Intensive, One Week Acting Class for Kids Offered This August in Darien

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Kids from ages 10 to 15 with an interest in acting can join a weeklong, intensive class for film and television acting this August by Matt Newton of MN Acting Studio in Darien and talent agent Deb Chasen of Chasen Talent.

— an announcement from MN Acting Studio

This one of a kind, challenging, weeklong on-camera workshop is limited to 10 trained, professional, hand selected young actors who want to work exclusively with  Newton (youth on set acting coach for “Jessica Jones,” “Blue Bloods,” “Orange is the New Black,” and “When They See Us”) on all aspects of TV and film in a small group setting.

The class will cover everything from auditioning, to role prep, to working on set, improvisation, cold-reads, the casting process, and even writing and directing their own scenes.

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Matt Newton teaching kids film and TV acting.

Actors will also film a professional scene (directed by Matt) with a small crew on location to be ultimately used for their demo reel/online casting profile.

In addition, on the final day, Matt will in an industry guest to watch and critique scenes, and do a Q&A with parents.

All actors will work on-camera every day, and parents will receive a video with personal feedback at the end of the session.

Students will learn:

  • Auditioning for comedy vs. drama in the current TV market
  • The TV and film casting process
  • Playing against type
  • Cold-reading
  • Memorization skills with little prep time
  • Script analysis (beats, moments, tone)
  • Character development (behavior, point of view, relationship)
  • Improvisation (and how it helps with tv auditions)
  • Working “on set” with different camera angles, marks (students will get to direct scenes)
  • Audition etiquette
  • Students will each leave with a fully produced drama scene for their demo reel/online casting profile
  • 10-4:30 p.m. (half hour in house lunch break every day)

If You Want to Enroll:

Sessions take place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 12 through Friday, Aug. 16.

To be considered, email your pic and res to info@MNActingStudio.Com. All students must audition with Matt to be accepted.

Matt will be hand selecting each student, and you will receive a response within 48 hours.

The cost of the class is $1,100.

MN Acting Studio is located at 22 Grove Street in Darien.

About MN Acting Studio

MN Acting Studio is a TV and film acting studio located in Herald Square in New York City, with a second studio in Darien. It offers on-camera classes, private audition coaching, Skype coaching, professional audition taping, and on set coaching for actors of all ages and levels.

Founded by actor and acting coach Matt Newton, MN Acting Studio employs a modern approach to acting, combining the craft of on-camera performance with the practical business of acting.

We work closely with agents and managers, and our clients include Emmy award winners, Grammy nominees, Golden Globe nominees, and seasoned actors from TV, film and Broadway.

Visit MNActingStudio.Com for more info.

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