CLASSES FOR TEENS

Ages 13-17

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 Teens 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, Valiant, Sky Mountain, or Excel Charters, please e-mail us at studio@zakbarnett.com for program details.

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 10:30pm-1:30pm

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)

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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 studio@zakbarnett.com.

Class Details:

Taught by Sandi McCree

Sundays from 2:30 – 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)

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 Sue Kate

Sundays from 10am-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 Advanced Audition Class is a gym for the actor’s audition chops and mind. It is an opportunity to apply the ZBS Method in a highly variable/challenging audition context, as well as develop the awareness and tools for addressing the ways in which fear can determine the outcome of a given audition, even more so than one’s ability. The importance of developing a specific ritual before and after auditions is emphasized, as well as viewing the audition process in the context of service. Books about the artistic process and psychology will be woven into the curriculum.

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

Sundays from 2:30 – 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)

Please e-mail studio for enrollment.

Course Description:

The Advanced On-Camera Class has a similar focus on growing an actor’s talent from the inside out and accessing the material through unpredictable means, but it focusses it through the lens of On-Camera Scene work. Scenes will be rehearsed, shot and edited by the class. This class is also complemented by a study of great performances and a book study, which looks at those performances in the context of their larger cultural relevancy.

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 Michael Connors

Saturdays from 10am – 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 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

Mondays from 5pm-8pm

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.