USD $200.00
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USD $200.00 / workshop

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San Francisco Bay Area Medical Schools (like Samuel Merritt and Stanford) are expanding their outreach right now to find racially and ethnically diverse actors from the community to play Standardized Patients to help train future Doctors, Physician Assistants and Nurses.

“Mary provides a positive learning environment where I was able to practice the necessary skills required for the job. Mary is highly qualified, knowledgeable, personable & eager to give you the tools you need to be successful. I highly recommend this class to anyone who thinks they may be interested in becoming a Standardized Patient! Teresa L
This is a great opportunity for actors to use your acting and improv skills to earn extra income and do a good deed! Train to be an SP, a Standardized Patient, and become the "test" for future Doctors, P.A’s and Nurses. This 2 week workshop will cover memorizing a character, learning how to be “standardized”, how to give constructive feedback to medical students and how and where to find jobs. Schools are looking for an accurate representation from our local community, especially in the following areas: racially and ethnically diverse actors, those 20-40 years old, Spanish and/or Chinese speakers, and LGBTQI . This workshop and future work, is great for all levels, especially beginners. It is an excellent way to learn how to be natural and conversational in your deliveries while honing your improv skills.
Course of 2 classes. Monday October 21st and 28th. 7-9pm. $200.00
Please read cancellation policy under FAQ's on main page.

Date & Time : 21/10/2019 07:00:00 PM
Class Duration: Date display reads day/month/year. 2 hours. Monday October 21st & 28th.
Instructor: Mary Windishar
Background: Mary Windishar has been an SP for more than 12 years at institutions including UCSF, Stanford, UC Davis, Samuel Merritt, and Touro University. She’s also taught these skills for years at the Inland Northwest Theater Arts Festival in Spokane, Wa. She also teaches voice acting at SF Acting Academy and makes her living as an actor and announcer. Check out her website at
1050 Sansome Street 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 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.

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