Workshops | Acting
ACT ON GOLDEN POND™
A one-day master class in acting for the stage and camera, how to prepare an audition and how to present your best and most professional assets. Conducted at Whitebridge Farm in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.
Have you taken classes that don’t take? Have you had “the moment,” on stage or in front of the camera, that’s been replaced by amnesia the next time you need to deliver? In this one-day intensive, Ernest offers a refresher on what acting is for you, your skills, your talent, freeing you to show casting agents, directors, and the audience the best of who you are and empowering you always to Act Real.
ACT BIG/ACT SMALL™
Bending technique to fit working in a theatre of 1200 seats or with a camera twelve feet away. Ernest has had the pleasure of working with stars — Katharine Hepburn, Christopher Plummer, Jack Lemmon, Jeff Daniels — capable of segueing gracefully from stage to screen and back, and a cast of thousands of actors less famous but just as comfortable in both disciplines. With his own resume of films and plays, Ernest teaches a comprehensive workshop in staying true to one’s artistic honesty whatever the size of the canvas. One day or two, no maximum.
AUDITIONING FOR THE REAL WORLD™
A no-nonsense boot camp for aspiring professionals taught by a director with more than 30 years experience on the other side of the desk. Not your average “I’ll be doing a monologue from RENT,” this workshop emphasizes using the actor’s personality and uniqueness to complement his or her training and talent. One day, no maximum.
THE SCREEN TEST
By invitation, a chance for actors to apply the techniques they’ve developed through the Whitebridge Studio Acting For the Camera classes. A one-day hands-on workshop directed by Ernest.
SPEAK THE SPEECH™
A workshop in how to break down a script, how to fathom what the writer meant and how to interpret it in your own voice. One day, no maximum. Everybody works.
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