The Acting Studios At NM Productions

The goal of instruction within the acting studio, is to develop skills which are relevant to the medium which interests our students. Our program is designed to develop knowledge of repertoire, technique and best practices within the industries of stage, film and broadcasting. The program provides private instruction, scene work and voice-over training,

Private Lessons

"Your singing gets you to call backs. Your acting gets you cast." - Stephen Sondheim

If you have natural acting ability, bravo! That is a wonderful thing. There is nothing to be gained by neglecting to train that gift. If you do, you will meet those in auditions who share your level of ability and invest in it, and they will surpass you. Let's hold on to your advantage and choose to learn. As in any craft, there is much to develop and know. Reach beyond your current limits, whatever they may be, and excel.

 

Training for individuals may include the following:

 

  • Monologues

  • College Audition Support expert guidance on selection and development of unique material, ideally suited to your individual strengths and "type". Rule of thumb: the sooner the better. It is important to begin this at least by the junior year of high school, to give your coach the opportunity to know you, help you develop your strengths, and offer complete guidance.

  • Professional Audition, Call Back and Performance Support

  • Sides

  • Cold Readings

  • Acting for Musical Theatre

  • Acting for Opera

 

We provide expert guidance in developing your skills as a performer. Your training experience will be positive and supportive.

 

Expertise includes:

 

  • Deep knowledge of repertoire from varied time periods (classical, contempory, etc.)

  • Shakespeare

  • Education in Acting Methods

  • Film Versus Stage

  • College Audition Monologues

  • Professional Audition Support and Prep

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Cost: $45 per half hour staff lesson rate; either weekly or alternating week lessons are possible.

Payment Schedule: Monthly Payment is due at the first lesson of each month.

Checks to: NM Productions, Inc.

Location:  The Voice Studio

Cancellation: NM Productions' Cancellation Policy applies.

 

Note: You do not have to be a member of the voice studios to take acting lessons.

 

NM Productions' Scenes Program

What it is:

A series of 7 acting lessons with a scene partner, to be filmed at the 7th session. The scenes and monologues performed on film may be posted to NM Productions' YouTube channel.

 

More Detail:

Each actor will be assigned a short monologue along with the scene for each series. Actors will learn varied preparation techniques, such as Stanislovki, Stella Adler, Meisner and Strassburg. Character work (character development) as well as character acting could be explored within your series, and improv is also a tool our coaches will use.

 

Examples for various series: 

 

  • Classical Scene Series

  • Contemporary Scene Series

  • Comedy Scene Series

  • Dramatic Scene Series

  • Musical Theatre Duet Scenes

 

Logistics:

Registration

You may register for a scene series with a partner, or you may have your name on our list to register singly, and we will work to establish a scene partner for you. When registering singly, the series begins once a scene partner is arranged.

Scheduling:

  • Once partner actors are registered for a series, our staff studio manager, Maryann Vaughn, will handle billing and scheduling for you.

  • Our goal will be to complete your 7 one hour sessions, within a 3 month period, which would mean you have a lesson approximately every other week.

Cost: $300 per actor ($40 half hour lesson rate, + $20 to support more complicated scheduling and filming set up.

Payment Schedule: Payment is due at the first scene class for the series.

Checks to: NM Productions, Inc.

Location:  Unless otherwise specified, scenes will be rehearsed and filmed here, at the voice studio.

Cancellation: NM Productions' Cancellation Policy applies.

 

Note: You do not have to be a member of the voice studio to take acting lessons.

NM Productions' staff teacher, Ashley Batten offers expert, private, voice-over training. Ashley has extensive professional voice-over experience in both the corporate and educational realms. She will help you to learn accents, such as RP British, Cockney, Irish, Southern (US), etc. Ashley will also coach you in voicing cartoon characters and the necessary skills to record commercials and audio books.

 

Cost: $40 half hour staff lesson rate; alternating week lessons are often recommended.

Payment Schedule: Monthly Payment is due at the first lesson of each month.

Checks to: NM Productions, Inc.

Location:  Unless otherwise specified, scenes will be rehearsed and filmed here, at the voice studio.

Cancellation: NM Productions' Cancellation Policy applies.

 

Note: You do not have to be a member of the voice studio to take voice-over lessons.