Being a good actor, much like being a good Martian warlord, hinges entirely on your ability to inhabit the brain of a stranger. Take your acting techniques out of this world with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a two-hour group acting class at The Actor's School, located in Franklin (a $32.50 value). Classes will be scheduled according to demand; call ahead for class times and to reserve a spot.
Founded and directed by esteemed actor and film producer Alan Dysert, best known as Sean Cudahy from All My Children, The Actor's School instructs trained thespians and prospective talent alike in the art of on-camera performance and navigating the entertainment industry. During the two-hour course, students learn to get comfortable in front of a camera, cultivating characters in a variety of mediums, such as films, soap operas, sitcoms, commercials, music videos, and stunt-double work for a Supreme Court justice. The small, unintimidating class size allows timid trainees to break out of their shells as they run lines from real TV scripts with friends, or improvise post-apocalyptic love scenes with strangers. The experienced instructors will share essential tips and tricks on how to find work in the industry. Peruse The Actor's School's alumni success stories to see where a newly honed craft may land you.