Location and Schedule
The Actor Training Studio is located in Prairie Village at 5350 W. 94th Terrace, near 95th and Nall. We’re in Suite 103 in the Bodker Building II — drive around to the back and enter through the north first-story door under the covered parking.
The cornerstone for training at ATS are The Process Workshops (for adults — min. age 17)— here’s the schedule for ATS Process Workshops:
Mondays — 7 to 10 PM
Tuesdays — 7 to 10 PM
Wednesdays — 1 to 4 PM
Saturdays — 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
At ATS, the tuition is $175 every four weeks (or save $10 by paying a week ahead of time) for a 3-hour workshop, or $185 for private study of 1 hour per week — with long-term discount rates and referral incentives available. Absences may only be made up by providing one week’s notice — the makeup must also occur within a week of the absence. (These rates good through December 31, 2011) Visa and Mastercard accepted online, with an additional fee. Pay Online
The Actor Training Studio affords actors several unique and practical options for study. All workshops and sessions are provided on a four-week basis, giving actors the flexibility to take on acting work without having to sacrifice weeks of training. What this also means is that when you’re ready to start your training, you don’t have to wait for a current session to end — you can start next week!
ATS workshops are 3 hours long, rather than the “standard” of two hours. And classes are limited to no more than 12 students. So, “do the math.” If you’re studying somewhere that offers less time to handle more students, you’re getting less opportunity to work on your feet and make progress in your craft.
All sessions feature both monologue study and scene-work, along with short “open scene” exercises, intended to provide actors multiple opportunities to make and strengthen the choices in their acting and work the balance between playing those choices and spontaneously reacting to their scene partner. A healthy balance of working on-camera and off provides the actor with the necessary feedback of seeing their work played back from the camera, yet still allowing the actor to develop that sixth sense necessary to build internal trust in what they’re doing.
Career advice is also part of the program and actors are encouraged to take advantage of frequent opportunities in both stage and film.
For further information, call Andy Garrison at 816-674-5601