All 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 or The Juilliard School along with thousands of auditions and hundreds of days on sets of Network and Studio projects packed into three 3.5hr classes, putting decades into 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! Acting classes at GSS Los Angeles provide a rich atmosphere to expand your imagination. Our acting classes create the experience of performing in front of friends in a warm, intimate venue. Your confidence will build and this will translate to your audition rooms. Our focus is to help you release your unique gifts as a performer, to learn the lines so that you may forget them, to give the illusion that you're surprising yourself in the moment with your thoughts making your acting FUN again! GSS acting students receive training from currently working Hollywood actors with extensive experience in the field--all our instructors have Network Series Regular credits. This knowledge 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." It pays to study with actors who are CURRENTLY WORKING in the acting profession and know its aesthetic!"

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

The Lab Curriculum:

  • A series of three consecutive 3.5hr Saturday classes.

  • 9 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 both Graham Shiels and Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe.

  • 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 Acting Classes that will push you further in your craft.

       Cost: $450

If you wish to attend the FREE Introductory Class for our Film & TV acting classes--Tuesdays from 3pm to 4:30pm please click below and leave your contact info. We'll get back to you ASAP.


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