Spring Master Classes
Acting, Audition, and Script Analysis with Jane Kaczmarek
Jane’s master class is POSTPONED; please check back for updates
Other classes (see below) are still scheduled.
*Previous acting experience required.
You are going to love this Masterclass! This class is broken into three components. 1. Upon entering the class students will receive a script side as if they were going to do a cold read at an audition. Working individually and in pairs Ms. Kaczmarek will then give feedback, tips, and audition advice to help students make quick decisions and strong choices to help bring their character to life during an audition or callback. 2. Prior to class, students will have received scripts, and then work as an acting class to learn how to break down story, characters, conflicts, and language through in class scene work and participation. 3. Script Analysis students will take a script and learn how to explore texts, make choices, and discover the fundamentals of analyzing a script gaining new found confidence as an actor. The final portion of the class will be a Q & A with Ms. Kaczmarek.
The practical application of these methods will get our students on their feet in a rehearsal and audition settings learning to utilize these new found skills, they can take to any audition, callback, class or production!
Jane Kaczmarek attended the Yale School of Drama and is the beloved star of seven seasons of “Malcom in the Middle.” Jane is a three-time Golden Globe and seven-time Emmy Award nominee, with several Broadway hits including Lost in Yonkers and Raised in Captivity, where she won an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award. Jane has appeared in over 13 films and 40 television roles and can be seen most recently in “This is Us.”
Musical Theatre Casting Master Class with Beth Lipari
April 18, 10:00am-12:00pm, Ages 12 & up, $70.00
Musical Theatre Casting Master Class is taught by Broadway actor and TV/Film/Theatre Casting Director; Beth Lipari. Having been on stage and behind the casting table gives Beth a unique understanding of what is going on in the audition room. She will provide insight to help our students feel more comfortable, self-aware, and confident while auditioning. Please prepare your best song and bring your book. The Masterclass will start off with a short Q & A about the business and casting, then each actor will perform for Beth using your prepared material in a group format. She will give one-on-one feedback while coaching and giving audition advice. Class size limited as each student will work individually with Beth Lipari. All proceeds will be donated to Theatre 360’s scholarship fund by Beth Lipari, after covering cost of accompanist and space rental.
Since 2006, Beth has worked as a Casting Director on scores of Film, TV, and theatre projects. Beth has had the honor of working with award winning directors, producers, and most major film and TV studios in Los Angeles. Currently working on: Deadland (Feature Film); Two Piranha’s (Feature Film); North Of Albany (Feature Film)
Some recent career theatre highlights include: Sisters In Law (The Wallis Annenberg); Dear Jack, Dear Louise (Arena Stage); Alone (Emily Hampshire); Godfrey (Iliza Shlesinger, Nick Thune); Revival of Deaf West’s Spring Awakening (B’way/LA ); Annie (The Hollywood Bowl); Grey Gardens (Ahmanson Theatre). Past TV/Film highlights as Casting Associate: Impulse (You-‐Tube Red); Altered Carbon (Netflix); Logan (Feature Film); We’re The Millers (Feature Film)
Beth has had the honor of being awarded 2 Artios Awards Excellence in Casting for casting Michael Arden’s/Deaf West’s production of Spring Awakening, as well as, one for casting Annie at The Hollywood Bowl. She has as well been awarded a Media Access Award for her casting of all-‐ability actors. Beth is a proud member of: Local Union 399, Casting Society of America, BMI. Beth had the honor of playing Frenchy in Grease! On B’way. Her most important work is as a wife to Andrew, and a mother to Isabella and Myles. She spends her free time composing classical music on the piano.
Broadway Dance Master Class with Jonalyn Saxer
May 23, 10:00am -12:00pm, Ages 11 & up, $70.00
*Dance experience required. Students must come in dance attire
In this master class, students will start with Jonalyn’s show warm-up and then learn Tony Winner Casey Nicholaw’s choreography from the Broadway phenomenon Mean Girls, as well as audition advice, college advice, and a Q &A. You do NOT want to miss this amazing opportunity to learn from Broadway’s best!
At 27, Jonalyn Saxer already has five Broadway shows under her belt including the original Broadway casts of Bullets Over Broadway, Honeymoon in Vegas, Cats, Holiday Inn, Mean Girls, and currently, touring as Karen Smith in the First National Tour of Mean Girls. She can also be seen in the upcoming movie “West Side Story”. With a background in dance and a BFA in musical theatre, Jonalyn is taking Broadway by storm. Jonalyn is one of our Master Class teachers with Theatre 360 in New York, we are so happy to share this rising star with our Cali students!