Dennis Davies' Scene Class
ORGANIC CREATIVE PROCESS
Actors focus imagination and willpower in order to transform one reality into another, which is the life of the character they specifically create in an imaginary world of a play. Professional actors practice this habit out of desire and necessity. The best actors surprise an audience, even themselves, when they do their best work.
In an Organic Creative Process actors use imagination and intuition deliberately and specifically. Developing a personal sense of truth is the most important tool an actor uses.
An intuitive, creative life-force is one of the foundations every creative artist shares because every artist uses imagination, desire and life-experience in their work when they do it well.
An actors process includes relaxation, concentration, focus and will. Artists think for themselves and take responsibility for their work and creative process. That is what this class is about.
Creating and living in an imaginary world is the work of the actor. Focusing your imagination and talent, your relationship to the play, your partner, yourself, and being real while creating a character on a personal level is the art and craft of actors. Developing your imagination, concentration, and personal creative process is what this scene class is about.
Regardless of form or structure, a few questions actors should almost always ask themselves are, "Is it real?" "Am I doing what I want?" "What am I focusing on?"
Actors who are serious about their work recognize that the art of acting is a craft that requires a focused, creative, personal process.
Frequently actors are not given or do not take the time to work with the best part of their talent because they are forced to learn a system or method rather than discover what works for themselves in order to become personally involved in their work.
Knowing how to rehearse, audition, or perform successfully- whether it is in theater or film - depends if you know how to be the best actor you are capable of being.
If you are committed to your art, your craft, yourself...then this is the class for you.
CLASS INFORMATIONTEN WEEKS
ACTORS WORK EVERY CLASS
Class is limited to 8-10 actors
Payment is due before the first class unless prior arrangements are made. To interview with Dennis Davies Telephone: 917-334-7225 or
Dennis Davies began working with Mr. Strasberg in 1987. He has acted in, directed, and produced Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway. Some theaters he has performed at include Ubu Rep, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Sanford Meisner Theater, Tribeca Lab, The Fake Gallery (L.A.), Mirror Rep, Workhouse Theater, and Samuel French. Other experience includes Circle-In-The-Square, Roundabout Theater, Michael Howard Studios, Joy Todd, Alan Langdon, Tim Phillips, Maria Ferrari, The Players, various independent films, guest actor at Columbia University Graduate Film School, Hunter College BA, founding member Accidental Repertory Theater, where, in 2010-11, he has had featured roles in Playing House, and Adams' Apples.
Private coaching available upon request.
In this class actors will:
- Learn the difference between auditioning for theater, television and film.
- Find out who casts and how to market yourself most effectively.
- Learn how to find important character clues in a script and build your unique character.
- Learn how to make interesting and effective choices quickly with a powerful technique to use in the real world.
- Improve your confidence from the moment you enter an audition.
- Make auditions a fun, positive and empowering experience.
THE MUSICAL VOICE: ACCENT & RHYTHM
In this class actors will:
- Strengthen, release, and connect their voice to their body.
- Improve voice pitch and flow.
- Expand vocal range to more effectively express their emotional capacity.
- Deal with accents and regionalisms.
- Learn to communicate in a more dynamic and effective manner.
JUDY KRAUSE has been working professionally since 1991. She won an OOBR award for the Off Broadway hit Circle and appearedthe first national premiere of The Sisters Rosensweig. She has directed at Ensemble Studio Theatre and produced Wide Screen Version of the World by Han Ong and Anne Bogart at Circle Rep. Stand up comedy: Caroline's. Appears in national commercials and radio plays. Television: Everybody Hates Chris, Sex and The City, Spin City. Films: When, Accidentally on Purpose, Poisoned Kiss, A Rogue in Londinium. She recently starred in the Off Broadway title role of We Call Her Benny. She produces, writes and acts in corporate industrial films. She teaches voice and speech for Fortune 500 companies in the U.S.A. and abroad. She is an NYU Drama School Graduate. Other training includes John Strasberg, Uta Hagen and Tim Phillips. AEA, SAG, AFTRA.
CLASS INFORMATIONEither class costs $300 / 6 weeks
Space is limited.
Payment is due before the first class
unless prior arrangements are made.
Telephone: 1 213 850-3590 or