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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
ACTING 101: 6 Week Beginning Technique and Scene Study with Pete Jensen, Award-winning Screenwriter and TV Writer, Director, Teacher, and Acting Coach
Acting begins with the ability to be your authentic self in the present moment. Pete will begin with imagination exercises and improvisation to help you be present, truthful, and therefore more compelling onstage or onscreen. You'll then work your way into text and performing scenes, covering the basics of scene analysis: discovering character, point-of-view, working off your partner, making it personal, finding objectives, and building up circumstances and emotional stakes.
These techniques will help you prepare for roles and auditions, and find your authenticity as an actor.
Pete Jensen is an award-winning screenwriter and TV writer, director, teacher, and acting coach. He holds an MFA in Film from Columbia University, where he studied theater with Anne Bogart. As an acting coach, he has helped actors and comedians book roles on TV shows such as Suburgatory, Law & Order, Gossip Girl, Party Down, and many others, as well as several independent films. He's currently in development with a TV pilot for cable TV.
Class size is limited to 14 to ensure personalized attention and plenty of time with each actor.
"Pete really worked individually with the students to find each of our strengths."
"Pete's a very caring teacher - patient and encouraging - and pushes each student to work through challenges/techniques."
"Pete's great at pushing you through to the other side."
"Pete is a wonderful instructor. He took the time with each of us and explored the scenes from many angles."
"The class is very hands on. Pete is extremely passionate."
"Pete was an awesome teacher!"
"I appreciate the fact that Pete is encouraging and motivates every actor regardless of their level of experience. I learned how to let go and embrace every new moment."
"I really like Pete's attention to detail. He gives great directions and suggestions. He challenges new actors on how to be present without feeling like a robotic actor. He's uber funny lol. And he is very passionate about his work."
"Pete Jensen is an amazing teacher. Everyone got a lot of time for their scenes and received very helpful feedback."
"I loved Pete. It was great!"
-Charity De Leora
"The teacher (Pete) set such a relaxed and comfortable tone. It enabled us as students to let go and lean into learning! Acting = listening!"
"Amazing teacher! The amount we learn in such a small amount of time. Extremely optimistic and helpful. Builds confidence in acting."
"I took this class to refresh the basics I learned a while ago. It was such a good idea! While I knew most of the concepts already, they made sense in a way they hadn't previously. Plus, it was a ton of fun!"
"Even coming into a 'beginner' class as a trained and professional actress, it was really enlightening to get back to basics. We covered several techniques and it really served as a great refresher course."
"Pete provides constructive feedback and leads the class in a positive manner -- no matter the actor's level of experience."
"The class was a great start for getting out of bad habits and into a more real experience while acting. Pete is very good at shaking things up and getting energy into an otherwise rigid routine."
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The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.