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Online Character Camp: An Acting Program

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - July 10 @ 4:15 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 8-19 (Grouped by age) | Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10 | 1-4:15 PM ET (10 AM – 1:15 PM PT) | Cost 645.00

Zoom Classrooms Limited to 14 Students!

Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email us to set up a payment plan today!

Hone your acting chops in a fun, safe and supportive environment in our interactive online program with amazing On-Camera, Voice-Over and Broadway faculty!

Camps meet online for 3 hours and 15 minutes daily. Private lessons and a final showcase are included in our award-winning Camps!

In this straight acting program, campers will learn how to make bold and interesting character choices. Whether it’s stage, on-camera, or voice-over acting, campers will learn to use their physicality and intellect to create compelling characters!

Campers will learn new skills to add to their actor’s toolbox!

We will be utilizing the Zoom app for our online camps, just as we have been doing with our online classes since early March! Exciting Zoom features like break-out rooms make it possible for campers to work opposite one another! Even though we cannot be in person, we have found that our students still make friends, learn a ton about the art of acting, and have a sense of community that is really important during this unprecedented time!

Private Lessons  – Monologue Study
During the week, campers will receive a free 45 minute one-on-one session with their Main Director to work on an age appropriate monologue. Each actor will be assigned a piece to learn before their session. With the guidance of your Director, you will break down your monologue beat by beat, discover operative words within the text, and identify your objective. Lessons will take place outside of normal camp hours.

Workshops
Campers will take educational workshops led by their Main Director and Special Guest Instructors throughout the week!

Weekly Schedule of Workshops
Monday: Voice-Over
Voice-over acting is unlike any other type of acting and requires an actor to make bold, gutsy choices that are original, specific, and outside of the box! Learn how to create living, breathing characters for cartoons and animated feature films, commercials, and radio spots!

Tuesday: Create Your Own Content
In today’s world, actors are taking power into their own hands by creating and devising their own original content. In this workshop, we will learn how to develop original content by exploring important elements of storytelling, such as plot, setting, characters, conflict, and theme. Students will be able to present their original works to the group, and some may even appear in our final performance!

Wednesday: TV/Film Acting
Utilizing scenes from Films and TV shows, actors will work together to dissect scenes beat by beat, and learn what it takes to give a compelling performance. Actors will be paired up and assigned to a Zoom Breakout Room where they will work with a scene partner and the instructor will check in to provide individualized coaching.

Thursday: The Commercial Cold Read Audition
Commercial auditions are almost always cold reads, which means the casting director never sends you the copy in advance of the audition. Learn how to quickly pick up text with no time to prepare, break down the copy and bring your best self to the audition room despite your lack of time with the material. Learn how to sell a product without being too over the top and salesy. We’ll also cover improvisation skills, as commercial auditions often require you to put the material in your own words.

Friday: Final Showcase Prep & Performance
Review what you have learned during the week and get ready to present it live for family and friends!

Supplemental Materials
In addition to our live online classes, campers will be provided with educational videos, lessons from ACANY’s archive, helpful articles and more to explore independently after camp hours.

Final Showcase
On the last day of the program, campers will perform in an online final showcase for family and friends! Zoom in to watch performers present what they have learned throughout the week! (If your loved ones can’t make it live, a recorded version will be distributed via email a few weeks after camp!)

Participants will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet with a front facing camera, and you must download the free ZOOM app to participate!

Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email us to set up a payment plan today!

Ages: 8-19 (Grouped by age)
When: Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10
Time: 1-4:15 PM ET (10 AM – 1:15 PM PT)
(Private lessons will be scheduled based on student and instructor availability after time of registration. Please note: late registrants will have less time options to choose from. Privates will happen outside of normal camp hours)
Cost: 645.00
Tuition includes a free digital download of our final showcase and a private lesson. 

Venue
Venue Name: Online Event
Address: United States