ongoing Activated Actor Scene Study Class: One day blowout
with natalie roy, Actress, Author, creator of the Activated Actor technique, C.R.E.A.T.E Co-Founder
“Where method meets the muse”
Date: Saturday, January 5th 2019
Times: 10AM - 6PM
Location: 15 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001
*multiple discounts cannot be combined
limited to 10 students
This is the Activated Actor Scene Study Class High Octane!
Perfect for out of town-ers who wish to learn the technique or for those hanging out this holiday season in the city. Learn the tools of how to read a breakdown, how to analyze a script, how to make smart, personal and specific choices that will set you apart and how to have confidence in your investigation of the story and the world you are stepping into. In the afternoon session get your PLAY on and get activated! Learn how to let you impulses and inner animating force open you up in new and deep ways. Learn to surrender your control and get back into the FUN of acting. Learn how to take all of this and integrate it into an audition process.
Perfect for those who have already studied this technique or who are brand new!!!!
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.
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!
Ok Dreamers...I am still processing the evening that was the Ultimate Audition Technique Seminar with WooWoo Goddess Natalie and the Sharktastic Jen!!! Each of us was treated with such a gentle ease and specific brand of grace from Nat before entering the room and once inside Jen let us have it with the conviction of a pro and the tools to far exceed all our own expectations! Their beautiful combination of grace and grit took all our performances to the next level and watching others was just as rewarding as being in the room! A definite MUST for all dreamers!! Thank you ladies for a wonderful and insightful evening of truth, professionalism and a wonderful glimpse into what we can become as artists when we trust ourselves enough to trust others with our gifts 💜✨💜 #TheAGRexperience
- Meredith Genesoni
Okay. Ready for another testimonial about last night's Jen and Natalie's Excellent Adventure called the Ultimate Audition Technique Class? It was such a special, enlightening, warm, nurturing, fun, inspiring evening - that I didn't want to see come to an end. (And - it almost didn't! Almost an all-nighter! Fabulous!) Here's the thing: we go to auditions - we do what we do - and the reaction can be whatever it's gonna be. So - we leave thinking whatEVER our crazy brains allow us to think. But - Jen took us through what casting directors ACTUALLY are thinking! And what they ACTUALLY NEED from us. There were no punches pulled! Sides were ripped up and shot out back! Illusions were punctured! And - lives were transformed. Seriously. That's not just me being effusive. (Althought there's that, too. I can help it, if I wanted to. I don't want to...) It was thrilling to see actor after actor - going in there and yes - I honestly was really impressed with EVERYONE's first read. #whatdoIknow? THEN - Jen did her thing - and WHAT??? Each person got the Magical Unicorn Deluxe Treatment - and their second and sometimes third take was WHOOSH - ASTONISHING! What Jen did in there with each actor was eye-opening - for all of us. Natalie laid fertile, luscious groundwork for each of us before we went in to be on-camera - by inviting us to share our dark, shaky, fears, illusions, and expectations - so we could just get in there to live in the moment. It was one of the most wonderful experiences - ever. Our fellow AGRtists - oh my GOD! SO much talent - so much heart! I've been at this a long time - and I love actors - but - what we have here at AGR is something so special. The generosity (JENerosity!)! It's palpable! And - I cannot recommend the experience highly enough. I didn't really do it justice here. It's the kind of thing we can talk about - but it's an experiential thing. One must experience it to benefit from it. My deep, heartfelt gratitude to Jen Rudolph. Yeah - we call her a magical unicorn, a goddess, a shark. She's all that. She also has one of the most loving hearts and beautiful spirits I've ever come across. You think anyone else out there is doing this? You think anyone else out there would take the time and energy to nurture, adjust, encourage, fine-tune EACH one of us - even when we went into overtime? It was pretty thrilling to get to witness. And that Natalie Roy? Come ON!!! This woman is the dearest! The best! She SO gets us - she SO knows how to help us get to what we REALLY want - which is to be happy and peaceful, so we can attain our true, bright destinies. And Josh Hemphill and Shannon Lynn Hamm-Esper - who couldn't do well with THESE two in the room??? (One look at those two faces beaming at me - and the nervies melted.) So - I gotta stop. You may have actually stopped reading a while ago. If you're still with me - thanks! I leave you with this quote from Isak Dineson. It always makes me cry. I can't even say it out loud. Which is nuts. But - this is what AGR does for us - it gives us leave to do our utmost... And that's all we can ask, really, to just be allowed to use the gifts we've been given…
- Rose Pedone Maloney
I just had to write a little more about the intensive with you & Natalie. I'm still riding the cloud I left on! My god. The combination of the two of you, it is really something you should utilize as often as possible!! I adore both of you individually, but the ways you are different, actually highlight the ways in which you each excel. You together bring up great stories/questions we may not have even known about, but we are there with you INSIDE the conversation. Riveting! To begin, everyone was so damn excited!!! Even the nervous people were "nervous, but EXCITED!" Many very nervous, it's normal, but I was like, freaking flying so high just being there, waiting to begin. As usual, people knew other people or were meeting the people they knew thru thumbnail pictures. AGR Online was a really great creation!! We all kind of just know each other now! It's such a fun environment. I was not sure how the first half would go with Natalie. I had to go thru many many years just getting comfortable in my own skin. I practiced meditation and went on a bit of a spiritual journey, but I needed to do it alone. So I will usually participate in spiritual practices or personal work, but for me it just seemed to work better alone. I wasn't sure what Natalie was going to teach me. But again, I'm open! I will always take part, b/c honestly, wtf do I know??! Right? She was hired to do this, so she must be amazing. AND SHE WAS. She was so earnestly happy, excited, such an intelligent, confident, and thoughtful person! And you're just there thinking, my god, I could sit and discuss these ideas for hours with her! It is so refreshing to meet an instructor/coach/person in general really, who is so genuine and magnetic. With so much positive stuff to say. Thank you for bringing her into AGR. When I met you a year ago at my 1st consult, I felt you didn't get to know me, and I realized that is mostly the point. What you see right away is what everyone will see…right away. That is what you have to hone. What is at your core, yes, but you have to connect that to your outside appearance. Meld. As a stand up, I of course wanted to impress you immediately with my wit:) I did not! Haha! (seriously, LOL) That is another example of learning from everything! You not laughing at my introduction, kind of snapped me to attention as to just how much of a business this is. In business, there is not always time for hilarious brevity. You really need to work hard and work smart. So thank you for that! So eye opening and helpful! A year later, many classes/intensives/workshops, meetings, 72 hour shoot outs, networking, studying for hours on Quicktime to see how I look on "tv"/in scene work, etc etc etc. I haven't been called in an office though, in a LONG time. I started to get paranoid, almost nervous. And I have always "loved the journey", but was I doing something wrong?? Something I missed? Then I was blessed getting into this class, I knew if anything was up- you would tell me immediately. I was just so excited to show you that I can pick a great scene, stand out, that I make unique, entertaining and interesting choices, and that I am a smart actor!! A La: "Be so good they can't ignore you"-Steve Martin. I'm so glad you liked the scene, and my choices! I'm hoping someday to get back into Jen Euston's office (amongst everything else---OITNB!!!!!), and your class really helped me see it's not about anything I did last time I was in that office. It is about the perfect actor/person for the part. I WILL get back in that office!! Just like Natalie's 3 year hiatus from Ross' office! Inspiration! Sorry so long, I know, I'm verbose. But I wanted to make sure you got all the thank you's and praise I had still in my brain. XOXOXO
- Amy Garson
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!