No cameras. No lights. No recording. Just you and the play."As an actor we often don’t get a lot of time with material before an audition. Having taken Rolf’s class, I feel more confident now in my ability to take a scene and quickly break it down and focus on the right things." A. Rogers When actors understand what the playwright/scriptwriter is saying, both broadly and specifically, it frees us to create while staying within the parameters of their story. Without this understanding, actors very often make wrong assumptions and end up with creative decisions that don’t fit within the story - and can actually end up working against the author’s purpose. In this class, together, you will learn how to recognize cues and clues in the author’s words, which will make you a better storyteller. And when you know how to breakdown a play, cold readings at auditions become much easier, more fun and, ultimately, more successful! This class is not only ideal for actors, but directors, producers and audience members as well. This online workshop also allows you to stay engaged with the craft and the people you love from the safety of your home. Our June class will feature: Amy Herzog's award winning play AFTER THE REVOLUTION a masterpiece that is absolutely relevant to today's America. When you sign up for the class, you’ll be provided with a copy. The only prerequisites for this course is to have read the play before the first class. Rolf Saxon has been teaching this course for years in both London and San Francisco and we are thrilled to be able to offer this popular class again5 classes over 6 weeks. There will be a break for the July 4th weekend. Monday June 7th-July 12th. $250.00
The San Francisco Acting Academy is a professional On Camera workshop school. Our mission: prepare actors to audition and work in the Bay Area acting market and connect those actors to the industry. Our comprehensive on-camera program includes Acting Fundamentals and Auditioning Technique for Commercials, Corporate Films, Television and Films. We offer classes for actors of all ages and experience levels. The San Francisco Acting Academy was founded in 2001 in collaboration with top casting professionals, actors and teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is our goal to provide the space for both new and experienced actors to hone their on camera skills and to make them more competitive in the SFBA market. We offer a variety of classes geared to prepare actors for the demands of auditioning and working in the challenging Bay Area Market. Our instructors are the best in the business; not only accomplished working actors and teachers, but casting session directors, television and radio producers and theater directors. They bring a unique perspective from both sides of the performance and casting process. Our class sizes are kept to a minimum, giving each student ample time with each instructor.