the transformative power of live theater


Summer 2019 Antaeus Academy Classes

If you live in Los Angeles, the odds that you have, currently are, or plan to take an acting class would have bookies in Vegas reeling. However, if your interest in acting is primarily for the stage, as opposed to screen, that does put you in somewhat of a minority. In this glitzy town where film stars rise like bubbles in champagne, live theatre often takes a backseat to film. Yet, stage performance is where it all started; the skills necessary to be a great film or TV actor can be found in the classics. 

At Antaeus Academy, we offer a variety of classes, grounded in classic works, to teach the acting skills you need to succeed in the biz. Our moderators have years of training and practical work on stage and screen, so everyone from the most recent conservatory grad to a seasoned actor can learn here. The skills you learn in these classes will provide the foundation you need to be a strong actor whether you choose to pursue the stage or on-camera work. We have a variety of offerings, from Shakespeare to improv to new plays, and we are certain to have something for you this summer.

(Click on a class for more info)

It’s Alive! The Nuts and Bolts of Acting in New Plays- moderated by Emily Chase

Back In-Yer-Face Again: The Theatre of Discomfort- moderated by Rob Nagle

Shakespeare: From Page to Stage- moderated by Elizabeth Swain

Mastering the Master: The Incomparable Noël Coward- moderated by Kitty Swink

Summer Shakespeare Intensive- moderated by four Antaeus Company members

Under the Veil of Rejoicing: Being Human in the Plays of Strindberg, Chekhov & Ibsen- moderated by John Sloan

Voice, Presence, and Classical Text- moderated by Scott Ferrara

Advanced Improvisation: Looking at the Classics for Inspiration- moderated by Daniel Blinkoff

Auditions are required for first-time students. So, if you are intrigued and want to take a class (or three), make sure to sign up for an audition soon! We have one  audition date:

 Click here to sign up for an audition on May 25, 10am-1pm. 

Also available this summer for the first time- Success Teams! Previously offered only to Antaeus Company Members, we are extending the offer to our Academy students this summer. Led by company members who are experienced career coaches, these success teams will focus on creating plans to work both on your craft of acting and the business side. Through weekly meetings over 10 weeks, you will meet with like-minded artists, share strategies, and hold each other accountable to work hard and progress in your acting career.

Two sessions available:

Online team meets Mondays 1-3pm,  May 6 – July 8.

In-person team meets Tuesdays 8-10am,  May 7 – July 9

If you have any questions, visit our FAQ page or email academy@antaeus.org.

Related Blog Posts

Antaeus Library Project

‘Absolute textual clarity: An Inside Look into Hamlet with Director Elizabeth Swain

2021 Annual Report Available Now

let's talk!

Sign up for the Antaeus Newsletter