Our studio is a positive environment filled with actors from all walks of life with one common goal: to be the absolute best they can be. We believe every actor is unique and therefore uniquely qualified to tell stories in their own special way. Whether it’s on-camera audition, comedy/drama workshops, or scene study, we give you the tools to create richer, bolder, and more captivating characters by simply uncovering what makes each actor distinct.

All classes work on current material to keep up to date with the trends of this ever-changing industry.

Come find your “isms” at Shari Shaw Studios.

LEVEL 2 ON CAMERA COMEDY/DRAMA CLASSES

Mondays, 12pm-3pm (Ongoing) with Tru Collins
$295 for 4 consecutive classes
Each class begins with Shari’s relaxation and focusing techniques followed by a goal-setting discussion. Then each student works on-camera, one-on-one with Tru Collins. All scenes are viewed and discussed at the end of class. We mix up the format weekly to keep students fresh and on their toes while always giving each student one on one attention as well as group camaraderie that we feel empowers story telling, and creates career and personal abundance.

LEVEL 3 ON CAMERA COMEDY/DRAMA CLASSES

Mondays, 6:30pm to 9:30pm (Ongoing) with Shari Shaw
$295 for 4 consecutive classes
This class is designed for the working actor who has a solid foundation in Shari’s methods. Each class begins with Shari’s relaxation and focusing techniques followed by a goal-setting discussion. Then each student works on-camera, one-on-one with Shari. All scenes are viewed and discussed at the end of class. We mix up the format weekly to keep students fresh and on their toes while always giving each student one on one attention as well as group camaraderie that we feel empowers story telling, and creates career and personal abundance.

LEVEL 2/3 ON CAMERA COMEDY/DRAMA CLASS

Tuesdays, 12:00pm – 3pm (Ongoing) with Alissa Dean
$295 for 4 consecutive classes
This class is designed to achieve a clearer foundation and script understanding. Line-by-line visualizations and detailed use of Shari Shaw’s 7 Step Method are applied to each script. Comedy is highly covered in this class, focusing on the comedy 3-beat, reversals, flips and your own special uniqueness to find your funny. Each class is on camera and formatted to make you feel that you are in a real audition. Relaxation and anxiety reducing skills are taught and put into action, all while having fun and creating the life of the character in a supportive environment to promote positive thinking and taking action in your career and your life.

THE BUSINESS OF ACTING CLASS

Tuesdays, 4pm-6pm (Ongoing) with Lila Claghorn
$250.00 for 4 consecutive classes
Each class focuses on what you want in your career and what you need to do to get there. We look at what is holding you back and what action needs to take place to get you unstuck. There is a detailed focus on each student while other class mates listen, support and gain knowledge/power by helping others. This is a business class where everyone takes action (identifying problems then brainstorming and researching to create solutions). There is homework each class with the goal of helping you to not only get work, but sustain work in this business.

BOOTCAMP

Wednesdays, 12pm-3pm (dates vary) Shari Shaw + Staff Teachers
$300 for 3 consecutive classes
The introduction to Shari Shaw Studios! In this (3) class intensive you’ll become familiar with the tools and techniques of the studio! Get to enhancing yourself, your career and your work! Apply your “ism’s” and uniqueness to every role! Comedy, Drama, On-Camera & Effective Memory Work!! Let’s GO!!!!

FOUNDATION CLASS

Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm (Ongoing) with Kristen Ariza
$295 for 4 consecutive classes
Put into action what you have learned in the Boot Camp Class. Focusing on being loose in your body and understanding how to apply the nuts and bolts of the Shari Shaw Technique. It’s important that every actor absorbs and creates in their own unique way. This class gets you trusting your own special self and telling a clear story with a beginning, middle and end of each scene, and prepares you to move ahead in one of the studio’s more advanced classes.

WICKED WEDNESDAY: FOR WOMEN

Times are TBA
$300 for 4 consecutive classes
This is a power women group only. Women empowering Women. Exploring who you are and talking about life in the industry while taking your career to the next level. Each week we cover a different topic of discussion and help one another reach their goals. After our discourse, we dive into advanced, on-camera work. Class meets every couple of months so check the calendar and/or call the studio for more information. Limited enrollment.

LEVEL 2 SCENE STUDY

Thursdays, 7:00pm-10:00pm (Ongoing) with Sebrina Purcell
$295 for 4 consecutive classes
In this class you will learn effective memory work and day in the life of character work. Improv work and detailed scene work will give you a three dimensional life of your character. There is rehearsal time required in this class and all actors work every class!

SCENE STUDY MASTER CLASS (Invitation Only)

Thursdays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm (Ongoing) with Shari Shaw
$295 for 4 consecutive classes
NOTE: Location is at the Secret Rose Theatre
Furthering your three dimensional life through continued effective memory and deeper day-in-the-life to create masterful scene work. High competitive in a supportive, artisan environment! This class will take your craft to peak levels.

FAST FRIDAY: LEVEL 3 ON CAMERA CLASS

Fridays, 12:00pm – 2:00pm (Ongoing) with Shari Shaw
$295 for 4 consecutive classes
Fast Fridays is a highly advanced actors workout. You know what you are doing, you know how to bring your own special “isms’, you may already be on a show… It’s a weekly workout to keep you honed in and trusting your craft. We work at a fast pace and assume that your first read will be booking ready. Staying Sharp and on top of your game.

LEVEL 2/3 ON CAMERA CLASS

Saturdays, 2:00pm-5:00pm (Ongoing) with Lisa London
$295 for 4 consecutive classes
You learn how to create a three dimensional character through effective memory and day-in-the-life character work. Both improv and scripted scene work are a part of this class. Rehearsal with scene partner is required as each scene that goes up must be detailed with emotion and behavior. A challenging and gut-busting invigoration class, this will take your character development to the next level.

MINDFULNESS FOR THE ACTOR

Sundays, 5:00pm-6:00pm (Ongoing) with Elizabeth Grullon
$15/class
This weekly class is a new offering at The Shari Shaw Acting Studio in which actors will explore the tools of mindfulness to increase their present moment awareness. Consistent meditation practice leads to greater presence, being fully embodied, awareness of thoughts, deepening relaxation, increased joy and clarity, among many other things. Meditation is an ancient practice finding new life through modern research and is particularly useful for artists of all kinds, especially actors.