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Michael H. Cole & Vince Pisani Team up to teach in Decatur!

Michael H. Cole has adapted Sanford Meisner’s method of “being in the moment” and Kinesiology into a highly successful unique and personal approach to auditioning and acting in both theatre and film. This intimate class will be an aggressive session for the working actor for both stage and film which will enhance your craft with strong affected personal choices through focused preparation and give you tried and true techniques for any role and every audition be it one line or pages of dialogue.

No showcases, no prepared scenes, no games, no busy work. Just a lot of hard work and study with focused personal attention and passion.

You will be …. put on camera regularly, use sides of all lengths from film & TV to commercial & industrial, create & shoot 1 minute actor’s slates for upload to your web profiles (ie. 800casting), be immersed in the Meisner Method, weekly hone your knowledge of the local and national status of the industry, become familiar with what to expect once you book the gig, develop techniques to respond instantly to redirects both in an audition and on a set, and

much much more.

Adult On Camera Auditioning Class particulars;

* Class size; 14 spots!

* Cost; $95 a month.

* Time & Length; Sunday afternoons from 3-6pm.

* Location; 4650 Flat Shoals Parkway, Decatur Ga. 30034. On the campus of Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church in their Edgewood Building. Go to the rear of the large lite beige w/ dark brown trim building & park next to the small playground. Enter thru the two dark brown doors. Turn right. We are the first door on the right.

* Work your Audition in class; You can choose to bring sides from an audition that you are having and

be put on camera working your audition as prep. This works for On Going as well as Drop In students.

* Drop-In option; If a space is open due to an On-Going student’s absence, pay only $35 to take their

spot for that Sunday for a workout. Email me to check availability.

* Contact info; & 404-561-5132

* For the theatre and film actor – Vince Pisani is teaching a Meisner class at the same time & location. Once a month, Vince & I will switch classes to offer our students each others strength, experience and perspective.


Michael has over 30 yrs. of experience in theatre and film. In 2002 edition of Who’s Who of American Teachers, he was honored for acting instruction. His film credits include Tyler Perry’s film Meet the Browns w/ Angella Bassett, Lynch Mob w/ Tony Darrow of the Soprano’s, Fate w/ Lee Majors, The Crazies, The Collection & TV in Magic Eye, Homeland, Teen Wolf, Past Lives, Drop Dead Diva, Army Wives, One Tree Hill, Meet the Browns, The Crossing & Hall Mark Hall of Fame’s Front of the Class. He is the Producing Artistic Director of a local theatre company in ATL & teaches workshops & privates for Atlanta agencies. Michael’s aggressive teaching style is driven by his passionate belief that every actor deserves a chance.


Vince Pisani has over 20 yrs. of experience in theatre and film. He is most recognized as the Keno Guy in Ga. Lottery’s Any Given Keno. He was the lead in PBS’s feature A Second Chance as well as BET’s Somebodies & The Game, Army Wives, Teen Wolf &

Atlanta Film Festivals My Redneck Brain Cell awarded “Best of the Fest”. An Atlanta acting coach & in house assistant casting for Houghton Talent where each week he puts hundreds of actors on tape. He is also the Managing Director of a local theatre company in ATL. As a teacher, he provides unique knowledge & perspective of actor, agency rep & on camera auditioning.


Script Analysis Class w/ Ashley LeConte Campbell

Script Analysis Workshop for Film and TV

Saturday, April 2 / 10a-5p / $100 / Atlanta

This workshop answers the question – “What are the things should I do when I get my sides/script?”….since we all know that memorizing our lines is NOT the answer! Our February workshop filled up quickly, so we are offering a second workshop in April!

This class is for seasoned actors who have been looking for a new class to help them continue to progress and stay sharp — and for newer actors who are still getting a foundation.

In this 7 hour workshop we will:
– Breakdown sides from Film/TV projects that have been shooting here in the South
– Review the elements of creating your character from clues in the script (objective, obstacles, environment, history, etc)
– Watch short video clips of LA casting directors/actors/coaches reiterating these exact techniques for creating a character and booking larger roles
– Participate in exercises throughout the day that put to use the things we are learning as the day progresses

The workshop’s host, Ashley LeConte Campbell, is an Atlanta actress who is currently training with Los Angeles acting coach Crystal Carson. Actors who have studied with Margie Haber, Crystal Carson, Ivana Chubbuck, or Larry Moss will recognize familiar themes.  This workshop has been put together from notes taken from these coaches’ classes, videos, books, etc., (and are not just Ashley’s personal opinions!), so it teaches many of the elements of creating characters that Los Angeles directors/producers expect to see in an actor’s audition and performance.

To register: Send payment via to the email address campbal at charter dot net (spelled out to prevent phishing) to reserve your spot. An email will be sent to you confirming that your spot in the workshop is saved. Location: Creative Studios, 500 Bishop St., NW, Atlanta, 30318. We will break for 1 hour for lunch. For ages 15 and older.

(We plan to take this workshop to other Southeastern cities outside the Atlanta area, too! If you have an interest in our coming to your city, please contact us at the email address above.)