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FEB

02

MON
Agent Round Table at Valley View Center
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ever wondered what an agent does for you? Ever wanted to know the do's & dont's about the biz?

Ever had a question for an agent and you couldn't get one to answer the phone or email you back?

Don't miss this once a year treat where most of the D/FW agents get together and tell you like it is.

S.T.A.G.E. AGENT ROUND TABLE

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND FROM 7-9PM

**doors open at 6:30pm**

Where: Valley View Center

13331 Preston Road

Dallas, 75240

**2nd floor/ Community Room

Cost: Free for S.T.A.G.E. Members

$10 for Non-Members

(the $10 is wavied if you join S.T.A.G.E. that night)

Anyone wanting to join S.T.A.G.E. can do so that night for $50. That's a $30 discount of the normal yearly price of $80.

We would also suggest grabbing a drink or food at the food court before you head up. No drinks or food will be sold during the event.

Agents Attending (list subject to change): The Horne Agency, Linda McAlister Talent, Core Talent, Mary Collins Agency, The Campbell Agency, The Linicomn Agency, Kim Dawson, The Agency Dallas

***This is a panel discussion. Please come with questions. This is NOT a night to try and get an agent to represent you. Please keep that in mind. These agents are giving up a night with family and chill time to come and answer any questions you have about the biz. We've got some of the BEST agents in the biz, please show them lots of respect so they will keep doing this.

Thank you - S.T.A.G.E. STAFF

FEB

03

TUE
Voice Over I w/Bob Michaels
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This class, taught by D/FW based VO Pro Bob Michaels has been offered continuously at STAGE since 1992. It is THE VO-101 Class of the southwest. Why has it lasted so long, and why is it still so popular after more than 22 years?There are several reasons.The first is perhaps the most important. Bob is highly focused on providing his students critical detail.When you go to many forms of training, you are given a script, expected to study it, and then quickly give a performance of the script to the instructor, where they then critique based on their viewpoint and experience. But pay attention to what is expected in that scenario. You have to perform for them with little or no information given to you prior to performance. When you are a higher functioning performer, this is expected...it's part of your professional ability. But when you are a beginner or intermediate performer, what you need first is background and explanation about what you are trying to achieve, and how to use your voice to achieve it. This is where this class excels, in-depth discussion about voice-over style, and even more in-depth information about vocal utilization and more.

Class fee $300
Starts Jan 13th ends Feb 10th
FEB

04

WED
Indie Filmmaking for Beginners Class
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Indie Filmmaking For Beginners
w/Scot Michael Walker

Have you ever wanted to make your own film but you don’t know where to start? Maybe you are an actor and you have thought about shooting your own film, or you are a writer and you have a screenplay that is begging to be shot? Are you a born director who has always thought about making movies but just didn’t know how to go about it?
Indie Filmmaking For Beginners is a fun class taught by Scot Michael Walker and it will teach you what you need to know to produce a film and get it into film festivals.

Topics covered include: writing/obtaining a screenplay, financing your film, location scouting, script breakdown, scheduling via strips, hiring crew, casting call, auditions, call sheets, shot lists, direction, audio, editing basics, film festivals, distribution.

Scot Michael Walker has won numerous awards as a filmmaker from several film festivals including Beverley Hills Film Festival, Hollywood Screenplay Contest, Bare Bones Film Festival, Austin Indie Flix Showcase, and Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase. He has produced an award winning feature film that has worldwide distribution, several shorts, and an award-winning web series. He has extensive experience producing films while wearing many hats during the process.

Take the overview of this class on Wed, Jan 28th from 7-9pm. Fee $50 for STAGE members.
Sign up for the 5 session class that day and get a $10 discount!

The 5-session course will include a casting call exercise where the class is divided into groups and will write 1-2 pages of sides, post a casting call, and then implement an audition.

Class fee $150 for STAGE members.
Starts Feb 4th ends March 4th

FEB

07

SAT
Beginning Acting I
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
ElizaBeth Bontley teaches this Beginning Acting class. This is a terrific class for students new to acting, returning to acting after an absence, or who have experience (on stage or screen) but are seeking to solidify or expand their technique.


You will do exercises that involve awareness, breathing, movement, sound, etc. Although the focus is on self-discovery and expression, group support and trust are encouraged through interaction and improvisation.

We will begin to explore text analysis, creating place, and how to approach character development. We will also develop the language and technique of intention and obstacle, and maximizing conflict.

Class fee $160
starts Feb 7th ends Mar 7th (skip Feb 28th)
Acting On Camera
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
w/Gail Cronauer
This class is for students who are seriously interested in pursuing screen acting, actors who are seeking to make the transition from stage to screen, and actors who have worked on screen but seek to be more effective in auditions or on the set. Students perform a series of exercises, which explore the nature of screen acting and techniques which will help one to become an effective screen actor. Film acting is the technique of you. Your job is to bring your YOUniqueness to the screen. What does that mean and how do you accomplish it? Emphasis is placed on developing audition techniques and skills, using improv, interview and cold readings. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. We will discuss the audition and callback experiences as well as what happens AFTER you are cast. We will study how films are shot and how different shots require different "acting styles", as well as basic screen acting vocabulary, personnel, and techniques. Students take their personal videotapes home to study. Resources and further avenues of study will be suggested.
Class fee $180
start Feb 7th end Feb 21st
FEB

08

SUN
Youth Improv w/Wendy Pennington
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
YOUTH ages 9-16 IMPROV

Beginning Improv for teens with actress Wendy Pennington-Smith. Why Improv? Improv teaches you to adapt, being ready for the unexpected and able to adapt on the spot. Improv develops confidence, creativity, cooperation and strengthens speaking and listening skills. These skills are used in every Audition and Performance from your beginning to your seasoned actor. Students will enjoy this 3 hour beginning workshop as they learn and laugh using Improv exercises and games. Don't miss this low cost opportunity.

IMPROV: It's Only The Beginning. ;)

Workshop Fee $30
FEB

10

TUE
Voice Over I w/Bob Michaels
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This class, taught by D/FW based VO Pro Bob Michaels has been offered continuously at STAGE since 1992. It is THE VO-101 Class of the southwest. Why has it lasted so long, and why is it still so popular after more than 22 years?There are several reasons.The first is perhaps the most important. Bob is highly focused on providing his students critical detail.When you go to many forms of training, you are given a script, expected to study it, and then quickly give a performance of the script to the instructor, where they then critique based on their viewpoint and experience. But pay attention to what is expected in that scenario. You have to perform for them with little or no information given to you prior to performance. When you are a higher functioning performer, this is expected...it's part of your professional ability. But when you are a beginner or intermediate performer, what you need first is background and explanation about what you are trying to achieve, and how to use your voice to achieve it. This is where this class excels, in-depth discussion about voice-over style, and even more in-depth information about vocal utilization and more.

Class fee $300
Starts Jan 13th ends Feb 10th
FEB

11

WED
Indie Filmmaking for Beginners Class
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Indie Filmmaking For Beginners
w/Scot Michael Walker

Have you ever wanted to make your own film but you don’t know where to start? Maybe you are an actor and you have thought about shooting your own film, or you are a writer and you have a screenplay that is begging to be shot? Are you a born director who has always thought about making movies but just didn’t know how to go about it?
Indie Filmmaking For Beginners is a fun class taught by Scot Michael Walker and it will teach you what you need to know to produce a film and get it into film festivals.

Topics covered include: writing/obtaining a screenplay, financing your film, location scouting, script breakdown, scheduling via strips, hiring crew, casting call, auditions, call sheets, shot lists, direction, audio, editing basics, film festivals, distribution.

Scot Michael Walker has won numerous awards as a filmmaker from several film festivals including Beverley Hills Film Festival, Hollywood Screenplay Contest, Bare Bones Film Festival, Austin Indie Flix Showcase, and Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase. He has produced an award winning feature film that has worldwide distribution, several shorts, and an award-winning web series. He has extensive experience producing films while wearing many hats during the process.

Take the overview of this class on Wed, Jan 28th from 7-9pm. Fee $50 for STAGE members.
Sign up for the 5 session class that day and get a $10 discount!

The 5-session course will include a casting call exercise where the class is divided into groups and will write 1-2 pages of sides, post a casting call, and then implement an audition.

Class fee $150 for STAGE members.
Starts Feb 4th ends March 4th

FEB

14

SAT
The Look That Books!
11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
The Look That Books!!
A Make-Up Session with the Make-Up Maven
Donatelle Mascari
Saturday, February 14th, 2015
11:00 1:30 PM
(Open to members and non-members)

Whatever your education or talent...
Your face and your headshot are your moneymakers. Your headshot and/or video are "the remains" of your audition, what is left for casting directors, producers and directors to consider.
That shutter nanoclick...or the video audition...encapsulates your talent AND your education.

DONATELLE MASCARI, the MAKE-UP MAVEN, Dallas' best known, best-loved makeup artist in every media will tell you step-by-step how to get the look that's "YOU...but BETTER"

The first part of the class answers questions relevant to everyone who wants a good photograph of any kind, wishes to present well at go-sees, performs or auditions on video, or acts in black box or any relatively close range theatre.

THE ULTIMATE headshot info and tips on what to wear/what not to wear wardrobe, jewelry, hair, necklines, makeup. THE LOOK THAT BOOKS is the focus. The difference between close-up and distant shots in every media.
The second part of the class answers questions more pertinent to women; how to get the best eye, lip, contour (if needed). In-depth discussion with hands-on tips discussed per individual need. You will learn how to shape brows and the use of eyeliner to shape and enlarge eyes.

You don't want to miss this interactive presentation with a veteran pro who works daily in every media.

Session fee $40 for STAGE members/ $50 for non members does not include membership.
Beginning Acting I
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
ElizaBeth Bontley teaches this Beginning Acting class. This is a terrific class for students new to acting, returning to acting after an absence, or who have experience (on stage or screen) but are seeking to solidify or expand their technique.


You will do exercises that involve awareness, breathing, movement, sound, etc. Although the focus is on self-discovery and expression, group support and trust are encouraged through interaction and improvisation.

We will begin to explore text analysis, creating place, and how to approach character development. We will also develop the language and technique of intention and obstacle, and maximizing conflict.

Class fee $160
starts Feb 7th ends Mar 7th (skip Feb 28th)
Acting On Camera
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
w/Gail Cronauer
This class is for students who are seriously interested in pursuing screen acting, actors who are seeking to make the transition from stage to screen, and actors who have worked on screen but seek to be more effective in auditions or on the set. Students perform a series of exercises, which explore the nature of screen acting and techniques which will help one to become an effective screen actor. Film acting is the technique of you. Your job is to bring your YOUniqueness to the screen. What does that mean and how do you accomplish it? Emphasis is placed on developing audition techniques and skills, using improv, interview and cold readings. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. We will discuss the audition and callback experiences as well as what happens AFTER you are cast. We will study how films are shot and how different shots require different "acting styles", as well as basic screen acting vocabulary, personnel, and techniques. Students take their personal videotapes home to study. Resources and further avenues of study will be suggested.
Class fee $180
start Feb 7th end Feb 21st
Announcements
STAGE's Normal Business Hours

There will be no posted office hours as of January 2015.  PLEASE Call before you come down.

STAGE is CLOSED unless we have a class, rental or Open House going on on-site.

PLEASE Call 214 630-7722 before you come down.

Thank you!

NEVER Pay for an Audition

If you learn only 1 thing from us, it's this...If you have to pay for an audition, it is a SCAM!

View Instructor Videos

ElizaBeth Bontley and John S. Davies have created short videos that tell a bit about the classes that they teach here at STAGE.  Take a moment and take a look!

Click on About S.T.A.G.E. then Faculty then choose the instructor by name.

Perusal Scripts

STAGE has perusal scripts to help our members prepare for auditions and call-backs. These scripts are for members only and cannot be taken from STAGE.

 

What's Playing Where, When and Theatre Stories

Be sure to visit www.theatrejones.com for local theater production dates, reviews (and yes, even  gossip)!  

In Memorial
IN MEMORY OF LYNN METRIK
 
S.T.A.G.E. AND THE NORTH TEXAS ACTING BIZ LOST A BRIGHT STAR ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014.  LYNN METRIK LOST HER BATTLE WITH CANCER.  LYNN MEANT A LOT OF THINGS TO A LOT OF PEOPLE.  SHE WAS A TEACHER, MENTOR, AND A FRIEND TO MANY.
  LYNN WILL BE TRULY MISSED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. 
 
 
 
 
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 S.T.A.G.E. is proud to continue P.L. Moore´s legacy by keeping  S.T.A.G.E.´s promise to provide valuable resources to actors, theaters and entertainers for OVER 30 years.  Thanks, PL for getting this started!

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Want more info about STAGE's classes for film, TV and stage?  Click on the About S.T.A.G.E. tab!  Click on Class Schedule for a list of current classes or drag the mouse over any date on our calendar (look left) to see what's going on here when!

 

        ALL classes @ STAGE are for Adults (16 and up).  If it is a Youth acting class, the age will be specified and "YOUTH" will be in the title of the class.   

 

Don't see the class you want on the class schedule?  Call us and start an interest list, we are always eager and open to ideas for new classes.  When we have interest from enough students, we'll float a class!!   

When enrollment minimums are not met, classes are canceled so please call 214-630-7722 to register ASAP!  Credit cards are required to register for class and will be charged when the minimum is met for that class.  You must be a member to take classes @ STAGE. ;o) 

LisaAnne Haram

Education Coordinator

S.T.A.G.E. Address: 1106 Lupo Dr Dallas, 75207

 


   What people are saying about our classes:

 
Jeanne Everton's "Auditioning for TV Commercials" -
"I admire Mrs. Everton's passion, laugh, wisdom and great soul"
"Jeanne is a great instructor.  She's knowledgeable and a good mentor.  That's why I took her class for a 2nd time!"
"This class was very beneficial...about the making of a TV commercial"
"Outstanding class, Jeanne Rocks!!"
"I auditioned for a commercial recently,and the techniques I learned from Jeanne's "Auditioning for Commercials" class were instrumental in helping me land the part. Knowing I was really ready for the audition, thanks to Jeanne, gave me the confidence I needed."
 
Jeanne Everton's PRAU:
 
"Her broad and extensive knowledge of the industry combined with a practical approach to getting the job is truly a 1-2 punch!  Loved it!
"This class was so full of information, I want more! "
"Excellent content and well presented"
 
Beth Bontley Beginning Acting:
 
"...Beth is very qualified and I'm learning the craft of acting."
"This class has been great...I have a great appreciation and a new understanding about acting."
"...Great learning experience."
 
Gail Cronauer Acting on Camera:
 
"Great class.  Gail is very good and keeps things fun."
"...the instructor was very knowledgeable..."
"Excellent instructor!"
 
John S. Davies Film Auditioning:
 
"This guy is great."
"Like the small class environment"
"John was so great and really simplified the audition process and took a lot of my anxiety out of it.  I loved that the class was small."
"Love it"