Actor/Director Workshop with Paula Russell
Weds 11am-3pm. Jan 7th -Feb 25th. South Lamar Studio
Class size is limited: only 3 spaces left, so reserve soon.
Paula taught acting in Los Angeles in association with Emmy award winning
actor/director Joan Darling for 15 years.
She has been a professional coach for 30 years, incorporating
Meisner, Adler, Hagen, Bobby Lewis, Joan Darling and On-Camera Techniques for today’s actor.
She’s a long standing member of SAG/AFTRA and Actors Equity.

Because acting is like an athletic event requiring discipline, focus and skill, the first hour
includes Relaxation specifically for actors and ensemble improv exercises designed to
raise all of your work to a higher level in a playful, supportive environment.
“An actor should be a volcano in a completely relaxed body.” Michael Chekov.
Customized to individual actors. Work on what you most want/need.
Acting for film, stage, commercials, monologs; interview and audition techniques;
in depth scene study and character work. Workshop original material, musical
performance, or prepare for a specific role. If you don‚t have a project, you will be encouraged to
study and work on great writers to stretch yourself as an artist.

“Paula is tremendous, easily the best acting coach and teacher I’ve ever had. I work
as an actor full time, and her classes were crucial in starting my career off right.
While she effortlessly and thoroughly supports her actors with 100% loyalty,
she also challenges you to stretch and go places you need to go to create any sort of importance in this field.
Every time I leave her class, I feel elated,” Jonathan Flanders

“Acting class with Paula is terrifically fun and Paula is an amazing, generous, and brilliant teacher.
Her class provided me with a key piece in my performance toolkit. She teaches a powerful
exercise for relaxation and focus that transformed my experience of stage fright and performance anxiety.
I use it every single time I perform and always think of how grateful I am to Paula.” Annie La Ganga

“Somehow, I got turned off by coaches. With Paula I feel there’s no shame in wanting to walk before you can crawl;
or sky-hook before you can jump shoot; and neither is there in asking for help to do the opposite!
Thanks for all your help on so many parts. Thanks, Paula!” Chris Doubek

Kate Blanchett: “I don’t understand a way to work other than bold-facedly running towards failure. I think it’s always good to take on things that at first seem bigger than you. Then you just try and surmount them.” Class is for taking risks, digging deep and falling on your ass in a nurturing environment where your personal life is never invaded.

See for workshop details, testimonials and philosophy.
$200 for 8 consecutive 4-hour sessions paid in advance. This workshop is for adults.
If interested in voice, you can hear and meet Paula at Broken Spoke Sat DEC 27th 6pm
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