"Thank you for having this program. There are so few available. The staff was amazing and very caring. They went above expectations when it came to individual needs... " br>- George Washington University - Musical Theater parent
"Without USPA and all of their help, I really don't believe that I would have been accepted into The Tisch School of the Arts at NYU (my first choice college)." br>- Alex Roesler
"It was an amazing experience. I learned a lot about the college theatre audition process. And it made me less nervous for them. I applied for 9 colleges and had to audition for all of them, but the workshop prepared me mentally and physically." br> - Anna (College Audition Boot Camp Student)
No Audition Required Prerequisite: Students must have previous acting training or professional acting experience. Priority will be given to students who have completed either the UCLA Arts Camp Acting for the Camera or Theater program.
Tuition includes room, & meals Commuter includes reg fee & lunch Age at start of program
Carrie Genzel enjoys equal success as an actor both in her native Canada as well as in the United States. Most recognized for playing the scheming "Skye Chandler" on ABC's All My Children, Carrie has kept busy working on other such notable TV programs as Castle, Supernatural, Smallville, Wizards of Waverly Place, Flashforward, Psych, and Flash Gordon to name a few, and has collaborated on the big screen with such acclaimed directors Cameron Crowe, Zack Snyder, Karyn Kusama, Terry Gilliam, and John Avnet, in such films as Watchmen, Jennifer's Body, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, and 88 Minutes. Carrie is eagerly awaiting the release of an indie Grindhouse feature she recently shot in Canada entitled Evil Feed where she played the devilishly villainous "Madame Dragonfly," a role which allowed her to play up her comedic side along with taking on some physical action. She also currently has a film in post production that she shot in Romania at the end of 2013 called Repossessed where
she was able to use a lot of her improve skills within the films looser shooting style and multiple cameras. Carrie is known for consistently tackling difficult roles, and finding the balance between revealing her character's intentions, and peeling back the surface to reveal what makes them tick. She is a well known actress to TV and film having appeared in countless projects including, "Castle," "The Haunting Hour," "Smallville," "Married with Children".
What do THE BIG BANG THEORY, BLACK-ISH, 2 BROKE GIRLS, PARKS and RECREATION, GIRLS, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, and MODERN FAMILY have in common? You guessed it! They are all situation comedies! US Performing Arts and Relativity/LA Center Studios are proud to offer the only Sitcom Acting Camp in the country.
This Sit Com Acting camp is one of the most popular workshops every summer. Taught within an active working Hollywood studio, it focuses on the acting in a situation comedy as the art and craft of sitcom acting is significantly different than acting for the movies and this workshop teaches the actors those differences. Designed for the serious actor 16 years old and above actors learn the structure of sitcoms and how to perform the joke while at the same time playing character that is so very important in sitcom. This workshop collaborates with the Sitcom Writing/producing Workshop by weeks end in the staging and performance of original situation comedies under the guidance and experience of a seasoned professional director in a real studio environment.
Since the beginning the workshop has been led by industry working professionals such as sit com director Mary Lou Belli and award winning actress Conchata Ferrell. This year's workshop will be no exception. After learning the fundamentals of sitcom character development, physical comedy, and acting timing, the workshop becomes patterned after the real life experiences of a creative sitcom television show which follows an episode from a table read to a taping of the show. By show time, actors will have gone through the experience of reworking a scene at the drop of a hat, adding new dialogue and staging to make it work and finally taping the material on a real set in a real television studio. This workshop is very popular and usually fills quickly. It is a workshop that is high energy, fun and exciting with a lot of laughs from the Relativity/LA Center Studios television studio during the week. Guests may drop in from time to time who will give the sitcom actors new pointers about the art and craft of sitcom acting and or discuss what it is like to be in a hit television sitcom series.
*Tuition includes room, & meals.
*Registration Fees, Lab Fees, weekend stays, and airport transportation fees are not included in Tuition and are additional.
*Commuter (where offered) includes lunch. Lab Fees, weekend stays, and airport transportation are not included and are additional.
**Tuition for Boot Camps, such as College Audition Boot Camp, does not include room and meals or airport transportation.
***Locations, Prices, Dates, Directors, and Faculty subject to change without notice.
The faculty is comprised of professional industry artists and college professors representing their schools. Images are of USPA programs, but may not represent actual program or location. If you have questions or need help registering, please call 888-497-3553 or 415 924-6442
**USPA highly recommends that students secure travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, and/or medical emergency.
If you have questions or need help registering, please call 888-497-3553
** USPA highly recommends that students secure travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, and/or medical emergency.