Meisner Acting

“Acting is Doing!” The Meisner Technique is an actor’s best kept secret. Why are so many great actors talking about Meisner Technique? Learn the many ways you can start at Terry Knickerbocker Studio.

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Two Year Professional Acting Conservatory

TK Studio’s flagship program, the two year program is an MFA alternative conservatory approach to actor training. Students train their entire instrument, voice, body, and mind to become the best artist they can be.

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Summer Intensive

A six-week intensive, students attend acting, voice, and movement classes to begin cultivating core acting skills. Students learn the ability to truthfully respond, and how to freely express themselves under any imaginary circumstance.

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Third Year Program

This program prepares the actor for the demands of being an entrepreneur in the entertainment industry, and includes classes in Film & TV, auditioning, and cold reading. It culminates in an audition-based digital showcase for qualified students.

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Movement

The Body is the Actor’s Instrument. Learn how to be the best actor you can be with Movement for Actors.

Voice & Speech Training

The Body is the Actor’s Instrument. Learn how to be the best actor you can be with Voice & Speech for Actors.

Script Analysis

In this class students are provided with a practical and applicable step-by-step methodology to finding what is in a script.  Students learn how to bring the text to life with precision and accuracy.

Theatre History

This class centers on plays that represent particular movements and styles, the playwrights responsible for those plays, and includes behind-the-scenes stories and theatre folk lore.

Commercial Acting

A 10-week class that will teach a clear, concise and practical perspective to auditioning for commercials.

Film & TV Level I

This class explores how to apply your acting technique to the needs of the on-camera medium.

Film & TV Level II

This class continues to build on the work in Level I. Students shoot a scene every class.

Film & TV Level III – The Virtual Showcase

This class builds on all that was learned in Levels I & II, and culminates in a virtual showcase which will be presented to industry professionals.

Solo Show Writing

Pandora takes student writers from the first initial brainstorming sessions through writing a draft, developing, and reading of the show.

Solo Show Writing II

Ready to take your solo show work to the next level?  In part two, we finalize your scripts and get them ready for rehearsal.

Cold Reading

This class gives the actor tools for crafting a cold reading audition in a very short amount of time.

Auditioning

Actors have the opportunity to work on material with one of our faculty members  or community members in a safe and supportive environment.

Actor-Director Dynamic

Work with a director in a lab environment to learn how to independently translate the language of a director, into the language of an actor.

Voice-Over Class

This class will cover the basics of auditioning for voice over, commercial copy, partner reading, and an introduction to the world of animation.

Stage Combat

Learn how to be present, aware, and engaged. Learn how to center your instruments, engage fluidly with your fellow classmates, and to apply effectively the vocabulary you have learned in a performance situation, in order to create the illusion of violence and conflict.

Balinese Mask

Twice a year, this extremely rare and original approach to Mask work links three theatrical disciplines – Chekhov technique, traditional Balinese Mask and Dance work – into one original performance theory.

Voice-Over Workshop

Learn voice-over techniques to quickly, easily, and successfully assess any copy in any situation.

Advanced Movement Intensive

A “Retreat Atmosphere” workshop for Advanced Movement students.

Solo Show Writing

Pandora takes student writers from the first initial brainstorming sessions through writing a draft, developing, and reading of the show.

Solo Show Writing II

Ready to take your solo show work to the next level?  In part two, we finalize your scripts and get them ready for rehearsal.

Master Class – Scene Study

On-going scene study class, utilizing the tools of the Meisner process.

Shakespeare

The main focus for the 6 weeks will be on Shakespeare’s text and how to identify the tools that every actor needs to demystify and inhabit the meaning, imagery, rhythm and rhyme of Shakespeare in a way that is honestly human, spontaneously active and at the same time, make full use of the power of Shakespeare’s poetry.

Actor-Director Dynamic

Work with a director in a lab environment to learn how to independently translate the language of a director, into the language of an actor.

One-on-One

Have an audition or role you’re working on? Book an appointment with one of our master teachers.

Auditioning

Actors have the opportunity to work on material with one of our faculty members  or community members in a safe and supportive environment.

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