Audit Night

A place for actors to workout with and master
The Mechanics of Believability. 

Fall Workshop

The Garage

We train in The Mechanics of Believability, the techniques developed by Lieux Dressler to address the needs of the industry. At its core, The Mechanics of Believability is a physically-based script preparation system. We show you how to explore text thoroughly and efficiently as an actor to find interesting choices, rather than immediately narrowing options as a director or using the popular but ultimately defeatist filter of “what THEY want.” Do it. Do it now. Do it Again. These are the director’s primary demands from the table read to the final take. For a creative and successful relationship, an actor must be able to fearlessly face a director and be flexible in his work. We don’t teach you how to act, we show you how to get there quickly and reliably with no drama. ​

Tuesday, August 29,

7:30-10:30pm

Come and find out for yourself the acting world’s best kept secret. Find out how to prepare, rehearse, memorize and develop characters more quickly and more believably than you ever thought possible.


RSVP to:

 thegarageactingworkshop@roadrunner.com

Working in Television Comedy with the
Mechanics of Believability

Coaches:  Jim Blanchette &
Lisa K Wyatt

Tuesdays 7:30-10:30 pm
September 26 — November 14, 2017

You may be hilarious, but can you match the style of the comedy while not losing the funny?

Television Comedy has changed. Today, you can work on no less than six completely different styles of comedy, requiring you to be trained to tackle the demands of these programs. With rehearsals practically a thing of the past, you are expected to step into the rhythm of a show without missing a step. No one on set will hold your hand, but they will show you the door.


This 8-week intensive on-camera workout focuses on time-tested and dependable techniques to get past the hurdles of the modern sitcom to do your best acting work. You will learn how to recognize the style of a show and translate that into usable tools so you can match the cast like you had been on set from day one.

 
Step by step, we’ll guide you through:

  • Identifying Styles of
    Comedy
  • How to Kill at a Table Read
  • Hooking Blocking to
    Memory
  • Playing the Scene, Not the Words
  • Adjusting to Rewrites on the Set
  • Improvising in Character rather than One-Liners 


Customized material will be chosen for each member of the Garage. Since the Garage is a place for working actors, members are free to bring in audition sides or material they need to work on.

Minimum Enrollment: 8
Maximum Enrollment: 16

Workshops are held in
Van Nuys, CA

 

Welcome, all.