"What's Your Thing" is a think tank for honing in on each student's unique expertise and helping to nurture and brainstorm specific ways to transform that nugget of authenticity into a creative project. It's a workshop designed to engage students in personalized discussions about their respective ideas.
The goal of the class will be for an actor to leave with an active idea for a creative project of their own making that springs from the student's unique passion.
Date: Tuesday, September 6th 2016
Location: AGR, 15 West 28th Street, 9th Floor, NYC 10001
*limited to 10 students per class
Ages 13 and up
The first half of the class will focus on creative exercises to help you reach into your authentic experience for inspiration. The second half will focus on "the pitch" and how to translate raw inspiration into a concrete, consumable product.
This class will cover:
In a world in which people are obsessed with generating content for content's sake, we are more interested in helping to spawn content that comes from a more authentic and therefore more sustainable place.
Wait List Policy
If a class is sold out, you can sign up for a spot on the wait list.
If a spot opens, the wait list is notified via email and the spot is sold on a first come, first served basis.
If you do not get the spot, you do not need to rejoin the wait list.
We do not offer refunds, but we do offer credit. Cancellations must be made 7 days or more in advance of a class, event, or intensive in order to receive a credit. You can cancel the class online in our booking system or via email.
Unless otherwise noted, if you cancel within 7 days of the class, event, or intensive due to sickness or industry related work, we require a doctor's note or proof of work in order to issue a credit.
Cancellations within 24 business hours of the class, event, or intensive and/or no-shows will NOT be credited under any circumstance. For example, if your class is on Sunday, you must cancel before the end of business on Friday.
Amanda is a Queens NYC born and raised actor/writer/director. As an actor, she's worked in TV (Comedy Central's Broad City), film, theatre, commercial, and in voice over. She's an award winning filmmaker for her original short horror content, most notably her short "You Only Die Once". As a writer she's penned several short and full-length screenplays, a full-length horror novel, plays, entertainment articles, and monologues for actors. Her work has been featured on various websites, performed live, and won awards. She receives great joy from coaching actors and helping them find comfort and confidence in the room. She also coaches aspiring writers privately. To contact her about audition coaching and taping services at The Actor's Green Room please email her at Amanda@theactorsgreenroom.com or check out www.amandabgoodman.com for more info about her.
Lyssa Mandel is an actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Her self-produced live nostalgia talk show The Bitch Seat has been featured on This American Life, LA Weekly, The Village Voice, and TimeOutNY, among many others, and has been running monthly for almost three years at venues across the country, including The PIT (NYC), NerdMelt (LA), and Union Hall (BK). Theatrically, she has worked with LAByrinth, Rattlestick and The Public, among others. A perpetual student, she has trained at Northwestern University (BA), The Maggie Flanigan Studio, The PIT, UCB, and Annoyance. Past imperfect, present intense. More at lyssamandel.com.
"I just took the "What's Your Thing" class with Amanda and Lyssa, and the one word that keeps coming up for me is, "WOW"! I walked in with a couple of ideas and ended up expanding the way I was looking at them!!!Now, I have a lot of different things coming up that I would never have considered before, which is only leading me into even more areas that I now want to investigate.If you have an interest in bringing forth your own content, or don't know if you do, I have one question: Why are you holding yourself back? GET INTO THIS CLASS!!!! I can't thank Amanda and Lyssa enough with what they were able to help me bring forth, along with the invaluable approach!!!!
- Mark Hawk
Just wanted to say thank you again for such an eye opening experience in your class. Do I even call it a class? No, right? My therapist was quite pleased with how much I opened up to her the following day. Looking forward to developing more!
Thank you :-)"
- Jovis DePognon