New Collective LA is the only acting program in Los Angeles that gives actors stage time 5 days a week – Monday to Friday.
“Actor’s Gym” provides the actor with a full acting workout of your instrument – much like an athlete works muscles in the body or a musician practices their instrument every day, Actor’s Gym does the same for the actor.
Stanislavski said, “… a sculptor kneads his clay before he begins to use it, and a singer warms up his voice before his concert. We need to do something similar to tune our inner strings, to test the keys, pedals and the stops.”
Our Actor’s Gym class has three parts: part one is a comprehensive workout of your instrument with an awareness exercise. Then, there is movement with music which helps the actor open up to their creativity. Part two consists of a sensory preparation, which exercises the actor’s emotional flexibility as well as the imagination. The third part is performing a piece of material On Camera while holding onto elements of the preparation. After the class, all of the on camera footage is then uploaded to our Video Archive for later viewing.
This class is a great way to introduce yourself to our program and experience the process – you can bring your own material or work on the material provided. For brand new actors, one free audit is permitted!
Offered twice per week
WEDNESDAY at 11 AM – In Person
FRIDAY at 12 PM – Zoom only