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FALL 2020 CLASSES (PLEASE NOTE: ALL CLASSES ARE ONLINE, VIA THE ZOOM PLATFORM)

We had great success with online spring classes, and have just wrapped up 7 weeks of online summer camps! We’re taking everything we learned and offering the following virtual classes for the fall. We are offering classes for all ages, INCLUDING ADULTS. So please read through and find one (or more) that appeals to you.

We’re enrolling now! REGISTRATION IS EASY: Just email moviemakersnc@gmail.com and let Melissa know which class or classes you would like to join! She will sign you up and give you payment options. All Classes start after Labor Day.

Get creative and try something new – classes for all ages! All classes are taught by Melissa Lozoff unless stated otherwise. *And if you are struggling financially right now apply for a discount. No one will be turned away for financial reasons!

We hope to see your kids (and maybe even you!) this fall.

12 WEEK CLASSES:

BEGINNING / INTERMEDIATE ACTING CLASS: Ages 10-13
Through games, exercises, monologues and scene work, students will practice and develop strong acting techniques, building blocks to the advanced acting classes. Students will learn about the methods of Stanislavki, Sanford Meisner, Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, as well as tips and tricks to build confidence and other life skills. Limited Space Available. At the end of our session the group will have a LIVE Zoom Performance! WEDNESDAYS 6:00-7:30pm for 12 weeks; $400

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ACTING CLASS: Ages 13-18
This class will focus on more advanced acting techniques, both for theater and film. Through advanced games, exercises, and scene work, students will continue to develop strong acting skills. In each class students will earn and develop acting techniques. Students will learn about the methods of Stanislavski, Sandford Meisner, Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, as well as life skills that help develop power and confidence. We will put these skills to use as we work on a One Act that will be performed at the end of our sessions in a LIVE Zoom Performance. Limited Space Available. SATURDAYS 2-4pm for 12 weeks; $400 (extra rehearsal hours will be added nearer our performance)

MOVIE MAKING (collectively creating a feature film): Ages 10-16
Online summer camps were a huge success! We have honed a system to collectively come together online to learn filmmaking, create a story, and fully produce a feature length movie (60-90 minutes). We will do it again this fall! Students will gather on Zoom, collectively choose a genre, write a story, direct and act in our full length movie. We will have guest artists come in to teach workshops as well as give us tips and tricks to make our film even better. Limited space available. SATURDAYS 10 am-12pm for 12 weeks; $400

MONTHLY CLASSES (these classes last for 3 months but you can sign up month to month):

ACTING FUN FOR YOUNG ONES: Ages 8-11
This class is all about having fun, getting rid of stress, developing creativity, and learning some acting along the way. Through games and exercises Melissa creates an online environment for your kids to laugh, create art, and have some fun! Each month will be different, focusing on a different performance skill. At the end of each month there will be a live performance. MONDAYS 4:30-5:30pm; $125/month

ACTING TECHNIQUES DEMYSTIFIED (Tips and tricks that really work): Ages adults and teens
Whether you are a beginning actor, or need some extra tips and tricks, this acting class is for you. Melissa will use games, exercises, and scenes to help demystify important acting techniques. Different techniques touched on in this class series is Sanford Meisner, Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg, and Uta Hagen. Melissa will also throw some of her own techniques that have helped hundreds of students over the year. Each week is jam packed with information. WEDNESDAYS 8-9:30pm; $125/month

UNLEASHING YOUR CREATIVE ARTIST: Adult and Older Teens
Need some fun? Need some inspiration? Need to laugh again? Through exercises, games, discussions, and play we will have fun while releasing tension (which we all have right now), cultivating our creativity, and nourishing our inner artists. Whether you are an artist or someone who just wants to experience some fun during these stressful times – this class is for you! MONDAYS 8–9:30pm; $125/month

HAPPY HOUR: COCKTAILS, CONVERSATIONS, AND GAMES: Ages 21+
Need to connect and have some fun? Grab your favorite drink and join us in games, mind bending discussions ?, and a lot of laughter. THURSDAYS 8-9pm; $75/month

IMPROV FOR ACTORS: Ages 15-Adult
Improvisation can be a vital skill for actors, even if they don’t realize it. Improv keeps you grounded in the present moment, better connects you to your scene partners, and keeps you from getting stuck in your head. It can even help with audition anxiety. We will explore some basic techniques of improvisation, fostering a safe environment of play, spontaneity, and bold choices. We will then apply these techniques to your acting work, allowing the joy of improv to infuse your character choices, scene work, and audition preparation. This class is open to actors (and improvisers) of any experience level, but will be especially helpful for actors who feel performance anxiety, who struggle to stay out of their heads, or who need some help making choices for their scene work. SATURDAYS 10am – 12:00pm; $125/month. TEACHER: Charles Monroe

TO REGISTER FOR ANY CLASS, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, SIMPLY EMAIL MELISSA.