Creating Chemistry – August 14th Acting Cycle

$200.00 $180.00

Our four-week cycles of acting class are focused and add useful tools to your process as an actor, while culminating with the challenge of performing for the entire StoryAtlas studio. This month, we focus on how to create chemistry with your acting scene partner….no matter what they are giving you.


NOTE: This cycle has already concluded. To see our upcoming schedule of acting class cycles, please visit HERE.



“So….I guess we’ve got to like…”


Nothing can be more awkward than creating chemistry with another actor, especially when you feel neutral (or worse) towards them in real life. And if an actor really turns you on, that can create issues too, because it can feel vulnerable to allow them and the entire set to observe your attraction (not to mention the extra territorial texts you might receive from you boyfriend or girlfriend). And yet, creating chemistry with other actors is a HUGE part of our job, as sexuality is a HUGE part of what makes us human. So how do you do it, step by step, in a way that’s respectful and considerate towards a scene partner?

In this four week cycle, you’ll be assigned a scene that requires you to create romantic or sexual chemistry with another actor. We’ll develop the scene over the first three weeks, through rehearsal and exercises to help you build your performance. The fourth week, we’ll perform the scenes for an audience comprised of the entire StoryAtlas studio, including alumni, auditors and guests and every actor will receive an evaluation of their work. The class is taught by Hunter Lee Hughes (director, Guys Reading Poems).

Prerequisite: All students must read and sign our StoryAtlas policy on sexual harassment before attending this workshop.

Sunday, August 14th, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Tuesday, August 16th at 7:30 p.m. OR Wednesday, August 17th at 7:30 p.m. (your choice)

Sunday, August 21st, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday, August 28th, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. (final performance for entire StoryAtlas studio)

Location: Hyperion Arts Complex, 2306 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Want to audit for free? You can audit the final performance night for each of our class cycles. In 2016, our StoryAtlas Open House nights are: January 24, February 21, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 31, August 28, September 25, October 23, November 20 and December 18.  Email to set it up.


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