Preparation + Opportunity = Success
Kids and Young Actors Classes
Saturdays 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Ages 4th graders – 8th graders
Class limit: 12 students
Our job is to teach actors how to prepare so that when the opportunity comes, the actor knows what to do with the sides, the role, and themselves, in order to turn that opportunity into a success. We teach actors “how to fish” versus “give them the fish.”
We teach our young professional actors the same acting techniques and tools as the working adult actors. Students walk away with repeatable tools to breakdown a script, understand the story, memorize lines quickly, and create natural, authentic and compelling characters.
How we do this…
Classes start with an Improvisational warm-up for the mind, voice and body. Improv instills the principles of the 3 Pillars of Intentional Acting in unscripted ways; prepares kids for commercial auditions and non-speaking scenes; keeps kids “just being kids” in front of a camera.
In the second section students are introduced to a topic related to the 3 Pillars of Intentional Acting and/or industry related topic – according to the Intentional Acting curriculum.
Then relate this tool or topic to scripted material. We fluctuate between scene study and on-camera cold reading and audition technique. Students learn how to: breakdown scripts in detail; to understand and put themselves into the story; and when appropriate apply The 10 Tools of Intentional Comedy. When working on camera, the kids are taught how to watch and assess their own performances objectively.
The class environment is positive, non-competitive, and fun with a commitment to learning.
Rachel Lewis, Writer: Bizaardvark, Odd Squad
Every quarter has a studio-wide Industry Day. Our Industry days are a mock audition and feedback with an industry professional. Industry Days are for educational purposes only. Teachers are able to observe the students in a audition setting and gain insight on how to help the student further.
Previous industry guests have been directors, producers and casting directors from major production companies including Nickelodeon and Disney. We also invite industry leading agents and managers.
HOW IT WORKS:
Classes are ongoing. They are designed to keep actors working on their craft on a weekly basis. The year is broken into four quarter themes based on the Intentional Acting Schedule of Curriculum. Instruction is individualized to the students own pace. Therefore, students can join at anytime.
Intentional Acting classes are kept small and intimate. We find auditing disrupts the paid student’s experience.
Intentional Acting does not offer audits. If you’d like to find out if Intentional Acting is right for you – Sign up for a Free Class.
A student completing the one-year program will walk away with…
The ability to think and respond on the spot so when:
- Casting gives you new sides – you can prepare in minutes.
- Something throws you off – you use it to throw yourself into the scene.
You trust yourself, your choices, and your preparation:
- The amount of time you have to prepare is insignificant because you know how to use your time whether it is three minutes or three weeks.
- You watch your self tapes, know what needs adjusting, do it, and feel good about the result.
The Three pillars of Intentional Acting
- Within just minutes, and a few reads of the script you memorize your lines.
- Within minutes, you get out of your head and into the scene
- You unlock the script and unlock your soul
Loren teaches kids how to breakdown the script and then put themselves into the characters. Madison benefited so much from her classes!
Jennifer Han, Mother of Madison Hu
Bizaardvark, Best Friends Whenever, Gracie and Frankie, The Goldbergs
Intentional Acting is really fun and I always learn a lot. Loren’s coaching and the 10 Tools of Intentional Comedy make me feel confident with my comedy auditions and roles.
General Hospital, Dancing with the Stars, American Crime Story, I’m Dying Up Here
After one session with Loren, Jessica was able to breakthrough and really connected to the character and have an “ah-ha” moment. Jessica went to the callback and booked her very first made for TV movie role. She knows how to pull those inner most feelings out of a child and help them to use them to fully connect to the character. We have worked with many coaches in LA but Loren has that “special touch.”
Jennifer Pressley, Mom of Jessica
American Horror Story, Teachers, Alexa & Kate
Loren is a very knowledgeable and inspiring teacher and coach! She has taught me how to trust myself and move into a more creative and freeing place where my acting has so much more room to grow. I have definitely become a better actress because of her!
Roxie & Eve Moon
The Millers, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, & Dawn, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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