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Audition Boot Camp

Honing the Skills You Need For Those Pesky Auditions

Join our 6 week Acting Workshop
Taught By Artistic Director Jonathan Marten

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Audition Boot Camp Class Description

This class is designed to help you make dynamic choices in your auditions.  You will hone your audition skills with monologues for the stage, and work on cold reading techniques for the camera. Audition Boot Camp will also help your ability to market yourself successfully by putting together a solid resume and learning how to pick the right headshot.



Teacher Bio

New York City native Jonathan Marten has an extensive theatrical background as actor, writer, director and teacher.  Jonathan has taught acting, coached actors for auditions, coached stand-up comics and offered seminars for companies around the country for more than 25 years. His Audition Boot Camp and Advanced Scene Study classes, were popular fixtures at NYC's Creative Acting Company, as well as for ART.  His numerous stage, screen and television appearances include national tours of Grease and Godspell, the ABC soap, The Edge of Night, Spin City, Eddie, Celebrity, Fred in the off Broadway premiere of The Christmas Carol Conspiracy: Scrooge’s Revenge, Lenny Bruce in Lenny, Roy Cohn in Angel’s In America, and, most recently, the NY  premiere of Manly Men:  An Evening Chock Full of Lies & Testosterone and the World Premiere of Euphoric Tendencies (both of which he also directed).  Among his more than 40 other directorial credits are productions of Luv, Standing On My Knees, Company, Social Security, Tomfoolery, and Blood Ties.  Jonathan studied acting at Emerson College, The Actor’s Institute, The American Theatre of Actors, The School For Film & Television, with John and Lee Strasberg at the Lee Strasberg Institute, Ed DeLeo and Eric Loeb.

Jonathan’s Philosophy On Teaching the Craft of Acting

I’ve always believed no two human beings are the same which translates into no two actors being the same (I may be stretching it, equating actors to humans, but what can I say — I’m an optimist).  That being the case, I’ve never understood why any two techniques for working as an actor should be the same.  Fitting the actor to the technique is bullshit; any technique should be fitted to the unique personality, qualities and needs of the actor utilizing it.  Those who develop specific “methods” and teach them as dogma may make great gurus, but they’re not very helpful for actors who want and need the tools to allow them to create their own method for working — one that can grow and change as we all do.  My job is simply to help any actor I work with feel confident in knowing they will always have the tools to create characters as unique and interesting as themselves.



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