Join us in April for my next round of Dialects Classes! Here is the class information:

Dialects A: Fundamentals of the IPA (14+)

Wednesdays 7:00-10:00pm

April 4th – May 2nd (five weeks)

Cost: $250

This Dialects workshop focuses on teaching actors the International Phonetic Alphabet, or IPA. The first in a two-part class, the aim of this course is to educate actors in the basics of the IPA to apply it towards the learning of dialects in Dialects Course B. This is not a performance class; rather, this is a scholarly approach that ultimately allows actors to teach themselves any dialect or accent through focused study. Ages 14 and up. This class does not offer make-up days. For more info, click here to watch a video of the IPA in action! (Limit: 10 students)

 

Dialects B: Application of the IPA* (14+)

Wednesdays 7:00-10:00pm

May 9th – May 30th (four weeks)

Cost: $200

Class B focuses on using the IPA and a 7-step approach towards learning new dialects, using Received Pronunciation (British) as a stepping stone. By the end of this class, you will have the tools and confidence to learn any dialect you wish.

*Must have completed Dialects Class A to enroll. (Limit: 10 students)

 

Dialects C: Ongoing (14+)*

Mondays, 3:30-6:30pm
April 9th – May 28th (eight weeks)

Cost: $400

Join us every week as we explore new dialects together! This is an exploratory class, so each class will be different. The class could spend only a single class on a dialect, or several. Dialects we choose to work on may be decided by the instructor, or at the suggestion of the students. This is a performance based class where we will create new Lexical Sets for different dialects together. (Limit: 10 students)

 *Must have completed both Dialects A and B to enroll.

 

If you have any questions, or to register, call (818) 465-0807.

Join my fellow students and I at Young Actors Space as we celebrate the end of another successful year during our 3rd Annual Adult Winter Showcase. Students from our Adult Class will be showcasing their work on Saturday, December 16th at 8:00PM.  Cocktails and appetizers will be served starting at 7:15PM. The showcase will last about an hour. See the attached poster below for more information.

Please feel free to share this with your fellow agents, managers, or casting directors. If this has reached you in the youth division of your respective agency, please pass it along to agents in your adult division. Seating is limited, so please RSVP at (818) 785-7979 or info@youngactorsspace.com.

Happy Holidays!


YAS Showcase Poster
The 3rd Annual Adult Winter Showcase at YAS

Hello friends!

I’m co-producing and acting in Below the Belt by Richard Dresser at Young Actors Space this June. Here’s a bit about the play from Mr. Dresser himself:

“Three American men work as Checkers for a mysterious multi-national company in a distant land. Merkin is the power-obsessed boss, Hanrahan the tortured middle manager and Dobbitt, the disturbingly eager newcomer. Away from their families and isolated from the other workers on the industrial compound, they are completely dependent on each other. However, their need to compete is as strong as their need to connect, and they guard their territory with baroque, subterranean strategies. The play is about loneliness and the deep existential pettiness of men attempting to work together.”

My performance dates are: 6/3, 6/11, 6/17 and 6/24. Buy your tickets at YAStheatre.net.

I hope to see you there!

I will be offering a new dialects class at Young Actors Space beginning in January.

Fundamentals of the IPA for Actors – Ages 14 and Up

Sundays  3:30PM – 5:30PM

January 7th – March 11th (ten weeks)

Cost: $575

For more information about this class, visit my dialects page.

Classes will be held at Young Actors Space, 5918 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91401. To sign up, visit this link, email info@youngactorsspace.com, or call (818) 785-7979.

Hey folks! There’s a project in the works that I’m both acting and producing, and I’d love to tell you more about it. It’s a half-hour comedy series  with a gritty twist about a former female superstar DJ, now single mom, who’s forced to make a comeback in a completely new scene where she’s no longer relevant.

Follow all the relevant social media links below to stay up to date, and to be the first to hear about the launch of our crowdfunding campaign!

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Web: http://www.TopBillinShow.com
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Exciting news everyone!

This summer I will be teaching an adult dialects class called Fundamentals of the IPA for Actors. The class is focused on learning the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), and applying that system to the learning of dialects and accents.

There will be 7 total classes over 6 weeks, every Wednesday from June 1st to July 6th, with an additional performance class on Friday July 8th. Classes will be at Young Actors Space in Sherman Oaks.

For more information, check out the Dialect Coaching tab in the header.

Hey all, check out my newly edited reel, featuring clips from The Industry and Art of Crime, some indie projects I worked on in the past few years. I have many new projects in the works this year, and I can’t wait to add footage from them to this!

Come and check out a showcase I’m producing and performing in next week! It’s at Young Actors Space, the studio where I take acting classes. It’s an industry only event, free entry. Check out the flyers below for more info.