‘The Law’ Character Study: Cops, Criminals and Court – March 6th 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 the sub-genre of television procedurals.


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

Characters administering and running from the law populate the entire entertainment landscape. Television procedurals have been the beginning of many a notable acting career. On detective and legal shows, lots of co-stars and guest stars are required each week. Independent features also provide breakout opportunities for actors playing those pursuing or avoiding justice. These roles bring opportunities to break into the industry or expand your range and reputation, oftentimes by playing fascinating characters in a high stakes situation. So how do you best prepare this material, considering the circumstances and psychology of these characters? How is their world and its pressures different from our own and how can we humanize them by bringing our own emotional challenges into their oftentimes tense and difficult circumstances?

In this four week cycle, you’ll be assigned a scene of a character whose actions place them within the legal system…or avoiding it. Over the first three weeks, we’ll develop the scene through rehearsal and exercises meant to assist you in this category. Then, 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).

Sunday, March 6th, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday, March 13th, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday, March 20th, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday, March 27th, 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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