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02

TUE
Voice Over I w/Bob Michaels
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

This class is widely known as the VO-101 of our area. The class is wildly popular, having even brought in students from other states who seek to learn the art of VO from one of the most skilled and prolific performers in our area. Many talent agents also send their people to train with Bob. The reason is simple. Bob is one of the most detail oriented, technique-centric instructors that you could ever hope to meet. His brand of training grew from his intense dissatisfaction in his own educational experience. In most forms of VO training, the instructor gives the student a script, and then expects them to study it and perform it without any explanation of what they should be trying to achieve or how to achieve it. Bob's training is all about that missing information.
In VO-1, you will spend five weeks learning the most important facets of the art and business of voice-over, such as VO Style, Voice Culture, Relationships of Sound and Meaning, Script Analysis, Script Forms, Practice/Improvement Techniques, Studio Survival, Home Studio Info, Demos, Agents, Auditions, Marketing, and much, much more. There is copy reading in four of the five sessions, and students must download and review their sound recordings as a homework assignment each week

Class fee $300
Starts Aug 5th ends Sept 2
SEP

04

THU
Adult Summer Session Week 8
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Improv make-up (original date Aug 14th)
SEP

06

SAT
The Look that BOOKS!
11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
The Look That Books!!
A Make-Up Session with the Make-Up Maven
Donatelle Mascari

Whatever your education or talent...
Your face and your headshot are your moneymakers. Your headshot and/or video are "the remains" of your audition, what is left for casting directors, producers and directors to consider.
That shutter nanoclick...or the video audition...encapsulates your talent and your education.

DONATELLE MASCARI, the MAKE-UP MAVEN, Dallas' best known, best-loved makeup artist in every media will tell you step-by-step how to get the look that's "YOU...but BETTER"

The first part of the class answers questions relevant to everyone who wants a good photograph of any kind, wishes to present well at go-sees, performs or auditions on video, or acts in black box or any relatively close range theatre.

Headshot info and tips on what to wear/what not to wear wardrobe, jewelry, hair, necklines, makeup. THE LOOK THAT BOOKS is the focus. The difference between close-up and distant shots in every media.
The second part of the class answers questions more pertinent to women; how to get the best eye, lip, contour (if needed). In-depth discussion with hands-on tips discussed per individual need. You will learn how to shape brows and the use of eyeliner to shape and enlarge eyes.

You don't want to miss this interactive presentation with a veteran pro who works daily in every media.

Session fee $40 for STAGE members/ $50 for non members does not include membership.
Youth Improv w/Wendy Pennington Ages 9-16
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Beginning Improv for teens with actress Wendy Pennington-Smith. Why Improv? Improv teaches you to adapt, being ready for the unexpected and able to adapt on the spot. Improv develops confidence, creativity, cooperation and strengthens speaking and listening skills. These skills are used in every Audition and Performance from your beginning to your seasoned actor. Students will enjoy this 4 hour beginning workshop as they learn and laugh using Improv exercises and games. Don't miss this low cost opportunity.

IMPROV: It's Only The Beginning. ;)


Class fee $20 for members/$50 for non-members includes 1-year Youth membership.
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10

WED
Scene Study w/John S. Davies
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Scene Study, a 5-week intensive study of a 5-7 minute contemporary theater scene.
Includes analysis (beats; use of language; character intentions; moment to moment actions), rehearsal (putting the analysis into action) and performance for a small invited audience. If you consider yourself a 'film' actor, this will stretch your skills, making film scenes seem easy by comparison. If you're any kind of actor who hasn't had challenging work lately, this will get you back in the saddle and give you very necessary preparation. If you're a beginner with some training, this class will help you put the training to use and prepare you to work.

Class fee $160
SEP

11

THU
Adult Summer Session Bonus Week 9
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Bob Michaels - One Evening VO Copy Read
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13

SAT
Youth On Camera Skills w/Sharon Garrison
10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
On-Camera Skills for Young Actors Ages 9-16
w/actor-producer-coach Sharon Garrison
Saturday, September 13th
10:30a-3:30p

This is a one-day, fast-paced Acting Intensive and Professional Prep Workshop for beginning and intermediate actors ages 9-16. (OK for advanced, too! A great workout since we will videotape and analyze audition scenes and monologues.) Focusing on developing and fine-tuning basic AUDITION/PERFORMANCE skills (emphasis on film and TV auditions and performance) - participants learn tips and techniques to help them DELIVER A GREAT PERFORMANCE UNDER PRESSURE. We will also address the video audition process for casting directors and agents across the country.
Parents are invited into the class for the final half-hour (Saturday, 3-3:30p) for a Q&A on the opportunities and challenges of working in the industry, how to help your child cope with audition pressure, and tips on nurturing your child's career with positive, productive and healthy reinforcement.

10:30a-12:30p
Script Analysis; Making Choices that Tell the STORY;
Preparation and Research; Controlling Nerves; Defining Expectations;
Creating Vivid and BELIEVABLE Characters.
12:30p-1:00p
BREAK – pack a lunch that’s fun and healthy. (Water and juice provided.)
1:00p-3:00p
Bringing your Character to Life; Memorization tools; In-the-room Audition Etiquette; Playing to the Camera; Listening Skills; Taking Direction/Making Requested Adjustments.
3:00p-3:30p
Q&A with Participants and Parents

Don't miss this terrific opportunity to practice the skills you need to be successful in auditions. See you there!

Are YOU ready for your CLOSE-UP??

Class fee $125 for STAGE members
$160 for non-members, includes a 1-year youth membership to STAGE
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Sharon Garrison offers one of the most sought-after taping and audition coaching services available in our area. A working TV and film actor (DROP DEAD DIVA, SALEM, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, PITCH PERFECT 2) as well as acting teacher and coach

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16

TUE
Voice Over I w/Bob Michaels
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

This class is widely known as the VO-101 of our area. The class is wildly popular, having even brought in students from other states who seek to learn the art of VO from one of the most skilled and prolific performers in our area. Many talent agents also send their people to train with Bob. The reason is simple. Bob is one of the most detail oriented, technique-centric instructors that you could ever hope to meet. His brand of training grew from his intense dissatisfaction in his own educational experience. In most forms of VO training, the instructor gives the student a script, and then expects them to study it and perform it without any explanation of what they should be trying to achieve or how to achieve it. Bob's training is all about that missing information.
In VO-1, you will spend five weeks learning the most important facets of the art and business of voice-over, such as VO Style, Voice Culture, Relationships of Sound and Meaning, Script Analysis, Script Forms, Practice/Improvement Techniques, Studio Survival, Home Studio Info, Demos, Agents, Auditions, Marketing, and much, much more. There is copy reading in four of the five sessions, and students must download and review their sound recordings as a homework assignment each week

Class fee $300

starts Sept16 ends Oct 14th
Announcements
STAGE's Normal Business Hours

These are our posted hours AS OF MARCH 5, 2012.  PLEASE Call before you come down in case we are not able to be here at these times:

Monday 11a-6p*

Tuesday  CLOSED

Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm*

Thursday Noon to 6p*

Friday CLOSED

Saturday 10 am to 3 pm Sue Ellen Love, STAGE intern on site

Sunday CLOSED

*Jeff Fenter Operations Manager on site

TUES/FRI/SUN  By appointment only if you need a rental on those days.

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ElizaBeth Bontley, John S. Davies and Lynn Metrik have created short videos that tell a bit about the classes that they teach here at STAGE.  Take a moment and take a look!

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STAGE has perusal scripts to help our members prepare for auditions and call-backs. These scripts are for members only and cannot be taken from STAGE.

 

What's Playing Where, When and Theatre Stories

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        ALL classes @ STAGE are for Adults (16 and up).  If it is a Youth acting class, the age will be specified and "YOUTH" will be in the title of the class.   

 

Don't see the class you want on the class schedule?  Call us and start an interest list, we are always eager and open to ideas for new classes.  When we have interest from enough students, we'll float a class!!   

When enrollment minimums are not met, classes are canceled so please call 214-630-7722 to register ASAP!  Credit cards are required to register for class and will be charged when the minimum is met for that class.  You must be a member to take classes @ STAGE. ;o) 

LisaAnne Haram

Education Coordinator

S.T.A.G.E. Address: 1106 Lupo Dr Dallas, 75207

 


   What people are saying about our classes:

 
Jeanne Everton's "Auditioning for TV Commercials" -
"I admire Mrs. Everton's passion, laugh, wisdom and great soul"
"Jeanne is a great instructor.  She's knowledgeable and a good mentor.  That's why I took her class for a 2nd time!"
"This class was very beneficial...about the making of a TV commercial"
"Outstanding class, Jeanne Rocks!!"
"I auditioned for a commercial recently,and the techniques I learned from Jeanne's "Auditioning for Commercials" class were instrumental in helping me land the part. Knowing I was really ready for the audition, thanks to Jeanne, gave me the confidence I needed."
 
Jeanne Everton's PRAU:
 
"Her broad and extensive knowledge of the industry combined with a practical approach to getting the job is truly a 1-2 punch!  Loved it!
"This class was so full of information, I want more! "
"Excellent content and well presented"
 
Beth Bontley Beginning Acting:
 
"...Beth is very qualified and I'm learning the craft of acting."
"This class has been great...I have a great appreciation and a new understanding about acting."
"...Great learning experience."
 
Gail Cronauer Acting on Camera:
 
"Great class.  Gail is very good and keeps things fun."
"...the instructor was very knowledgeable..."
"Excellent instructor!"
 
John S. Davies Film Auditioning:
 
"This guy is great."
"Like the small class environment"
"John was so great and really simplified the audition process and took a lot of my anxiety out of it.  I loved that the class was small."
"Love it"