FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

1. If I’m interested in joining the studio how do I proceed?

2. Do you allow audits?

3. What is a typical class size?

4. How often will I get to work?

5. How long is a typical class?

6. What do classes cost?

7. Where are classes held?

8. What material do you use for class?

9. What is expected of me in regards to homework time, preparation, and rehearsal ?

10. What type of student are you interested in being apart of the Studio?

11. What happens if I book work and must miss a class?

12. Am I able to apply class credits to privately coached taping sessions?

** Is there anything else I should know about the studio?

 

1.  If I am interested in studying at the studio how do I proceed?
For those interested in joining the studio, we first review the work of every potential student for proper class placement. You may accomplish this by either submitting a demo reel/audition tape through the contact page, or setting up an interview/audition by calling Nan – (470) 719 – 9706, or via email dutton.nan@gmail.com.  All students will meet with Nan prior to attending the studio.

2.  Do you allow audits?
Yes, only if the current students in the class approve of auditing.  The studio wants the actors who are attending class to be comfortable and auditors/observers can effect the atmosphere of a class.  $25 audit charge.

3. What is a typical class size?
The class size is limited to 14 students. The size was carefully chosen – it allows actors to work each week while providing a variety of scene partners to work with.

4.  How often will I get to work?
Every student will work in every class.

5.  How long is a typical class?
The typical class will run 3½ to 4 hours. Class will start promptly at 7:00 PM. All students are expected to stay for the entire class unless they have previously discussed the matter.

6.  What do classes cost?
Ongoing classes are 4 weeks @ $160.  The Audition class and Exercise & Weekly Workout is 8 weeks @ $320.  The Fundamentals class is 12 weeks @ $480.  An $80/ deposit is required for all first time registering students which is due one week before the class starts.  4-week payments will be due every 4 weeks.

7.  Where are classes held?

The Goat Farm at 1200 Foster Street, Building W-2, Suite #222, Atlanta GA 30318.  Please look at Class Location page for directions to the studio.

8.  What material do you use for class?
The material will emanate from theatre, film and television. At the start of class, the material utilized will be current, high-quality and well-written that will challenge the actor. Why? An actor is as good as the material he or she is given.

However, the majority of material in television and film is not always well written and that’s often what actors receive when they audition and work.  That “not so good” material is very difficult to bring to life in a truthful way.  Therefore in the latter part of course, you will be subjected to working on mediocre material in order to learn how to avoid the pitfalls that come from performing it.

9.  What is expected of me in regards to homework time, preparation, and rehearsal in scene work?
The actual amount of time an individual needs for homework, preparation, and rehearsal can vary from person to person and role to role.

What is expected is that a scene be fully developed, personalized, with strong choices and the actor be completely off-book. If an actor is thoroughly prepared it is easier to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, and offer constructive feedback and direction.

Rehearsal time can also fluctuate. The studio encourages actors to rehearse three hours a week outside of class with their scene partners. However, when scene work is assigned with a specific “skill set in mind” for television and film – rehearsal with your partner prior to performance will not be allowed.

For homework and exercises, you should take as much time as you need to complete the assignment so that you are happy with the your work.

10. What type of student are you interested in bringing into the Studio?
Someone who has a passion for acting, wants to learn, has a strong work ethic, is willing to work on their weaknesses, and who is excited about the journey they are about to take in becoming the best actor they can be.

11. What happens if I book work and must miss a class?
The Studio wants actors to be successful! If an actor books acting work – the studio will be more than happy to accommodate the actor and give credit towards a future class. If you book acting work that requires you to take off a number of weeks, please notify Nan.

12. Am I able to apply class credits to privately coached taping sessions?
No, credits for class are only to be used for class.

** Is there anything else I should know about the studio?

The goal of the acting studio is that it should be a safe place where actors come together to learn and practice their craft in a supportive environment. Attitudes and egos whether it be yours or mine should be left at the door. Your success and the studios success are intertwined if we all work hard, embrace the challenges, not be afraid, and believe in ourselves – we will succeed.