LEVEL ONE IMPROVISATIONAL ACTING - FORT LAUDERDALE
Laughing Gas director Gerald Owens will be offering a six-week, Level One Improvisational Acting Course from March 24th through April 27th. The class will meet from 7:00 to 10:00 PM every Tuesday at Andrews Living Arts Studio, 23 NW 5th Street, in downtown Fort Lauderdale. You can pay by cash or check at the school. Call 954-263-9728 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
LEVEL TWO IMPROVISATIONAL ACTING - MIAMI
Laughing Gas director Gerald Owens will be offering a Level Two Improvisational Acting Course from Febuary 27th through April 2nd. The class will meet from 8:30 to 11:00 PM every Monday at Peaches School of Dance, 2018 NE 155th Street, in North Miami Beach. Tuition for the complete six-week course is $199. You can pay by cash or check at the class, or visit the Laughing Gas website at www.laughinggasimprov.com to pay online using Paypal. Call 954-263-9728 or e-mail email@example.com
MIAMI IMPROV MASTER CLASSES WEDNESDAYS
Laughing Gas Director Gerald Owens is offering an Improv Master Class running Wednesday nights at Peaches School of Dance, 2018 NE 155th Street, in North Miami Beach, from 8:30 to 11 PM. Prerequisite is at least a Level One Improv course, either through me or through any other improvisation teacher (the class is based on students knowing the fundamentals of improvisational scene work). This is a week to week course and the cost is $30 per session.
For details, you can call Gerald Owens directly at 954-263-9728. You can pay at the class each night that you attend.
SIGN UP FOR NEW CLASSES!
Classes with Laughing Gas Director Gerald Owens coming up! Laughing Gas director Gerald Owens is starting a new Level One Improvisational Acting Class at Peaches School of Dance, 2018 NE 155th Street, in North Miami Beach, on Mondays, from 8:30 to 11 PM, January 9th through February 13th. Tuition is $199.
He will also be offering an Audition Technique for Film and Television Class on Wednesdays at the same location, from 8:30 to 11 PM, January 11th through February 8th. Register this week, and get five classes for the price of four. Tuition is $130 for the course, or $35 per session.
Gerald will be teaching a Level Two Improvisational Acting Class on Thursdays, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM, January 12th through February 16th at the Riviera Park condominium clubhouse at 5911 NE 14 Lane, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334. Tuition for the complete course is $199.
You can pay by cash or check at the class, or pay online using the Paypal link below.
Call 954-263-9728 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Are you an actor or model? No performer's training is complete without experience in improvisation. Not only does improv prepare you for the unexpected during a shoot or performance, it gives you the skills necessary for audition situations, where the ability to create a relationship instantly may mean the difference between getting the job and waiting tables. And our simple, game-based formats make the learning process painless and fun!
Audition situations, particularly commercials, demand improvisational
skills. When you go to a casting, you have no costumes, no props,
no set, no rehearsal, and often no script, and you have
to be interesting right now! Sure sounds like an improv, doesn't
Everybody Was Once an Improv
It's true! When you were eight years old, you used to play pretend,
right? You and your friends created characters, situations, and
settings without ever thinking about "performing." It's
nature's way of rehearsing for life. But as you got older, you
turned into a self-conscious teenager, and you let go of those
skills ... you forgot how to play! In improv class, you rediscover
those child-like abilities, but you also learn adult strategies
for creating real characters and intentions. You'll develop an
instinct for strong character choices. Auditions will become less
intimidating, and ad-libbing to cover problems in a scripted performance
becomes second nature. And best of all, you'll be free to explore
real emotional connections with other actors!
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
GERALD OWENS is an actor, director, voiceover artist and acting teacher who has been working in the entertainment industry since 1982. His students have appeared in national commercials, feature films, network television series, industrial films and Off Broadway productions. His own work has included features, television series, TV and radio commercials, plays and improvisational productions. He received his BA in Speech Communication and Theatre Arts from Wake Forest University in 1979, and he earned an MFA Degree in Acting and Directing from Florida Atlantic University in 1986. He served a one-year internship with the Burt Reynolds Institute for Theatre Training at the Burt Reynolds Theatre in 1983, where he got his Equity card, and he received his SAG card the following year.
Gerald Owens has taught improvisation for over twenty years. Geraldís experience with improvisational acting began in 1986, when he trained with LA Connection veteran Sandy Mielke, founder of The Mental Floss Comedy Improv Theatre Company, Miamiís premiere improvisation troupe. Gerald performed with the ensemble for six years. Mental Floss fell victim to Hurricane Andrew in 1992, but Gerald and his former Mental Floss cast mates founded a new company, now known as Laughing Gas. Currently in its 18th season, it is the longest-running improv troupe in South Florida, and he serves as producer, instructor and artistic director.
Professionally, Gerald has appeared on-screen with such luminaries as John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Christopher Walken, Jeffrey Donovan, Sharon Gless, Tom Sellick, Don Ameche, Dennis Farina, Scott Caan, Michael McShane, John Schneider, Eva La Rue, Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
Onstage, Gerald has worked with such veterans as Robert Urich, Charles Nelson Reilly, Keegan Michael Key, Alice Ghostley, Robert Hays, Charles Durning, Ann Crumb, Heather Menzies, Val Avery, Sheila MacRae, John Phillip Law, Jack Gilford, and Fred J. Scollay.
He has worked with such directors as Barry Sonnenfeld, Tim Matheson, Ted Kotcheff, Damian Harris, Allan Arkush, John Flynn, Todd Robinson, Alan Myerson, Andy Hurst, James Quinn, Bernard Salzman, Marsha Mason, Bob Bogdanoff, Bob Finkel, Arnold Mittelman, Michael O. Smith, Gabriel Barre, and David Arisco.
Gerald studied with Charles Nelson Reilly, Burt Reynolds, Dom Deluise, Keith Baker, James Dodding and Tony Sheperd. For five years, he was program chairman of Miamiís PAAF Actorsí Workshop, where he taught scene study, monologue and improv classes. He has also taught improv at the John Robert Powers School in West Palm Beach and directing for the Palm Beach State College Film Department.
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