This class is not for beginners. Previous acting training and experience are required.
Gain On-Camera Comedy Confidence in your SitCom auditions & bookings!
Dates: Tuesday, April 12th, 19th, 26th, & May 3rd, 2016
Location: Envision Studios - 60 Madison Avenue, Suite 601,
New York, NY 10010
Cost: $425 (10 spots)
Ages 13 and up are welcome!
In this 4-week, Comedy Technique SitCom course, we will concentrate on multi-camera SitCom scripts that will give you the tools to master The Rules of Comedy, Cold Reading skills, On-Camera Auditioning technique, and an invaluable Comedy Script Analysis strategy. By learning multi-camera SitCom technique, you'll then be able to extend your newly-found skills into a variety of comedy mediums. Various homework assignments will aid in your understanding of comedy and SitCom TV shows.
You'll also receive some basic acting technique tools and exercises that will simplify your moment-to-moment listening and keep you on track emotionally with any scene in any genre.
Session 1 - In-depth Comedy Script Analysis & Cold Readings of short SitCom scenes with On-Camera Audition Technique. Analysis of professional SitComs.
Session 2 - Assigned SitCom scenes, as well as a deeper understanding of Comedy Script Analysis and the techniques learned in Session 1. On-Camera Audition Technique. Analysis of professional SitComs.
Session 3 - Assigned SitCom scenes, as well as Comedy Script Analysis and the techniques learned in Session 1. Discussion of Physical Comedy - double-takes, spit takes, and slow burns. Analysis of professional SitComs.
Session 4 - Assigned SitCom scenes, as well as Comedy Script Analysis and the techniques learned in Session 1. On-Camera Audition Technique. Analysis of professional SitComs.
Scenes are tailored to your strengths and are performed in an Audition-style with a single camera and a reader beside the camera. Your individual scenes are then uploaded and sent to you via Hightail.
You may cancel and receive credit up to 7 days before the start date of the class. However, within 7 days of the start date of the class, no credit will be issued. Due to the nature and structure of this class, you will not receive credit or be able to make up any portion of this class for any reason if you cancel or miss a class after the start date.
Having provoked hilarity this year as 'Masha' in Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike on a 3-theatre U.S. tour in 2015, as well as 'Mary Contadi' in Seinfeld’s “The Baby Shower”, Empty Nest, The Golden Girls, Blossom, The Hannigans, Babes, Spin City, along with laying on the drama in HBO’s Mildred Pierce, 7 Law and Orders, many other roles on primetime TV, films (6 films in 2015), and theatre, including Star Trek TNG, The Barrow Street Theatre’s Orson’s Shadow, plus 8 years as Shannon O’Hara McKechnie on As the World Turns, (with an M.F.A. in Acting from Cornell University and a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of California/Santa Cruz,) MAGGIE REED – YOUR SITCOM COACH, has the acting chops and 15 years of teaching know-how to help guide you to your best, most comedic or dramatic actor-self on-camera, on-set, and on stage. She is the top teacher in the NYC area who specializes in teaching Situation Comedy acting and camera technique, both multi-camera and single-camera for TV and films. Visit www.TheMargaretReed.com for more.