(Date display reads day/month/year)Supplemental income for actors! This class is great for all levels."Mary offers practical experience and tools that introduce you to the Standardized Patient subject matter. These tools and techniques will also improve your overall acting skills. Well worth your time and effort .” w.lottMedical schools hire actors to play Standardized Patients. In fact, requests for standardized patients have gone up 41% in recent years, according to Samuel Merrit University at a recent SP Orientation. As an SP, you are given the back story of a patient, symptoms such as burning, grabbing pressure or a horrible headache, and taught how to help doctors-to-be improve their skills. After being trained, you improvise with med students who are practicing their diagnostic and treatment skills, or being tested on their expertise and bedside manner. Learn how to do this one-on-one acting, and to remember enough about the encounter to give students helpful feedback. Also, find out who is hiring (UCSF, Stanford, etc) and how to win jobs.Part 1: Learning a case, creating the character, evaluating the med studentPart 2: Providing feedback to the medical student and keys for getting jobsCourse of 2 classes. Mondays January 28th and February 4th. 7-9:30pm. $200.00"Absolutely rewarding work that improves your actor listening skills. And Mary is the best" paul g.
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 Commercial – Voice Over- Acting Fundamentals – Audition Techniques and offers classes for actors of all ages and all 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 by connecting our school to the industry. Over the years we have accomplished this in several ways: 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 the 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.