Other Acting Classes

For the Meisner Program with Robert Mello click here.

New classes are announced via the email alerts and on our Facebook page. Be sure to sign-up for both on the homepage

AUDITING: Auditing is up to the discretion of the instructor. Feel free to check with the individual instructors to see if an audit is permitted. Instructor email addresses can be found under each class description.

Advanced On Camera Workout

Continue to develop and master your acting, artistry, and on-camera technique. We’ll work script analysis, practice with specific tools to rapidly improve your auditions, explore making robust, active, and vibrant choices while staying present. You’ll continue to master keeping the work truthful and grounded and based in your strongest asset and what casting directors want to see: YOU.
Open to anyone who has completed the Intensive at RMS. All others must receive instructor permission through headshot and resume submission.

Six week sessions
Wednesdays, 11am-2pm
Wednesday, 7-10pm
Begins September 25
$225
Instructor: Robert Mello
Email Laurie at laurie.sanii@gmail.com to enroll

Shakespeare: beyond the words

Shakespeare is universal because he writes about rich, complex relationships. Meisner teaches us that an ounce of truthful behavior is worth far more than a pound of words.

Working with Shakespeare’s text doesn’t have to necessarily be any different. We can be as bad ass with Shakespeare as we can with any of the post-Stanislavsky works.

In this four week workshop we will explore the intersection between the Meisner technique and Shakespeare’s words as we work from the personal, the moment to moment, relationship and internal life.

Prior Meisner training required. (Does not have to have been at RMS.)
Start Date: Wednesday, October 9
7pm – 10pm
Six weeks
Cost: $199
Instructor: Jase Wingate
Email jase.wingate@gmail.com to reserve your spot for the next session!

Shakespeare for Non Majors

Shakespeare….

A name that has struck fear into the hearts of millions of 9th graders and continues to terrorize us even today. When a friend invites you to see Macbeth, do your palms begin to sweat? Does the thought of seeing Two Gentlemen of Verona immediately send you out to refill your Adderall prescription stay awake?

Does Shakespeare just bore the fuck out of you?

The works of William Shakespeare are THE most produced plays in the world. They are constantly being revisited in movie form as well, from top directors like Baz Luhrmann and Joss Whedon.

Not only is Shakespeare enormously entertaining – it is also a great tool for your acting training and is one of the major reasons UK actors are often considered “better trained” than actors in the U.S.

In this six week course, we’ll discuss the world in which Shakespeare wrote, have fun dissecting performances on stage and screen, practice basic tools for tackling the text, and sample some more advanced methods for mastering Shakespeare’s language in a fun,  ensemble driven learning environment.

Begins: October 28
Six weeks
Mondays, 7-10pm.
$149
Instructor:Jase Wingate. Email jase.wingate@gmail.com to enroll!

Chekhov I

This course covers the foundational aspects of the famed Michael Chekhov Technique – a highly beneficial approach to acting studied and endorsed by actors like Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood, Anthony Hopkins, Johnny Depp and more.

This is a great class for actors with training who need or are seeking to explore additional tools and approaches to their work.  Students with little or no formal acting training must be approved by the instructor.

Though RMS is grounded in a Meisner based technique we believe that no one acting technique has all the answers and that, ultimately, the actor will and should create their own.

This class is an opportunity to explode your work and will give you new skills or new approaches to the skills you already have that are essential to great acting: 

  • The connection between the body/physical and emotion/psychological states.
  • The power of the imagination. 
  • Experiencing the truth of the moment.
  • Working outside in.
  • Staying out of the head and in the body.

Starts September 11
Wednesdays, 7-10PM
Six Weeks
$185
Instructor: Kara Cantrell
Click Here To Enroll

Shakespeare for non majors

Shakespeare….

A name that has struck fear into the hearts of millions of 9th graders and continues to terrorize us even today. When a friend invites you to see Macbeth, do your palms begin to sweat? Does the thought of seeing Two Gentlemen of Verona immediately send you out to refill your Adderall prescription stay awake?

Does Shakespeare just bore the fuck out of you?

The works of William Shakespeare are THE most produced plays in the world. They are constantly being revisited in movie form as well, from top directors like Baz Luhrmann and Joss Whedon.

Not only is Shakespeare enormously entertaining – it is also a great tool for your acting training and is one of the major reasons UK actors are often considered “better trained” than actors in the U.S.

In this six week course, we’ll discuss the world in which Shakespeare wrote, have fun dissecting performances on stage and screen, practice basic tools for tackling the text, and sample some more advanced methods for mastering Shakespeare’s language in a fun,  ensemble driven learning environment.

Begins: October 28
Six weeks
Mondays, 7-10pm.
$149
Instructor:Jase Wingate. Email jase.wingate@gmail.com to enroll!

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ACTING BASICS

This fun, low-pressure 6 week class will help you build a foundation and develop the skills and tools you need as a beginner or seasoned actor and offer an opportunity to hone a rehearsal process, explore improv, give you an intro to the Meisner technique and begin to explore the basics of acting more thoroughly.

You will work on your feet more than in your seat! Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that allow you to move. All experience levels are welcome.

Begins: September 9
Six weeks – Wednesdays 7-10 pm
Cost: $199
Instructor: Omer Mughal
Email omer.mughal1@gmail.com to reserve your spot for the next session!

 

Improv for Actors

More and more, actors are asked to improvise in auditions and on shoot days. Actors need to add improvisation to their acting arsenal.

In this class especially designed for actors, you will learn to trust your instincts from script analysis to the rehearsal process, and throughout your performance. You’ll continue  to practice always staying in the moment and allowing yourself to just be. It’s also the most fun you’ll ever have in an acting class! You will leave the class with the skills to:

  • Make simple, direct, and clear choices.
  • Deliver more confident auditions.
  • Stay present, open, and in-the-moment. Create and maintain an instant connection with your scene partner.
  • Work with text AND improvise.

Start date: TBD
Six weeks
Mondays, 7-10
$225
Instructor: Ian Covell

THE WORKOUT: Intermediate/Advanced Meisner workout and scene study class.

Continue to build skill and energize your technique through core Meisner based exercises and assigned scenes.  Ongoing class with four week minimum commitment.  Pre-requisite requirements: completion of the Meisner intensive or by permission of the instructor.

Six week sessions
Fridays, 11am-2pm (Starts August 9th)
$200
Instructor: Kate Brown
Email Kate at kate.brown.repeat@gmail.com to reserve your spot. Waitlist is available.

Acting is F*cking Fun! (ages 16 and up)

If you’ve ever watched a movie or seen a play and thought to yourself “that looks like fun… maybe I could do that,” then this class is for you!

In this six week class, you’ll get a well-rounded introduction to the wonderful craft AND business of acting. You’ll —

  • Explore fun acting exercises
  • Foster your imagination and sense of play
  • Receive a crash course in some of the nitty gritty of the acting business
  • Get an introductory taste of the famous Meisner Technique used by actors such as Oscar winners Allison Janney and Robert Duvall as well as Alec Baldwin, James Franco, Tina Fey and many, many more.

Start Date: TBD
Six week sessions — Thursdays, 7-10pm
Cost: $199 for six weeks
Instructor: Kate Brown
Email Kate at kate.brown.repeat@gmail.com to sign up