MN ACTING STUDIO

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4 Week On-Camera "Gym" Classes for Adults

 Classes are  for ages 18 and up  and are limited to 12 students.    This is a "gym" for serious actors with a focus on practicality in the real world.  All of our teachers are working professionals, and all students work each week.  Students receive a video of their work after each class for further review.  Classes are ongoing, every month, and can be taken as many times as the actor chooses to deeper the understanding of the material.  If you have questions, email us at assistant@mnactingstudio.com.

New to the studio?  You must schedule an aud with Matt Newton to be placed in one of our classes (unless you have a strong referral from an agency).  Matt holds these auditions once every month. All of our classes are waitlist only, and you will be notified after the current round if you are accepted into the class, as current students have first dibs in holding their spots.

NEW STUDENTS AUDITIONS FOR CLASS PLACEMENT

THURSDAY, June 29th

**sold out**

THURSDAY, July 20 

*students will bring in a 2 page scene from a TV show, as well as a professionally formatted headshot and resume


What they're saying...

"Today, I had the great pleasure of sitting in on two of Matt Newton's Master Classes at MN Acting Studio. It was a truly religious experience. Every actor reminded me of why I am in this business. This brilliant safehaven will no doubt create the future series leads, movie stars, and game changers. If you are a casting director, you should cast them all. If you are an actor and you don't already study there, go sign up right now. I would encourage all actors at any level to go and experience this life altering program. I am rejuvenated and inspired."   - Ben Jordan, agent at Headline Talent Agency

Starts Sunday, JULY 9

4 week ACTING FOR THE CAMERA 1 with Blair Baker (from "The Humans" on Broadway) $260

This is an intermediate on-camera class for actors with theatre training who are transitioning to a career in film and TV.  Actors will work with different TV/film scripts each week (comedy, drama) to develop focus and concentration in front of the camera, while also working on relaxation, connection, improvisation, and bringing truth to the script to life in a small, challenging on-camera environment.  Actors will learn what it's like to work on set (closeups, marks), with a focus on calibrating their acting for the camera, bringing a character to life, with no outside rehearsal, and minimal prep time.  The focus on this class will be to help actors relax and connect to the material, so they can be free to give their best, most nuanced performance on tv and film. All actors receive a video of their work each week for further learning.  BY AUDITION ONLY.

 

JULY 9, 16, 23, 30 (hold August 6)

5-7:30pm

*You must email your picture and resume to info@mnactingstudio.com before signing up for this class, as you must be accepted by Matt Newton


Starts Monday, July 10

4 week ADVANCED TV AUDITION BOOTCAMP with Van Hansis ("The Deuce" on HBO)  $260

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An advanced audition class for professional actors who want to enchance their audition technique in a mock "real world" gym environment.   Audition, industry referral or invite only.    Van will assign current, challenging TV scripts each week (sent one day before, and tailored to each actor's individual strengths and weaknesses), with a focus on bigger roles (guest star and series regular), or actors can bring in their own audition scripts.   Van will coach each actor with direct and honest feedback, and help enhance their technique on bringing the script to life, hitting beats,  putting their authentic stamp on the script, and making strong choices with little preparation time (sides are sent 1-2 days before each class).   All students work each week, and receive a video of their work.  Limited to 12 serious actors.    *AUDITION REQUIRED

July 10, 17, 24, 31 (hold August 7)

6-8:30pm

**SOLD OUT**


Starts Tuesday, July 11

4 week ACTING FOR THE CAMERA 2 with Katie Flahive (from Showtime's "The Affair") $260

An advanced class for actors with really strong training who want to further develop their technique for film and tv. This class is designed to help actors keep their abilities and approach to TV and Film work connected to both the text and their authentic self, and to find truth and confidence in front of the camera. By deepening the conversation between the script analysis and the understanding of type, tone and style this class will allow the actor to stretch in both type and range, while also working with the camera to calibrate their acting for focus and subtlety.  We will work to identify the actor’s type and how to best support and market that ability for auditions. By exploring indie film, single camera, multi camera and feature films we will work in class to develop a baseline of practical analysis to help the actor develop a toolbox of skills to return to every time text needs to be mined for subtext and contextual clues to support character. By practicing this approach week to week, the goal is to assist the actor in being self-sustaining on set, in rehearsal and centered in auditions.    All actors receive a video of their work each week for further review.  Class is limited to 12 actors. 

July 11, 18, 25, August 1 (hold August 8)

6-8:30pm

**SOLD OUT**


Starts Wednesday, July 12

4 week TV AUDITION BOOTCAMP with Katie Flahive (from Showtime's "The Affair") $260

Our most popular class.    This is a class for pre-professional  actors who want to enhance their TV audition skills while working on co-star and guest star scripts from current TV shows, tailored to your type and the way you are seen in the market.    This is a mock audition "gym," where actors will be given a very realistic sense of what on-camera auditioning is like at the highest level.  Katie will assign sides beforehand, and you will be coached on comedy, drama, cold-read, and chemistry reads.  Actors will work with slating, eyelines, type, audition etiquette, getting over nerves, walking into the room with confidence, with a focus on co-stars and guest star roles.  **PRE-APPROVAL REQUIRED

July 12, 19, 26, August 2 (hold august 9)

6-8:30pm

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS OPENS JUNE 15.  To join the waitlist, you MUST audition and be scheduled by Matt.  We will email you 2 DAYS BEFORE with info about any open spots.


Starts Thursday, July 13

4 week GUEST STAR BOOTCAMP with Van Hansis  (HBO's "The Deuce") $260

For advanced actors who are auditioning at the network TV level.   This is a class for professional actors who are moving from co-star roles to guest star roles, and want to work on strong scripts in different genres.   Each week will have a specific focus, and will range from procedurals to single camera comedies, to multi-camera comedies.   This is a mock audition "gym," where actors will be assigned challenging scripts based on type, from current TV shows, and will be challenged to make strong, genre specific choices to help enhance their auditions and book the job.  *AUDITION REQUIRED

July 13, 20, 27, August 3 (hold august 10)

6-8:30pm

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS OPENS JUNE 16.  To join the waitlist, you MUST audition and be scheduled by Matt.  We will email you 2 DAYS BEFORE with info about any open spots.


Starts Monday, July 17 (afternoon)

4 week AUDITION MASTERCLASS with Matt Newton (acting coach, director, and on set coach for "Blue Bloods")  $275

Our highest level audition class for professional working actors with tv and film representation.  Audition, industry referral or invite only.    This is a real world, challenging, mock audition "gym"  that is tailored to the strengths and weaknesses of each actor, where Matt will throw everything at them, including last minute cold-reads, chemistry reads, or anything else that might come up in a network level audition setting.   Prepared scenes are sent one day before, and are meant to push the actors outside of their comfort zone.   The focus is on guest star and series regular roles, or actors can bring in their own audition scripts.   Actors will act as readers for each other, and Matt will coach each actor on bringing the script to life, digging deeper into the work, and putting their authentic stamp on the script (through improvisation, etc.), and making strong choices with little preparation time.   All students work each week, and receive a video of their work.  Limited to 12 serious actors.   Matt will sometimes bring in special industry guests to come speak with the students. *AUDITION REQUIRED

July 17, 24, 31,  Aug 14 (skip Aug 7)

2-5pm

**SOLD OUT**

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS OPENS JUNE 20.  To join the waitlist, you MUST audition and be scheduled by Matt.  We will email you 2 DAYS BEFORE with info about any open spots.


Starts Tuesday, July 18

4 week ON SET MASTERCLASS with Matt Newton (acting coach, director, and on set coach for "Blue Bloods")  $275

Audition, industry referral, or invite only. For professional working actors who want to challenge themselves in an intense "on set" environment.  No scripts in hands, and no rehearsals.  Scenes assigned one day before.   This is our most intense professional ongoing class at MN Acting Studio, suited for actors at the most advanced level of their career.   Actors will learn to tackle difficult scenes with no rehearsal in a mock "on set" environment (different scene, shooting style, and partner each week), using various camera angles (over the shoulder, documentary style, closeups, two shots), while also developing a strong inner concentration and nuance in their performance.     Actors will learn to take adjustments "on the fly", with line changes and improvisations, making sure to hit their marks, take direction, and ultimately dig deeper in their character work.  To better replicate a true on-set experience, actors will not rehearse with their scene partner before class, but instead prepare on their own as they would before a real shoot.  Class size is very small to encourage personal attention and maximum growth.   Because of the intensity of the work, actors are encouraged to break out of their comfort zones, make mistakes, test their limits, and expand their range. All actors receive a video of their work each week.   *BY MATT'S APPROVAL ONLY

July 18, 25, August 1, 15 (skip Aug 8)

2-5pm

**sold out**


Starts Sunday, July 23rd

 4 week ON-CAMERA AUDITIONING 101 with Van Hansis $260

For actors new to auditioning for film and tv, who want to learn the ins and outs of on-camera auditions, and how to break into acting in New York City.   Actors will work with scripts from current tv shows, and will be taught how to nail the audition, what casting directors expect, what their type is, how to find auditions, headshots, resumes, agents and managers, and how to confidently deliver a strong, professional performance when they walk into a room. All actors work on camera each week, and will be coached by Van Hansis on cold reads, comedy, drama, how to relax, get over nerves, and bring the lines off the page, all the while paying attention to camera framing, learning how to slate, how to talk to different characters in a scene, and how to bring down their acting for the camera.  It is recommended that all actors read Matt's book 10 STEPS TO BREAKING INTO ACTING (available on the website) prior to taking the class.   NO AUDITION REQUIRED. 

Sundays 2-4:30pm

July 23, july 30, August 6, August 13 (hold August 20th)


Starts Sunday, August 13

4 week ACTING FOR THE CAMERA 1 with Blair Baker (from "The Humans" on Broadway) $260

This is a class for pre-professional actors who are interested in working on-camera, but may be unfamiliar with the medium. The class introduces the actor to basic on-camera acting techniques, and is aimed at allowing the actor to become as comfortable and as free on-camera as possible. The teacher will zero in on the student's individual habits by assigning challenging, current film/TV scripts. Cold reading, monologues, audition technique, and mock on-set environments are all covered over the 4 weeks, and the beginning actor will leave with a comprehensive understanding of what is required and expected in each of those scenarios. 

August 13, 20, 27, September 10 (skips Sept 3)

5-7:30pm

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS OPENS JULY 31.  To join the waitlist, you MUST audition and be scheduled by Matt.  We will email you 2 DAYS BEFORE with info about any open spots.


Starts Monday, August 14

4 week ADVANCED TV AUDITION BOOTCAMP with Van Hansis ("The Deuce" on HBO)  $260

An advanced audition class for represented actors (agent or manager) who want to enchance their audition technique in a mock "real world" gym environment.   Audition, industry referral or invite only.    Van will assign current, challenging TV scripts each week (sent one day before, and tailored to each actor's individual strengths and weaknesses), with a focus on bigger roles, or actors can bring in their own audition scripts.   Van will coach each actor with direct and honest feedback, and help enhance their technique on bringing the script to life, hitting beats,  putting their authentic stamp on the script, and making strong choices with little preparation time (sides are sent 1-2 days before each class).   All students work each week, and receive a video of their work.  Limited to 12 serious actors.    *AUDITION REQUIRED

august 14, 21, 28, Sept. 11 (hold Sept. 18)

6-8:30pm

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS OPENS AUGUST 1.  To join the waitlist, you MUST audition and be scheduled by Matt.  We will email you 2 DAYS BEFORE with info about any open spots.


Starts Tuesday, August 15

4 week ACTING FOR THE CAMERA 2 with Katie Flahive (from Showtime's "The Affair") $260

An intermediate class for actors with really strong training who want to enhance their technique for film and tv. This class is designed to help actors keep their abilities and approach to TV and Film work connected to both the text and their authentic self, and to find truth and confidence in front of the camera. By deepening the conversation between the script analysis and the understanding of type, tone and style this class will allow the actor to stretch in both type and range, while also working with the camera to calibrate their acting for focus and subtlety.  We will work to identify the actor’s type and how to best support and market that ability for auditions. By exploring indie film, single camera, multi camera and feature films we will work in class to develop a baseline of practical analysis to help the actor develop a toolbox of skills to return to every time text needs to be mined for subtext and contextual clues to support character. By practicing this approach week to week, the goal is to assist the actor in being self-sustaining on set, in rehearsal and centered in auditions.    All actors receive a video of their work each week for further review.  Class is limited to 12 actors. 

August 15, 22, 29, Sept. 5

6-8:30pm

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS OPENS AUGUST 2.  To join the waitlist, you MUST audition and be scheduled by Matt.  We will email you 2 DAYS BEFORE with info about any open spots.


Starts Wednesday, August 16

4 week TV AUDITION BOOTCAMP with Katie Flahive (from Showtime's "The Affair") $260

An intermediate class for actors who are actively auditioning and want to learn essential on-camera audition skills in a real world "gym" setting. This is a class for pre-professional  actors who want to enhance their TV audition skills while working on co-star and guest star scripts from current TV shows, tailored to your type and the way you are seen in the market.    This is a mock audition "gym," where actors will be given a very realistic sense of what on-camera auditioning is like at the highest level.  Katie will assign sides beforehand, and you will be coached on comedy, drama, cold-read, and chemistry reads.  Actors will work with slating, eyelines, type, audition etiquette, getting over nerves, walking into the room with confidence, with a focus on co-stars and guest star roles.  **PRE-APPROVAL REQUIRED

August 16, 23, 30, Sept. 6

6-8:30pm

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS OPENS AUGUST 3.  To join the waitlist, you MUST audition and be scheduled by Matt.  We will email you 2 DAYS BEFORE with info about any open spots.


Starts Thursday, August 17

4 week GUEST STAR BOOTCAMP with Van Hansis  (HBO's "The Deuce") $260

For advanced actors who are auditioning at the network TV level.   This is a class for professional actors who are moving from co-star roles to guest star roles, and want to work on strong scripts in different genres.   Each week will have a specific focus, and will range from procedurals to single camera comedies, to multi-camera comedies.   This is a mock audition "gym," where actors will be assigned challenging scripts based on type, from current TV shows, and will be challenged to make strong, genre specific choices to help enhance their auditions and book the job.  *AUDITION REQUIRED

August 17, 24, 31, Sept 7 (hold Sept. 14)

6-8:30pm

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS OPENS AUGUST 4.  To join the waitlist, you MUST audition and be scheduled by Matt.  We will email you 2 DAYS BEFORE with info about any open spots.


Starts Monday, August 21

4 week AUDITION MASTERCLASS with Matt Newton (acting coach, director, and on set coach for "Blue Bloods")  $275

Our highest level audition class for professional working actors with tv and film representation.  Audition, industry referral or invite only.    This is a real world, challenging, mock audition "gym"  that is tailored to the strengths and weaknesses of each actor, where Matt will throw everything at them, including last minute cold-reads, chemistry reads, or anything else that might come up in a network level audition setting.   Prepared scenes are sent one day before, and are meant to push the actors outside of their comfort zone.   The focus is on guest star and series regular roles, or actors can bring in their own audition scripts.   Actors will act as readers for each other, and Matt will coach each actor on bringing the script to life, digging deeper into the work, and putting their authentic stamp on the script (through improvisation, etc.), and making strong choices with little preparation time.   All students work each week, and receive a video of their work.  Limited to 12 serious actors.   Matt will sometimes bring in special industry guests to come speak with the students. *AUDITION REQUIRED

August 31, 28, Sept. 11, 18 (skips Sept. 4)

2-5pm

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS OPENS AUGUST 8.  To join the waitlist, you MUST audition and be scheduled by Matt.  We will email you 2 DAYS BEFORE with info about any open spots.


Starts Tuesday, August 22

4 week ON SET MASTERCLASS with Matt Newton (acting coach, director, and on set coach for "Blue Bloods")  $275

Audition, industry referral, or invite only. For professional working actors who want to challenge themselves in an intense "on set" environment.  No scripts in hands, and no rehearsals.  Scenes assigned one day before.   This is our most intense professional ongoing class at MN Acting Studio, suited for actors at the most advanced level of their career.   Actors will learn to tackle difficult scenes with no rehearsal in a mock "on set" environment (different scene, shooting style, and partner each week), using various camera angles (over the shoulder, documentary style, closeups, two shots), while also developing a strong inner concentration and nuance in their performance.     Actors will learn to take adjustments "on the fly", with line changes and improvisations, making sure to hit their marks, take direction, and ultimately dig deeper in their character work.  To better replicate a true on-set experience, actors will not rehearse with their scene partner before class, but instead prepare on their own as they would before a real shoot.  Class size is very small to encourage personal attention and maximum growth.   Because of the intensity of the work, actors are encouraged to break out of their comfort zones, make mistakes, test their limits, and expand their range. All actors receive a video of their work each week.   *BY MATT'S APPROVAL ONLY

August 22, 29, Sept. 5, 12 (hold Sept. 19)

2-5pm

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS OPENS AUGUST 9.  To join the waitlist, you MUST audition and be scheduled by Matt.  We will email you 2 DAYS BEFORE with info about any open spots.


*FALL 2017 SCHEDULE COMING SOON*

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