Improv Lessons in NYC - Learn From the Biggest Names in Theater - Directors and Actors
Here's a chance to take affordable acting and improv classes from some of the biggest names in theater. Artistic New Directions is hosting actor workshops that can help anyone improve their communication and delivery skills - both on the stage and at work.
New York, New York,
August 24, 2015 (Newswire.com) -
The not-for-profit, Artistic New Directions, is organizing weekly classes throughout September to introduce acting and improv techniques to anyone who wants to become a better communicator or actor.
New Yorkers can learn acting and improv techniques from some of the biggest names in entertainment, including the mind behind Pee-Wee Herman, a director to Tina Fey and a performer from the Late Show with David Letterman.
All of Life is a Stage - Improv is a Lesson for Life
The not-for-profit organization, Artistic New Directions, wants to bring performing arts to the masses.
These are not typical acting classes. They are 2-hour workshops open to all levels - aspiring or professional actors, even curious professionals interested in learning how to better engage people in the work force.
Here’s more background on the workshop instructors for Artistic New Directions.
Gary Austin – is credited with helping develop the fictional character, Peewee Herman, portrayed by comedian Paul Reubens. Gary has also directed hundreds of successful actor/improvisers including Helen Hunt, Lisa Kudrow, Helen Slater and Lillias White.
Michael Gellman – directed and taught major actor/improvisers including Bill Murray, Chris Farley, Tina Fey and Dave Pasquesi, among others. He is Senior Faculty at Chicago’s Second City Training Center and at Columbia College in Chicago.
Scotty Watson –is a former member of The Second City Canadian National Touring Company, is currently Head of Artistic New Directions’ New York Faculty. He has performed in Canada and the U.S. with Ed Asner, Eric Stoltz and Gerard Depardieu., among others. He has performed on the Late Show with David Letterman.
"These workshops are open to improvisors of all levels," said Scotty Watson. "We follow a series of fun themes to help you develop new tools and approaches for your work. These lessons will improve your overall delivery and communications skills that you can also use at work."
Some of the previous students have include the CEO of a major lending organization and entrepreneurs, working on developing their sales skills.
Students who go through this training could be eligible for a performance intensive course in November.