JUNE 15th – SPECIFICITY: CREATING MOMENTS THAT BOOK WORK – AFI

SPECIFICITY – CREATING MOMENTS THAT BOOK WORK

Saturday, June 15th

11 noon – 2:00 pm

Mark Goodson Screening Room (MGSR), American Film Institute, Hollywood

Limit 136 students (not all will work)

We often try to be unique and creative as actors, but the most effective way to book work is by accessing our authenticity and creating full, memorable moments one after the other. This workshop, taught by Michael D. Cohen, will invite advanced-level actors to work at the front of the room to hone their specificity in scene work and auditions. Beginner/intermediate level members are encouraged to attend and observe. 

Open to members of the SAG-AFTRA Conservatory

 

JULY 20TH – TV COMEDY AT THE AFI

Michael will be teaching as part of the SAG-AFTRA Conseervatory Summer Intensive.

Acting in and Auditioning for TV Comedy with Michael D. Cohen 
Do you want to add more television comedy credits to your resume? Instructor Michael D. Cohen applies his unique holistic approach to comedy to help you bring your unique truth, aliveness and playfulness to your work. Learn specific techniques for analyzing a scene for comedy, nailing the jokes, tone and pacing, creating characters and make acting choices that respect the writers yet make you stand out in the casting session. This is a hands-on workshop in which a few members will be asked from the audience to work at the front of the room.

You may bring a comedic monologue or a prepared scene from film or TV if you wish to volunteer.