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Acting Class Los Angeles: Andrew Wood Acting Studio

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Welcome to Andrew Wood Acting Studio, recognized as offering some of the best acting classes in Los Angeles, where we are dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the world of acting. Our unique approach to training actors goes beyond merely honing your craft; it’s about fully preparing you to make a significant impact on […]

How Do Acting Classes in Los Angeles Help Beginners?

Acting Classes in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world, is a magnet for aspiring actors. With its vibrant film industry, iconic studios, and abundance of creative opportunities, it’s the perfect setting to hone your acting skills. Acting classes in Los Angeles are not just about learning how to perform in front of a camera or an […]

Why is Acting Class in Los Angeles so popular?

acting class in Los Angeles

Welcome to the Andrew Wood Acting Studio blog! Today, we’re exploring a question that echoes through the halls of every acting studio in Los Angeles: Why is acting class in Los Angeles so popular? As a seasoned director and coach deeply ingrained in the LA scene, I’m excited to shed light on the phenomenon driving […]

Mastering the Craft: How You Can Learn Acting Technique in Acting Class

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Welcome to the Andrew Wood Acting Studio, where we’re committed to empowering aspiring actors with the tools and techniques they need to thrive. Today, we’ll explore how our unique approach to teaching acting techniques combines diverse methods to unlock your full potential on stage and screen.   Exercises that Elevate: Dive deep into the foundational […]

some rehearsal techniques

Rehearsal Techniques

Here are some rehearsal techniques that I use in scene study class at the Andrew Wood Acting Studio: Eyeball-to-Eyeball I teach this on the first night of class, and it’s good to do at the outset of a rehearsal process. Two partners sit opposite each other. The rule is: no one speaks without eye contact. […]

Michael Fassbender: ¨I want to be well-prepared so I have the ability to have freedom¨

Michael Fassbender

In this clip, actor Michael Fassbender (The Killer, X-Men: Apocalypse, Alien: Covenant) talks about wanting to “be well-prepared so I can have freedom”. This may seem surprising to some aspiring actors, who think that preparation gets in the way of freedom and spontaneity. But in fact it’s the opposite: to paraphrase the great scientist Louis […]

on inner monologue

inner monologue

In her new book Listening and Talking A Pathway to Acting, Evan Yionoulis, chair of the Acting program at Juilliard, describes a technique for inner monologue as a rehearsal technique. By inner monologue we mean the progression of sensory stimuli that form the character’s path through the action of a scene. Here, Yionoulis is talking […]

the trellis of acting technique

trellis of acting technique

  A frequent question that aspiring actors have is about technique.  If acting is a matter of instincts and impulse, as it surely is, at least in part, then why study technique?  Isn’t it going to put you in your head?  Isn’t it going to block the flow?  After all, technique, by definition, means there […]

“a life-changing understanding of stimuli and the path”

understanding of stimuli and the path

In the preface to her outstanding new book Listening and Talking A Pathway to Acting, Evan Yionoulis, head of the acting program at Juilliard, mentions her teacher at the Yale School of Drama, David Hammond, and credits him with providing “a life-changing understanding of stimuli and the path”. So what is this notion of stimuli […]

What Are You Listening FOR?

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In the excellent new book Listening and Talking A Pathway to Acting by Evan Yionoulis, the chair of the acting program at Juilliard, Evan explores at length the concept of the underlying objective. I also teach this concept in my acting classes at Andrew Wood Acting Studio. It’s a sophisticated way of understanding the character’s […]