Marco Perella’s Film Actor Workshops
(August 2022)

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 Aug. 1/2 Start: 6:20pm
Mon: 3hr | Tues: 1hr
A New Hope
Mon/Tues Aug. 8/9 Start: 6:20pm
Mon: 3hr | Tues: 1hr
Comedy with Blocking and Props
Mon/Tues Aug. 15/16 Start: 6:20pm
Mon: 3hr | Tues: 1hr
Suspense Thrillers
Mon/Tues, Aug. 22/23 Start: 6:20pm
Mon: 3hr | Tues: 1hr
Interrogations
Mon/Tues, Aug. 29/30 Start: 6:20pm
Mon: 3hr | Tues: 1hr
Send in the Clowns

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

A New Hope
…We’re doing big scenes from big movies that deal with mankind’s higher aspirations. Love, honor, compassion and service to mankind are the order of the day in these kinds of films. Ben Hur, To Kill a Mockingbird, Blind Side, Star Wars, ET, and all those Christmas movies.

Comedy with Blocking and Props
…short comic scenes and monologues with movement and handling props. Learn how to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time!

Suspense Thrillers
…these kinds of movies are especially challenging for actors because you have to react to unusual circumstances as you play life and death moments. Your character often has hidden objectives and complicating sub text. And you never know… who is the psycho killer!

Interrogations
…each actor will get a “driver” scene (cop , detective, attorney, judge, etc.) where you initiate and propel the action and also a “reactor” scene (as a suspect, witness etc.) where you have to block, resist and affirm your innocence. A vigorous acting workout.

Send in the Clowns
…get down and get stupid with these comic characters from some of our best comedy classics like Superbad, The Big Lebowski, and The Producers.