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BETH BECKA’S MEISNER TECHNIQUE FOR ADULTS
MONDAYS 7:00-10:00 p.m.
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TUESDAYS 7:00-10:00 p.m.
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WEDNESDAYS 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

COST: $175 per person/per month with six month commitment
Month-to-month tuition is $185 per month
Open to students age 18 and up. Spaces are limited.

This ongoing class will focus on the Meisner Technique. Students will develop a comprehensive set of “acting tools” to draw upon when approaching a role or a scene. We will explore trust, relaxation, focus, collaboration and imagination through the Meisner lens. From the foundational repetition work, to learning how to work off of your scene partner, through the extreme emotion of relationship and physical activity, this class will teach you how to be PRESENT and IN each moment. Ultimately, this class will cover script analysis and on-camera scene work.

Effortless listening as the key to deeper availability, or as Larry Silverberg describes it, “listening with the ear of one’s heart.”

  • Bringing the actor’s humanity to everything they do
  • Empowering the actor’s expression of their authentic point of view
  • Getting the actor out of their head and back to their natural, organic impulses
  • Release from the internal critic and freeing the spontaneous self
  • Deepening the actor’s access to their own emotional instrument in a healthy and organic manner
  • The reality of doing as the foundation for bringing vivid life to the actors work on stage or in front of the camera
  • The difference between acting as an art of “knowing” rather than one of “showing”

This class is appropriate for actors, aged 18 and up, at any level of acting experience. No prior Meisner training is required.

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TEACHER: Elizabeth (Beth) Becka, IAS Owner and Director, has an MFA in Acting/Directing from UNCG and is a certified Instructor of the Meisner Approach to Acting as trained by Larry Silverberg. Beth was a private acting coach in Los Angeles for 8 years and she has taught for over 25 years both privately and in Theatre and Communication Studies at UNCW. Her career spans from directing or acting in over 40 theatrical productions from Off-Broadway in NYC and Regional Theatre to TV and film projects in Los Angeles and the Southeast. Beth has a recurring role on NASHVILLE. Recent supporting roles include GREENLEAF, SIX, SECRETS AND LIES, FINDING CARTER, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING, SOMEBODY’S CHILD, and WAR ROOM.  Beth was the pre-production and on-set acting coach for the hit film WAR ROOM and for the NBC pilot, GAME OF SILENCE.  In younger days she had a recurring role on MATLOCK.

Click here: A conversation with Rick Andosca and Beth Becka.

 

ALICIA KELLEY’S FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTING FOR YOUTH – Ages 10-15 
WEDNESDAYS 5:00-6:30 p.m.

COST: $125 per person/per month
Open to students aged 10-15. Spaces are limited.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:  This course is designed to help young artists find the freedom in authenticity, the power of imagination, the importance of storytelling and the joy in “playing professionally.” Students will learn to listen, be in the moment and serve each other.  Students will learn fundamentals of acting and practice applying those to scene work, monologue work, and on camera work, including commercials. Students will leave class with a solid  monologue chosen for their unique personalities.

This class will offer an introduction to the core foundation of the Meisner Technique. The technique teaches students how to listen and react through a step-by-step series of exercises including repetition, independent activity and emotional preparation.  This step-by-step approach establishes a strong foundation for an acting method that is organic and healthy. At the beginning of each class, students will participate in physical exercises that aid in grounding and centering.  These are useful tools in creating a healthy environment for the actor as they explore their emotional truths. We will teach your child how to use their emotions and imagination to “Live truthfully under imaginary circumstances.”  

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TEACHER: Alicia Kelley has an MFA in Acting from Regent University and a BA in Theatre Performance from Huntington University.  She has worked professionally on stage, in film, in television, and in commercials. Alicia has received two Irene Ryan Acting Nominations for acting, which have allowed her to compete and advance into the finals of the regional and national competition. She is grateful that her roots are in theatre, and is now actively pursuing film and television. Alicia loves working with young actors. She has been teaching, coaching and directing children and teens now for 8 years in a variety of mediums including film and television, commercials, theatre and musical theatre.

Click here:  Alicia talks about her Youth Classes.

 

RICK ANDOSCA’S MEISNER TECHNIQUE CLASS
THURSDAYS 7:00-10:00 pm

COST: $175 per person/per month with six month commitment 
Month-to-month tuition is $185 per month
Open to students aged 18 and up.  Spaces are limited.

CLASS DESCRIPTION: In this ongoing class, taught by Rick Andosca, students will find out through personal experience what the reality of doing is. This work is the heart of the Meisner Technique and amplifies the actor’s own awareness, senses, instincts and heart. Students will progress from developing an organic access to themselves to a real, active awareness of others. The class will apply these skills to monologues and scene work.

Screen Shot 2016-07-08 at 4.26.37 PMTEACHER: Rick Andosca has been an actor, theatre director and teacher for close to fifty years. As a stage actor, he has played over seventy roles in more than 1,000 performances and has directed over twenty Actors Equity Association productions from L.A. to N.Y.C.. Rick has appeared in more than twenty films and television shows and has worked with Elijah Wood, Gregory Hines, Carroll O’Conner, and David Morse, among others. He trained in the Meisner Technique with Robert X. Modica in N.Y.C. for eight years and studied at Leland Powers School of Radio/Television and Theatre in Boston.

Click here: Meet Rick Andosca.

 

“SECOND SUNDAYS” – BUSINESS OF THE BIZ WORKSHOPS

Join us for our FIRST “Second Sunday” on January 14th! We will be offering this workshop on the second Sunday of each month, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The workshop will provide an overview of what it takes to become a professional actor in the Southeast market. We will discuss getting an agent, appropriate networking with casting directors, head shots that reflect you well, and much more. The main focus of this workshop will be financial planning for an acting career.
COST: $25 for currently enrolled Insight students and $45 for prospective Insight students.
Open to students of all ages. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Spaces are limited.

 

7B488308-F413-BA26-E52DCBF2FE42E136TEACHER: Cameron Lee joined the Goizueta Business School at Emory University as an adjunct faculty member in accounting in 2011. He is a certified public accountant. Prior to his arrival at Emory, Lee worked for 20 years in public accounting, and in the oil service and mortgage banking industries. At Washington Mutual, he served as a vice president, managing a variety of business functions, including acquisitions and integrations, technology finance, and capital investments. At Bank of America, he served as a vice president and financial control manager in the mortgage services group. He received his MBA from Texas A&M University and has a BBA in accounting from Eastern Michigan University.
Cameron has embarked upon a second career as an actor, so he understands what it takes to put a great financial plan in place for an acting career!

TEACHER: Beth Becka, owner and director of Insight will join Cameron to teach this workshop, so it makes the perfect introduction to Insight.  For more information, please email bbeckaias@gmail.com

 

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Please Note:

  • Course payment: FULL Tuition is due and payable upon registration.  All payments are non-refundable except in cases of cancellation of class due to low enrollment. IAS offers a payment plan to returning students only.
  • We accept cash, check or credit/debit card for tuition payments.  Please note, all card transactions require an additional 4% handling fee.
  • Any class with an enrollment of fewer than 6 students on the opening day of each session is subject to cancellation. The decision to cancel a class is made at the sole discretion of the Director of Insight Actors Studio. 
  • While IAS teachers will inform students of material missed, there are no makeup sessions for missed classes. IAS teachers are all working actors.  In the event a class must be cancelled due to a teacher absence, that class will be made up.
  • Insight Actors Studio does not guarantee career-advancement or advancement from one class level to the next unless approved by the current level teacher and the IAS Director.

Questions: Please contact us at 910.232.5599 or e-mail: bbeckaias@gmail.com

 

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