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We are excited for our first online offering and this virtual workshop is available for anyone interested from London to LA.
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"Rolf brings an amazing imagination and creativity … which creates a relaxed, safe and professional atmosphere” Jake L.
No cameras. No lights. No recording. Just you and the play.
 When actors understand what the playwright/scriptwriter is saying, both broadly and specifically, it frees us to create while staying within the parameters of the story structure. Without this knowledge, 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 if when you know how to breakdown a play, cold readings of speeches and scenes 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
We’ll start with “A View From The Bridge” by Arthur Miller, a play that is absolutely relevant to today. The only prerequisites for this course are to have read the play before the first class and to have a copy with you. Rolf Saxon has been teaching this course for years in both London and San Francisco and we are thrilled to have it be our first online offering. Check out Rolf's bio at

“He taught me to trust my instincts, that everything is about choice … the final decision is something to be embraced and not afraid of.” Samantha G.

Course of 3 classes. Sundays June 7th-21st.  11am-1pm Pacific Time. $125.00

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Date & Time : 07/06/2020 11:00:00 AM
Class Duration: 2 hours. Sundays June 7-21st. 11am-1pm. Pacific time.
Instructor: Rolf Saxon
Background: Rolf Saxon (AEA, BAE, SAG/AFTRA) originally from the Bay Area, trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Working extensively in film, television and theatre including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Theatre Complicte, Chichester Festival Theatre and the Royal Court as well as the West End and regionally; working with, among others, directors Simon Curtis, Simon McBurney, Trevor Nunn, Matthew Warchus and actors Daryl Hannah and Gene Wilder. His film and television include over 25 films and three television series, working with Steven Spielberg, Brian De Palma, Tom Cruise, Vin Diesel, Tom Hanks, Dame Helen Mirren, Jonathan Pryce and Ryan Reynolds, among others. A director in both theatre and film himself, he has also been a private tutor and coach for over 20 years. As well as SFAA, he is a Professor at Ohlone College and teaches at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre here in the Bay Area while in London, he teaches and directs at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and the Academy of Live and Recording Arts.
ONLINE SAN FRANCISCO, California United States 94111
About San Francisco Acting Academy

The SF 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 in front of the camera and mic. All of our classes are held at Das Studio, home to Greg Cohen, Kristen Beck and Beau Bonneau Casting. Classes are taught using state of the art camera equipment and casting software, giving each actor a taste of the real world auditioning environment. And each student will have the opportunity to watch their progress on tape.

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