Like the chalk line down the middle of feuding siblings’ bedroom floors, the line between comedy and tragedy is thin and can lead to melodramatic outbursts if crossed by mistake. Cautiously tread the boards with today's Groupon to Lifebook Acting Class. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a one-day acting class (a $75 value), valid for any class offered at the academy.
- For $99, you get a four-week beginners' acting course (a $225 value).
Classes are offered Monday through Saturday, with additional dates and times added upon demand.
At Lifebook Acting Academy, veteran barnstormer Allen Levin and his squad of seasoned stage mentors shift the spotlight onto budding actors during one-day classes and multiweek courses. Lauded by a star-loaded lineup of celebrities and past guest speakers, Lifebook opens its curtains to both recreational and aspiring thespians alike, providing a fun, supportive environment where creativity flows freely and critics are launched from the premises using a gas-powered trebuchet. Performing protégés can unmask alternate personalities during any single-day session, such as the advanced class or all-levels class, which includes healthy doses of improv, character building, and career coaching.
Alternatively, students of the four-week program can choose from a fully packed schedule of weekly gatherings. Designed for non-actors, the series of classes encourages students and sentient mannequins with crippling stage fright to establish a solid foundation of artistic expression and confidence. Through improvisational games and work in both the dramatic and comedic techniques, the beginners' course also allows participants to leap out of their comfort zone without having to memorize lines.
Lifebook Acting Class
Led by Allen Levin, an experienced actor, producer, and writer, Lifebook Acting Class’s celebrity-extolled workshops impart budding performers with the art of dramatization. Stratified into three levels ranging from orientation to advanced, classes for aspiring professionals mix improv and character building with career coaching to prevent missteps such as starring in a western with talking tumbleweeds. Acting hobbyists develop comedic and dramatic talents in Acting for Non-Actors and First Timers, a self-confidence strengthening romp through the basics of theatrics. For those with proven celebrity or one major credit to their name, the Master Class sharpens already deadly dialogue skills into a force to be reckoned with in time for a prized audition, starring role, or first meeting with future in-laws.