Most stars discover their passion for acting at a young age, whether by landing the lead role in the school play, or by blaming the dog for eating their script for the school play. Continue to hone your Hollywood skill set with this Groupon.
$299 for an Acting Boot Camp ($799 Value)
Actors' Boot Camp blends aspects of the Meisner technique and Michael Chekhov’s technique to help students find their own authentic acting style. Cold Reading classes help students learn to make swift decisions and react quickly to a partner’s style or mysterious absence. Actor’s Instrument classes help to develop vocal projection and body movement skills. During optional Daily Acting Workout sessions, students practice skills and hone techniques for an hour. Students can choose either four weeks of five morning sessions per week, or six weeks of three evening sessions per week. Morning classes run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. weekdays; evening classes run from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday–Thursday.
The Acting Corps
The Acting Corps, a school endorsed by Oscar winner Sydney Pollack as well as Rainn Wilson of The Office, takes a modern approach to acting instruction. In classes with an average of 16 students, creativity flows unimpeded and students overhear the whispered names of Hollywood’s best agents quite clearly. Actors with MFA degrees lead programs that help acting students find an authentic style, and also pilot advanced classes with mock auditions that challenge experienced actors. Four- or six-week acting boot camps incorporate aspects of the Meisner technique and the Michael Chekhov technique. In classes engineered for international acting students, teachers elucidate methods for developing a convincing American accent or faking a convincing cheeseburger craving.