Lee is excited to share the techniques outlined his new book in a small, hands-on workshop for directors.
At a loss on how to communicate clearly and effectively with actors? Lee is offering a three-day intensive that will enable directors to work with actors in theater, film, and television. Become an "actor's director!"
Also great for actors and writers!
The workshop will cover:
• A simple technique to break down every scene, character by character
• How to identify the Key Story Points and maximize the dramatic impact in every scene
• Getting the performance you want from your actors
• The rehearsal process: staging, notes, and adjustments
ONLINE DIRECTING WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
MONDAY-TUESDAY NOV 27-28 5pm - 10pm; THURSDAY NOV 30 5pm - 10pm
FEE: $175 + $13 processing fee
LOS ANGELES IN-PERSON WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
LOCATION: HOLLYWOOD TBA
SATURDAY-SUNDAY DECEMBER 2-3 10am – 7pm
FEE: $200 + $15 processing fee
Scene Study, Script Analysis and Performance Technique
Quickly gain a working knowledge of Practical Aesthetics, the technique developed by David Mamet and outlined in Lee’s #1 best-selling book.
Are you looking for a dependable acting technique? Been frustrated by classes that lack clarity and practicality? If so, then this class is for what you are looking for. Solid technique, without the bullshit. We will cover:
- A uniquely powerful approach to script analysis
- How to free and express your strongest impulses and live fully “in the moment
- How to effectively deal with self-consciousness onstage
- The truth about “character” and the actor’s emotional life
LOS ANGELES IN-PERSON SCHEDULE
HOLLYWOOD LOCATION TBA
SATURDAY – SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18-19; 10am - 7pm (One hour lunch)
FEE: $200 + $15 processing fee
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DECEMBER 9-10; 10pm – 6pm PST
Lee Cohn, co-author of the essential A Practical Handbook for the Actor, has now written an equally important book exploring the director’s process in working with actors. Directing Actors: A Practical Aesthetics Approach is a must-read for both beginning directors and seasoned professionals, and serves as a valuable addition to the exploration of this too-often slippery topic. –– Dr. Michael Peter Bolus, Ph.D: Liberal Arts Department Chair, Los Angeles Film School; author; actor My Name is Dolomite
Directing Actors: A Practical Aesthetic Approach is a must read for directors in film, television, and theater. A clear and concise breakdown of how best to use active language when directing actors. Refreshingly 'no nonsense' and to the point –– Lee Cohn explains exactly how to get the most from your actors and craft grounded and truthful performances. Truly invaluable. –– Maggie Kiley: director; Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story, American Horror Story, Riverdale, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Lee Cohn’s frank and logical methods for directors working with actors should be required reading for anyone who plans to direct theater, film, or television. Finally, a clear-cut guide for those entering the realm of directing. –– John Putch: veteran film and TV director; Scrubs, Cougar Town, My Name is Earl, Poseidon Adventure TV movie, American Pie Presents: The Book of Love
For anyone interested in theater, reading Lee Cohn’s book on Directing is like having a private conversation with a brilliant director. This remarkable book considers the director as interpreter of the script as well as collaborator with every artist involved in the production. The advice is practical, doable, and fun. It is a candid roadmap for how a production moves from the page to the stage, and everyone— directors, playwrights, actors, designers, audiences, and even producers — will learn from it.” –– Evangeline Morphos: Producer; Professor, Columbia University (retired)
Many moons ago Lee Cohn decided to write a book with a few of our NYU classmates entitled “A Practical Handbook for the Actor.” Over the years I have either gifted or recommended said book to actors young and old. Lee’s teachings have always been one of the sharpest and most necessary blades I carry as an actor. Mr. Cohn now gifts us with his solo effort. Read it and watch your talent grow before your eyes! Buy this book! If you can’t afford it, steal it! –– Titus Welliver, star of Bosch; Gone, Baby Gone; Deadwood
Lee excels at stripping away the nonsense and delivering a set of practical tools that will help any director take their craft to the next level. If you’re a director, or thinking of becoming one, then you should buy this book. –– Jeffrey Addiss: Emmy-winning writer/producer, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Via Skype or FaceTime
Acting. Cold Reading & On Camera Auditions; Audition Monologues; Role Preparation; Script Analysis
Directing. Script & Character Breakdown; Techniques for directing actors; Blocking and staging a scene
On Set Coaching. Lee works with both actors and directors on set. For rates, please email Lee the details of your project. [email protected]
Three One-Hour Coaching sessions: $295
Five One-Hour Coaching sessions (highly recommended for college audition prep): $ 485
Ten One-Hour Coaching sessions: $925
SINGLE COACHING SESSIONS
One hour: $105
Half hour: $55
All coaching sessions for actors include a 15 minute phone follow-up if the actor gets a call-back.
Feature films, short films, TV pilots and specs, plays. From general notes to page-by-page, line-by-line analysis, Lee will work with you on concept, story structure, character, and dialogue.
Fees range from $250 - $1,500
A coaching package makes a cool gift! :)
Advanced Scene Study and Performance Technique
Prerequisite: One semester of Practical Aesthetics acting technique training.