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Monday, April 24, 2017
ACTING 101: 6 Week Beginning Technique and Scene Study with Maggie Phillips, Professional Actress, Acting Teacher and Coach
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Acting begins with the ability to be your authentic self in the present moment. Maggie 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.
Maggie Phillips has been a working union actor (3 unions) and teacher for over twenty-five years. She has performed on stage, screen and behind the microphone. She has had the great good fortune to play many of Shakespeare's heroines, as well as O'Neill, Williams, Miller, Strindberg, among others, and has worked with new playwrights to develop their plays, primarily throughout the LORT system.
As a voice-over artist, she has been heard on scores of commercials for everything from retail to pharmaceuticals to automobiles to cosmetics. As a narrator, Maggie has worked for many clients, including The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, The Learning Channel, and Court TV. Promo clients include Lifetime, A&E, and Buena Vista's A.M. network lineup--Live with Regis and Kelly, The Wayne Brandy Show, The View, and General Hospital.
Maggie graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Theatre-Communications Education from Villanova University, coaches actors privately and has taught on the faculty of Baruch College (CUNY),University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University, Professional Performing Arts High School in midtown, the voice-over training facility Shut Up And Talk, and happily now at Actors Connection. Production work includes theatre, cabaret, corporate industrials and special events, as well as numerous voice-over demos.
Class size is limited to 14 to ensure personalized attention and plenty of time with each actor.
"I would recommend this class to any and everyone interested in acting."
"I just sat there and marveled at the way in which Maggie Phillips can coach any actor. She is a highly intuitive teacher and seems to know how to reach a student's vulnerability while supporting them."
"Maggie has a great sense of humor, and I like how she teaches by doing rather than lecturing."
"Maggie has a way with putting me at ease, and not feeling like I'm being judged. Instead, I feel she wants to help to make me a better actor."
"Maggie was engaging and personable. I love her as a teacher. She taught acting in an exploratory way. I learned how to relax and not think while acting."
"Maggie is an experienced teacher as well as actor, which make the classes lively and everything she explains makes sense."
"Maggie is an excellent teacher!"
-Isabel del Castillo
"Maggie is excellent and great at breaking down acting for a beginner to understand how to make choices and acting as doing (as opposed to feeling)."
"Maggie is great!"
"Maggie is amazing!
"Maggie is incredible and has been so amazing in guiding me!"
"Maggie was amazing!"
"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."
"Maggie Phillips is an awesome teacher. She has a warm and understanding personality, not to mention she's a tremendous listener. She wisely puts a strong emphasis on the internal side of acting, recognizing that the outside is merely a mirror of the inside. Lastly, Ms. Phillips is clear in her advice and gives us the confidence to know that quality acting is nowhere as close to as difficult as it may seem."
Monday, April 24, 2017 7:00 pm
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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.