fall Classes until the end of this week! Give us a call today.

Sincerely,
Laurel Crowe and Corinna Rezzelle
Education Department
Georgia Ensemble Theatre

 

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The Saturday Workshop Series: Musical Mayhem
Tara Chiusano 
Junior (Pre-K-1st),
10am-11am, $150,
Instructor: Tara Chiusano
(James and the Giant Peach at GET)
 Elementary

Kati Grace Morton 

(2nd-5th),  10am-12:30pm,  $275, Instructor: Kati Grace Morton 

 

Tracy Vaden Moore 
Upper 
(6th-8th),  
10am-12:30pm, $275,
Instructor: Tracy Vaden Moore
(The Foreigner and Ring of Fire at GET)

 

Join our merry band of Professional Teaching Artists on Saturday Mornings this fall as they gently guide our young performers in the art of Musical Theatre. Our Saturday Workshop Series focuses on core performance skills (voice, movement, and acting) in a safe and supportive atmosphere. This class will culminate in a showcase on the GET main stage.

The Teen Master Class:
Musical Theatre Cabaret
 
Jessica DeMaria


Grades 8-12 Mondays Evenings 

September 24-November 12
7-9pm, $275
Instructor: Jessica De Maria 
(James and the Giant Peach at GET)

 

Back by popular demand, our intermediate class in Musical Theatre will end in a Cabaret performance on the GET main stage. This class will  focus on individual performance pieces and audition technique, in addition to ensemble work.

 

The Adult Class:
Back to Basics Boot Camp
Mondays Evenings

Cara Mantella
September 24-October 29
7-9pm, $250
Instructor: Cara Mantella 
(The Boys Next Door, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and Lying in State at GET) http://www.caramantella.com/live/

 

Popular Atlanta film and stage actress and Georgia Ensemble Theatre favorite, Cara Mantella, will guide our students in exercises that will both challenge and develop their performance skills. Whether you are new to acting or you need to brush up on your skills, this class for adults is for you. With a focus on voice, movement and acting.
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On The GET Main Stage:
 The Man Who Came to Dinner  
By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
Directed by Robert J. Farley
September 6-23, 2012
Two decades ago, Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) opened its doors with the outrageous Kaufman & Hart comedy, You Can’t Take it With You. Now, 20 years and more than 100 productions later, we bring back another work from this great comedy writing duo as we launch our Emerald Anniversary with one of the moste epic and clever American comedies to ever take the stage. The Man Who Came to Dinner will be brought to you with a cast of 23 Atlanta actors, including GET favorites from the 2012 hit show, Becky’s New Car: Wendy Melkonian and Allan Edwards. You’ll meet the irascible arts critic and media icon Sheridan Whiteside as he pays a visit to the Stanley household where Marx Brothers-like madness ensues with secretaries, ex-cons, cockroaches and penguins!
 
Sponsored by:

19
Sep
12

Kelsey Edwards in Atlanta

Kelsey Edwards is coming to Atlanta October 6th, 7th and 8th!

It’s almost FALL Y’all!

We’re excited to announce our next Atlanta trip
OCTOBER 6th, 7th and 8th!
Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new faces!
18
Sep
12

Encuentrate

Encuentrate, a film with Houghton’s own Michele Rivera, was recently featured on the Latin webstie, La Nueva Voz Latina. Check out the article below.

http://www.lanuevavozlatina.com/personajes/michelle-rivera-huckaby-te-invita-a-descubrirte-por-medio-de-su-cortometraje-encuentrate

17
Sep
12

ACC Road Trip

See Houghton’s own Tommy Kane in the fourth season of ACC Roadtrip!

 

SEASON #4 of ACC ROAD TRIP “Driven By CHEVY” has cranked up!!!!!

 

Check out the first installments from the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game Weekend here in Atlanta.

 

http://www.theacc.com/RoadTrip/index.html

17
Sep
12

Houghton’s Pierce Gagnon in “Looper”

Check out this interview with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in which he talks about working with Houghton’s own Pierce Gagnon while on the set of Looper!

http://news.moviefone.com/2012/09/10/joseph-gordon-levitt-looper-lincoln_n_1869692.html

14
Sep
12

Georgia ensemble theatre

Two Great Shows this week!
Something for the Whole Family!
 
For the Kids (and the Kids at Heart):
 
Only One Public Performance:
Saturday, September 15th at 11am
Tickets only $8 each!
 
Join us for this fast and furious romp through the fantastic fables of Aesop!
Specifically designed for kids in PreK through 3rd grade.
Call 770-641-1260 to get tickets for the whole family!
 Generously sponsored by:
 and The Teaching Museums North and South
 
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Now Playing thru September 23 …
  
 “The theater couldn’t have picked a better play to open with than this one.  Funny, enjoyable and perfectly cast, all aspects of the production have gelled together to create a hit for the theater.”  … Atlanta Theater Fans
 
“It is Bob’s skill as a director that all the action moves remorselessly forward to climax leaving the audience in stitches.” … Hatcher Hurd, The REVUE & NEWS
 
 About the Show:
Jim Dailey, Allan Edwards and Kathy Kuczka. Photo by S. Slusser.

Two decades ago, Georgia Ensemble Theatre opened its doors with the classic Kaufman & Hart comedy, You Can’t Take It With You.  Now, 20 years and more than 100 productions later, we bring back another work from this great comedy writing duo as we launch our Emerald Anniversary with one of the most epic and clever American comedies to ever take the stage.  The Man Who Came to Dinner will be brought to you with a cast of 23 Atlanta actors, including GET favorites from last season’s hit show, Becky’s New Car: Wendy Melkonian and Allan Edwards.  You’ll meet the irascible arts critic Sheridan Whiteside as he pays a visit to the Stanley household where Marx Brothers-like madness ensues with secretaries, ex-cons, cockroaches and penguins!

Directed by GET Artistic Director Robert J. Farley.
The Man Who Came to Dinner is generously sponsored by
  and
For tickets, you may buy online or by calling 770-641-1260.
All performances at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell.
13
Sep
12

It’s a Wonderful Life – auditions

The Renaissance Project    

Seeks Non-Equity actors & actresses for its

2012 Holiday Season Show

     It’s A Wonderful Life

Based on Frank Capra’s film version

1 preview show – Fri., November 30

11 ticketed shows – Dec 1- 16

(Friday & Saturday’s at 8pm and Sundays at 5pm w/ 1 matinee on Dec 15 at 2pm)

                                                                                                  

 

THE STORY:In our American culture It’s a Wonderful Life has become almost as familiar as Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descent on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born—that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. Based on Frank Capra’s film starting Jimmy Stewart.

 

Company seeks adult multi-racial cast of actors & actresses

to play children 8-14 yrs to adults up to 70 yrs.

ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE.

Prepare a 1 minute dramatic monologue.

Bring a headshot and a resume. Very small stipend offered.

 

 


AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

To schedule EMAIL mike.cole@mycathedral.org

 

Date/Time

 

Tuesday, September 25th – 7:00pm to 9:30pm

 

 

Audition Location:

 

The Renaissance Project

On the campus of Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church

4650 Flat Shoals Parkway

Edgewood Building, Theatre Space

Decatur, GA 30034

www.trp-atl.org

 

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07
Sep
12

Regina Moore workshop

 

ADVANCE AUDITION WORKSHOP in Nashville, TN.

“Commanding the Audition”

REGINA MOORE OF MOORE CASTING

DATE: September 22nd, 2012 (Hosted by Alan Dysert)

TIME: 9:00AM to 4:00PM

LOCATION: Nashville, TN

PRICE: $125.00 (REGISTER online at moorecasting.com)

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Moving past just knowing the script
  • Determining what is unique about you as an actor
  • Advanced audition techniques
  • Scene work with commercial and film, movie scripts
  • Improvisation and how it relates to owning the audition
  • How casting directors and actors communicate in the audition
  • Evaluations

Regina Moore is, without a doubt, the busiest casting director in this region. She casts feature films, TV pilots, commercials, music videos and all other areas of on-camera performance. This is a rare opportunity to be one of a small group to study and audition for this very in-demand talent specialist in an intimate and informal atmosphere.

This will not be a workshop offered monthly and is generally only offered once or twice per year.

Actors that have inquired about the class will be considered first. Please fill out the form below to sign up or contact Regina Moore.

Please fill out the REGISTRATION form under Workshops on the moorecasting.com site and do an online submission or CALL TO REGISTER (615) 831-0039

 

07
Sep
12

the chez group

September 22 and 23, 2012
2 morning sessions or 2 afternoon sessions

Shay Griffin and the Chez Group are very excited to be bringing in Los Angeles Producer, Writer, and Actor Matt Battaglia. He will apply his perspectives as a professional producer, actor, and writer to work with our actors. He also brings a lot of insight about actors who live and work on both coasts. With so many films, episodic productions, and commercials now filming in Georgia, it is now more imperative than ever that we present prepared Southeastern talent to Hollywood directors and producers.

 

Matt will be joining us on the weekend of Sept 22nd and 23rd. The whole class will consist of either two morning sessions or two afternoon sessions.

 

Please reply to this email as soon as possible with your interest! Email chezmaryann@aol.com.

 

The price for this workshop is $265 which covers both days. For your convenience, we are including a “Pay Now” button through Paypal. Please email us at chezmaryann@aol.com along with your payment with your contact information and preference as to the morning or afternoon session. We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!

 

https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=5yDewyCXuyl3tBQf1wRiA9LxRHDsHB785MFqjyEZVoLobCovVjZaCwYO5ai&dispatch=50a222a57771920b6a3d7b606239e4d529b525e0b7e69bf0224adecfb0124e9b61f737ba21b08198d4932d04262264a819949b2795cb1d7d

About MATT BATTAGLIA

Battaglia is an Emmy winning producer, has co-produced a two time Golden Globe nominated film and has been an actor in over 90 films, network pilots and television shows.

 

Battaglia Executive Produces the television show “Last Shot with Judge Gunn”, which he sold straight into syndication with 130 episodes in season one (2011). He was nominated and won the Emmy in June 2012 as Executive Producer for it’s first season on the air. The show also won an Emmy for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Drama. It was both his and the show’s first nomination and first win.

 

Battaglia served as Co-Producer on the two time Golden Globe nominated film Brothers, starring Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal and Oscar winner Natalie Portman. The film was directed by six-time Academy Award nominee Jim Sheridan, from a script written by David Benioff (“Game of Thrones”) and was distributed by Lionsgate.

 

Battaglia was also a Co-executive producer on the 2009 horror film Kill Theory, directed by producer Chris Moore.

 

His production company has optioned the national and international bestsellers “Bad Monkeys” by Matt Ruff, which is currently set up at Fox Studios, and “Or I’ll Dress You in Mourning” by Larry Collins and Dominque Lapierre. In 2011, he also Executive Produced the documentary “Do As You Likey”, currently in post-production.

 

As an actor, Battaglia has acted in over 90 films and television shows. Battaglia appeared in the Paramount Studios/Marvel tentpole film “Thor”, starring Chris Hemsworth (the star of “Avatar”), Natalie Portman, Samuel Jackson, Renee Russo & Anthony Hopkins for director and Oscar winner Kenneth Branaugh.

 

Matt is often remembered for his memorable role as the fireman Vince, a boyfriend of Lisa Kudrow’s character on NBC’s hit sitcom “Friends”. Other recent notable guest stars include recent stints on “The Mentalist”, “The Client List”, “Longmire”, in addition to two episodes on “24” with Keiffer Sutherland, two episodes of HBO’s “Big Love”, “Shark”, “CSI-NY”, “Bones” and “CSI-Miami” just to name a few.

 

Matt Battaglia co-founded “The Mint Jubilee” charity event in memory of his mother Nancy Van Cleve Battaglia whom he lost to cancer in 1993. It has successfully raised millions of dollars for cancer patients and has provided financial resources to scientists, cancer centers and hospitals committed to finding cures and controls for cancer. The annual black tie gala takes place in Louisville, Kentucky the night before the Kentucky Derby. It has become a world class event attracting high profiled celebrities, entertainers and dignitaries from around the globe and was televised worldwide in over 130 countries and over 200 million homes. As a producer, Battaglia was successful in having portions of The Mint Jubilee covered on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Entertainment Tonight, E! News Daily, E! Entertainment’s “FYE” and “Wild On Dixie”, ESPN, NBC, ABC and FOX. It has in itself become part of the Kentucky Derby tradition.

 

Born in Tallahassee, Florida, Matt grew up in the towns of Tucker and Lithonia, Georgia, two suburbs of Atlanta but his family currently resides in Roswell, Georgia. A football scholarship led him to the University of Louisville, where he became an All-American and All-South middle linebacker, leading the nation in tackles his senior year, and breaking former All-Pro Otis Wilson’s college tackling record. He was team captain his junior and senior year and was voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates and coaches. Matt went on to play in the N.F.L. with the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles.

06
Sep
12

creative studios of atlanta

New Fall Classes for Adults and young actors at Creative Studios of Atlanta.

 

Now in Midtown Atlanta AND in Downtown Alpharetta – both day time and evening.

 

Adult Classes:

Scene Study for working actors with Clayton Landey
On camera acting with Karen Beyer (Begins in Oct. in Alpharetta)

Film acting Foundation with Tom Thon

Practical work for acting in Atlanta with Vince Pisani

Beginning Acting for Film with BJ Winfrey

 
Young Actors

Acting 101, 201 and improv for Teens with Megan Hayes! (new classes begin Sept. 16)
On camera acting with Karen Beyer (Begins in Oct. in Alpharetta)

CSA Film Academy with Ken Feinberg

 

Voice Over for all ages – one on ones, demos, training and more!

 

Go to csatl.com for details.  Private coaching available.

 

Creative Studios of Atlanta
500 Bishop Street, SuiteE4
Atlanta, GA 30318

and 274 N. Main St.
Alpharetta, GA
404-355-4588

csatl.com

05
Sep
12

yourACT eNews September 2012
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In This Issue
Upcoming Classes: 

V-O Copy Grasp

Beginning V-O

Standup Comedy

Intro to On-Camera

ONGOING Film/TV Audition

Standup Comedy

 

Kids & Teens:

 

Fall 4-month session

Sketchworks:

 

Combo Class Showcase

Intro to Sketch Comedy Writing or Acting

50 Shades of Sketch

SKETCHWORKS COMBO CLASS SHOWCASE!
Sketchworks Combo Class Showcase Presents:

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Sketch

Directed by Jen Kelley

What happens when 9 extremely prolific and incredibly talented writers meet once a week for 8 weeks?  They find the key to sketch comedy. 

 

Performing their own material, you can bet it will be Extremely & Incredibly Fun! 

 

Friday, September 7 & Saturday, September 8

Two Shows only – 8pm

 

Get tix online!

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Intro to Sketch Comedy Writing OR Acting!
Intro to Sketch Comedy Writing

Do you find yourself watching SNL or other comedies on TV and say to yourself “I could write material like that!”  Or “I want to do that!”?  Well, here’s your chance.

Starting September 10th learn to become a sketch writer by starting with our Intro to Sketch Writing class with Robin Henry. Space is limited.

Register online.

Intro to Sketch Comedy Acting

 

Also starting September 10th learn to become a sketch comedian by starting with our Intro to Sketch Acting class with Casey Holloway. Space is limited.

 

Register online.

People are signing up now and spots DO go fast. Do it. You will be very happy you did.

 OR A

What happens when naive, trusting comedy fans wander into the world of an enigmatic sketch comedy troupe? A troupe that is brilliant, intimidating, but grappling with their own demons?  Do these comedy fans hang on to their cautious reserve? Or are they ready to subject themselves to comedy on Sketchworks’ bizarre terms?  They will be shocked, yet thrilled.  What they experience will stay with them forever.  And they will need to be alone for an hour after the show. 

 

Don’t miss the all new Sketchworks main stage show “50 Shades of Sketch,” Fridays and Saturdays at 8p at the Sketchworks Theatre Sept. 21 through Oct. 20.  

 

Directed by Brian Bremer.

 

Get tix online!

 

For info go to the Sketchworks website.

 

Or email us.

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Voice-Over “Copy Grasp” Workshop

with V-O Agent Sally Neal

 

Sally Neal, voiceover agent of Houghton Talent has this to say:

“A voice is just a voice until you add personality and a true understanding of what you are saying and why…  It’s the reason producers will choose one voice over another.”

Break down the copy you are given. Look at it from the producer’s and writer’s point of view. Figure out who the target audience is. Determine why your style/voice has been asked to audition the copy. Then, deliver the script in the most effective way to promote interest in the product. If you do it, you will book the jobs!

NOTE: Not for children or teens. Limited to 15. If necessary, time will be extended to 3:30pm.

Come and learn this important information!

 

One Day Only | Saturday, 1 – 3 pm
September 8

 

Register online.

 

 

Beginning Voice-Over

September 25, October 2, and October 9

Taught by Della Cole

As head of the voice-over department with one of Atlanta’s top agencies, Della enjoyed booking talent for this challenging and fun area of the business. We’ve all heard the voice behind the TV commercial, or the radio spot that compels us to buy that product! It sounds so easy when we hear it, but the fact is… it takes practice. 

This workshop, limited to 14 students, introduces you to the tools and techniques of voice-over. In this 3-week class, you will learn:

     • Microphone technique
     • Enunciation and delivery (bring it off the page-deliver in ideas)
     • Reading with inflection to sound natural and conversational 
     • Pacing and how to approach the different styles of commercials

 

3 Weeks – Tuesdays, 7-10 pm
September 25, October 2 & 9

 

Register online.

 

 

Intro to On-Camera ActingNovember 1, 8, and 15

Taught by Bob Harter

 

 

A great opportunity for beginning actors to learn the fundamentals of slates, script analysis, camera technique, and connecting moment-to-moment in a scene. In this introductory course you will learn some of the vital elements needed for on-camera acting:

     • Get an overview of the on-camera acting process
     • Deal with nerves and let go of inhibitions
     • Explore on-camera vs. stage acting
     • Work on-camera every class!

Class is limited to 14 students and all will work on-camera. This intro class will prepare you for the two 8-week courses that follow:
On-Camera Acting I and On-Camera Acting II.

 

3 Weeks – Thursdays, 7-10 pm
November 1, 8 & 15

 

Register online.

 

ONGOING Film/TV Audition Class 7-10pm MONDAYS

Taught by Bob Harter with guest instructors

Strengthen your skills and explore your creativity with other experienced actors. Film and TV has definitely come to Georgia! This means our audition skills have to be sharp and ready to go for those last minute castings. Cold reading is a skill every actor should have. In this class, we’ll work on different styles of reads each night, so whether it’s dramatic or comedic–episodic, sitcom or feature film, you can go in the room with confidence. Don’t fear that last minute script. Have fun and enjoy your audition.

• Discover audition do’s and don’ts
• Find out what it takes to get callbacks and book more jobs
• Stay sharp and prepared for auditions and for the job
• Practice and reinforce your skills as an actor
• Tackle challenging material and explore it in-depth
• Experience the benefits of an ongoing workshop
• Don’t fear that last minute script

Class limited to 14. Surprise visits by directors, casting directors, and agents.
Ongoing – Mondays, 7-10 pm

 

Register online.

 

Ever dreamed of sending huge crowds into fits of laughter, having killer stage presence, and knowing what it takes to make money being funny? Now’s your chance! 

Nationally acclaimed comedian Josh Harris from NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity, Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes, and Dave FM’s Atlanta’s Funniest Person Finalist shows you how to “find your funny” in this 8-week stand-up comedy class!

Here’s what you get:

• Learn how to craft a joke
• Find your unique comedic voice
• Create a hilarious original comedy set
• Develop confidence and killer stage presence
• Perform in a live Graduation Show at a sold out comedy club of
• friends and family!

Students will receive:

• DVD of Graduation Show! (Available for purchase end of class)
• Stand up comedy worksheets
• A list of all the clubs and open Mics in Atlanta!
• A free hug from Josh (You’re Welcome)
8 Weeks – Mondays, 7-10 pm
October 22 – December 10

 

KIDS & TEENS FALL SESSION

September 8 thru December 15

 

 

Kids & Teens have fun while learning to perform on-camera and on stage! Each child or teen learns the fundamentals of acting in a supportive environment. Developing at their own pace, they explore the art and craft of acting!
• Fun and fast-paced with expert guidance
• Scripts & improv games geared to excite and challenge
• Great training for the real world of TV, film, and theatre
• Builds confidence, enhances self-esteem
• Improves reading skills
• Free Parking and Handicapped Facilities
• Visits by top Atlanta talent agents and casting directors!

 

SPACE IS LIMITED.  For more info or to register online:

 

KIDS

TEENS

05
Sep
12

acting class with Neko Parham