The Stage to Screen Camp/Workshop develops the actor’s physical, emotional, and imaginative resources. This two-week journey, is taught within an active working Hollywood studio. The first week incorporates the physical expression of movement, the spontaneity of improvisation, the liberating alchemy of mask and myths, and transformation into authentic character. Contemporary and classical scene work is at the heart of the workshop. This area is mandatory for any young actor who desires to work in the theater or who will be auditioning for a performing arts college or university. The second week will focus on the actor’s work in front of a camera. Actors will learn about their relationship to the camera, how to integrate their craft within the movie set, and to develop the important authenticity of the character which the camera will transmit to an audience. It is the foundation for a successful career and one that actors are constantly involved with as they hone their craft. Emphasis is placed upon making effective choices based on the given circumstances of the play and screenplay and playing them from an open, present self in a way that is genuinely felt. Actors will learn to uncover their own humanity, to stand in a more spontaneous self, and to give more deeply to the character and the play or screenplay.
*Letter of recommendation must be mailed to our office at:
US Performing Arts
350 Ignacio Blvd Suite 101
Novato, CA 94949