MONDAY

5:15-7pm
Pre-teen On-camera Film & Television Improv Training
(Brent Brooks)

7:45-10pm
Adult Monomythic Performace Film & Television Improv
(Brent Brooks)

7:45-10pm
Adult On-camera Acting Technique
(Alpha Triveitte)

Tuesday

11:30am-2:30
Meisner Technique
(David Cox)

7:00-10pm
Meisner Technique
(David Cox)
*Coming Soon

Wednesday

11-2pm
Cherokee Toastmasters
(Mike Sena)

5:15-7pm
Teen on-camera Film & Television
(Lilian Brooks)

7:45-10pm
Adult on-camera Film & Television
(Brent & Lilian Brooks)

Thursday

11-2pm
Coming Soon
(Coming Soon)

7:30-10pm
Voice-over Class
(Steve Henderson)

FRIDAY

New Class
(Coming Soon)

SATURDAY

10-12:30pm
Teen on-camera Film & Television
(Brent Brooks)

1-3pm
Pre-teen Script/ Improv Technique
(Lilian Brooks)

SUNDAY

New Class
(Coming Soon)

PRE-TEEN CLASSES
Ages 7-12

TIER 1

Mondays @ 5:15-7pm
Taught by Brent Brooks

"Acting is fun!"

This is the perfect training ground for preteen beginning students who want to explore their awesome imaginations in a fun and safe environment. We don't expect every child to follow a rigorous pursuit of this craft but we do recognize a preteen student can really develop their creativity, build social skills and grow a sense of self-confidence. Practicing this craft in this way can install a lifelong sense of creativity and imagination they can use for their whatever they pursue. We use fun, improvisational style games to challenge the student's imagination, introduce them to the basics of acting and enlighten them on what it takes to become a professional working actor. Class structure is loose and students are allowed to play.

TIER 2

Saturdays @ 1-3pm
Taught by Lilian Brooks

"I'm ready for a career in the Film & Television Industry!"

Here, the student knows they want to further explore the craft. The students shows great focus and begin to feel determined to take their mastery and learn to apply it to the film & television industry. It's possible the actor here has been on set, may have an agent and has gone on a few auditions. The class will be structured for the actor who is considering a career path in the industry but may still be on the fence. The training increases here, and actors are asked to take mock auditions, monologue and business worksheets home with them and have them ready to present the following week.

Note: For preteen students looking to move up, we will have a meeting with the student and their parents to conduct an audition. We look at actors in tier 1 and 2 differently. There are higher expectations and the demand on us is to do all we can to help prepare the student to become a working actor.

 

TEEN CLASSES
Ages 13-17

TV & FILM ON CAMERA ACTING TRAINING

Wednesdays 5:15-7pm
Taught by Lilian Brooks

Intense Film & Television on-camera acting training. Actors are taught acting techniques through the mock audition, improv from story structure, cold reads, character creation/development and emotional intelligence. Our teen actors are encouraged to share about their issues, to connect with agents, filmmakers and casting directors.  We often have fun but have competitive acting trails, improv battles and weekend events (Indie movie screenings, improv shows, stand-up comedy events) for teen actors and their parents to attend. From time to time the studio invites agents for unsigned actors to be considered for representation.

TV & FILM ON CAMERA ACTING TRAINING

Saturdays, 10-12:30
Taught by Brent Brooks

Intense Film & Television on-camera acting training. Actors are taught acting techniques through the mock audition, improv from story structure, cold reads, character creation/development and emotional intelligence. Our teen actors are encouraged to share about their issues, to connect with agents, filmmakers and casting directors.  We often have fun but have competitive acting trails, improv battles and weekend events (Indie movie screenings, improv shows, stand-up comedy events) for teen actors and their parents to attend. From time to time the studio invites agents for unsigned actors to be considered for representation.

ADULT CLASSES
Ages 18 & Up

ON CAMERA AUDITION TECHNIQUE

COMING SOON...
Taught by Alpha Trivette

Alpha Trivette is a lifelong entertainer whose career has spanned from acting to headlining standup comic to 25 years as a morning radio personality and now back to acting.

He has an impressive range as a character actor as his major film and network TV roles prove: from decisive court judges in Drop Dead Diva and Tom Cruise’s American Made to an Amish Elder in Banshee on Cinemax and a doctor suffering dementia in Tyler Perry’s Too Close To Home, Alpha delivers strong, believable performances.

Alpha brings his lifelong passion, experience and connections to the classroom. From improvisation to scene analysis and character study Alpha is excited to pass down his knowledge and integrate his expertise into the studio.

LONG FORM IMPROV (mONOMYTH)

Mondays @ 7:30-10:30pm
Taught by Brent Brooks

This class is for the actor who wants to learn and practice the archetypes found in every movie.  This is a personal favorite. The hero, the villain, the mentor, the ally, the shapeshifter, prince/princess, the minion, the historian, and the joker… they all come to life Monday nights here at the studio! Imagine being exposed to how the screenwriter thinks, how they construct their scripts so you can apply the mythos to every facet of your work. From early cave drawings to Shakespeare to current stories the monomyth stands as the story telling formula that have aided writers over eons of time. Now it's time to bring them to life. Brent has dedicated the better part of his life to learning and mastering these archetypes and it's time for you learn them and act them out! 

Meisner Technique

Tuesdays, @ 11:30am-2:30pm
Meisner
Taught by David Cox

David is one of the few living teachers who studied directly with with renowned acting instructor Sanford Meisner during his prime.  David was invited back by Sanford to participate in year two and year three of his training program where he learned incredible techniques and countless insights. David brings his years of acting training, life experiences to Blank Stage. In both LA and New York, David created countless live theatrical performances and platforms for working actors to showcase their talents. David shares a deep passion for this treasured craft and has an awesome track record for booking actors.

ON CAMERA AUDITION TECHNIQUE

Wednesdays 7:30-10:30pm
Taught by Brent & Lili Brooks

This class is for actors who are regularly auditioning or preparing for an agent. It’s an ongoing, deep focus on the audition process. The students are greeted with either a cold read or a prepared scene for the camera. We work hard on getting out of our heads and into our bodies through various new and established acting methods practiced each week. We share our personal feelings and our struggles and we use these experiences to make our performances rich and believable. The script analysis process is a big focus. The actors break away and we spend ample time on script analysis. We follow several techniques that help the actor move the script, mastering the mythos and applying what they learn week after week. We often invite industry guests at the end of class to watch the actors work and conduct a mock casting.

SPECIALTY CLASSES
Ages 14 & up

VOICE-OVER CLASS

Thursdays @ 7:30-10pm
Taught by Steve Henderson

In this class, we will discuss the voice over industry and what you need to do to get prepared to join it, along with different kinds of voice over work and how to determine what is going to be right for you! Steve will be there to critique and you will get a chance to be able to read in front of him, along with learning some resources to help you get ahead. He will also teach you how to avoid common mistakes made by the new voice actors in the industry.