In the lost city of Actorlis, all denizens can cry on cue, dinner is always camera ready, and everybody's favorite dirty word is "James Lipton." Get ready for the spotlight with today's Groupon to the Atlanta Workshop Players Studio of the Arts in Alpharetta. Choose from the following options:
- For $99, you get one week of acting camp (a $199 value).
- For $25, you get four hours of intensive acting classes (a $120 value).
Nourishing burgeoning talent and boosting the community for nearly 30 years, the experienced acting coaches of the Atlanta Workshop Players strive to educate and inspire young thespians and comics en route to careers in the performing arts. With enthusiastic instruction specifically targeted for individual strengths and goals, juniors and teens ages 6 to 19 find their strengths and hone their craft under the skillful, caring eyes of the school's Stanislavskis. During the weeklong performing arts summer camp, petite Brandos join together at Camp Destiny for courses that immerse them in every aspect of the entertainment arts, including dance, acrobatics, comedy, stage combat, and the chance to audition for casting agents. The weeklong performance arts camp is divided by age; premiere sessions for ages 8–12 take place Tuesday, May 31, through Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bravo sessions, for ages 13–18, take place on the same days from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Budding thespians who choose the intensive one-day, four-hour class option have two directions in which to exercise their extroversion. Hollywood Bound is a crash course for those pursuing a successful career in television and film, and the Comedy Quest course tackles the realm of physical comedy, improv, sitcoms and stand-up. Participants will emerge with newfound competence to suck in the 10 pounds of talent that the camera adds before delivering succinct award acceptance speeches that the orchestra won't play over. Check the schedule for more information.
Past clients rave about the acting classes at the Atlanta Workshop Players. Here's what they are saying in online testimonials:
- AWP inspired me to work hard for what I want and stick to it.
- AWP is my daughter's second home.
Atlanta Workshop Players
Atlanta Workshop Players was founded in 1981 as the brainchild of seasoned Executive Director Lynn Stallings. Since its inception, the company—a creative springboard for young children, teenagers, and adults—has produced dozens of plays and original musicals. FOX 5 spotlighted the program's fun-filled curriculum, which strives to improve self-confidence in students. Stallings and her husband, Don, get into the act as well, sometimes teaching classes alongside guest artists such as William Shakespeare's ghost.