interested in a spot in the next original project workshop?
Enrollment for the February-May 2022 Original Project Workshop is now open. Sign up for an interview now if you’d like to be considered.
THE ORIGINAL PROJECT WORKSHOP
ACTOR EXPERIENCES IN THE PROGRAM
A brand new acting class to develop + perform
challenging, original material.
Most of the time working on a TV series we actors are the last to see the script. Then, it’s cram time. Sarah has been my go-to life line when it comes to ‘what the heck…’ scenes/scripts that I have one or two days to prepare for. Her exercises have made me a better listener, more confident and an all around more relaxed actor. I could literally not do my job if she wasn’t so good at hers.
BLUE BLOODS, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, FRANCES HA
WHAT IS THE ORIGINAL PROJECT WORKSHOP?
I launched this brand new program as a powerful, fresh approach to helping actors level-up their craft in a major way. To me, there is nothing more exciting and fulfilling than telling compelling new stories with a group of passionate and committed actors while simultaneously catapulting growth and unlocking potential.
We start with play. We use improv, story exercises, writing assignments and character work to uncover important themes and storylines. We work with a guest artist inside a master class to reveal more possibilities. Then our Story Team pulls it all together into a final scripted piece, site-specific for Zoom, with roles written specifically for the actors. The characters are created to play to the actors’ unique strengths but also invite them to take on clear, craft-boosting challenges. Our projects are unique in their focus on using Zoom as a vital tool for our storytelling (vs totally ignoring the platform like many of the Zoom shows being done). We then use technique to break down the script and work to deeply explore, discover and play using the new material in class. We produce a final project and invite industry guests as well as peers, friends and family to attend.
- Remind yourself of the joy of acting and stay connected to the real actor in you
- Get the structure and accountability you need to give acting your all
- Ditch the shame of inaction and get your work in front of an audience
- Deepen your craft and grow your confidence
- No type-casting here, work on a role written specifically for you + from you
- Experience more artist to artist connection with your cast-mates
- Use your recorded class project as a strong, current work sample to open more doors
wanna do the next one?
Enrollment for the February-May 2022 Original Project Workshop is now open. Sign up for an interview if you’d like to be considered. Passion, commitment and a desire to grow a must!