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Why WRITERS Should Take ACTING Classes

From: Jacob K.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 1:01 PM
It?s no wonder that some of the greatest writers began their careers as actors.

The art of writing and acting have always been profoundly intertwined. All of the greatest writers have had an instinctual understanding of the actors craft, the ability to create a character, to play with and against text, and to shape a journey over the course of a play or movie.

And every great actor has an instinctive understanding of a writer?s craft as well: the ability to cultivate a compelling arc for a character, by exploring the dramatic structure and the conscious and unconscious desires that lie underneath the text.

Dramatic writing could not exist without acting. And acting could not exist without dramatic writing. Yet strangely, these interrelated fields are often taught as if they were separate disciplines, with actors receiving little training in writing, and writers receiving even less training in acting.

As any of you who have taken my classes know, for precisely this reason I?ve always integrated acting concepts into my writing classes.

Now, I?m offering a brand new class, which will allow you to experience screenwriting from the other side of the page:

An Acting Class With A Writing Twist
Starts Sunday May 2nd!
TADA! 15 W 28th Street, NYC
MEETUP MEMBERS: Check Out the First Session For Only $5 Bucks
Additional Classes: $45

Under the guidance of acclaimed director and teacher Isabel Milenski, you will discover how to knock down the walls between you and your characters through the magic of performance.

You?ll not only learn how an actor approaches a play or screenplay, you?ll have the experience of physically inhabiting a character, taking with you a new perspective that will forever change the way you see both writing and acting.

So, whether you?ve always dreamed of being on the stage or screen, or simply want to deepen your own writing by understanding the actor?s craft, you?ve got to take this class!

No experience is required. Only a desire to explore and create.

Come check out the first class for only $5 bucks! And start your acting journey today!

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Screenwriting Workshop with Award Winning Screenwriter

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