Genre Focus: Sci-Fi – September 4th 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 examine the challenges of playing a role in a science-fiction project.


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

Science fiction films pose exciting acting challenges and opportunities. The scripts sometimes contain technical language more difficult to make “real” or “human.” Extra exposition is often included to get the audience up-to-date on the world created by the screenwriters that can become deadly boring in the hands of the wrong actor. There is imaginative work, requiring you to see creatures, planets and dangers all while you’re actually looking at a green screen. Sometimes, you’re not even playing a human being, but another species completely, bringing up even more questions from an actor’s point of view!

In this four week cycle, you’ll be assigned a scene from a science fiction script and we’ll develop it over three weeks through rehearsal and exercises intended to give you firm footing in this widely seen genre. The class is taught by Hunter Lee Hughes (director, Guys Reading Poems) the first three weeks.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. All three industry guests will provide feedback on your work.

Sunday, September 4th, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday, September 11th, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday, September 18th, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday, September 25th, 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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