with CASTING DIRECTOR, HOLLY ALLEN
hollyallenweb2 12/20 ACTORS BOOTCAMP with CASTING DIRECTOR, HOLLY ALLEN
Saturday, April 28th
10:00am to 5:00pm
This intensive class is all about Doing, Doing, Doing!
No lecturing, No homework, No watching tapes back, No long feedback sessions.
Those things are valuable, but THIS class is Experiential and all about DOING as much material as you can!
After some fun warm-up games you will be given a number and assigned one of four stations where you will work in small groups on either commercials, industrials, or film scenes before performing them on camera and for the whole group.
Holly will give you direction, coaching, and feedback on each of the pieces you perform helping you to discover and refine the strongest choices.
If you want to stay on your feet, shake things up, work on 3-4 different types of material, and practice your skills for the camera then this is the workshop for you!
Holly Allen is a freelance Casting Director, Professional Actor, and Acting Coach based in Chicago and Nashville. She worked for Film House, a large production company in Nashville, Tennessee for 13 years as their in-house Casting Director. She continues to cast projects on a freelance basis including commercials, industrials, and feature films. The film she cast last year, CHASING GHOSTS starring Frances Conroy, Tim Meadows, Robyn Lively, and W. Earl Brown (and a whole lot of awesome local Nashville talent) is currently making its rounds on the film festival circuit. She also cast the films DEADLINE (starring Eric Roberts) and did the local casting for NO REGRETS. She will be casting a series of SAG/AFTRA commercial spots for the Dept. of Defense in late Jan. 2015 in Nashville.
Holly also runs sessions for PR Casting in Chicago who casts for television series, commercials, industrials, and feature films. She auditions and casts hundreds of actors every year for a variety of projects for clients all over the country and continues to keep her eye out for new talent to use in the future.
She began teaching in grad school where she received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting and hasn't stopped teaching since. She has taught at universities, colleges, independent acting schools, and private lessons for over 17 years. She has been conducting workshops for The Actor's School for many years now and loves teaching!
Holly is also a professional actor and is hired for films, commercials, industrials, theatre, and voiceovers. Being a performer herself, she strives to create a fun and safe environment in all her workshops where students feel comfortable to explore the craft of acting. She believes that actors must learn to trust themselves in order to reduce their fear and she gives her students permission to make mistakes in order to take bigger risks. It takes courage to get up in front of people and be critiqued; this is a supportive class to explore, experiment, work, and leave with more knowledge, tools, and confidence.
Each student will have the opportunity to work on-camera with detailed direction and feedback. She also gives each student a 4-page handout with tons of tips, advice, local acting websites, books to read, union info, and local agency information.
What Students are Saying:
"I LOVED Holly's class on Saturday...she is the perfect combination of honest, knowledgeable, encouraging and empowering to actors. I learned SO much and can't wait to apply the things I received from her. It's obvious that she is genuinely passionate about teaching and helping actors reach their potential." - Kate S.
"Thank you for your truthfulness and kind words of wisdom - it's definitely a different breed!" - Susan J.
"Your class was brilliant and has by far been my greatest learning experience. I will highly recommend your class to others." - Janel S.
"Thank you for the invaluable auditioning techniques you taught us on Saturday. I have an audition on Monday and I plan to incorporate many of them. The class has already boosted my confidence ten-fold." - Missy W.
To find out more about Holly Allen visit her website at hollyallenonline.com.
To sign up for the class please call (615) 500-7661 or send an email to: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com