Summer 2016

Summer 2016 Classes

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Summer classes we offer in:

Our summer semester has been developed for enthusiastic young artists and performers ages 8–18 interested in exploring the exciting world of acting and theater. The Arts Effect has the perfect summer program for actors of all levels, interests, and schedules!

Through an award-winning combination of sensory work, improvisation, and character/scene study, our program focuses on the advancement of the actor’s skill set and audition technique! Throughout the sessions, students will be assigned scenes and/or monologues to prepare and then present at the end of each workshop for friends and family. Students will also have the opportunity to work with and prepare authentic film/TV/commercial audition sides. New and returning students can look forward to a unique and rewarding creative experience – Arts Effect training is custom-tailored to best suit the needs and goals of each student!

STUDENTS FOCUS ON…

  • Technique Strengthening: Go beyond pretending and role-playing and actually experience REAL LIFE on stage or screen. Our Method-based technique centers on bringing the actor’s own life experience and understanding to character and scene work.
  • Improvisation: Improv is becoming very common in the audition room and on set. The fast-paced, quick-thinking nature of improvisation is key to bringing naturalism and realism to any actor’s work.
  • Character Development: The secret to quickly uncovering the W’s of any and every character!
  • Scene Study: Understand the structure, relationship, objectives, and conflicts of your script and/or audition sides. Learn to work with other actors, listen and respond, and exist in the moment!
  • Script Analysis (including subtext and logic work): Discover what’s simmering under the lines and hiding in every moment.
  • Monologue Preparation: Let us help you find and perfect your monologue.
  • Audition Preparation: Important, helpful, and fun auditioning tips to prepare young professionals for cold readings, advanced audition sides, and interview questions.
  • Cold Reading: This most intimidating audition practice will be debunked!
**ALL STUDENTS MUST BRING A LUNCH**
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Parents/Guardians are responsible for paying the ENTIRE class fee no matter the number of his/her child’s absences and/or in the case of his/her child’s discontinuation of ANY Arts Effect program.

July 2014

KIDS ACTING INTENSIVE

Students will focus on the advancement of their acting technique and skill set. Through the exploration of sensory work, improvisation, character/scene study, text analysis, and more, participants will learn to achieve rich, natural, and honest acting perfect for stage or film.

Ages: 9-12
Fee: $710, 30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Monday, July 11, 2016 – Friday, July 15, 2016; 10:00am–4:00pm
Final Presentation: Friday, July 15th at 2pm
Address: 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street [Google Map]

TEEN ACTING INTENSIVE

Students will focus on the advancement of their acting technique and skill set. Through the exploration of sensory work, improvisation, character/scene study, text analysis, and more, participants will learn to achieve rich, natural, and honest acting perfect for stage or film.

Ages: 12-15
Fee: $710, 30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Monday, July 25, 2016 – Friday, July 29, 2016; 10:00am–4:00pm
Final Presentation: Friday, July 29th at 2pm
Address: 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street [Google Map]

August 2014

AUDITION-ONLY KIDS ACTING INTENSIVE (with special guest instructors!)

This audition-only acting workshop lead by Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney along with guest instructors, including sketch comedy artists and more, will focus on intensive scene study and character development. Students will be challenged by advanced sense memory, improvisation, and text analysis exercises as they prepare scenes to be presented at the end of the workshop. This workshop is a great fit for students/young professionals looking for a challenge, to have fun, and to take their acting to the next level.

Ages: 10-13
Fee: $710, 30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Monday, August 8, 2016 – Friday, August 12, 2016; 10:00am–4:00pm
Final Presentation: Friday, August 12th at 2pm
Address: 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street [Google Map]

*AUDITION REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS – Please contact Artistic Director Katie Cappiello to schedule an audition: Katie@TheArtsEffectNYC.com

AUDITION-ONLY COLLEGE LEVEL TEEN ACTING INTENSIVE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS INSTRUCTORS

This college-level acting workshop lead by Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney along with Tisch School of The Arts faculty guests will focus on intense scene study and character development. Students will be challenged by advanced sense memory, improvisation, and text analysis exercises as they prepare scenes to be presented at the end of the workshop. Students will be assigned and emailed a scene prior to the workshop. This 5-day master class will require students to not only work in class on their pieces but also independently with scene partners outside of class – as they would in any theater arts college program.

Ages: 13-17
Fee: $710, 30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Monday, August 15, 2015 – Friday, August 19, 2015; 10:00am–4:00pm
Final Presentation: Friday, August 19st at 2pm
Address: 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street [Google Map]

*AUDITION REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS – Please contact Artistic Director Katie Cappiello to schedule an audition: Katie@TheArtsEffectNYC.com

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