There is no better learning experience for the actor than live performance. Here is a great training program developed by Jeff that gives the actor 4 live performances in a theatre, in front of an invited audience.
You’ll be assigned a 2 person scene from 4-6 pages long and will expected to be off script by your first rehearsal
You and your partner will book a one hour rehearsal with Jeff, each day for five days.
On the 6th day we’ll meet early at the theater to load in our furniture and props and prep for the show
The cast will rehearse the entrances and exits for each of the scenes and coordinate the light and sound cues with the tech crew. We will break at 6:30pm
7pm performance. The show will come down around 8:20. Actors will have time to greet their guests, receive a litany of compliments and then at 9pm we will meet to go over any quick notes to tighten up our second show of the night.
9:30pm performance. The show will come down around 10:50pm. Actors are released and will have a one hour call for 6pm for the second night of performances. You will receive any notes from the previous night’s performance at this time.
The ticket price for the show will be $20 and the actors will all share in the profits after hard costs for the show. Depending on the cost of the theatre and the amount of seats, if everyone does their share to fill the seats, the actors should be able to recoup most of their tuition for the course, if not all
Those interested in directing or producing are welcome to watch as many of the rehearsals during the rehearsal days as they wish. Cast members are welcome to join Jeff in any of the meetings regarding, the stage set up, furniture and prop choices, lighting and sound cues, the order of the scenes, etc.
The cast size will be between 16 and 20 and will depend on the overall length of the scenes and show. Because of the variety of scenes and the quality of the work, an 80 minute show is generally the sweet spot and guarantees the audience a thoroughly entertaining evening
Tuition for the 7 day course is $700. If you are selected to be in the course, you will secure your spot with a 50% deposit. The remaining 50% is paid on the first day of rehearsal