My name is Nick Hoffa and I am an acting teacher and working actor. Last year, a friend who works in the corporate world asked me to help her find an acting class; she was looking to strengthen her presentations and sharpen her performance skills. Unfortunately, I had no idea where to send her. We may be smack in the middle of the acting capitol of the world, but it's hard to find classes that aren't geared toward the concerns of acting pros -- or at least 19-year old aspiring pros.
And so, with that conversation as a springboard, I developed a six-week course for non-actors. As the class has grown, it has become useful as professional development for film industry directors, writers, etc as well as non-industry people looking to grow personally and professionally. In the most fun and non-judgmental way, we dive into improv, acting exercises, and paired scene work. Folks bring a range of experience levels but, on the whole, it is a beginner group looking to:
- develop skills that can help in their professional lives (presentations, effective communication, etc)
- learn about the acting process (especially helpful for film industry people who are not actors but want to understand the process better)
- learn how they're perceived (what they may be communicating with posture and gestures)
- stretch some creative muscles and have a blast
Come join us! Scroll down for some testimonials from directors, editors, graphic designers, corporate trainers and more.
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