Marco Perella’s Online Film Actor Workshops
(March 2021)

Live Online 1 Hour Scene Workshops! $20

Mondays/Tuesdays March 1/2, 8/9, 15/16, 22/23, 29/30

Date Time Workshop Themes
Mon/Tues, Mar. 1/2 6:20-7:30 pm Fiction with Diction
Mon/Tues, Mar. 8/9 6:20-7:30 pm Murder Mysteries
Mon/Tues, Mar. 15/16 6:20-7:30 pm Country Characters
Mon/Tues, Mar. 22/23 6:20-7:30 pm Sophisticated
Mon/Tues, Mar. 29/30 6:20-7:30 pm Group Comedy

While we can’t get together in a group workshop right now, I am offering Live Online Workshops for 8 actors per session via Skype. Here’s how it works…

  1. Text me at 512-507-3301 or sign up with the form below. Just as long as you let me know you are joining us online so I can have your scene and scene partners ready.
  2. After signing up, I will confirm your slot and email you a link to where you can pay $20 through PayPal. You can pay for future classes if you wish and I can hold your spot.
  3. I will email you a film or TV scene (remember, I need your email!) once Paypal confirms your fee. Usually over the weekend.
  4. Learn your scene!
  5. You don’t need to join Skype or anything, just make sure you have a working microphone on your computer and a camera that works.
  6. I will email you a link at about 6:20 on Monday evening. Just click on it and you will automatically join the workshop. No official sign up is necessary, but you may need to enter your guest name.
  7. Just like live classes, we will take turns performing the scenes and get feedback and redos if necessary… usually two people onscreen at a time with the rest of the class waiting “on deck” watching.

I appreciate your understanding and I thank you for your support. We’ll be back!!! And after this mess subsides, there will be a lot of pent up demand in the film and TV business. So let’s use this down time to improve our product.

Stay in touch and BE SAFE!

Marco Perella

Request an Online Solo Session

Current Workshop Themes

Fiction with Diction
…Just what it says. Take a script like Sense and Sensibility. The characters are feeling all the same human things we contemporary folk do but they’re speaking in complete sentences and pronouncing all their r’s. That’s very good practice for actors who have to jump from one widely different role to another throughout a career… next week we’ll do some Brando movie scripts and you can practice grunting.

Murder Mysteries
…Murder mysteries are always in vogue because of the inherent drama involved. For an actor, you can work with a secret agenda that you keep hidden in one scene and expose visceral let-it-rip mayhem in the next. This workshop will give you a chance to be both aggressive and vulnerable in one night’s workout.

Country Characters
…Blue collar everyday Jills and Joes. Work on typical Texas film roles this week and next week try…

…Fly executive while we study the ruling class in Film and TV. In which we illuminate characters with cash.

Group Comedy
…Our never ending quest to perfect comic timing, punchline delivery, over commitment to the objective and emotional exaggeration…all the ingredients that go into successful comic performance. Fun scenes from famous movies and TV shows.