The ZBS Immersives is an in-depth, hybrid training spanning several areas of professional and artistic concentration throughout the year. Taught by the incomparable ZBS Faculty, who combine their extensive professional experience in film and television, with their experience at many of the great conservatories from around the world: Julliard, NYU, Suny Purchase, The Old Globe, Trinity Rep, American Conservatory Theater, The Actors Studio and so on.
The program weaves personal development, with artistic craft and industry needs resulting in actors who know themselves and the market and can consistently access what makes them grounded, indispensable, and creatively resilient.
The program meets 2-3 days/week, the classes are Hybrid (Online + In-person) and is structured with various entry points, allowing students to commit to 16 weeks or yearly increments. As the Immersive is primarily designed for working actors, specific accommodations are made to allow actors to work while in the program and pause their membership for larger bookings.
The ZBS Intensives is an in-person, all-day, weeklong program that is meant to complement the ZBS Immersive, as well as function as an independent course of study. This allows actors in the Immersive to work in person with the actors they have been training with throughout the year, as well as opening the door to fresh perspectives from new actors, not in the Immersive, seeking a more intensive course of study. The Intensives also feature a panel of industry experts (showrunners, directors, casting directors, executives, and community leaders) that are navigating and setting the evolving trends of Hollywood on a daily basis.
THE GUEST STAR
Actors develop a heightened sensitivity to tone, style, and character function, as they take a deep dive into guest stars and recurring roles across genres and networks. Attention is paid to making bold, smart choices consistent with the world of the show.
These techniques are all signature to ZBS and offered nowhere else in the world. They have been consistently invaluable in helping our actors find personal integrity, artistic freedom, and professional success.