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SOLD OUT ! – Adult Procedural Drama Workshop and Showcase Ages 16+

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January 20, 2021 at 3:00 pm 5:00 pm PST


DATE: Wednesday’s – January 6th, 13th, 20th, and Saturday 23rd (showcase) 
Tuition also includes two semi-private coaching sessions with scene partners (approx. 2 hours with John)
TIME: 3:00pm-5:00pm PST | Showcase Time: 11:00am-1:00pm PST
AGES: 16+
PRICE: $325

A procedural drama is a tv show genre in which a problem or mystery is introduced, investigated and solved all within the same episode. These shows tend to be hour-long dramas, and are often police or crime related. Before you can book this type of one-hour drama, you have to understand your character’s place in the story. Why did the writer include your character and to what end? How does your character serve the script and move the story forward?

Are you the hero, bad guy/bad gal or merely a red herring designed to misdirect the audience toward a false conclusion? Are you the reluctant hero, thrown into a world you never asked for? Learn how to build the drama within your audition material by understanding the purpose of your character and learn to misdirect the audience so that they never see what’s coming. What is a Co-Star or Guest Star role versus a Series Regular role and how does it affect your performance?

Students will learn the dynamics of popular dramas, their genres and the formulas they follow. Working with scripts from iconic shows, actors will learn what producers are looking for so that you can deliver convincing performances that will bring your craft to a new level and increase your frequency of booking! On the final day, students will perform scenes for an industry panel and receive feedback on their work.