THE LAB

WHAT IS THE LAB?

Entering students to GSS Film & TV acting classes will take The Lab. Imagine the experience of three years of classical theatre training at the Yale School of Drama along with thousands of auditions and hundreds of days on sets of Network and Studio projects packed into three 4hr classes. Transmuting our decades into your days--that's The Lab.

Extensive on-camera professional experience meets Yale School of Drama classical training to get you BOOKING from the callback to a lifelong career! Our acting classes create the experience of performing in front of friends in a warm, intimate venue. Your confidence will build. This confidence translates to your audition rooms. Our focus is to help you release your unique gifts as a performer, to learn the lines so that you forget them, so that you're surprising yourself with your own thought making your acting FUN again! GSS acting students receive training from currently working Television and Film actors with extensive experience in the field. This combination of the finest classical training and extensive professional experience in our faculty is rare! As the late Earle R. Gister, legendary acting teacher of the Yale School of Drama, said: "in the end, all an acting teacher can give you is an aesthetic." Study with master teachers who are professional actors CURRENTLY working in the Film and Television industry and know its aesthetic!

- Graham Shiels, MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama

The Lab Curriculum:

  • A series of three consecutive 4hr Friday 10am to 2pm PST or Saturday 11am to 3pm PST classes.

  • 10 participants maximum per class.

  • Introduction to the aesthetics of the studio.

  • Introduction to techniques taught at the Yale School of Drama as well as other eclectic approaches.

  • Taught by Graham Shiels, Crystal Lowe, Selina Kaye, and Alex Ross

  • Exercising the four sources of acting: Physical, Emotional, Instinctual, and Intellectual.

  • On camera, working from recently casting scripts.

  • You will begin to discover a foundational technique that will translate into immediate RESULTS in your acting and auditioning! 

  • After completion of The Lab you will be offered an appropriate place in our Ongoing Film & TV Acting Classes that will push you further in your craft.

       Cost: $450

If you wish to attend the FREE audit of our Film & TV Acting Class Tuesdays at 6:45pm PST, please click below and leave your contact info. We'll get back ASAP.