Acting – Namaste Works Vocal and Acting Studio

Monologue Coaching

Never underestimate the importance of quality monologue coaching. When auditioning for a show, a director's mind is made up about you in the first 30 seconds. Your goal is to get the director to be interested enough to pay attention to the remaining time you have left to make an impression. A monologue performed within the context of a show leaves you, the actor, with the responsibility of engaging the audience and carrying the show on your own for the length of the monologue.

Preparation is the key to artfully deliver a monologue in an audition or performance setting. Confidence in your performance through appropriate preparation can mark the difference between a monologue nightmare and a monologue triumph.

Artful monologue delivery requires a deep understanding of your character and his/her motivation. The battle is half won by selecting the right monologue for you. You will be given guidance in specifics to look for, as well as what to avoid when searching for the ideal selection. You will then be trained in how to breathe life and color into the black & white words on the page. The finished product will be an interpretation with a foundation in truth and realism, which will be moving for both you and your audience.

Scene Study Class

The ability to perform confidently in front of others is of paramount importance to the developing actor. Namaste Works scene study classes provide a safe, fun and inspiring environment in which to explore the many exciting facets of the craft of acting. Character development, conflict, motivation, emotion, and relationship are all examined and developed. The student actor is challenged to examine the depths of his/her emotional core in order to bring honesty and believability to the character.

This class is limited to 12 and meets every Sunday evening from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Cost is $250 for 10 weeks

Voice Over Technique Class

Voice over is an exciting, fun and different avenue for working professionally in the acting field. When you start paying attention to television and radio ads, you'll notice that the industry doors are open to a variety of types of voices. There is room for much more than just the stereotypical deep resonant voice. You'll learn how to use your vocal skills flexibly to convey a range of emotions, characters and styles common to the voice over market. Students will also be given information on how to prepare an effective voice over demo.

This class is limited to 12 and meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.