Adult Acting Classes in Maplewood, NJ

Instructor – Jon Noto

Taught by Jon Noto, a professional actor and former student of Gregory’s. Its a different approach to learn acting and is recommended to those who gravitate towards comedy. This improvisational method is based on acting games which was founded by American teacher Viola Spolin. This method is used mainly for sitcoms and sketch comedy like Saturday night live). Children and adults alike love this course because it is enjoyable.

Video Production and Film-making
Instructor – Randy Cordero

Taught by professional filmmaker and actor Randy Cordero. Randy majored in video production at Rutgers University. This course students will learn how to create a feature film from scratch, they will learn how to write the script,  shoot the scenes, edit and act for camera and then produce it. The course is divided into three semesters and is recommended for teens and adults who wants to try themselves in the business of film-making guided by professionals.

TV Commercial Workshop
Instructor – Gregory Korostishevsky

Conducted by Gregory Korostishevsky. Acting for TV Commercials can be very lucrative and is recommended for any age. Courses will be taught separately for children and adults.

This course is divided into three semesters, beginning, intermediate and advance. Students will learn acting techniques for TV Commercials, acting on camera, cold reading techniques, and they will learn the business of getting commercials.

This course was successfully taught by Gregory Korostishevsky at universities in New Jersey and New York. After this course students will be ready to break into the TV commercial business.

Foundation of Acting
Instructor – Gregory Korostishevsky

This course is based on Stanislavsky’s system and the Meisner technique. In this course students will learn how to be affected by other actors. They will acquire special listening skills, which is turning their self-consciousness  off and letting the emotions dominate the actor’s behavior. Because great acting comes from intuition, or “instinct”,  a special exercise will develop behavior that comes from instinct rather than logic. Actors will learn how to commit to a role through the special activity exercises that will lay the foundation for real scenes.Students will work on emotional preparation, which comes from affective memory exercises and imagination. They will learn how to trust their own instincts and make their own choices when they are acting.

Scene Study
Instructor – Gregory Korostishevsky

In this course (prerequisite is Foundation of acting) students continue to learn acting. Students learn through analyzing and performing scenes with partners and continue to sharpen their skills of instinctive approach which were mastered in the course of Foundation of acting. Actors will learn how to analyze a scene through objectives and physical actions. The showcase for industry will take place at the end of the course for students who are prepared to present.

Actor’s Tools
Instructor – Gregory Holtz

In a typical Acting class Mr. Holtz will focus on developing the 3 Actor’s Tools of Voice, Body and Imagination.  This is achieved by leading students through various vocal exercises in articulation and projection, physical work to heighten the actor’s ability to use their body as a tool to communicate emotion and stage presence.  Classwork will also include improvisation exercises for the purpose of building the actor’s trust in making spontaneous choices on stage or on camera.  Finally students will work with text, on monologues and/or in a scene with a partner.  Mr. Holtz borrows from the techniques for Meisner, Uta Hagen and Stanislavski in his instruction.