4-WEEK “AUDITION LAB” AT ATLANTIC THEATER CONSERVATORY
An exclusive opportunity for the serious actor to experience casting sessions with a professional Feature Film and Television Casting Director, Todd’s class sharpens and improves an actor’s on-camera acting skills, starting with demystifying the audition process. Todd’s extensive and impressive credits as a casting director in addition to his years teaching and coaching actors makes this class a must. Todd will coach you on the skills necessary to quickly and easily gather the information needed to give your best performance and prevent self-sabotage. This workshop is perfect for all actors looking to make the most out of every on-camera audition and pilot season by immediately applying Todd’s tips and techniques. Covered in this workshop: audition sides (assigned and self-selected), delivering cold readings, general auditions and interviews, scene coaching and video playback. This class will fill quickly so book your spot ASAP.
Todd Thaler is a prolific Film & Television Casting Director, teacher, (NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, Columbia University, Brooklyn College, Atlantic Acting School), and private acting coach. Among many others, he served as Casting Director on Sidney Lumet’s RUNNING ON EMPTY, Luc Besson’s THE PROFESSIONAL, Todd Field’s LITTLE CHILDREN, Ed Harris’ directorial debut, POLLOCK, Barbra Streisand’s THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES, James Foley’s PERFECT STRANGERS, Stacy Cochran’s MY NEW GUN and BOYS, Irwin Winkler’s NIGHT AND THE CITY, John McNaughton’s MAD DOG & GLORY, Gavin O’Connor’s TUMBLEWEEDS, James Mangold’s HEAVY and COP LAND, Wayne Wang’s BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE and MAID IN MANHATTAN, and all the films of John Turturro: MAC, ILLUMINATA, ROMANCE & CIGARETTES and, his most recent, FADING GIGOLO. Television projects include: TBS’ Are We There Yet?, Peter Berg’s Wonderland, and NBC’s, Ed, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award.
Tuesdays 7:00 – 10:00 PM
February 24 – March 17
8-WEEK “ADVANCED” ON-CAMERA TECHNIQUE at STELLA ADLER
8 WEEKS, $750
Option 1: MONDAYS, JANUARY 12 – MARCH 9
(Skips Monday February 16, in observance of Presidents Day)
Option 2: WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY 14 – MARCH 11
(Skips Wednesday March 4)
This advanced workshop is a hybrid of on-camera scene study and audition technique for the trained actor with renowned casting director/acting teacher Todd Thaler. Through scene work and audition practices students will fine tune their on-camera technique while still sharpening and expanding their artistic and creative skill set.
Instructor: Todd Thaler
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