Special Topic Acting Classes
Terry Knickerbocker Studio is proud to offer a wide variety of elective, individual training classes for actors. These classes are open to those who are new to our studio, to current conservatory students, and to alumni of other TK Studio classes and programming. Performing artists of all skill levels and backgrounds can expect to expand their “actor’s toolbox” with these classes, whether experiencing a new tool for the first time, or digging deeper with a tool they’ve used before.
These classes are offered a la carte, and can be taken by any student with any experience level, unless a prerequisite is otherwise noted. We encourage those on the fence about our Conservatory programs to consider taking one of these classes to get a feel for TK Studio and our unique approach to training well-rounded actors and artists.
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Neutral Mask

IN PERSON The mask is an ancient transformation tool. Current theater programs have come to...

Clown

IN PERSON Clowning is based in the pursuit of the Clown in all of us: you as the “little one”, the...

Shakespeare

This workshop provides a deep introduction to the art of speaking and performing Shakespearean...

Voiceover

TK Studio is proud to announce our voice-over workshop with award-winning casting director and...

Stage Combat

IN PERSON   Join Stage Combat expert J. David Brimmer as he leads the class through a series...

What Our Alumni Say

"It’s an amazing experience to discover how vast you are in so many ways...." Sinead, because she...

"That’s how you grow: with someone like Sinead being your guide...." I love Sinead. She’s so...

"I feel grateful to have Sinead in the TK community...." Sinead creates a very safe environment...

"Pandora was supportive every step of the way...." In Solo Show, working with Pandora is like...

"I can't stress enough how patient she is with her students - unrelentingly so...." Pandora...

"Working with Bethany is a dream come true for any actor, honestly...." Working with Bethany is a...

"She has helped me find a new appreciation and a better utilization of my body...." I am forever...

"....what was so valuable about working with him was being able to witness a leader and an artist...

Matthew is just so brilliant. He's a brilliant teacher and a brilliant soul. It was awesome to...

"Being in Clown class was a transformative experience...." Being in Clown class was a...

"I’m a better person and actor for having studied with Julia...." Julia is an incredible artist...

Kana is pure joy and delight! She has indelibly helped me to find my inner strength and voice as...

"She brings insight, wisdom, and compassion into the circle...." Her specific experience with...

Mac is so supportive and encouraging! I would not have gained the confidence I now feel as a...

Nate is hilarious and incredibly generous. He creates such a safe place to explore your edges and...

"I developed a lot of confidence and trust in my body and my work in his movement classes...."...

Matthew is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had in my life - in any curriculum. He’s just a...

"When I say that Belinda is one of the best listeners I've ever had the pleasure of working with,...

"....he’s a true expert in Movement...." Nate has a magical way of assessing each individual’s...

"Terry treated me (as he treats all of his students) like a serious person and a serious...

"I recommend Justin’s clowning class for anyone who wants to re-awaken the child in them and to...

"I can’t imagine studying with anyone else...." I’ve been studying with Terry for nine years,...

"....she really challenges us to move outside of our comfort zones...." Kana is a great teacher...

I participated in the Summer Intensive & it was one of the best decisions I've ever made! I am...

"Do not miss out on an opportunity to study here. It will change your life...." When you study at...

"Being in Andy's class makes me feel like I'm a kid again...." Being in Andy's class makes me feel...

"....That, to me, is the mark of a truly great teacher. One who actually wants you to not need...

Kana is an inspiring and brave artist. She is thoughtful and willing to push into unfamiliar...

"....working with him and getting to know him has been one of the greatest joys of my life...."...

"Matthew is focused and gets work done...." Matthew is focused and gets work done. He has a joyful...

"He makes the work feel accessible and helps us take ourselves a little less seriously when we get...

"....he has given me an artistic vocabulary from which to craft wherever I go...." Working with...

"My experience training with Terry has been a wake-up call of the heart...." I highly recommend...

"....he immediately honed in on me and innately understood something about me as a person...." One...

Looking for more guidance on your acting training and career?

Maybe you’re not sure where to start, have questions about a specific program or class, or are seeking guidance on the benefits of an acting school vs. university training. We’re here to help. Please use the form below to get in touch with our studio for answers to your questions.