Fall Session: Sept 13–Nov 7
All times listed reflect Pacific Standard Time (PST)
No classes offered online will be converted to in-person, nor visa-versa.
In order to select the best class for your goals and experience level, please read the individual course descriptions carefully.
The classes below are still open for registration!
ONE-DAY CLASSES | ONLINE
Sunday, Nov 7, 1–5 p.m. | One-day online class led by Chauntee’ Schuler Irving
Actors are increasingly asked by theater and film producers to submit self-taped video auditions. This master class is a fast-paced, one-day course designed to equip today’s actor with the essential skill of self-taping for auditions. The course will cover current industry standards for self-tapes, practical tools for integrating the technical demands of taping along with acting craft, as well as hands-on methods to approaching camera work. The curriculum will prepare students from diverse camera acting backgrounds with the knowledge and resources to immediately begin producing effective self-tapes for the acting business. If possible, students should come prepared to use a smartphone for video recording in addition to a laptop. This master class fills up quickly every session. Enroll now!
Self-Taped Audition is for you if:
- You are an actor with little to no experience self-taping for auditions
- You are a working actor who wants to strengthen the quality of your self-taped auditions
- You are a theater educator who would like to prepare your students for self-taped auditions and/or college admissions.
All Fall Session in-person classes will be held at 30 Grant Avenue in San Francisco.
The 30 Grant Avenue facility features spacious work rooms with an air circulation system that is up to code with regard to COVID-19 safety.
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all faculty and students, Studio A.C.T. will adhere to the most updated safety precautions recommended by San Francisco, county and state guidance in effect at the time of classes.
Starting Fall Session, A.C.T. will expect all faculty, students and staff to either (a) establish that they have been fully vaccinated; or (b) obtain an approved exemption as an accommodation due to a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs and practices.
For further information about proof of vaccination requirements, the process for seeking an exemption accommodation, or any other specific questions about Studio A.C.T. in-person classes with regard to COVID-19 precautions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: We are very excited to once again offer in-person classes. We understand they will be taking place under unusual circumstances. If when the time comes it is evident that meeting in-person will not be safe despite precautions being taken, we will elect to cancel any given class and issue students a full refund (no in-person class will be converted to online). It is our dear hope to be able to work with you in person once again!
ONE-DAY CLASSES | IN-PERSON
Sunday October 24, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. | One-day in-person class led by A.C.T. MFA core faculty member, Lisa Anne Porter
This very popular annual master class returns! Getting ready to apply to graduate school acting programs? Get insider tips from this special master class with Lisa Anne Porter, longtime core faculty member of the A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program. Students will perform and receive constructive feedback on two short monologues. They will also engage in a Q&A about what to expect at their MFA audition, tips on how to prepare their résumé and application, as well as how to prepare mentally and emotionally.
NOTE: Students must come prepared with two monologues of their choosing, one contemporary and one classical, fully memorized, and which together run no more than 4 minutes total. Please also bring copies of your current headshot and résumé.
MFA Audition Prep is for you if:
- You are a student or actor who is considering or planning to audition for MFA acting programs in the coming year and want guided practice.
- You want to feel more at ease and familiar with the process of applying to and auditioning for MFA acting programs.
- You want to gain special insight into what is particular about auditioning for MFA programs, as opposed to theater productions, commercials, etc.