Scene Study


Teacher: Tony Eckstat | Mondays at 6:30PM-9:30PM

On-going Class
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 and has experience across many acting fields including stage, radio, commercials  (including clients like Adobe software and the Seattle Mariners), and film ("Postmarked" and many others which you find on his IMDB page below).

TonyEckstat IMDB page

Cost: ON SALE $150.00  for 4 Weeks (Normally $200)

 *Bundles available* 

Film Production Workshop


Teacher: Avai d'Amico | Tuesdays at 6:30PM-9:30PM

Film Production on Wednesday Nights begins Sept 6th

Don't just learn about making movies. MAKE MOVIES!!

Even if you just want to be an actor you will greatly learn about everything that happens on a set, and what happens before and after shooting too! Learn about pre-production steps like planning shots and locations. Learn how to operate cameras, lights, sound, etc. Learn about editing and distribution. However the best part is that you learn by doing in this class. You will produce films in this class that get entered into contests and festivals and get credits for them. What!? That's awesome! 

Avai d'Amico is a filmmaker who moved to southern Arizona for the warm climate and inexpensive cost of living, but quickly fell in love scaling vertical cliff faces and barreling full speed toward patches of cholla while riding on only two wheels. He got into filmmaking more than ten years ago, is the co-chair of Independent Film Arizona's documentary group, is currently in season two of his documentary series Don't Quit Your Daydream, and is filming the feature length romantic comedy, The Tiny House Movie.

Avai d'Amico IMDB page

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

 *Bundles available* 

Acting 101 : INTRO TO Acting


Teacher: Austin Buchanan | Thursdays at 6:30PM - 9:30PM

 8 Week Class! 

Official Class starts October 3rd

(Weeks may vary depending on Events or Holidays)

Preview this class for FREE Thursday Sept 26th 2019

You want to act in movies? Don't know where to start? Don't Worry!

You can get a great basis of knowledge in our 8 week intensive course, and you will leave ready to start auditioning for roles. It even includes your industry HEADSHOTS and Resume building/ review.

You will learn:

Basics of acting including character choices, emotions, objections & obstacles, etc.
Script Breakdown | Improvisation | Monologues | Headshots | Resume & Auditioning Skills

Austin Buchanan has been acting in live shows, television, and film for over ten years. 

Known for No Sunday West of Newton, America: Fact vs Fiction, Legends & Lies, Deadly Shootouts.   

Austin Buchanan IMDb page

Official website

Cost:  $250  for 8 Week Course (including Headshots)

*Bundles available*

Improv for Actors


Teacher: Walter Temple & Brianna Roy | Thursdays 6:30PM - 9:30PM

4 week Class!

Class has begun! You will have to wait until next session to join.

(Weeks may vary depending on Events or Holidays) 

You will get to meet our awesome teachers Walter Temple and Brianna Roy and be taught the basics on Improv!

 Come out for this unscripted class that helps you to think on your feet when a director decides dialogue will be thrown out of the window. It helps actors realize that reacting honestly as your character is sometimes more important than any word you say. 

Walter & Brianna have been teaching for 5 years and regularly perform in town, acting locally and Improv at Unscrewed Theater.

 Walter Temple is known for his work on A Cry in the Night: The Legend of La Llorona,

 I Know That Mug (2018) and The Tiny House Movie. 

Walters IMDb page

 Brianna Roy is an actress and writer, known for Positive, Three Nights In Hell (2019) and Hello, Are You There?(2019).  
Briannas IMDb Page


Cost:  $150 for 4 Weeks



Teacher: Andre Gurolla | Fridays at 6:30PM - 8:30PM

On-going Class

Andre Gurrola has worked in and around the movie industry for a little over 20 years. Having been an actor for stage plays, movies and music videos he decide to move behind the camera. He started to learn about the other end of things, spending the last 8 years focusing on writing and producing side of things.

Andre he will share all he has learned with you. If you're just starting out or need a fresh perspective on things come on down.  We will work on some examples on how to write a scene and you can bring down your writing to go over as a group to get some story or structure help. 

Andre's IMDB Page



Teacher: Emma Paunil | Sundays at 12:00PM-2:00PM

On-going Class

 The Acting Class (9-13) is a class grounded in improvisation techniques for developing empathy as a beginning film actor. This course helps our students develop not only foundational pillars in acting — such as empathy and emotions — but additionally leaves our students with a more developed sense of personal identity. Through improvisation fun and games, we will be reflecting on examples from our own lives that can be used as aspiring actors. 

Emma Paunil has education experience across the world — including in Namibia, Africa where she worked with scholars on identity development, and studied environmental impacts on fears and limitations.  She co-developed a graduate support program for middle schoolers in order to develop positive habits and goal setting practices. Currently, she is a professional actress and model,  pursuing a Master’s degree through the University of Arizona’s College of Education. 

She is also known for Positive, The Tiny House Movie and When I Sing (2018).

Emma Paunil IMDB PAGE

Cost: ON SALE $100  for 4 Weeks (Normally $150)



Teacher: Ramsés Gaona | Saturdays at 11:00 AM - 12:00PM

On going class
“Acting for Kids” (Ages 6-8) will focus on developing the students’ imagination and creativity while having fun. The students will develop independent thinking and problem solving, play games with their classmates reinforcing a group bond, and gain confidence while performing in front of others. We will also promote reading to reinforce the student’s vocabulary. It’s an amazing experience that any student will love, and it will bring out the inner artist that each person has inside.

Ramses Gaona is a professional actor and drama teacher. He has been in several theatrical productions throughout the American continents for over 10 years and has been a drama educator in Elementary, Middle, and High School.

Cost: ON SALE $100  for 4 Weeks (Normally $150)

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