Marco Perella’s Film Actor Workshops
(June 2023)

Mondays (In-Person):

6:30pm – 9:30pm

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


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


Each online workshop is $20.

Date Time Workshop Themes *  see below for details
Mon/Tues June 5/6 Start: 6:20pm
Mon: 3hr | Tues: 1hr
Mon/Tues June 12/13 Start: 6:20pm
Mon: 3hr | Tues: 1hr
Authority and Conflict
Mon/Tues June 19/20 Start: 6:20pm
Mon: 3hr | Tues: 1hr
Mon/Tues June 26/27 Start: 6:20pm
Mon: 3hr | Tues: 1hr

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


What makes COMEDY the most difficult acting skill to master?

1/ The lines have to be PRECISELY MEMORIZED AND DELIVERED. Comedy writers get big money because it is such a difficult art.

2/ The right WORDS MUST BE EMPHASIZED. Do it right and you get a laugh… Do it wrong and you die the quiet death.

3/ You almost always have to DELIVER YOUR LINES AT A BRISK PACE OR IT WON’T BE FUNNY. The exact same words delivered with pauses won’t work. Plus…

4/ When you do USE A PAUSE TO GET THE LAUGH it has to be perfectly timed.

5/ While you’re doing all this fast talking and timing-perfect jokes, you usually have to do stupid things with your FACIAL EXPRESSIONS AND BODY LANGUAGE.

Comedy takes practice. Sign up for this workshop and get busy…

Authority and Conflict

… the accused defendant and the prosecutor…the teacher and the class clown…the school nerd vs. the “Hot Girl” leader of the clique…the raw recruit and the drill instructor. CONFLICT when one character has all the power


… strange scripts in the thriller category like Cat People, The Haunting, Hound of the Baskervilles and Parasite.