Film & Television Acting: Uta Hagen’s “Respect for Acting”

This 4-week series will focus on the ideas in Uta Hagen’s Respect for Acting. This class will help deepen your work by exploring concepts such as emotional recall, using your senses, creating a character from the script, finding or creating the circumstances and more! Uta Hagen is one of the great masters of modern acting. These classic techniques belong in the tool box of any actor and we will discover how we can use this work in film..

All students will receive videos of their work via e-mail.

If you need an on-camera workout, audition practice, or are transitioning from theatre to camera, this class will help you prepare so you’ll be ready when opportunity knocks! Class size will be limited so reserve your spot now!

November 17 and December 1, 8, 15 (we are taking off Thanksgiving week)
4 Mondays, 6:30-9:00pm

Ages 13 and up

$175 (if you pay in full by November 15th)
$215 (if you pay in full after November 15th)


1535 West Loop South, Suite #100
Houston, Texas 77027
(on the East side of 610 between San Felipe & Post Oak Blvd.
just North of the Galleria)

For questions, or to apply for a spot in this class, please send an e-mail to

Students of Sara’s have booked parts in commercials, films and television; booked stage roles (including the Alley); are routinely accepted into talent agencies; and have been accepted into acting programs locally (the Alley, TUTS), in New York, in L.A., and at the university level.

Sara Gaston has been acting for over 25 years. She recently performed to rave reviews in Main Street Theater’s “Time Stands Still”. She has performed on various stages throughout Houston including The Alley Theatre in Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention, the Hobby Center, Main Street Theater, Stages, Unhinged, Mildred’s Umbrella and the former Actor’s Theatre of Houston. She has worked with Tony and Obie-winning directors. She has also worked in almost all areas of the business including commercial (local & national), industrial, film, television, comedy, animation and voice-over. She received a B.A. in Drama from the University of Texas in Austin and has continued her studies with various instructors including: Jeff Perry of Scandal (also a founding member of the famed Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago), Kim Rubenstein (formerly of the Long Warf Theatre) and Dave Razowsky, Rick Kuhlman, & Sheldon Patinkin (Second City, L.A. & Chicago). In addition, she assists local casting directors and has insight about what goes on behind the scenes.