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NOV 14TH – GROUNDLINGS – BRINGING AUTHENTICITY TO PERFORMANCE

Posted in Home Posts, Uncategorized, Workshops on November 14th, 2020 by Admin

Often the things that lump us into the “diverse” category are aspects of our being that haven’t always been celebrated in society. So then, how do we as performers in minority or marginalized groups show up fully in our work?  How do we find safety and freedom to be all of who we are as artists? […]

NOV 8 – ACTING CLASS FOR MEN OF TRANS EXPERIENCE

Posted in Uncategorized, Workshops on October 25th, 2020 by Admin

THE ART OF SPECIFICITY – An Acting Workshop for AFAB Actors who are of trans experience or non-binary Being of trans experience or non-binary, we know what it’s like to fight for authenticity.  This workshop will help merge what we know of our own authenticity with that of the characters we play. How do you […]

JULY 7-28 – TV/FILM SCENE STUDY

Posted in Uncategorized on June 26th, 2020 by Admin

4 Consecutive Tuesdays in June 7-9:30 pm Tuition: $230 for 4 classes or $65 drop-in Zoom Tele-Class Class is limited to 10 actors To Register: email info (at) michaeldcohen (dot) com    

JUNE 9 – ADVICE TO ACTORS WITH JORDAN GOLDMAN

Posted in Uncategorized on May 26th, 2020 by Admin

NOTE: This event is now on Tuesday, June 9th 3:00pm – 4:30pm PST Ever wondered how to get more screen time in your TV and film work? Emmy winning editor Jonathan Goldman has written a book about just that – “How to Avoid the Cutting Room Floor”.  On set, a director might miss nuances in […]

May 13 – In Conversation with Jasmine Gutierrez

Posted in Uncategorized on May 8th, 2020 by Admin

Zoom Wednesday, May 13th 7:00-8:30 PM PST Free! Jasmine Gutierrez has been working in casting for the last 8 years and with Margery Simkin and Orly Sitowitz for the last 3 years where she is a casting associate. Recent projects include the Avatar films and Star Trek: Discovery  series on CBS. Jasmine and Michael will discuss her projects, […]

April 14th – Bullock & Snow Casting

Posted in Uncategorized on April 9th, 2020 by Admin

A Conversation with Krisha Bullock & Jamie Snow, Bullock & Snow Casting Zoom Tuesday, April 14th 7:00-8:30 pm PST Michael will moderate a conversation with these two legendary casting directors about auditioning and booking roles in multi-cam comedies, particularly on Nickelodeon. Krisha Bullock is a multi-award winner and nominee with over 20 years of casting […]

April 13th – Zoom tele-class- Audition Technique

Posted in Uncategorized on April 9th, 2020 by Admin

This is a free class offered to members of Sycamore House LA, but anyone can tune in to audit! I’ll be working 3 scenes and focusing on audition technique. What’s cool about Zoom is that what we see is what the camera sees for an audition. Actors have already been selected to work, but don’t […]

NOV 9th – BOOKING ROLES IN TV COMEDY

Posted in Uncategorized on October 1st, 2019 by Admin

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, and make acting choices that respect the writers yet […]

OCT 26 & 27 – ACTING FOR DIRECTORS

Posted in Uncategorized on September 1st, 2019 by Admin

This weekend workshop will focus on acting technique and scenework as well as guidance on how to communicate the director’s vision to actors. It will give directors the opportunity to approach the work from an actor’s perspective and gain confidence in getting the desired performance from actors. We will cover: Languaging what you want Learning […]

OCTOBER 17th – THE ART OF SPECIFICITY: MAKING YOUR AUDITIONS STAND OUT

Posted in Uncategorized on July 20th, 2019 by Admin

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 […]