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ADULT CLASSES

Jump into on camera training with working professionals at The Factory.

Advanced Classes may require pre-requisites or special permission

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AUDITION FOR
FILM & TELEVISION

Chris Freihofer, CSA

Actor & Casting Director

Mondays

6:30p-10:00p 

$499 for 6 Week Session 

12-Student Limit

Beginning November 6, 2023

 

Auditions are the to gateways jobs. Improve your chances by learning techniques from a seasoned film & TV actor and Oklahoma’s only Artios Award-winning, CSA-member casting director.

 

Audition in class each week, get professional feedback, and learn the dos and don'ts of the audition room.

Learn to identify and tackle the biggest obstacle in the audition room (your nerves), while also not falling into making the same mistakes made by hundreds not only in the room but also in self tapes.

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Leesa Neidel

Actor

Tuesdays 

7:00-10:00 pm

$395 for 6-Week Session

12-Student Limit

Beginning October 10, 2023

The class that got it all started at The Actor Factory. Learn the technique of working as an actor in front of the camera: the differences between stage and film, the subtleties of the lens, and debunk the myth that you just have to "make it smaller."

Each week covers the nuts and bolts mechanics of on-camera acting through scene work and monologues, and features students in front of the camera each week for exercises and critique. 

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SCENE STUDY

Jonathan Lipnicki

Actor

2 SECTIONS:

Wednesdays, 7:00-9:30 pm

Thursdays, 7:00-9:30 pm 

$395 for 6-Week Session

12-Student Limit

Beginning October 11 & 12, 2023

Critic's Choice Award-winner Jonathon Lipnicki rose to international stardom as a child actor, starring in such films as JERRY MAGUIRE, STUART LITTLE and THE LITTLE VAMPIRE. Since then, he has worked steadily for decades in film and television.

He joins the Factory teaching roster to push actors to the next level in their career, bringing real-world, present-day insights in this LA-style "actor's gym" class.

His gentle, supportive and encouraging teaching style make him a perfect fit for the Factory, and has made him immediately popular.

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ACTING TECHNIQUE

Leesa Neidel 

Actor

Sundays 7:00-9:00 pm

Beginning October 15, 2023

$295 for 6 Week Session

12- Student Limit

Great for beginners and intermediate actors.

No cameras, no microphones, just acting technique through monologues and scene work each week. 

 

Great for new actors wanting to get their feet wet, learning the basics of scene study, building characters and making interesting choices.

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COMEDY TECHNIQUE

Josh Fadem

Actor & Comedian

Sundays, 6:00-8:00 pm

$295 for 6-week

14- Student Limit, Ages 18+ 

Beginning October 22, 2023

 

The Actor Factory' newest instructor knows comedy.  He's made a career of it, in fact, playing the funny guy in over 150 film and television productions, including being comic relief in several dramas.  He believes everyone can be funny.  Including those who swear they aren't.

This class will be a deep-dive into comedy characters, comic delivery and comedy performance. He will work with actors to mine scripts for comedic options, even when not clearly on the page.  He will open minds to finding freedom on set, taking the pressure off, and most importantly, having fun!

This class isn't about "being funny", but rather "finding the funny" quickly and with confidence.  Actors with comic skills book jobs.  Take it from Josh.

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IMPROV FOR ACTORS

Madison Niederhauser

Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 pm

$250 for 6-week class 

14-Student Limit, Ages 18+ 

Returning this fall.

 

Let's face it. The better you are at improvisation, the more free you are to create on set, and the better film and stage actor you will be.

This is not a comedy class. This class is designed for the on-camera actor, encouraging free thinking and creativity on set and in the audition room. What happens when the director doesn't say cut?  Or asks you to "just go with it" or "use your own words" or says "let's see what happens after what's written"?

This amazing class, led by a wildly beloved, gentle and supportive instructor, will give you the power and confidence you need.

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ACTOR'S TOOLKIT

Elizabeth Ann Townsend

Mondays,7:00-9:00 pm

$695 for 15-week class 

14- Student Limit, Ages 18+ 

Returning in January, 2024

 

The Actor Factory offers the Trifecta of acting approaches in one 15-week class.  Study 5 weeks each of Meisner Technique, Chekhov Technique and Alba Emoting, giving actors powerful tools to help connect to emotional scenes, difficult characters or challenging scene partners.  Be introduced to three of the leading approaches to acting by a nationally-certified instructor in each.

Great for intermediate to advanced actors.

 

Elizabeth Townsend is a professional actor and instructor who his nationally certified to teach this technique. 

She will gently take students through this helpful process that enables actors to perform emotional scenes easier and safer.

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ADVANCED CLASS
 
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Leesa Neidel

Professional Actor

Tuesdays 7:00-10:00 pm

$350 for 6 Week Session

12-Student Limit 

Eligibility Requirements

Beginning August 23, 2023

An ongoing, continued study class for those who have successfully completed Acting for Camera. 

 

Continue your study of On-Camera Acting with Leesa Neidel, accomplished film and television actor as well as a gifted instructor. Delve into longer scene study, while honing your craft for the lens. 

Great for intermediate and advanced actors.

 

Dig deeper, get pushed harder and keep learning, while working in a mock on-set environment.

 

REQUIREMENTS: Those who have completed Acting for Camera at The Actor Factory or have principal credits in SAG-AFTRA production are invited to apply for this class.

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ADVANCED CLASS
FRIDAY MORNING ADVANCED AUDITIONING

Chris Freihofer

Casting Director & Actor

Fridays 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

$275 for 4 Week Session

12 Student Limit 

Eligibility Requirements

Beginning November 10, 2023

An ongoing, continued study class for those who have successfully completed Audition for Film & Television.

 

Continue your study of Auditioning with film and television casting director Chris Freihofer, owner of The Actor Factory. Dig deeper, get pushed harder and keep learning.

Great for intermediate and advanced actors.

 

REQUIREMENTS: Those who have completed Audition for Film & Television at The Actor Factory are invited to apply for this class.  As this is an ongoing class, new seating is very limited.

This class is purely educational. It is not an audition.

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