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Stanislavsky Method Acting Class (Every Sunday)

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This 6-month committed class at $199 per month is designed with beginners in mind, our program introduces you to the fundamentals of acting in a nurturing and supportive environment. No prior experience required—just bring your enthusiasm and an open heart.

This class meets every Sunday for 3 hours.

Class Format:

Class 1: Introduction to Stanislavsky and Basic Concepts Overview of Stanislavsky’s life and contribution to acting. • Explanation of key concepts: Given Circumstances, Objective, and Super-Objective. • Practical exercises: Students will engage in improvisation to explore the impact of given circumstances on character choices.

Class 2: Emotion Memory and Sense Memory • Understanding Emotion Memory: Techniques for accessing and utilizing personal emotions in acting. • Sense Memory Exploration: Utilizing sensory experiences to enhance the authenticity of performances.
Class 3: Subtext and Inner Monologue • Unpacking Subtext: The importance of underlying meanings in dialogue and actions. • Inner Monologue Development: Techniques for creating rich internal thoughts and emotions.
Class 4: The Magic If and Given Circumstances • The Magic If: Utilizing imagination to connect with a character’s circumstances. • Given Circumstances Revisited: Deepening the exploration of a character’s environment and background.
Class 5: Character Analysis and Transformation • Character Analysis Techniques: Breaking down a script to understand character motivations. • Transformation exercises: Students will work on transforming themselves physically and emotionally into different characters.
Class 6: Final Scene Performances and Reflection • Rehearsal and polishing of scenes prepared by each student or group. • Final scene performances: Each student/group will present their scene with a focus on applying Stanislavsky’s method. • Class reflection: Discussion on the challenges, breakthroughs, and personal growth experienced during the course.


Professor Trenton Lumpkin is a seasoned Writer and Director with over 10 years of experience in the dynamic realms of television and film. My passion for the craft led me to pursue an MFA in Television and Film from the prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design, an institution that has played a pivotal role in shaping my artistic perspective.

In addition to my work in film and television, I am also a touring theatrical actor, having had the privilege of sharing the stage with legends such as Pastor Shirley Caesar and Alexis Spight. These experiences have not only enriched my understanding of performance but have also fueled my commitment to fostering a vibrant and supportive acting community.

The upcoming acting courses are not just about honing your craft but unlocking your full potential as an actor and individual. Acting is a transformative art beyond the stage or screen, influencing our confidence, self-esteem, and self-awareness. Throughout our time together, we will not only delve into the technical aspects of acting but also work towards building a foundation that promotes personal growth and empowerment.