When you stand on the stage you must have a sense that you are addressing the whole world, and that what you say is so important the whole world must listen. -Stella Adler
A. Yes, that's exactly what we do.
A. Yes, this class is perfect for serious
beginners. Check out this TED video of Jill Bolte-Taylor. If it speaks to you then so will this class.
A. If you are a complete beginner you will acquire a working
vocabulary and understanding of what the art of dramatic acting is
about. If you are already an experienced actor, especially
if you're visiting SF from NYC or LA, you'll find a place where you can challenge yourself and push your edge.
A. Over the last few years there have been over 100 students in the class with similar profiles. To tell the truth, you have to be a bit of a hacker to be an actor. A suggestion: read Jaron Lanier's YOU ARE NOT A GADGET. If you're interested in what he has to say then this class might be a great place to build up your chops. -More info about my Communication Consultant work for technical experts and business professionals can be found... here.
A. You are welcome to audit a class and if it's appropriate then yes, you can enroll with your parent's consent.
A. Please go to the following web site for help with that: www.smartg.com
A. Dramatic acting teaches through pathos and paideia. Read this NY Times article by Jonathan Franz: if it resonates, then this might just be the place for you.
A. No, this is boutique acting school dedicated to the work of Shelley Mitchell, we don't have visas
at this time.
A. There is no method! Great acting comes from the gut. The polemic around Stanislavsky, The Actors Studio and the Method
started in the 1950s and is still going on. IMHO the war is over. If you'd like to know who won watch My Week with Marilyn starring Michelle Williams and then see The Prince and the Showgirl (the film upon which My Week with Marilyn is based).
More Questions about studying with Shelley Mitchell? Call (415) 861-4965