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SUMMER TEEN CONSERVATORY

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This intensive 2-week course is for teens aged 12 to 18 who are working professionally.  This conservatory offers a rigorous, pre-college curriculum of movement, voice, improv, and scene study.

Industry professionals, including award-winning casting director Donna Morong (“PRINCESS DIARIES”, “10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU”, “CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN”), writer/actor Sarah McCarron (HBO’S “LUCK”, “NEIGHBOR”), and actor/improv teacher Andy Wagner (“THE NEWSROOM”) teach the course.

DATES: August 1st – August 12th (CURRENTLY ENROLLING)

TIMES: Monday – Friday @ 10am – 4pm

COST: $900

Limited to 18 students.

**NEW STUDENTS: A pre-enrollment interview is required.  Please contact officeadmin@aquilamorong.com to set-up an interview.

**RETURNING STUDENTS: Please contact officeadmin@aquilamorong.com if you are interested in enrolling.

PROFESSIONAL SCENE STUDY with Donna Morong and Guest Directors

This class is an “actor’s gymnasium,” where you will be asked to follow direction, learn what directors look for on set, and get invaluable feedback on your work. Donna Morong, noted Casting Director and Acting Teacher, will provide feedback alongside a guest director as you are filmed performing scenes from film and TV. Students will learn how to work on-set under pressure in a simulated professional environment. 

Previous directors include: Randall Zisk (Scandal, The Mentalist, Monk), Gary Fleder (Homefront), Damon Santostefano (Three To Tango), Will Geiger (Elvis and Anabelle), Brett Simon (Assassination of a High School President), and Anna Mastro (Guidance,Walter). 

 
“I encourage my students to take risks, explore different choices and delve more deeply into the characters they are portraying. I provide an environment that is close to a professional work situation without the pressure of having to prove anything. I hope to develop their own internal sense of emotional truth as it applies to film, theater and television roles. They get to work with highly regarded professional directors and learn to respond to direction in the moment.” 

-Donna Morong 

WEDNESDAYS 6:30pm – 10:00pm  8 weeks

DATES:

June 15th – August 3rd (WAIT LIST)

August 17th – October 5th (CURRENTLY ENROLLING)

COST: $700 (limited to 14-16 students. even numbers required.)

**All classes by audition, reel submission or invitation only. Click here to register for an audition.

ACTING FOR TEENS with Donna Morong

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This class is designed for the serious young professional from ages 11-18. Class is divided into physical and vocal warm-up, improvisations including Meisner exercises and scenes from classic and contemporary film, theater and TV as well as online auditions.

SATURDAYS 10:00am – 1:00pm 8 Weeks

DATES:

September 17th – November 5th (CURRENTLY ENROLLING)

COST: $520 (limited to 14-16 students. even numbers required.)

**AN INTERVIEW IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS. NO AUDITIONS. Please email officeadmin@aquilamorong.com to schedule an interview.

The Master and Advanced Scene Study Experience:
Discovering what is behind the words is a collaborative effort that starts with you and the author. Deborah Aquila, John Hindman, and Troy Ruptash are offering two scene study classes on an on-going basis – Advanced Scene Study and Master Scene Study.


These classes will help discover and identify the themes at work in the scripts and plays, enabling the actor to operate from that foundation as they develop, fully, their character. In both classes, students will work individually with Deborah Aquila, John Hindman, and Troy Ruptash as they investigate the world of the character in intensive sessions. Strict attention will be paid to specificity in all areas of preparation, performance, and creating a fully realized character.

MASTER SCENE STUDY with Deborah Aquila & John Hindman

SATURDAYS 2:00pm – 6:00pm  6 weeks

DATES:

June 18th – July 30th (no class on 7/2/16)

August 13th – September 17th (CURRENTLY ENROLLING)

COST $600 (limited to 20-22 students. even numbers required.)

**All classes by audition, reel submission or invitation only. Click here to register for an audition.

All new students to Master Scene Study are encouraged to audit one Master Scene Study class before they enroll in this course (Returning students to the studio are also encouraged to audit Master Scene Study before they take it for the first time).

***Occasionally, due to scheduling conflicts a substitute teacher may teach a class.

ADVANCED SCENE STUDY with Deborah Aquila & Troy Ruptash

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THURSDAYS 7:00pm – 10:00pm  6 weeks

DATES: 

May 26th – June 30th (Tuesday classes on 6/14 and 6/21)

July 7th – August 11th (CURRENTLY ENROLLING)

COST: $600 (limited to 16-18 students. even numbers required.)

**All classes by audition, reel submission or invitation only. Click here to register for an audition.

All new students to Advanced Scene Study are encouraged to audit one Advanced Scene Study class before they enroll in this course (Returning students to the studio are also encouraged to audit Advanced Scene Study before they take it for the first time).

***Occasionally, due to scheduling conflicts a substitute teacher may teach a class.

FOUNDATIONS OF SCRIPT ANALYSIS/SCENE STUDY with John Hindman, Troy Ruptash, & Deborah Aquila

Whether you are new to Stella Adler’s technique or just want to deepen your work, this class is designed to push you creatively and intellectually and give you a foundation for your craft.

You will be led through a process that begins with the author’s intent and takes you through the collaborative effort that is building a back story, a character, and a career. Foundations of Script Analysis/Scene Study combines the character building tools of script analysis with rigorous exploration of craft through scene work. This class will be split into two sections.

Script Analysis: You will do intensive work on a play using Adler based script analysis and creating truthful, layered characters based on the text and intent of the author. In depth analysis is the key to unlocking your character. Through the use of back story and imagination you will learn how to apply these concepts directly to the text and explore the themes of the play from your character’s point of view.

Scene Study: The tools you have learned will be applied to scene work with a partner. The focus will be on specificity in all areas of preparation, performance, and the creation of a fully realized character. You will investigate the world of the character in sessions that will challenge you to do your best work. This will create a mindset and a process that you can rely upon throughout your career; the true definition of “craft.” It is highly recommended that you read “Stella Adler on American Master Playwrights” before beginning class.

Deborah Aquila will join John and Troy to present an introduction to Script Analysis at the first class.

MONDAYS  7:00pm – 10:00pm  8 Weeks

June 13th – August 8th (no class on 7/4/16)

August 15th – October 10th (no class on 9/5/16) (CURRENTLY ENROLLING)

COST: $640  (limited to 16-18 students. even numbers required.)

***All classes by audition, reel submission or invitation only. Click here to register for an auditionOr send your reel to officeadmin@aquilamorong.com.

***Occasionally, due to scheduling conflicts a substitute teacher may teach a class.

 

AUDITION TECHNIQUE with Donna Morong & John Hindman

The Audition Technique class brings together the unique perspectives of Donna Morong, who has a distinguished career as a Casting Director, and award-winning writer/director John Hindman. In Audition Technique you will:

  • Work on camera every week
  • Watch playback from your mock auditions every week, get notes & feedback, & learn how to master your skills
  • Get new material every week from a huge variety of current Film & TV Scripts
  • Learn how to nail your auditions

Please note that this class is for the serious professional actor with prior training and experience. This is not a casting workshop.

THURSDAYS 12:00pm – 3:00pm  8 Weeks

DATES:

May 12th – June 30th

August 18th – October 6th (CURRENTLY ENROLLING)

COST: $640 (limited to 16-18 students)

PLEASE NOTE OUR CLASSES ARE NOT CASTING WORKSHOPS. WE WILL NOT BE CASTING STUDENTS FROM OUR CLASSES, AND CANNOT ASSIST IN THE PROCUREMENT OF REPRESENTATION AND OTHER SIMILAR REQUESTS. OUR CLASSES ARE FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

CLASSES ARE NOT AN AUDITION OR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. ALL PROVIDED HEADSHOTS, RESUMES, AND REELS FOR CLASS SUBMISSIONS ARE USED FOR REGISTRATION PURPOSES AND CLASS USE ONLY. AFTER REGISTRATION OCCURS OR CLASS ENDS, THESE MATERIALS WILL NOT BE SAVED.

AS WE ARE AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, THE USE OF THE STUDIO AND FACULTY’S NAMES AND LIKENESSES FOR ANY PROFESSIONAL OR PERSONAL PURPOSES WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

**AN INTERVIEW IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS. NO AUDITIONS. Please email officeadmin@aquilamorong.com to schedule an interview.

ELECTIVES

 

SCRIPT ANALYSIS INFUSED TECHNIQUE WEEKEND INTENSIVE with Deborah Aquila

We are offering a special SCRIPT ANALYSIS INFUSED AUDITION TECHNIQUE WEEKEND INTENSIVE that will be taught by Deborah Aquila.

We will be examining the principles of script analysis as applicable to the everyday audition experience. Using this specific plan of action will deepen your backstory, which will enhance your choices during the presentation of your audition. This process will enable you to be fully present as you deliver an alive, spontaneous and memorable audition.

The intensive will run from 9:30am to 6:00pm, with a break for lunch, on 8/6 and 8/7. Students will be given material beforehand in preparation for the intensive.

INTENSIVE INFORMATION

DATES: Saturday, August 6th, 2016 and Sunday, August 7th, 2016

TIME: 9:30am – 6pm each day

ENROLLMENT

WORKING STUDENTS (LIMITED TO 32)

AUDITING STUDENTS (LIMITED TO 18)

Registration period will end on 7/23 @ 11:59 PM.

For information on pricing for this workshop, please email Alicia Fusting at aquilamorongintensive@gmail.com.

Approval is required before enrolling in this intensive:

Please e-mail Alicia Fusting at aquilamorongintensive@gmail.com if you are interested in registering.

New students: Please e-mail a digital headshot, resume, and link to a online reel or self-tape. A brief interview may be required if necessary. Hard copies of your materials are not required for this intensive and won’t be requested.

Current and past students: You are not required to send your materials to be considered for the intensive, but welcome to provide your latest headshot, resume, and online reel or self-tape along with your statement of interest in you wish.

PLEASE NOTE OUR CLASSES ARE NOT CASTING WORKSHOPS. WE WILL NOT BE CASTING STUDENTS FROM OUR CLASSES, AND CANNOT ASSIST IN THE PROCUREMENT OF REPRESENTATION AND OTHER SIMILAR REQUESTS. OUR CLASSES ARE FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

CLASSES ARE NOT AN AUDITION OR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. ALL PROVIDED HEADSHOTS, RESUMES, AND REELS FOR CLASS SUBMISSIONS ARE USED FOR REGISTRATION PURPOSES AND CLASS USE ONLY. AFTER REGISTRATION OCCURS OR CLASS ENDS, THESE MATERIALS WILL NOT BE SAVED.

AS WE ARE AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, THE USE OF THE STUDIO AND FACULTY’S NAMES AND LIKENESSES FOR ANY PROFESSIONAL OR PERSONAL PURPOSES WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

SCREENWRITING FOR THE ACTOR with John Hindman

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John Hindman will demystify the screenwriting process for actors and writers at all levels. While using popular movies as a guide, this intense four-week class will be packed with exploring the language of storytelling as it relates to film. You may create great characters, have wonderful dialogue, and come up with the best ideas in the world, but you need ironclad story structure if you want to translate them into a screenplay. Whether you are inspired by personal stories, or pull from the depths of your imagination, you will learn what “expert” screenwriting techniques work best for you. All great films have the same story building elements in common. Come find out what they are.

 

TUESDAYS 7:00pm – 10:00pm  4 Weeks

DATES:

FALL TBA

COST: $300

To register click here.

PLEASE NOTE OUR CLASSES ARE NOT CASTING WORKSHOPS. WE WILL NOT BE CASTING STUDENTS FROM OUR CLASSES, AND CANNOT ASSIST IN THE PROCUREMENT OF REPRESENTATION AND OTHER SIMILAR REQUESTS. OUR CLASSES ARE FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

CLASSES ARE NOT AN AUDITION OR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. ALL PROVIDED HEADSHOTS, RESUMES, AND REELS FOR CLASS SUBMISSIONS ARE USED FOR REGISTRATION PURPOSES AND CLASS USE ONLY. AFTER REGISTRATION OCCURS OR CLASS ENDS, THESE MATERIALS WILL NOT BE SAVED.

AS WE ARE AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, THE USE OF THE STUDIO AND FACULTY’S NAMES AND LIKENESSES FOR ANY PROFESSIONAL OR PERSONAL PURPOSES WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.