Students will complete the class will receive a certificate, get feedback on their acting from Emmy Award winner Doug Larson.
So you would like to be an actor?
The first step is to figure out why you want to be one. Ask yourself, "Why do I want to be an actor?"
If you want to be rich and famous, that can be a long and difficult road that requires a lot of luck.
But if you want to be an actor because it is fun or it brings you joy or you like entertaining others, then this could be the right choice for you.
Decide why you want to act, figure out why it is important to you and what kind of actor you want to be.
STEP ONE: KEEP A JOURNAL (POST BELOW)
To get a certificate of completion for this class you must complete all 10 class discussions and create 2 videos of your acting. (If you're unable to do a video, then there is an audio option).
Day 1 question: "Why do you want to be an actor?"
(post your answer in the blog comments below)
You must post your answer to the question above in the blog comments and then respond to another actor's post in this course. Give words of encouragement. Share your experiences. Or discuss acting. Your interactions MUST be positive or you will be disqualified from taking the class and will NOT be considered as a monologue performer for our YouTube page. You will hear from your instructor (Emmy Award winner Doug Larson) when you complete your two video monologues for this course (see later lessons).
FINAL EXAM (explained in later lessons in the course):
You will also need to complete two recordings of yourself acting (audio or video) and make changes to each after getting suggestions from your instructor. You want these to be contrasting monologues - one drama and one comedy - in order to show your range. This will be discussed more later in the class.
After you post your journal below, go to Day 2 of the acting school:
ACTING TIP FROM MERYL STREEP: "Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there."
D. M. Larson is an award winning actor and director who is offering free acting lessons through the internet.