CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Ages 18+

ZBS has become a trusted brand by notable actors, industry representatives, filmmakers .  Our students have had leading and recurring roles in films, television shows, and theatrical productions.  Adult students at the studio have also taken their art into their own hands by creating and producing their own films and theatrical productions, many of which have played and won awards at film-festivals across the country.  Adult Master students often work hand-in-hand with industry directors and producers, workshopping projects still in development.  Our students are more than actors, they are breakout leaders in today’s entertainment industry.

Our cutting-edge curriculum is focused on a whole-self approach to the acting process: fusing advanced acting technique with self and artistic development.  All classes are designed for professional working actors.

Course Description:

The Core Class is an On-Camera Audition Class that focusses on five television genres: single-cam, multi-cam, procedural drama, serial drama, and hybrid/streaming. It simultaneously introduces the ZBS Whole Self Approach, which focusses on the Core Experiences: the energetic states that precede emotion—things like fear, loss, joy, presence, etc. This system of self-awareness, and how it relates to the material and at the actor’s instrument, becomes the foundation for the work at ZBS.

Class Details:

Taught by Michael Connors

Sundays 2:30pm-5:30pm, and
Thursdays 6-9pm

Pricing:

$350 every four weeks, with a 16-week commitment, and then ongoing monthly enrollment; OR
$375 every four weeks, with a 1-year commitment by enrolling in ZBS L.A. Membership, OR
$400 per month, with a monthly commitment

(Classes are capped at 16 students)

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Course Description:

Rooted in a deep exploration of the Core Experiences, the Whole Self Improvisation Class is different than any improvisation class in the city.  With the focus on working through artistic blocks that limit an actor’s range, creativity, and emotional risk, this course has you living and playing on the edge of your comfort zone—and then gently nudging you beyond it.  This class will be using improvisation as a tool to deepen the actor’s imagination, text analysis skills and emotional flexibility.

Participation in this class is by audition or invitation only. To be considered, send in a reel or a recent self-tape and resume to info@zakbarnett.com.

Class Details:

Taught by John Lavelle

Tuesdays 5pm-8pm

Pricing:

$350 every four weeks, with a 16-week commitment, and then ongoing monthly enrollment; OR
$375 every four weeks, with a 1-year commitment by enrolling in ZBS L.A. Membership, OR
$400 per month, with a monthly commitment

(Classes are capped at 16 students)

Please e-mail studio for enrollment.

Course Description:

The Craft Class now goes off-camera and focusses on the actor’s inter-dependent systems of creation: Physicality, Voice, Imagination, Relationship and Language. After exploring each of these access points to the actors’ instrument, an actor begins to use the full range of what their instrument offers in both audition and performance scenarios.

Participation in this class is by audition or invitation only. To be considered, send in a reel or a recent self-tape and resume to info@zakbarnett.com.

Class Details:

Co-Taught by Martha Gehman and Graham Sibley

Mondays 6pm-9pm

Pricing:

$350 every four weeks, with a 16-week commitment, and then ongoing monthly enrollment; OR
$375 every four weeks, with a 1-year commitment by enrolling in ZBS L.A. Membership, OR
$400 per month, with a monthly commitment

(Classes are capped at 16 students)

Please e-mail studio for enrollment.

Course Description:

The Intermediate On-Camera Class focusses on four vital elements of On-Camera Work: Self-Tape, In-Room Audition, Testing and On-Set. It simultaneously introduces the next step in the ZBS Approach—a seven-step process to becoming a character, all the while empowering students to design their own process within the framework of the approach.

Participation in this class is by audition or invitation only. To be considered, send in a reel or a recent self-tape and resume to info@zakbarnett.com.

Class Details:

Taught by John Lavelle

Thursdays 5pm-8pm

Pricing:

$350 every four weeks, with a 16-week commitment, and then ongoing monthly enrollment; OR
$375 every four weeks, with a 1-year commitment by enrolling in ZBS L.A. Membership, OR
$400 per month, with a monthly commitment

(Classes are capped at 16 students)

Please e-mail studio for enrollment.

Course Description:

The Advanced Scene Study Class focusses on growing one’s talent from the inside out. Now that you have learned numerous tools and processes over the course of the curriculum, this course challenges you to forget what you know, by entering the material from a deeply creative and unpredictable entry point. The course is complemented with a book study, focusing on the work of great acting teachers, playwrights and directors, to give the actor a greater sense of their lineage.

Participation in this class is by audition or invitation only. To be considered, send in a reel or a recent self-tape and resume to info@zakbarnett.com.

Class Details:

Taught by Martha Gehman

Wednesdays 1pm-4pm

Pricing:

$350 every four weeks, with a 16-week commitment, and then ongoing monthly enrollment; OR
$375 every four weeks, with a 1-year commitment by enrolling in ZBS L.A. Membership, OR
$400 per month, with a monthly commitment

(Classes are capped at 16 students)

Please e-mail studio for enrollment.

Course Description:

The Master Class alternates between craft, scene study, and on-camera audition. The focus is on creating a link between the actor’s personal development and their acting work, thus resulting in performances that are at once completely alive and unpredictable. Class is complemented by a book study and simultaneous commitment to outside personal practices like meditation, journaling, etc.

Participation in this class is by audition or invitation only. To be considered, send in a reel or a recent self-tape and resume to info@zakbarnett.com.

Class Details:

Taught by Zak Barnett

Young Adult Master Class: Tuesdays 5pm-8:30pm (Ages 18-21), and

Adult Master Class: Wednesdays 5pm-9pm (Ages 18+)

Pricing:

$433.33 per month for the duration of a particular session; OR
$450 every four weeks, with a 1-year commitment by enrolling in ZBS L.A. Membership

(Classes are capped at 16 students)

Please e-mail studio for enrollment.