Ongoing Activated Actor Scene Study Class
Natalie Roy, Actress, Author, Creator of the Activated Actor Technique, C.R.E.A.T.E Co-Founder
“Where method meets the muse”
Dates: Mondays, May 6th , Sunday, May 19th, and Monday, May 27th
Location: 15 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001
limited to 12 students
Activated acting is acting with courage, vulnerability and awakened confidence. When choices come from a combination of understanding story and your place within it, as well as your own personal worldview and emotional resonance your work changes. Learn to listen to your intuition and your "Inner Muse" to move your performance to the next level. Learn how to connect with your body, your mind, your emotions while carving out your interior landscape in each scene to bring forth a truthful, authentic expression. This scene study class works with the basics of script analysis week one, moving into presence and authenticity week 2, and then taking all of that into the audition experience week 3.
In this ongoing class, actors will be paired with a partner and asked to find a film/TV scene together they wish to work on for the first two weeks.
The third week actors will prep as if going in to audition for their role.
Scenes can be scripts from film or television.
Scenes should be 3-4 pages in length and if longer actors are encouraged to make internal cuts.
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.2
Natalie Roy, Actress, Author, creator of the Activated Actor technique, C.R.E.A.T.E Co-Founder
Natalie Roy is an actress, author, creator of the Activated Actor technique, and C.R.E.A.T.E Co-Founder. She has performed across North America on stage and screen and has appeared in such projects as: The Affair, Law and Order: SVU, The Detour, Power, The Following, Being Erica, Murdoch Mysteries and in two films directed by award winning director Sidney Furie. Natalie authored her first book: 30 Years, 30 Lessons several years ago and has since collaborated on The I’mPossible Project and the upcoming CREATE Book: Let’s Play! Natalie is a 500 hour certified Yoga Teacher and a meditation teacher specializing in Visualization technique, positive psychology for actors, the Yoga Sutras and taking ancient Eastern philosophy and practices and bringing them into the audition room and onto set. Natalie is passionate about bringing together the practices and techniques of meditation, mindfulness and “learned optimism” with the artistic process. Natalie Co-Founded C.R.E.A.T.E to do just that. “Nothing makes me happier than creating and seeing others live a life they love, doing the same. My career and life transformed when I began using holistic tools in my creative projects and process. It is my deepest passion to empower other artists to learn how to do the same. These tools are a game changer. They are the foundation for a career of longevity, success and joy.”
- Natalie Roy. WWW.NATALIEROY.COM
Check out Natalie's recent interview in Indieactivity!
Natalie is an amazing teacher. I got so much out of this class, but as much as anything, it reminded me that acting is a joy and a gift. The class is a gift to all of us that are striving to be our best version of ourselves as actors.
"It’s been a whirlwind of a week and tbh i have to give a ton of credit here. At the start of the month I signed up for Natalie Roy’s Activated Actor class (which I loved every moment of). After my very first class of it I brought my notes from class to a self tape for a really cool project with Dani Baum at 660 studios (she’s amazing if you need a self tape done). Fast forward to Friday night when I got an email that my agent needed an updated reel for the same project. I sent it and on Monday the casting director (who I’ve never met before) told my agent that he loved my self tape and reel so much that production was FLYING ME TO LA TO READ. This has never ever happened to me and I have to be honest that Natalie opened me up as an actor so much to bring out the performance I gave in that tape. I’m in the running for a lead in a feature because I did the work and had my materials locked and loaded. Jen Rudolph is not lying in the slightest, it’s about the work and the marketing. I’m living proof of that. I only felt that I had to give credit where credit was due because without these three incredible women I would have never gotten to this point. Thank you to them and this incredible community for all the support. It’s only up from here!!!"
- Logan Riley Bruner
I just finished Natalie Roys class with an incredibly talented group of actors. I am in awe of Natalie and her passionate approach to teaching. I'd watch her face light up when someone had a breakthrough or pushed themselves to new levels. She GENUINELY cares and takes pleasure in seeing her students activate the part of themselves that is in desperate need of activation and nurture. She has helped me so much in such a short amount of time that I am beyond grateful to her and those who were in my class. I want to keep playing!
- Kaylan Pedine
I finished Natalie Roys three-week Activated Actor class last night and wanted to let everyone know how fantastic it was. If you've been looking for a scene-study class that will immediately get you off the age, out of your head and into the truth of the circumstance, that is it. Such an empowering and innovative experience! Natalie is such a gifted teacher and every actor in the class blew me away. Namaste!
- Marcela Cuadrado
I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying your class. For so long I have felt so uninspiring with acting and have thought about giving up. You have brought so much joy back into acting for me and I am so so grateful for you and your magic! Feeling so inspiring from you and your energy and cannot wait to learn even more from you! Can't wait for sunday!!!
- Victoria Ciano
Natalie Roy's Activated Actor class was magic. It was the joy of rehearsing, playing, and trusting, culminating into the ultimate audition experience. The first two weeks you will explore the biggest and smallest parts of you as an actor and learn a valuable lesson in letting go. The third week you will witness the magic of playing and trusting your instrument in a way that you haven’t since childhood while in an audition setting. We have forgotten the stories we want to tell, we have forgotten why we act, and Natalie’s class will not only remind you but also awaken something new inside you. Prepare to be inspired, prepare to be changed forever. Jen Rudolph thank you for joining us the final night and for giving Natalie the freedom to create this class, it is so important. Thank you Logan Bruner for your amazing soul and ability to give without restriction, what a gift to have you as our reader. Finally, I’m thankful for the perfect receiving, professional, kind, and talented group of actors that I had the honor of sharing the space with. Your talents know no bounds and I look forward to watching each and every one of you succeed!
- Yesi Rodriguez
So, it’s been two days since Natalie Joy's activated actor class finished and I am still trying to find the right words to describe what I personally experienced and what I witnessed my fellow actors accomplish. MIND-BLOWING If you haven’t taken this class you MUST – do it for your inner artist! Natalie has a special ability to create a safe, loving environment for actors to explore their skills and uniqueness. This class reminds you why you chose this journey, and why this journey chose you. I witnessed such incredible growth and talent from the brave group of actors I had the privilege of meeting. It was beyond inspiring and definitely transformed my work as well as theirs. Natalie, Thank you so much for this experience!! I can’t wait for the alumni classes…and to see all of you loungers in one very soon!
- Mary Ashley
Natalie’s Activated Actor Class blew my mind. It was a zillion times more than I ever imagined it to be. Not only did I personally have a HUGE emotional life/acting breakthrough, I got to witness so everyone else go through breakthroughs as well. Everyone was fearless, bold and ready to conquer their insecurities. This wasn’t a normal acting class. The level of passion and specific attention Natalie gave to everyone was remarkable. She is a truly gifted teacher and it is an honor and privilege to work with her. If there is anything that blocks you in your acting or sabotages you or if you just want to grow in your craft, this is a must take class. I can’t wait to do an Alumni Class!!!
- Kelly Kozakevich
Natalie Roy's Activated Actor class is AWESOME! Natalie is kind, generous and so insightful. She targeted everyone's need for growth and/or class and personal objectives with laser precision and cleared the way for each of us to grow in a safe and fun environment. Each week looks at a different aspect from initial script analysis to audition practice. Everyone receives individual attention and training in a fun, relaxed environment. Everyone, and I mean everyone, grows as an actor in this class. It is awe inspiring to watch and be a part of. We came together as strangers for the most part and left as a team ready to take on the world!Thanks Natalie! You are AWESOME! Magical! Kind and generous!
- Nick Kaye
Remember when you were a kid, and you would sprint to the playground, climb to the highest point you could find while watching the sand turn into a moat full of lava, but somehow your fortress turned into a fireproofed pirate ship while your friends became intergalactic-alien-zombie-pirates who wanted to take your treasure but you didn’t care because you had the powers to turn yourself into a dragon whenever you wanted? Yeah, remember how fun that was? Well, that’s the feeling I had the other night while attending Natalie Roy's Activated Actor class. That on top of her nerve work via Elevate has made a big difference. I had the chance to use it during a recent audition, and it left the casting director speechless. Thanks to Jen Rudolph for the recommendation, Activated Actor is indeed a gem, it’s exactly sely what I needed right now.
- Marcus Brandon
The past 3 weeks have been exhilarating. Finished Nat Roy’s Activated Actor film and television scene study class last night. I’m grateful for the major transformation and shifts I experienced in just 3 weeks. I was blessed to take this ride with some of the most talented, supportive, and amazing actors. Nat’s class opened me up to a world of possibilities. I’ve taken a bunch of classes and have a fair amount of training under my belt but this class was SPECIAL. Thank you Natalie Roy for not putting me in a box and most of all thank you for taking the time to SEE the real me. The past 3 weeks were priceless. Can’t wait to work with you again Natalie Roy
WOW! I am still reeling from last night's final ACTIVATE class with Natalie Roy. I've been battling a nasty cold and had a rough week physically, and that class was exactly what I needed! I feel unbelievably inspired, empowered and motivated. As if someone jolted me back into full-blown #sharkmode.
Seriously, guys... you NEED to sign up ASAP. Natalie's approach is brilliant yet totally accessible; her teaching style is wholly engaging and fun; she brings a depth and breadth of knowledge that's astonishing (especially for someone so young!), and the entire class was populated with tremendously gifted and generous actors who were a joy to witness. Her methodology can be easily and efficiently applied to any audition scenario, and I walked out of there feeling confident that I could slay any room.
I know it's hard when there's a plethora of classes and workshops we want to attend and we have limited resources, but I can honestly say it is 100% worth the investment... because that's what it is. An INVESTMENT... in you, your career, and the manifestation of your dreams. Thank you, Natalie for an amazing three weeks!
“I have been a part of the AGR community for two years. In that time, I have grown tremendously as an artist in workshops and classes. Although I spent most of my college years focused in theatre, I moved to NYC with a vision and drive for FILM/TV. Last year I began taking classes with Natalie Roy, an amazing teacher/actress/spiritual leader and yogi. She is a force when it comes to teaching. Bringing out elements in your craft you never thought possible. In the last year, I have laughed, cried, and everything in between during group work and one on ones. She has a way of making you feel like all your hard work is going in the right direction. A gift? 100 percent. It’s very hard to find a teacher you connect with and Natalie is just that. She is always there for you. A few weeks ago, I had an audition for my first SAG-AFTRA film that I felt completely right for. I used all my techniques from her classes, and was very present in the room. Just this weekend, I got the call that I booked the role! I AM OVER THE MOON. I have Natalie to thank because I wouldn’t be here without her. CHEERS TO AGR and to Natalie Roy. Also, Cheers to being #BookedandBlessed !!”
- Chrissie Capobianco
"I just took AWAKEN: The Activated Actor with Natalie Roy and would highly recommend! Taking a class with Natalie Roy is THE BEST thing I did for myself as an artist and actor. Taking a class with Natalie is like hanging out with one of your most favorite friends who doesn't judge you but instead champions YOU and shows you so seemingly effortlessly what exactly YOU need to bring your beautiful unique twist to the performance without pushing or over thinking. I have taken classes with some of the best teachers in NYC and while they were wonderful NONE felt as nurturing, safe and fun as Natalie's ACTIVATE. She showed me how to just drop into myself with such ease. She has the wisdom to connect your subconscious with your consciousness so that you are not in conflict with yourself as an actor. The transformations I saw in class were phenomenal, from using people's heart aches to joys, she tapped into whatever came up in the room and made it relevant. I can not praise Natalie enough, blown away by her and her ACTIVATE technique!"
- Sabrina Masci