Acting Classes and On-Set Movie Production in Tucson

We have workshops for all ages and backgrounds — whether you’re a serious actor pursuing a career, or someone who always wondered about the film industry and how you might learn about the acting profession, or a working or retired professional who loves being creative.

CLASSES & INSTRUCTORS

AVAILABLE WORKSHOPS

No matter what aspect of film you want to learn, we have a class for you.


MOVIE PRODUCTION

with AVAI D’AMICO (IMDb)

MONDAYS from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

ON SALE! $150 for 4 Weeks (Normally $250)

Don’t just learn about making movies — MAKE MOVIES!

Even if you just want to be an actor, you will learn everything that happens on a working movie set, and what happens before and after shooting too! Learn pre-production steps like planning shots and locations. Gain hands-on experience operating cameras, lights, and sound equipment. Learn editing and distribution. In this class, you will actually produce films which will be shown in theatres, and you’ll build your IMDb credits.

Avai d’Amico has released two full-length feature films, both of which were produced entirely in Arizona. The Tiny House Movie is a romantic comedy about the #tinyhouse movement. Positive is an improvised pregnancy heist comedy described as “Juno meets Ocean’s Eleven.” Avai has worked with actors from FX’s The Bridge, Showtime’s The Chi, CBS’ The Young and the Restless and voice actors from Nintendo’s Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Warner Bros’ Mortal Kombat 11.


SCENE STUDY

with TONY ECKSTAT (IMDb)

WEEKLY from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

ON SALE! $150 for 4 Weeks (Normally $200)

What makes an actor great? What makes a scene great?

A great scene and acting performance has many complex layers. There’s emotions, objectives, obstacles, blocking, character choices, and oh my can it get overwhelming. To really nail a scene you need to peel back every layer and nail every one of these. This class helps you do just that. This is one of our on-going classes. Every night you perform and take a deep dive into a scene you continue to work on for multiple weeks.

Tony Eckstat has been acting for 20 years. His experience spans many acting fields including stage, radio, commercials including clients like Adobe software and the Seattle Mariners, and films such as Postmarked and many others.


DRAMATIC IMPROVISATION

with LOUISE KENDRA LOHMANN

WEDNESDAYS from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

ON SALE! $100 for 4 Weeks (Normally $150)

Louise Kendra Lohmann is a Danish performer and artist also known as Kendra Lou in the music scene. She has released two albums and two singles as a solo artist and in collaborations with other bands.

Louise is a graduate of the William Esper Studio in NYC (Alumni: Sam Rockwell, Jeff Goldblum, Amy Schumer and many more). She has worked with Scandinavian American Theater Company in NYC, Aarhus Theater in Denmark, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe as well as rocked the Danish Song contest and other TV-music programs. In Tucson she has worked with Strada Company and Monsoon Art Collective as well as produced The Kool Cabaret.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING

“This is one of the best film classes I’ve ever taken, and I leave rejuvenated and inspired every time! I have already learned so much in the short amount of time I’ve come!”

Andrea Hickey

“Absolutely love these people. They truly care about your growth as an actor and your success in the profession. These classes have helped me not only as an actress, but as a person. I recommend them to anyone, to the serious and the curious!”

Erin Corrine

I love this place so much. Thank you for having me.”

Paula R. Crandall

“I have never participated in an acting class that I have found more informative, challenging and fun! I look forward to attending each week.”

Elizabeth von Isser

STUDENT FILMS

CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH

A man pledges to change his life after facing indecision at a fast food drive-thru.

I KNOW THAT MUG

A young woman’s walk home from work is interrupted by the chance to change a life.

ALL MY A**HOLES ARE NEIGHBORS

New to the neighborhood, one couple throws a dinner party troubled by arrogance, jealousy, and general unpleasantness.

NIGHT RYDER

A well-meaning mother unwittingly finds herself in a new career.