Marco Perella’s Film Actor Workshops
(January 2021)

Mondays (In-Person):

6:30pm – 9:30pm

All actors must be vaccinated (maskless class).
See Location

Pricing:

Sign up for one workshop at a time or a series. Each workshop is $40 or 3 workshops (taken within the calendar month) for $100.

Tuesdays (Online):

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Pricing:

Each online workshop is $20.

Date Time Workshop Themes *  see below for details
Mon/Tues Jan. 10/11 Start: 6:20pm
Mon: 3hr | Tues: 1hr
The Art of Non-Acting
Mon/Tues Jan. 17/18 Start: 6:20pm
Mon: 3hr | Tues: 1hr
Sinister Purpose
Mon/Tues, Jan. 24/25 Start: 6:20pm
Mon: 3hr | Tues: 1hr
Heroes of Comedy
Mon/Tues, Jan 31/Feb 1 Start: 6:20pm
Mon: 3hr | Tues: 1hr
I Will Make You Hurt

Sign Up Process:

In-Person and Online:

1. Fill out form below and submit.
2. I will confirm your spot and email you a link to where you can pay via Paypal. (You can pay for future classes if you wish and I can hold your spot.)
3. I will prepare your scenes/partners.

Online Details:

  • I email you your scenes, typically over the weekend, so you can learn your scenes ahead of time.
  • You don’t need Skype… just a working camera and microphone for your computer.
  • I will email you a link at about 6:20 on Tuesday evening. Just click on it and you will join the workshop.
  • Just like in-person classes, we will take turns performing the scenes and get feedback and redos if necessary… usually two or more people onscreen at a time with the rest of the class waiting “on deck” watching

Request an Online Solo Session


Current Workshop Themes

The Art of Non-Acting
…the first skill a Film Actor must learn is how to be lifelike and relaxed with basic everyday conversational dialogue. You can’t ”perform”. We call it “throwing it away”. This is absolutely the first thing an agent, casting person or director will check you out on. It’s totally Basic and totally Imperative that you learn to do this effortlessly.

Sinister Purpose
…scenes of secrecy, devious objectives and evil intent. From modern noir like Nightmare Alley, Devil’s Advocate and all the James Bond films.

Heroes of Comedy
… start with state of the art comedy routines from classic TV shows like Scrubs, Friends, and Big Bang and movies like Knocked Up and Young Frankenstein. Let’s see if we can learn what makes them funny and how to get comfortable with comic timing.

I Will Make You Hurt
…conflict, confrontation and use of focus in a “fight” scene.