This adult (18 years and over) scene study workshop emphasizes what it takes to do your best work on a film or TV set. Using real TV and film scripts, students will learn, and put into practice, techniques for quickly analyzing the material, producing a spontaneous, truthful performance and developing a deep, honest emotional connection to the work. Each student is given individual attention and scenes are chosen specifically to help an actor grow and expand skills and range.
In addition to the acting aspects of the workshop, audition considerations are constantly addressed, along with on-set etiquette and business considerations. Students are given access to their scenes online after each session so they can review and learn from their work.
These workshops are limited in size to assure that all students get plenty of camera time. Students in this workshop should have some experience or training.
Dates: Mondays, July 10, 24, 31 & Aug. 7.
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Location: Mosser Casting, 3583 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Attention New Students: This workshop is designed for actors with some experience. Before you sign up, let’s determine if this workshop is right for you. Send a resume or bio to [email protected]. Then, after you get approval from Randy, you can register at the link below.
ABOUT RANDY KOVITZ
Randy Kovitz (IMDB) has worked onstage (on and off Broadway and in regional theater) and on both sides of the camera in New York, Los Angeles and in-between for more than 30 years. His work spans years and genres, from Hill Street Blues to Parks and Recreation to The Fault In Our Stars.
Always involved in the national scene, Randy is the rare actor who books roles on network series in L.A. and New York via self tape auditions from Pittsburgh. He recently shot a role in the upcoming Netflix series Z with Christina Ricci and appeared in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest for Barebones Productions, at the New Hazlett Theater. He has been cast in the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, which will play in the spring of 2017.
Other work includes the Will Smith film, Concussion, and a guest star role in the Kevin Bacon series, The Following, and the upcoming film, For Entertainment Purposes Only. His performance as Otto Frank in the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank was lauded by critics and audiences alike and he recently concluded work on a very successful production of Death of a Salesman, also at the Public.
Behind the camera, he has staged fights with Sean Penn on Saturday Night Live, served as Raul Julia’s double in the fencing scenes in The Addams Family, and doubled for Robert Englund in the horror thriller Kantemir. He also coached actors’ performances for Lifetime’s Any Day Now, Nickelodeon’s Supah Ninjas and the A&E pilot, Those Who Kill. Most recently he stunt co-ordinated for the WGN series Outsiders.
Randy is also an award-winning director, with recent awards for both his short film Lightweight and 17 Days for Moment Media. His Steeltown Film Factory-award-winning script The Beat Goes On is starting the festival circuit in 2017. He currently teaches Acting for the Camera at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Drama, where he recently directed a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. He has also taught directing for Point Park University’s Cinema Department. In the past, he has taught and done workshops for the drama programs at the Yale School of Drama, NYU and SUNY Purchase.
Randy is a long-time member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity.
“I just finished the Intro to Camera Acting with Randy Kovitz. It was absolutely fantastic! I have done a couple of commercials, and numerous auditions, and I know I will be much more confident and successful after this workshop. I’m looking forward to studying more with Randy.”
—Ramona Cain, student
“Wanted to share with you that I just landed a supporting role in a feature film. I could not have done it without your help and guidance so I really owe it to you. Thank you for everything. And thanks to Nancy for having your classes!”
—John Furman, former student