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. Come find your “isms” at Shari Shaw Studios.
MONDAY: ADVANCED ON CAMERA CLASSES (6:30 to 9:30 pm) ($280 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.
TUESDAY: ON CAMERA CLASS (12:00 pm – 3pm) ($280 for 4 consecutive classes)
This class is designed to getting a clearer foundation and script understanding. Line by line visualizations are applied to script and detailed use of Shari Shaw’s 7 step method are applied to each script. Comedy is also covered in this class and we focus on the comedy 3-beat. reversals. flips and your own special uniqueness in finding 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. Having fun and creating the life of the character in a supportive environment that promotes positive thinking and taking action in your career and your life.
TUESDAY/SATURDAY: EMPOWERMENT CLASSES (5:00 – 7:00) pm or Saturdays (3:00 – 5:00 pm) ($225.00)
Each class focusses on what you need 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. Detailed focus on each student happens while other class mates listen and support and gain knowledge and power by helping others. We talk and research and create solutions. A business class where everyone takes action. There will be homework each class to help you sustain and get down to working in this business.
WEDNESDAY: FOUNDATION CLASS (7:00-10:00 pm) ($280 for 4 consecutive classes)
So you have now had your consultation with Shari and or taken the Boot Camp class to get your tools necessary to furthering your acting process. Whether it be comedy or drama this class starts exploring what you have learned and put it into action. 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. Always in a truthful way. Preparing you to move ahead in one of the studio’s more advanced classes.
WICKED WEDNESDAY: FOR WOMEN 12:00 – 2:00pm ($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. This is an advanced invitation only. Each week we cover a different topic of discussion and help one another reach their goals. We also DO THE WORK. On camera current material is used in this class. Class meets every couple of months so check the calendar. Limited enrollment.
THURSDAY: SCENE STUDY MASTER-CLASS (7:00-10:00 pm) ($280 for 4 consecutive classes)
This amazing class is at our Studio Theatre, the Secret Rose Theatre. You learn how to create a 3 dimensional life of your character thru effective memory-day in the life of character work -improve work and scene work. Rehearsal with scene partner is required and each scene that goes up must be detailed with emotion and behavior. A challenging and gut busting invigoration class that takes your character development to the next level.
FAST FRIDAY: ADVANCED ON CAMERA CLASS (12:00-2:00 pm) ($280 for 4 consecutive classes)
This advanced on camera class 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…its a weekly work out 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.
SATURDAY: BOOTCAMP (Call studio for times) ($330 for 3 consecutive classes)
This required class welcomes you to the studio and introduces the Process taught here at the studio. First week: The comedy worksheet and class participation. Week two: Drama work sheet and Shari Shaw’s Seven Steps to telling the most exciting and detailed story. Week Three: Introduces you to ‘effective memory work’ and ‘day in the life’ of character work. Meets monthly. Call studio for next enrollment. Boot camp is small and a focussed so we can help give you the tools for success.
SUNDAY: YOUNG ADULT CLASSES (12:00 -2:00 pm) ($280 for 4 consecutive classes) (For 7 to 17 years old)
Young adult classes builds your inner confidence thru improve and warm up games and then going on camera with current material from all shows. We play and learn and talk. each class starts in a power circle discussing something positive each child has done or wants to do. then we do a quick listening game and then onto improve! Creating an invigorated and awesome class and trust of one another. we then work one on one on each scene and go on camera! Parents are then invited into class to watch the work on TV Play back. Pizza is served in each class…why because we eat and have fun while learning and growing in our creative process! A consult is required with Shari before enrolling.
YOUNG ADULT SHOWCASE CLASSES (Call studio for times and pricing)
This happens once a year so look for enrollment information ON THE WEBSITE. What do we do here. this is an 8 week class with an industry performance on the final class. Each student explores their personality thru improve and scene work and then original scenes are provided and rehearsed for the show on the final class. Class Performance is done at my theatre The Secret Rose Theatre. Invited industry attends. Its a great way for your representation to see you shine and to be seen by casting and producers for future potential work ahead. and the best part is that all actors learn how to create a character life and not just say the words.! Fun impactful and empowering.
PRIVATE AND ON-SET COACHING: (By scheduled appointment only)
For stage, film, or television, Shari and staff are known for their exceptional one-on-one coaching. Our coaches will personally guide you to your absolute best performance, be in on set or for an audition. Skype sessions available.
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ON TAPE AUDITIONS: (By scheduled appointment only)
Now that taped auditions are the norm, you must have a great tape to stand out. That is where we come in. We not only have state-of-the-art cameras, lighting, sound equipment and editing, but our staff guides you to a nuanced, unique, and memorable performance. All videos are edited and uploaded online, ready to share.
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