Acting, like avoiding a speeding ticket, requires believable emotion and the ability to be someone else. Learn the art of acting with today's Groupon to Bay Area Acting Studio. This Groupon is valid at any of the studio's locations in San Jose, San Bruno, or San Francisco. Choose between the following options:
- For $85, you get a six-week Acting for Non Actors Level 1 course (a $275 value).
- For $85, you get a five-week session of Kids & Teens classes (a $275 value).
During Bay Area Acting Studio’s Acting for Non Actors Level 1 class for beginners, expert trainers impart acting basics to students, along with technical skills such as improvisation, cold reading, and on-camera exercises. Novice performers may use the relaxed 90-minute sessions as opportunities to build camaraderie with fellow players, discover a new hobby, or foster a mutual appreciation for Ray Liotta. In class, students will learn the art of improvisational acting, learning to create scenarios and think on their feet. Instructors also cover cold reading for potential auditions in the Antarctic and scene work to refine and build basic acting chops. On-camera exercises give pupils the opportunity to see their performances on film.
In the Kids & Teens classes, instructors bring individual attention to each student, whether a novice actor or a professional performer looking to perfect their craft. During each session, pupils work on auditioning and cold-reading skills, improvisation techniques, and shrines to Mickey Rooney. Students also focus on bringing elements of truth and authenticity to their scene work and learn to confidently make their own choices to develop unique acting styles.
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.