Shari Shaw, is “one of Hollywood’s premier acting coaches” – and “L.A.’s #1 Acting Class for Comedy” – is teaching a 1-Day On-Camera Sit-Com Intensive Workshop for Pilot Season. Shari’s unique understanding of the art, science and performance of comedy will teach you to understand sit-com, be funny and book your auditions.
ON-CAMERA AUDITION CLASS – Tuesday 12-3pm
ON-CAMERA ADVANCED AUDITION CLASS (“Fast Friday’) – Friday 12-2pm
ON-CAMERA SIT-COM CLASS – Wednesday 12-3pm
ON-CAMERA ADVANCED SIT-COM – Monday 6:30-10pm
MASTER SCENE STUDY CLASS – Thursday 6:30-10pm
– Learn Shari’s exclusive ‘7 Steps to Telling The Story’.
– Find the Set Up and Joke in each line and scene .
– Define your comic persona.
– Learn to use your personality to bring out the comedy and give the best and most individual performance.
– Understand the subtleties and similarities between acting for comedy vs. acting for drama.
– Explore Single-camera and 4-camera TV comedy.
Here’s what some of Shari’s Clients are saying about her:
Freddy Rodriquez (Six Feet Under, Ugly Betty, Grindhouse) – ‘Shari is a great sparring partner for any actor’
Lisa Vidal (The Event, Southland, ER) – ‘Shari is a dynamic teacher who helps you find your purpose and character in a scene.
Amy Acker (Angel, Alias) – ‘Shari is awesome! You leave her class feeling like you’re going to get the job.’
Felicia Day (The Guild, Buffy) – ‘Shari’s acting class opened a lot of doors for me.’
Marla Sokoloff (The Practice) – ‘Shari’s technique is a gift from the acting gods.’
Eric Winter (Ugly Truth, brothers & Sisters) – ‘Shari has taken my auditioning to the next level.’
About Shari Shaw
WHAT IS YOUR TECHNIQUE? I’ve been coaching actors for 12 years, following my own 15-year acting career. (Don’t even try and guess how old I am!!) I’ve combined a variety of methods into my own unique process that uses the actor’s personal experience and their imaginary life together in the creation of the life of the character. I’ve developed a specific 7-Step Method that allows the actor to be free in his/her body and go deep into his/her emotional life. I help you be specific in your thoughts to create a 3-dimensional life of the character. My technique allows actors to express the life of their character in the most intriguing, invigorating and individualized way.
HOW ARE YOU DIFFERENT THAN OTHER HOLLYWOOD ACTING COACHES?
I don’t have a cookie cutter approach for everyone to do the same thing the same way. I allow each individual actor to create through their own impulses and thoughts. You can’t fail with the tools I give you; weather it be for light comedy or deep drama.
WHAT HAPPENS IN YOUR SIT-COM INTENSIVE?
Each actor is emailed a 4-camera comedy script and a single camera comedy script from shows currently on the air, in production and casting.
We begin by discussing the differences between 4-camera and single camera comedy. We will then break down 2 separate scripts together as a group and I’ll explain my 7-Step Process.
Each actor does their first scene on camera and gets specific adjustments
After lunch, I’ll pair up 2-4 actors for their second on-camera scene. We will work on cold reading skills as well. Then we watch the tape and comment. It’s an exhausting, exciting, invigorating and intensive day
Please visit www.sharishaw.com for more info