No class on July 3rd. Pursue your dream or just try your hand at acting. Acting 1– Realism is the place to start. This course is for beginners. It uses Harold Guskin’s Stop Acting technique of “taking it off the page” -- so popular now In New York and Los Angeles. Many of the great actors employ this technique. Glenn Close and Kevin Kline are examples. The course will begin with monologues provided by the instructor and culminate in commercials and simple two-person scenes. The last class will feature an impromptu showcase. Friends and family are welcome to attend this showcase. Mike will also video tape one of your monologues and give it to you on a thumb drive in converted You Tube format so you can link it to casting directors and agents. Mike will also endeavor to set up an Actors Connection Master Class in New York. This trip will be optional. INSTRUCTOR BIO: MICHAEL BAKER, JR. is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning TV host, reporter and producer. He hosted and produced a talk show on Bravo for six years. Mike is a local actor who has garnered multiple awards for his performances in musical comedy and dramatic theatre. He has also appeared in New York, at The Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, and The White House.