Ongoing: Scene Study, Cold Reading, Technique
Every actor needs to harness their skill with consistent scene study technique. Scene study affords the actor the opportunity to discover their strengths and work on their weaknesses. The actor gains scene breakdown technique and character development tools. It refines the actor’s talent so they can step onto the set or stage with the knowledge and confidence that they are primed to deliver an inspired performance. Many find that their ongoing scene study class provides a home that keeps the actor prepared, ready and on their game. Classes held at the Hart Street Studio. Click to jump to: Level II - Beginning/Intermediate, Level III - Intermediate/Advanced, and Master Level - Mastering the Art
Beginning/IntermediateThis course was created to support the actor in the evocative responsibilities they must realize while working in front of the camera. Actors learn through exercises, cold reading, scenes and monologues and are coached in: intimacy, energy level, depth, emotional range, essence, image, inner shadow, script interpretation, delivery, taking direction, auditioning, blocking, prop work, hitting marks and preparing for the set. Emphasis is placed on reinforcing the techniques presented during the Cold Reading Weekend Intensive and continuing the next level of study. Breakthroughs that come out of the Intensive are reinforced. Next step lessons include: character development, how to rehearse, how to play to camera, simulating the audition and set work. The challenges of the profession are also addressed; as is the building of a unique and confident image. Jentzen’s Power Tools are taught to support emotional depth, imagination and book-ability. Students are given specific assignments. Emphasis is on becoming a self-reliant actor. Focus is on developing the skills required for a successful career in the film and television industry. Class size limited All actors work every class On-camera work available [top]
Intermediate/AdvancedThis class requires each actor to be rigorous in their commitment and consistent in their approach. In the parlance of Jentzen’s students, Level II is a “kick-ass class.” It’s high energy, intense and fun! Some lessons guide actors toward effectively fleshing out a character. Others build confidence, encouraging the actor’s authentic self to emerge in the work. Each actor is given personalized coaching, assignments and scripts unique to their individual needs. Actors work on cold reading, scenes, monologues, and improvisation skills to develop range, flexibility and adaptability. Jentzen’s “power tools” are taught to support emotional depth, imagination and “book-ability.” Actors are coached in intimacy, depth, emotional range, essence, image, inner shadow, script interpretation, delivery, taking direction, auditioning, blocking, prop work, hitting marks and preparing for the set. The challenges of the profession are also addressed as is the building of a unique and confident image. Many students in Level II have booked roles and are very aware of their artistic goals, strengths and weaknesses. Actors that graduate from Level I and move into this class are ready to book roles, can take direction fluently and adapt to the demands of a professional environment. Class size limited All actors work every class On-camera work available Audition/Interview required [top]
Master LevelDedicated to actors who have extensive professional background and training and are specifically committed to the study of “mastery.” Jentzen is honored to coach and teach this inspiring on-going class. “Mastering The Art” has an eclectic attendance, filled with celebrated professionals, veteran performers and up and coming promising talent. Jentzen supports each actor with specific lessons to enhance development of a master actor. Students come to work out audition material, develop professional material and keep themselves polished and confident with challenging exercises. Actors have the opportunity to focus on prepared scenes, monologues, cold readings and/or improvisation. Class focuses extensively on audition technique as well as sessions to support the stretches needed to maintain flexibility, adaptability and inspiration. An added unique opportunity for actors in this class is the development of material for film scripts, plays and one-person shows. This class is a catalyst for the actor who aims to play at the top of their game. Each actor consults with Kimberly who gears them toward their artistic and professional goals. Class size limited All actors work every class On-camera work available Invitation Only [top]
Option 1 $300, Option 2 $275
- $300 per month
- $275 per month after 6 consecutive months.