Testimonials from our fans..
INTRO TO ACTING
"This class is perfect for you if you want to be an actor, a better presenter, or a more engaging public speaker. And if you're just curious about what actors do and why, it's good for that, too."
"Introduction for Acting was nothing short of a personal journey. It provided a disciplined foundation for character development, speaking and scene study, while at the same time was flexible enough for the unique growth of each individual actor in the class. An improvement in acting is noticeable after just one class. I would strongly urge anyone who is well-versed in the field, to anyone who is a novice, such as myself, to take Amanda and Art’s class. Since their class, I’ve landed several auditions and booked a couple of acting jobs. I look forward to enhancing my knowledge of acting by enrolling in the next class level soon."
"Lots of fun! Art and Amanda Hennessey are a talented team, and generous with their time and abilities. Lots of individual attention and guidance. I took the class mostly to learn to communicate better. It was helpful and effective, and lots of fun as well. Amanda and Art create an encouraging, unpressured environment that gives students the confidence to enjoy the challenge."
"I learned a ton about acting, obviously. But I think the class also forced me to relax, be fully present, and exist in a little space that's untouched by self-critique or the eyes of others."
"You've been so thoughtful in preparing and coaching each of us and really created a space that is supportive and encouraging! I really appreciated it. It's helped me to become less self-conscious and given me a whole new appreciation for theater!"
"Your class was a great experience. A terrific introduction and opportunity to advance. Thank you both for the individual attention, the access to exceptional resources and the wonderful material."
"On my part, I absolutely loved the class. I learned so much, and it really affected, in a good way, my life outside of class, too. I thought the two of you were amazing professionals and wonderful, wonderful teachers. Thank you for everything."
"…Last performance this weekend…thanks again for giving me the confidence to get up there…"
"I just wanted to write and tell you that I got SOOOOO much out of your class….by the end I learned a lot about the craft and myself and had a blast doing it."
"Loved this class! Art and Amanda spend a lot of time working with you on your technique, honing your monologue, auditioning, scene work, etc. It's so helpful getting feedback from their different perspectives: male/female, playwright/actor. The list goes on and on, but it's all good, and quite enlightening."
"Thanks to this class, instead of just performing monologues, I learned to "be" the monologue. It's kind of like "being the ball: in Caddyshack, only you never get whacked with a golf club, which is nice. Being the monologue makes auditioning so much easier. Thanks guys!"
"I thought an acting class would be fun and might also help me, as a beginning playwright, to get inside my characters as an actor would see them. The atmosphere was warm and constructive, and the teaching, while playful, took acting seriously as a craft from the very beginning. I had a great time and ended up in both the beginning and intermediate classes. I think that I lucked out -- as it happens, Amanda regularly teaches acting to film directors, and Art is a playwright as well as an actor, so they both had a broad view that enriched the class greatly."
"Art and Amanda provide excellent feedback, direction and tips for improving your performance in a friendly, supportive environment. I had so much fun in this class and learned so much, that when it ended, I immediately signed up for their sequel class - Intermediate Acting -and they didn't even have to lock me in a room and give me a timeshare-like, high-pressure sales pitch, so that was a Win-Win."
"This is drama coaching from the inside out – know yourself, know your character, know your goals, know your fellow players – and the acting takes care of itself. No-nonsense feedback and real humanity team up to bring out the best in you. No negativity, no silly flattery, just analysis and direction. This class really helped."
"I've taken Amanda and Art's Intermediate Acting Class and Scene Study Class. Their classes helped me feel more confident, have more fun, and feel great about my work! I had the chance to play lots of interesting characters, learn how to take scenes to the next level, and I also had an absolute blast!"
INTRO TO ACTING WORKSHOP
"Thank you so much for having me in your workshop yesterday. There was a lot of great information and I had a blast."
"Overall a pretty great
experience. The environment was open and conducive to experimenting and making
mistakes. The range of exercises was broad and flowed nicely from one to
another. A ton of info was covered and it was great to try a little of