SEPT 16 – 6 WEEK TV COMEDY MASTER CLASS BEGINS
This class is offered in ongoing 6-week sessions and is aimed at actors who have a solid foundation in acting.
You will learn and hone:
- The secret to comedic timing
- Physical comedy
- Stillness in comedy
- Multi-cam vs. single cam
- Text analysis for comedy
- Creating a character organically
The class is structured so that two hours will be spent putting up scenes (everybody gets up to work at least once per class), and one hour will be focused on innovative exercises designed to hone your comedic skills. i.e. Analyzing text from prime time comedy scripts and then viewing the shows in class.
Location: Miracle Mile
To register send resume and video if available to: info (at) michaeldcohen (dot) com
MAY 30-31 ON CAMERA ACTING BREAKTHROUGH WEEKEND
Two transformational days that will change your craft
Saturday, May 30th- Sunday, May 31st, 2015
10 am – 6pm
Elephant Theatre, Hollywood
“In working with Michael I booked a large film role, an episode of Shameless, and Murder In The First, and my call back rate went up considerably. Michael has an innate gift to push you past what you think you are capable of, meet you where you are creatively and hold the space for you to be free. If you want to book jobs, run to his class.” - Missy Hairston, Actor (How I Met Your Mother)
This weekend is inspiring, fun, challenging and honest. You will have the support, safety and structure for you to identify and transform blocks to expressing your brilliance.
You will also hone your skills in:
* Audition preparation
* Text analysis (comedic and dramatic)
* Finding the rhythm & pacing of a scene
* Nailing the jokes in sitcoms
* Making characters truthful, funny and organic
* Bringing specificity to every moment
* and much more…
Using assigned scenes from TV comedies and dramas, you will work on camera twice per day and come away with a digital copy of your scenework.
$245 if registered by May 10
$275 after May 10
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST EMAIL: info (at) michaeldcohen (dot) com
APRIL 21 – THE ART OF SPECIFICITY
THE ART OF SPECIFICITY: How to Make Your Auditions Stand Out
How do you set yourself apart in an audition? How do you serve the text while still making bold choices? We all want the casting director and producers to see the unique contribution we can make to a role. But sometimes our efforts take us away from the story being told, or we stay general because we’re just not sure how to make it our own, or worse, we think we’re being specific when we’re not. This seminar will help you assess your own process and give you new tools to meeting a role’s need for specificity. You will learn to find hidden clues in the script, use your uniqueness to create specific characters, and discover ways to be even more present in the audition. Participants can bring in a comedic or dramatic scene or monologue of their choice to possibly work at the front of the room.
THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE TO SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS
LOCATION: James Cagney Boardroom, SAG-AFTRA, 5757 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
TIME: 7pm - 9pm Tuesday, April 21st