The Part-time Conservatory is designed to give students with busy schedules the opportunity to study and build a foundation in the Atlantic Technique and philosophy.
Contact Steven Chinni to get started and put together an individualized program from our workshop offerings that helps you take your training and career to the next level. Receive a $50 discount for registering for multiple classes per semester. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to register and hold a spot for each class. Our current part-time classes include:
Acting for the Camera with Casting Director Todd Thaler
Exclusive Lab Intensive with Atlantic Theater Company’s Artistic Director Neil Pepe
Technique & Scene Study I
Technique & Scene Study II
Advanced Technique & Scene Study
Intro Vocal Workshop with Katie Bull
Ongoing Class Vocal Workshop with Katie Bull
ACTING FOR THE CAMERA WITH CASTING DIRECTOR TODD THALER
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.
Spring 2014 8-week Session
April 2 – May 21; Wednesdays 7:00-10:00 PM
Mr. Thaler, is a prolific Feature Film and TV Casting Director, teacher (NYU/Tisch, Atlantic Acting School) and acting coach. Among others, he served as the casting director on Sidney Lumet’s RUNNING ON EMPTY, Luc Besson’s THE PROFESSIONAL, Wayne Wang’s MAID IN MANHATTAN, Todd Field’s LITTLE CHILDREN, Ed Harris’ directorial debut, POLLOCK, BarbAra Streisand’sTHE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES, James Foley’s PERFECT STRANGERS, Stacy Cochran’s MY NEW GUN, Irwin Winkler’s NIGHT AND THE CITY, John McNaughton’s MAD DOG & GLORY, Gavin O’Connor’s TUMBLEWEEDS, James Mangold’s HEAVY and COPLAND, and Wayne Wang’s BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE and MAID IN MANHATTAN. and all of the films written and directed by John Turturro including MAC, ILLUMINATA and ROMANCE & CIGARETTES and most recently his upcoming 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. For a full list of Todd’s casting credits visit his IMDb page here.
ATLANTIC THEATER’S ARTISTIC DIRECTOR NEIL PEPE offers an exclusive Lab Intensive for the Actors
Spring 2014 April/May Weekend Dates To Be Announced
Fridays 6:30-10:30 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Limited to 10 actors – Audition required.
This Lab Intensive is for the serious actor with prior training and performance experience who is ready to bring their work to the director’s eye and explore in a lab setting the creative process with a professional director. Weekend will include a review of your taped audition by Casting Director Todd Thaler who will cast participants in their roles with Director Neil Pepe.
Be cast in your part by Casting Director Todd Thaler
Experience a table read with your Directors
Receive expert feedback in a Casting Workshop with Todd Thaler
Increase your skills in an intensive lab rehearsal with Neil Pepe
Includes a guest Q&A class with Industry professional
“Meet & Greet”, Table Read with Directors Neil and Todd and Casting Workshop with Todd Thaler
Rehearsal & Lab Intensive with Neil Pepe. Day culminates with a Guest Class with Leading Industry professional.
TECHNIQUE & SCENE STUDY I
An introduction to the Atlantic Technique. Course includes Script Analysis and Repetition work explored through scene study and structured acting exercises. Learn how to analyze a scene to arrive at an essential action that will bring the writer’s intentions to life and then play that action truthfully in the moment. These analysis skills will enable the actor to break down a script or set of audition sides, resulting in strong and compelling performance choices.
Spring 2014 10-week Session
February 24 – May 5; Mondays 9:30 AM – 1:45 PM or Mondays 6:00-10:15 PM
CLICK HERE to apply for this class.
An interview is required for admittance to this program. Please contact Steven Chinni to schedule. Upon admittance, a $100 non-refundable deposit is required to register for this class. This deposit is applied to the total tuition. The balance of the tuition is due the week before the program begins. To put down the non-refundable deposit please email Allison Karman.
TECHNIQUE & SCENE STUDY II
Requires successful completion of LVL I, Summer Intensive or Spring Comprehensive. In LVL II Script Analysis class students work on high stakes scenes, exploring the As If introduced in LVL I in greater depth in order to bring more bravery and vulnerability to their work and expand their actor’s range of expression. In Repetition class students work on exercises involving beat changes and multiple person repetition. Character development is explored through Private Life work and the use of physical space and shape.
Spring 2014 10-week Session
February 24 – May 5; Mondays 6:00-10:15 PM
ADVANCED TECHNIQUE & SCENE STUDY
Requires successful completion of LVL II and faculty approval. How do you build variety and versatility when approaching a scene? How does action inform character? What result do YOU want to come across to the audience or casting director? In this advanced class these questions are addressed so the actor begins to match what they think they are doing with what the audience/casting director sees. Students will work on scenes that require an external to tell the story, multiple person scenes and audition skills.
Spring 2014 10-week Session
February 25 – May 6; Tuesdays 7:00-10:00 PM
INTRO VOCAL WORKSHOP WITH KATIE BULL
This vocal workshop is about vocal power, audibility, and expression; moment to moment breath that manifests spontaneous vocal impulse and range; communication in present moment; vocal health; and vocal support for articulation that is rooted in the whole body. Students learn the 24 core exercises of a vocal production warm up sequence that is developmentally based, and organic. This sequence can evolve over time to be customized and adapted for each unique vocal body. The exercises, in turn, can be applied to text — and acting can become a fully physical art. Katie Bull is the founder of Whole Body Voice (c), a whole body approach to vocal production for the speaking voice. Katie trained with the renowned vocal coach Chuck Jones and collaborated with him until his passing.
Spring 2014 8-week Session
March 27 – May 15; Thursdays 6:30-8:00 PM
ONGOING CLASS VOCAL WORKSHOP WITH KATIE BULL
Requires previous training with Katie Bull or other Atlantic instructors and colleagues. Ongoing Class/Mixed Levels. Vocal Workshop students continue to explore and refine the Jones-rooted vocal warm up practice with greater detail. Specificity of awareness and self coaching approaches rooted in the use of gravity, help actors to find support muscles, and to trust the released voice. Students will be cast in and embark on an exploration of an original play with Katie facilitating scenes from a vocal production integration point of view. The class will culminate in a read through. This is a field rehearsal format. The present moment is explored as an aspect of vocal production breathing. Some introductory principals of a compatible vocal technique – the Fitzmaurice Technique (c) – are taught to expand the actor’s options for self coaching.
Winter 2014 8-week Session
February 11- April 8 (No class March 18)