$75 for a Six-Week Acting for Non-Actors Class at Bay Area Acting Studio ($275 Value). Four Locations Available.

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Actors can communicate complex feelings in seconds, unlike supercomputers, which require volumes of binary coding just to express simple disdain. Succeed where the machines failed with this Groupon.

$75 for a Six-Week Beginning Acting for Non-Actors Class ($275 Value)

Acting for Non-Actors gives the stage-curious a taste of the craft in fun, supportive classes. 90-minute sessions delve into improv exercises, basic camera work, and scene work, aiming to build onstage connections, staying in the moment, and shedding self-consciousness. The class is designed to accommodate absolute beginners, though it is slightly more challenging than Non-Acting for Non-Actors. Check the schedule for available sessions.

Bay Area Acting Studio

Trained by legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner, Christy English Wioncek opened the Bay Area Acting Studio to teach a new generation of actors how to—in the words of her mentor—"live truthfully under imaginary circumstances." Her stable of equally Meisner-steeped instructors leads classes including introductory adult courses, intensive courses for working thespians, and children's classes for young'uns looking to break into the industry early or convince babysitters they've been diagnosed with a life-threatening ice-cream deficiency.


I love how I feel after her classes. I feel more honest with myself and more authentic in my scenes.

Giovannie E., Yelp, 10/8/10

The best part about taking this class is it has helped me immeasurably with public speaking and public presence at work

Tasha D., Yelp, 9/11/11

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “This was an excellent class and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their communication skills.”

  • “Great program had my sister and uncle join and it was unforgettable.. highly recommend ”

  • “It was a lot of fun and the instructor, Jay, was good.”

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    414 Mason St.

    San Francisco, California 94103

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    925 Mission St.

    San Francisco, California 94103

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    San Francisco

    180 Capp St.

    Floor 2

    San Francisco, California 94110

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In a Nutshell

Meisner-technique-trained instructors lead easygoing beginning acting classes that cover improv, scene work & basic camera exercises

The Fine Print

Expires Dec 31st, 2012. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Registration required; subject to availability. Must be 18 or older for adult class. Valid only for Acting for Non-Actors Level 1 class. Classes must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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