Taking a Class at The Actors’ Gang
The Style is a unique form of acting developed at the Actors’ Gang over its many years of history. It includes elements of Commedia dell’Arte, mask work, viewpoints, and focuses on developing emotional states. We work always in one of four states of emotion: Happy, Afraid, Sad, or Angry. Every show at the Actors’ Gang utilizes the Style in varying degrees of subtlety.
The best way to get involved in our training program is by attending our shows and seeing how we work. You will see The Style in action and see if it is a technique and environment that is right for you.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend. People will be seen in a group and the audition will consist of movement exercises and group work. Therefore, you do not need to prepare a monologue or any material but you do need to be prepared to play and stay the evening. This is not a traditional audition so have fun! Please come in clothes and shoes you can move in.
The audition will be held at the theater. The address is 9070 Venice Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232. If you are searching for it using a smart phone, search for Media Park. We are the only building in Media Park.
You can park in the Trader Joes parking structure across from us on Culver Blvd (the first two hours are free) or you can park on Venice Blvd. (2 hour street parking).
You must bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume to the auditions.
The class is a way for us to introduce our signature technique in which we work to others. Building on the Commedia dell’Arte style of Bigot’s Théâtre du Soleil, which employs stock characters, masks and white-face, we have developed “The Style”, a technique used in all of our productions and outreach programs. The class meets Mondays and the fee is $500 for an 8-week session. Payment plans are available by request. Through our Monday adult classes, we find new company members. New company members qualify to be considered for shows and become part of our education and outreach programs.
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