We are acting coaches based in the Austin, Texas area.
We have an aggressive program to give you immediate, practical experience in film acting. We spend less time lecturing and more time finding scenes for you to hone your skills on. We support you in every aspect of the business, from making you a better actor to helping you understand the market and do better at auditions to getting a good headshot.
Start anytime. Take one workshop or several. No need to start at the first of the month because each workshop stands on its own. Just let us know before you come so we can prepare scenes and partners for you. All workshops at B&A Casting 5700 Manchaca Suite 450 (Corner of Stassney and Manchaca in Cherry Creek Center...facing Stassney across from Dairy Queen).
Everything about Film Acting, including AUDITIONS, PROPS, BLOCKING, EMOTIONAL COMMITMENT, and SHOW BIZ ADVICE. TEENS AND UP ONLY PLEASE. Our two camera set up gives you time to work on two or more scenes every session...drama, comedy, sit com, horror, classics, love scenes, monologues, extreme characters, etc. Taught by a 40 year professional with 80 principal role credits in film and television plus hundreds of commercial credits. 30 YEARS AS AN ACTING COACH. We believe in helping you experience the Joy of Acting while you build the skills you need for a career. Directors, Writers, Agents, and Casting Directors are occasionally invited to check out the talent.
$40 each, 3 for $100 (taken within the month) each additional $30.
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org PHONE: 512-280-8766 (home) 512-507 3301 (cell).
Current Workshop Schedule:
AUDITION PRACTICE FEATURED IN EVERY WORKSHOP! LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN JOIN US!
NOTE: All workshops on THURSDAYS (6:30-9:30).
CHOOSE YOUR OWN SCHEDULE. TAKE ANY CLASS ANYTIME IN ANY COMBINATION THAT SUITS YOU. JUST TELL ME WHEN.
OUR LOCATION!: 5700 MANCHACA SUITE 450 (at Stassney in the Cherry Creek Center...last door on the southwest corner of the mall. Well-lit, plenty of parking...across from the Dairy Queen facing Stassney. PLEASE LET ME KNOW YOU'RE COMING!
FEBRUARY WORKSHOP THEMES:
THURSDAY (6:30-9:30) FEB 1: EXTREME CHARACTERS...stretching you out by playing weirdos, maniacs, psychos and just plain old Hill Folks…
THURSDAY (6:30-9:30) FEB 8: DRAMA BOOT CAMP...hitting the main points of succeeding in a dramatic scene.
THURSDAY (6:30-9:30) FEB 15: CRAZY A_ _ ! COMEDY!...time to kick out the jams! Go Faster, Go Further, Go Funnier...what are you waiting for? Get brave and do this workshop.
THURSDAY (6:30-9:30) FEB 22: WE'RE ALL TEXANS NOW...developing our local flavor so we can actually play the kind of folks who live around us anyway.
cell 512 507 3301
THURSDAYS FEBRUARY 1,8,15,22 (6:30-9:30)
There are 4 main skills that a film actor must master:
CONVERSATION, CONFLICT, LOVE AND COMEDY.
Each role...no matter what the character type... requires 1 or more of these skills in some combination.
You have to learn how to be CASUAL and true to life...the lines have to be thrown away like in a casual conversation.
You have to learn how to FIGHT.
You have to be able to FEEL AND EXPRESS LOVE.
And the hardest of all...you have to learn how to BE FUNNY. How to either land or react to the punchline and live the comic situation.
We offer on-camera training for all the basics of film acting. We emphasize preparation for auditioning and working in the industry. To this end we give you as much actual acting work as possible...each actor gets multiple scenes per class in every genre: drama, comedy, love scenes, characters, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, sit com and period pieces.
Each month we work on monologues, blocking, props, specific audition skills, script analysis and preparation.
Scenes are taped on sd cards for home viewing on your computer. (You must provide your own sd card)
Taught by a working actor with 80+ principal roles in film and TV and over 30 years experience as a coach.
Recent work includes principal roles in the films BOYHOOD, MY ALL AMERICAN, THE DEVILS CANDY and THE TELLER AND THE TRUTH. TV series THE SON, THE LEFTOVERS and AMERICAN CRIME.
TO SIGN UP CONTACT:
512 507 3301 cell
PRIVATE SESSIONS...AUDITION TAPES
We are available for private lessons on request. We charge $40 for an hour session. We can also help you put your audition on tape if you need to mail something out for $40.
We also offer Commercial Audition Classes and Private Lessons.
We offer coaching and camera to prepare your audition tape.