Classes & Seminars at BRIFT
To register for classes, please use this
class registration form. Please note: prior registration and RSVP is required for all classes as some have limited enrollment. For information and registration, please contact Donna Carbone at (561) 743-9955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
*The Burt Reynolds Institute has three locations to serve you. Please check course description to find out which location each class is held at:
- TEQUESTA LOCATION: ArtStage, 304 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469
- LAKE PARK LOCATION: Lake Park Town Hall, 535 Park Avenue, Lake Park, FL 33403
- STUART LOCATION: The Flagler Center, 59 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart, FL 34994
ACTING CLASS WITH BURT REYNOLDS
SCENE STUDY & CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
By invitation only and based on completed application. For inquiries, please email email@example.com
FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTING FOR ADULTS
Sunday at 1PM--Tequesta*
This scene study class is open to all performers, but especially beneficial to novice actors wishing to learn and perfect the finer points of theatrical technique. Taught by BRIFT Master Acting graduate Sherman Roberts.
Monday at 7PM--Tequesta*
Taught by Gordon McConnell. Scene study is the foundation of all performance and is instrumental if actors are to develop an emotional connection to the character they are portraying. Scene study is also used to teach the vocabulary of acting and how to respond to a director's instructions. Character development helps an actor to become the character they are portraying. To be successful, an actor must replace his/her personality with that of the character. However, it is still necessary for an actor to allow their natural emotional response to a situation show through at appropriate times. The ability to blend the real and the imagined creates a more stable and dynamic character. Hone your skills under Gordon McConnell's excellent tutelage.
YOUNG ACTORS SCENE STUDY
Saturday at 1PM--Tequesta*
This class, taught by Master Acting Class graduate Todd Vittum, is geared toward younger actors (ages 12-17) wishing to hone their scene study skills.
Wednesday at 7:30PM--Tequesta*
BRIFT Master Acting Class graduate Todd Vittum brings his expertise to the classroom, teaching his students to 'think quick' and increase their self-confidence. For beginning and intermediate students.
Thursday at 7PM--Tequesta*
Love Improv? Audition for The Trolls! BRIFT performing troupe under the direction of Todd Vittum. Prerequisite: Improv and audition required.
IMPROV FOR YOUNG ACTORS
Saturday at 10AM--Lake Park*
This Saturday morning class brings the same level of expertise that is offered to adults but in a manner that children can understand and embrace. A great self confidence builder, Improv For Young Actors will give your son/daughter a lasting edge in a competitive world. Taught by Master Acting Class graduate, Todd Vittum.
TELEPROMPTER: A TOOL FOR THE PROFESSIONAL ACTOR
Monday at 7PM--Lake Park*
Our teleprompter proficiency course provides an opportunity to learn and grow comfortable with one of the most helpful tools used by actors and business professionals and, by extension, generates confidence in public speaking. Included will be host technique, cold read preparation, walk and talk, ad lib and on the set dos and don'ts. Teleprompter proficiency is one of the most requested skills by casting directors in South Florida. Don't miss out! Taught by Patty Serrano--owner of Little Panther Prompter--who has more than twenty years experience in film and television.
TELEPROMPTER: A TOOL FOR THE BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL
Two hour, one-on-one course. Call (561) 743-9955 for details. Our teleprompter proficiency course provides an opportunity to learn and grow comfortable with one of the most helpful tools used by business professionals. For the corporate executive, knowing how to use a teleprompter can enhance presentation skills and speed the climb up the ladder of success. Even those who have already successfully faced an audience will gain greater confidence from mastering this skill. Taught by Patty Serrano--owner of Little Panther Prompter--who has more than twenty years experience in film and television.
WRITING THE FEATURE SCREENPLAY
Thursday at 6:30PM--Lake Park*
This intensive course is designed to take your screenplay from conception to completion. Learn how character development interacts and dictates plot structure, including the concepts of character past, character wants versus character needs, character arc and self-revelation. Learn the importance of discovering one's authorial identity and writing from personal belief. As the student begins to write a screenplay, he/she must bring a working copy for each member in the class. Scripts will be read in class and critiqued for benefit of author and students. Under the direction of Donna Carbone.
THE MONOLOGUE AUDITION WORKSHOP
Begins Tuesday, May 28--Tequesta*
Taught by Beverly Blanchette. Six week workshop--$150 ($125 if paid in full at time of registration). In this workshop, students will: (a) learn how to choose the right monologue to best showcase your individual talents; (b) receive direction on your monologue performance to get the most out of your audition; (c) find out how to market yourself for any type of audition from community and professional theatre to film and television; (d) learn how to audition for actor training programs such as colleges, universities, and conservatories; (e) discover the business of the business--everything you need to know about agents, headshots, resumes, cold readings, and the slate. All levels of actors are invited to participate. Work at your own pace. Space is limited--call (561) 743-9955 now to reserve your spot.