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New Offering from Summer @ The Conservatory!
Secrets of Screen Acting, Three Days (Grades 5-12)
June 28 – 30 I 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Fee: $675 (Lunch included)
Dreaming of becoming the next Millie Bobby Brown? Or following in the footsteps of Aidan Gallagher? They make being a screen actor look so joyful and effortless. Surely that’s something you can do, too, right? Learn the tricks of the trade in a fun-filled, fast-paced three-day workshop led by Tanna Herr and Tony Kienitz of A Theatre Near U. Steeped in film industry expertise themselves, Tanna and Tony will happily introduce you to the skills and performance nuances you’ll need along your way to becoming a quality young talent.

In this course you will learn:
Techniques for a stellar audition/self-tape
Knockout cold reads
The secret smile
Face-framing
Acting with the eyes
Actions to take before, “Action!”
Screenplay dissection/scene work
… and a master technique that all great actors have used before you.
Actors in this workshop can expect to finish with a headshot and a short-filmed piece. Spaces limited. First-come, first-served!


Summer @ The Conservatory brings together the very best Bay Area educators to help students develop skills through a variety of acting classes, workshops, master classes and performances.

We have added a new and exciting offering called “Secrets of Screen Acting” that you won’t want to miss!

All of our Summer @ The Conservatory offerings are for students grade 5-12 who are passionate about performing arts can improve their skills with classes focused on technique and performance instruction. Classes will be taught by outstanding directors and teachers, with master classes by industry professionals from New York and Los Angeles, including casting directors from major companies.

Work and perform in our state-of-the-art, 463-seat Rothschild Performing Arts Center! Enjoy the expertly designed and outfitted classrooms, rehearsal spaces, scene shop and dressing rooms.

Summer @ The Conservatory classes develop self-confidence and responsibility, personal and artistic expression, listening and awareness, stage presence, creativity and teamwork. There are opportunities for performers of all levels. Stretch yourself to the next level in one of our exciting programs.

See you this summer!
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The Conservatory Presents
Grades 5-9 | 3 weeks: July 19 – Aug. 6, Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The focus will be on morning technique classes with a variety of required and elective courses, and afternoon rehearsals. Students will be grouped by experience level for their mandatory acting classes to ensure appropriately challenging material for all levels. In addition, a Leadership-in-Training program is being developed for high school students wishing to intern, stage manage or assistant direct.
Conservatory Intensive
Grades 9-12 | 3 weeks: July 19 – Aug. 6, Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
By audition only, this intensive is designed for rising 9th-12th graders passionate about expanding their knowledge of theater in both the classroom and through a live one-act performance at the end of the program in our state-of-the art theater. Students will have morning classes in advanced acting techniques led by industry professionals from the Bay Area as well as workshops led by television and/or movie actors and directors. Students are required to have attended at least one acting class in school or theater camp prior to auditioning for Conservatory Intensive.
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