Our Actors at Work!
Screen Actor Training
with Jon Menick
What Our Students Are Saying:
Starting April 12th!
7 pm - 9:30 pm
Upon receiving the sides for an audition, it is not unusual for an actor to be stricken with fear. This fear to please, to want, to have, causes us to extract the character out of the context of the script before we understand the story. Consequently, we act out of context. We begin to make cognitive choices that do not fulfill the obligations of the script, but rather the imposed obligation of success. The Script Analysis course has an objective of short circuiting the tendency to scuttle our own work. Our aim is to be fully cognitive until we have carefully broken down the script and have done it without attachment to the character. In fact, we learn to become a script detective. Once achieving an intimate understanding of the material, we are free to fully immerse into our imagination and create choices that are grounded in our subconscious. The result is undeniably superior to the alternative.
7 pm - 9:30 pm
The objective of Character Profiling is to create a deeply detailed ARCHETYPE that fits snuggly into the concept of the script, while holding a number of personality contradictions and complexities. This systematic approach begins with a thorough examination of the script from which we are able to concisely use Carl Jung’s list of ARCHETYPES to delve deeply into the interior life world of our character. We do not only use one ARCHETYPE to examine our character, but rather, we combine three related ARCHETYPES in order to add a deeper, more human profile of the person we will bring to life. This course follows Script Analysis in the Process. It is a creative handoﬀ from the ideas of the screenwriter who holds the story, to the actor who must bring the character to life.
"Learn While You Earn!"
Screen Artists Talent is a highly respected Talent Agency that submits and represents actors for SAG projects in the Southeast Region.
An unique pairing between our responsibility as actors to improve our craft and our need for representation.