study with michael
Michael teaches small, private, comprehensive scene study, and on-camera audition classes weekly. Classes are intended for professional actors and those at the intermediate/advanced levels who have completed basic acting training elsewhere. Classes are kept small so each actor gets individual attention and guidance on their work in class.
Each class is designed to teach actors a comprehensive method of character development. In the classroom, focus is placed on teaching actors how to be as authentic and genuine as possible in their work, and how to translate that work to performances in various mediums. These classes encourage the actor to bring their imagination to life and to develop their characters through their own personal experiences.
Actors will work on scenes from contemporary plays, and will always work on 2 scenes at a time. It is imperative that actors are able to commit to attending their classes for themselves and their scene partners. Students will have performance opportunities in conjunction with their classwork.
Classes are offered once per week on a month to month basis. Classes can be taken in conjunction with on-camera audition or additional scene study classes at a discounted rate. Class placement is based on experience and training.
Monday Evening: 6:30-10:00pm
Wednesday Evening: 6:30-10:00pm
Thursday Evening: 6:30-10:00pm
Many actors miss out on great roles because they struggle auditioning in front of the camera. This class will help you overcome those obstacles and give you the confidence to conquer your on-camera auditions.
In this class we will focus on becoming comfortable in front of the camera while auditioning with current film and television scripts. We will work on cold readings, prepared auditions, and practice working with a reader in a simulated audition environment. Using your knowledge of character development, you will learn how to focus on your choices and let go of any tension to make the audition experience an opportunity to show your work.
Each week you will receive video of your work in class to review.
Classes are offered once per week on a month-to-month basis. Classes can be taken in conjunction with scene study at a discounted rate. Class limit of 8-12 students per class.
Tuesday Afternoon: 1:00-3:00pm
Tuesday Evening: 6:30-9:00pm
Appointments can be made with for private coaching, audition and monologue preparation, and audition taping. Private coaching is recommended for those in the thick of their careers, auditioning and working frequently. These coaching sessions are individually structured based on your needs. Coaching sessions can be done in person, or via Face Time or Skype for those who are not in the NYC area. If you are interested in private coaching, get in touch here for rates and scheduling.
Michael has assisted his actors with personal introductions to many of the top Management Companies, Talent Agencies and Casting Directors in New York and Los Angeles.