This exciting, in-depth acting class focuses on character development and professionalism through scene study and monologue work and culminates in a fully produced public showcase performance for industry professionals. Based on work in the class in the past, Sol students have garnered the attention of casting directors, agents and producers who have called them in to audition! As professional level class, the work will be intense, preparing actors for a real world experience in performance. In larger markets like LA and NYC, the audition process does not stop at the call-back for a few people in a small room. For major roles, actors are paired for chemistry and sent to perform for as many as 30 studio executives, writers, producers and directors. This is your opportunity to practice and lay the foundation for your success! Class will meet for ten weeks, culminating in a fully produced showcase event for industry professionals in our theatre venue. During the course of the first eight weeks, each actor will work on two scenes, and create an original monologue to be presented on the final night. We will develop and polish each piece incorporating essential techniques that free the actor to work easily and authentically. The final two weeks will include a tech/dress rehearsal and final performance. The experience of working toward a showcase prepares actors for the real world. The showcase performance attracts industry professionals that are looking for new talent, and looking to see who is growing in their work. If you are looking for an agent, or need the opportunity to show off your range to casting directors and producers, this is the ideal class for you! Based on work in this class, Sol students have garnered the attention of casting directors, agents and producers who have called them in for auditions! Class includes: 27 hours of instruction, 3 hours of tech rehearsal, and a performance! Rehearsal outside class is a requirement for this class.