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)

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2 day workshop: Alan williams


Teacher: Alan Williams | Tuesdays at 6:30PM-9:30PM

2 Week Class!

Class starts July 23rd
Alan Williams is back at Film Actor Workshops!! 

This 2 day workshop is on specific dates : July 23rd and July 30th.

 A Tucson based indie filmmaker, Alan is developing his feature film "Zero Saved", a gritty tale based on his experiences working for two plus decades as a paramedic in a busy EMS system. In addition, he is currently shooting the series "You Only Live Twice" and prepping to direct the dramatic feature, "Perpetuity" while writing a feature screenplay based on the CIA exploits in Angola. 

 If you can pick up a script and quickly identify the underlying forces moving the characters and the narrative, you will be able to bring something alive and truly valuable to your performances. This is what casting people and directors look for – actors who can bring something extra to a scene, not just a script reading robot! 

Alan Williams  IMDb page

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Cost: $50 for 2 Week Workshop

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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


Film Production Workshop


Teacher: Avai d'Amico | Wednesdays & Fridays at 6:30PM-9:30PM

Film Production on Wednesday Nights begins Feb 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) 

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

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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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)

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Acting 201 : Intermediate Acting


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

 8 Week Class! 

Class starts May 29th

(Weeks may vary depending on Events or Holidays)

Now that you've learned the basics in our Acting 101. It's time to sharpen those skills and really Dive Deep into your scene and characters.

8 week intensive course,  but this time we are getting a little more advanced.


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

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

Austin Buchanan IMDb page

Official website

Cost: ON SALE $200  for 8 Week Course (Normally $250)


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