Only three skills are as valuable today as they were in ancient Greece: the ability to act, the ability to lead a democracy, and the ability to acid-wash a toga. Keep yourself employable in any age with today's Groupon to Lifebook Acting Academy. Choose between the following options:
- For $75, you get four three-hour group acting classes or two one-hour private acting lessons (a $160 value). Group lessons are conducted at The Space Theatre in Los Angeles, and private instruction is conducted at instructor Allen Levin's house in Panorama City, though private sessions scheduled near group class times can also be conducted at The Space Theater.
- For $29, you get admission to The Professional Actor seminar and workshop (a $75 value). Seminars take place at The Space Theatre in Los Angeles on the following dates and times:
Monday, May 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 3, from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Friday, May 6, from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 8, from 5:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Lifebook Acting Academy prepares aspiring thespians for the stage and screen with acting instruction in a creative, nurturing atmosphere. In both private and group lessons, students can absorb dramatic wisdom in areas such as scene study, improvisation, and audition technique, helping them avoid rookie mistakes that make casting directors roll their eyes, shake their heads, or noogie their assistants. Instructor Allen Levin will also nourish hungry minds with secret industry knowledge regarding headshots, personal marketing, unions, agents, and booking professional jobs. Along with valuable instruction, many classes also involve successful guest speakers from the industry.
At The Professional Actor seminar, up-and-coming dramatilians can absorb a concentrated dose of information and insight covering topics, such as getting into SAG, making a reel, and improvisational acting, during the four- or five-hour workshop. The experience also aims to help students take their careers to the next level and hone their competitive edge, as essential to success in acting as it is in lawn darts and tackle pie-eating contests. Each seminar includes an intermission, and students are encouraged to bring food and a notebook.
Founded in 2005, Lifebook Acting Academy helps actors achieve their career goals and dreams via safe study and performance rather than with field trips to wishing wells and leprechaun ranches. Many of Levin's students have gone on to succeed in the acting industry, landing sought-after roles on the big screen, the small screen, and in stage productions.
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.