Pursue your dream or just try your hand at acting. Acting I - Realism is the place to start. This course is for beginners. It uses Harold Guskin’s Stop Acting technique so in vogue now In New York and LA. Returning students will work on short scenes, while new students will explore the world of monologues. By week four, all students will begin rehearsing a play written especially for them as part of the LTA student showcase scheduled for March 25 and 26. Mike will provide a copy of the play on DVD. An optional New York Master Class with a prominent casting director is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 2. INSTRUCTOR 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. His work has also appeared on NBC, PAX-TV, Comcast, MASN and in PBS syndication. Mike is a local actor who has garnered fifteen awards/nominations 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.