The next beginning acting class will be held on Thursday evenings, starting May 3rd, at Ms. DuPuy’s home studio in south Austin from 7-9pm. Class size is small: 2-6 students. Tuition is $150 for 4 classes. No makeup classes.
Students will be learning an acting method created by master acting coach Matthew Harrison of The Actor’s Foundry in Vancouver.
Students are invited to join the Actor’s Foundry online classes and watch over 12 hours of instruction by Matthew Harrison. It is recommended that students start watching these highly informative videos before class begins. In class, we will be working on the theories, principles and exercises discussed in the online classes. It is advised that students plan on making a 3 month commitment to learn the foundation of this work.
To watch an introduction to The Actor’s Foundry technique, please view: The Life Triangle video.
All acting classes start with script analysis. Actors will learn to identify theme, the components of the story, the story’s structure, actions, realizations and decisions, counterpoint and how to write the all-important character statement.
Emotional exercises help the actor find their core emotional truth, as well as the core emotional truth of the character they are playing.
Focus exercises help actors become charismatic and outwardly-focused in order to affect change in one another and the audience. In the picture below, Sarah and Jason are doing the Sound and Movement exercise developed by Matthew Harrison.
About the Instructor:
Amber DuPuy, incorporates a variety of acting techniques of including Sanford Meisner, Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Uta Hagen, Larry Moss, Howard Fine, Richard Brestoff, Judith Weston, Larry Silverberg and Michael Chekhov.
Ms. DuPuy participated in a Teacher Training in the Michael Chekhov work in January 2016, and the summer before, she attended Larry Moss’s Acting Intensive Workshop held in Los Angeles. Larry Moss is legendary acting coach to actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Helen Hunt and Hilary Swank.
Most recently, Amber has incorporated the brilliant teachings of Matthew Harrison of the Actor’s Foundry in Vancouver. She models her classes after his online classes presented in the Actor’s Foundry online campus.
Students who join her classes are asked to join the Actor’s Foundry online classes and watch over 12 hours of instruction by Matthew Harrison.
“I had acted in various projects before taking Amber’s class, but I never felt like I gave myself fully to them. I felt like my ‘process’ was ephemeral (if I used it), or I went with my
initial surface level thoughts about how the scene(s) should go. Through Amber’s warmth and wealth of knowledge, I’ve learned how to work and how to contribute using the tools she’s passed on to me. I feel confident in my ability now to explore using my creativity, using the craft I’ve learned and will continue to learn through these classes.” – Tim Ashby