The H.U.R.D. Casting Network - Helping yoU Reach Dreams Message Board › ★ USING KAIZEN TO AUDITION SUCCESSFULLY ★
New Orleans, LA
The next course at The Actors Alliance is geared specifically for auditions for film, TV, and commercials. Using provided scripts, copy, and scenes from TV shows and films, actors will bring in their work each week and get hours of on-camera time to practice, evaluate the results, and then rehearse again to constantly improve.
In Japan they call this way of working Kaizen, meaning "improvement" or "change for the better," by practices that focus upon continuous enhancement of your acting skills.
To be flexible and confident at auditions, you must practice working on camera in front of an audience on a regular basis and then assess how you can do it better.
The semester that starts next Monday, August 5, will provide the training needed for new growth and power in your performance.
And alumni are cast in The Actors Alliance productions!
★ CLASS VENUES ★
• METAIRIE - Monday evenings - 7 p.m. to 10, starting August 5
• BATON ROUGE - Wednesday evenings - 7 p.m. to 10, starting August 7
• MANDEVILLE - Thursday evenings - 7 p.m. to 10, starting August 8
Tuition for each semester is $275 if a $50 deposit is paid in advance, or $300 at the door. Emotionally and psychologically mature actors age 14 and up may enroll.
Call 504-812-3379 or e-mail TheActorsAlliance@gmail.com to find out how to register.
★ COMMENDATIONS ★
"Wow!!!! I'm so happy I decided to take your class back in March. Not only have I learned an insane amount of material, but I feel so much more confident and ready for any audition and for the camera. I truly feel like anything is possible (as long as I continue to work my butt off)! :-)"
~ Jazzy Ellis, New Orleans, LA
"I want to thank you for the opportunity you have given me as I have opened up to a whole new world and I am very excited! Just after two days, too. I thought I would be nervous when I was walking into class at first, but it has surprisingly become natural to be around all of you and to do the activities. I'm craving to learn more and to be involved more."
~ John Parker, Denham Springs, LA
"Acting helps in presentations, teaching, interviewing, sales. Especially for the quiet folks and introverts. Your course is wonderful!!"
~ Lenny Bollingham, Baton Rouge, LA
"As one of those introverts, Veleka's classes have helped me to accomplish things I didn't think I was capable of."
~ Sabrita Gordon, Picayune, MS
"What I learned from Veleka has changed the way I handle every situation. I present a confident poised person and fear subsides. She has an amazing insight."
~ Kari Campbell, Newbern, TN
"I enjoyed the class last night immensely, and the information I received will definitely benefit me in my acting career."
~ Chuck Rooney, Ponchatoula, LA
"Thanks to you I am a more confident, headstrong, and determined actress. I am even more confident in everyday life :) Before I joined your class I thought this was such an impossible and silly dream to go for. You've made me feel like I can really do this. So ultimately, you've changed my life, for the better. There's nothing I can do to repay you for that."
~ Sarah Wilkinson, Biloxi, MS
"Thank you so much for these opportunities! Last night really helped me understand a bigger concept of being an actress, which is to just be ready for anything! :):)"
~ Emily Nguyen, Baton Rouge, LA
"You are the most valuable resource in the region for aspiring film actors. (And you can quote me on that.)"
~ Tony Fennelly, New Orleans, LA
★ INSTRUCTOR ★
Television star and Emmy judge Veleka Gray is an award-winning producer, actress, acting coach, and screenwriter. She has shared the stage or screen with scores of luminaries, including Sigourney Weaver, Ted Danson, Dana Delany, Jobeth Williams, and Dan Yeager ("Leatherface"). Her students book leading roles in major films and shows, such as "Oblivion" and "Treme." She is currently in production for her sixth project, a SAG feature film. She was inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame in 2004.
★ FOR MORE INFORMATION ★
Call 504-812-3379 or e-mail TheActorsAlliance@gmail.com
Students accepted must be teenagers or older. Once registered, students are expected to attend all classes or make them up in other venues in the same semester. All deposits and tuition are non-refundable.
★ KEY BENEFITS ★
Students of The Actors Alliance are given the opportunity to...
★ Train with the top acting coach in Louisiana
★ Have first crack at all auditions for The Actors Alliance Productions and get referred to filmmakers doing other projects
★ Get the seasoning needed to manifest personal charisma and star quality
★ Showcase for top industry guests in the sixth and final week of each semester
★ Network with other actors, casting directors, producers, and filmmakers on a private Facebook page, created just for members of The Actors Alliance
There's only one sure way to become good and even great at any skill: you have to practice. Unless you're working all the time, do what professional actors do. Find a home class to refresh your craft, learn new skills, and practice, practice, practice to be the best you can be.
Being a professional actor is about making acting a regular part of your life. Join the actors in The Actors Alliance and network with the finest talent in the South. You'll learn how to fulfill your dreams and make great friends who share your dreams.
Transform your acting from good to great with new, fun skills today!
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is therefore not an act but a habit." -- Aristotle
"I will prepare, and someday my chance will come." -- Abraham Lincoln
"Great acting is a science...
Learn how at The Actors Alliance"