CLASSES FOR KIDS AND TWEENS

Ages 7-8 and 9-12

ZBS has become one of the industry leaders for professional actor training for young actors.  Our students have had leading and recurring roles in films, television shows, and theatrical productions.

The Kids and Tweens ZBS 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.

ZBS also accepts enrichment funds from approved Charter School programs for class payment.  If your child is currently registered with Inspire, iLead, Sky Mountain, or Excel Charters, please e-mail us at studio@zakbarnett.com for program details.

Course Description:

The Young Kids Class introduces the ZBS Whole Self Approach for kids 7-8 years of age. The class works both on and off camera, and incorporates elements of auditioning, improvisation and scene work, as well as introduces self-awareness exercises that help the young actor develop in their emotional maturity and intellectual capacity.  The class introduces acting as a self-study and lifelong practice, much like a martial art.

The class has a 16-week commitment, after which the student continues ongoing monthly classes until they are ready to progress to their next class.  

Class Details:

Co-taught by Shelby Wulfert and Maxwele D’Angelo

Sundays from 11am-1pm

Pricing:

$300 every four weeks, with a 16-week commitment, and then ongoing monthly enrollment; OR
$350 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)

Register by clicking here.

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:

Co-Taught by Sandi McCree and Kym Priess

Saturdays from 2:30pm-5:30pm

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)

Register by clicking here.

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 studio@zakbarnett.com.

Class Details:

Taught by Sandi McCree

Sundays from 10:00am-1pm

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 studio@zakbarnett.com.

Class Details:

Taught by Brooke Procida

Wednesdays from 10:00am-1pm

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:

ZBS Labs is a laboratory for actor-driven content.  Students will work on developing and workshopping their original work through an investigation of the studio’s three primary tenets: spirituality, entertainment, and activism.  The process will expand the actor’s skill set, empower an expanded sense of possibility in their lives and careers, as well as work to define a specific sense of clarity and purpose in their work as both actors and content creators. The complimentary readings/viewings will look at the cultural impact of actor/creators with a distinctive artistic voice.

Class Details:

TBD

Pricing:

TBD

Please e-mail studio for more information on enrollment.

Course Description:

The Kids Advanced Audition class will focus on two of the most essential elements for a young actor booking working today: audition technique and voice/speech work. This is an advanced class, and kids can expect the work to be challenging both inside and outside of the classroom.

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 studio@zakbarnett.com.

Class Details:

Taught by John Lavelle

Saturdays from 11am-2pm

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 studio@zakbarnett.com.

Class Details:

Taught by Zak Barnett

Sundays from 2:30pm-5:30pm

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.