SAG/AFTRA presents You, The Career Workshop
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

SAG/AFTRA presents You, The Career Workshop

This event is only open to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing.

In today’s ever-changing industry, too many actors experience professional stagnation and artistic frustration. It seems like every day the game is changing and yesterday’s hustle isn’t good enough for tomorrow’s success and because of this, every year more actors leave this industry than join it. It does not have to stay this way.

This workshop will teach you how to build a foundation for a lasting, fulfilling career that evolves and stands resilient against the whims of the industry. 
 
Developed by actor, coach, producer and cultural innovator, Benjamin Mathes, the You, the Career presentation is a holistic yet practical approach to the professional life of an actor. It will challenge, excite and ground you, your most valuable asset.

After this presentation, you will have a clear understanding of:

  • Aligning your artistic and professional goals

  • What it takes to build a lifelong acting career

  • “The Corporate Economy” (and how it’s holding you back)

  • “The Creative Economy” (and how you can thrive in it)

  • The 8 voices you need to stop listening to, and the 8 you should be listening to

  • The 3 things you can do every day to develop a healthy, balanced, and unshakable career

When: Thursday, August 1. 6-8 p.m.

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza

James Cagney Boardroom - Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Enter the parking structure via Curson Ave. or Masselin Ave. 
Parking will be validated.

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FREE Transform Your Career Talk & Mixer
Aug
21
7:30 PM19:30

FREE Transform Your Career Talk & Mixer

In today’s ever-changing industry, too many actors experience professional stagnation and artistic frustration. It seems like every day the game is changing and yesterday’s hustle isn’t good enough for tomorrow’s success and because of this, every year more actors leave this industry than join it. It does not have to stay this way.

This workshop will teach you how to build a foundation for a lasting, fulfilling career that evolves and stands resilient against the whims of the industry. 
 
Developed by actor, coach, producer and cultural innovator, Benjamin Mathes, the You, the Career presentation is a holistic yet practical approach to the professional life of an actor. It will challenge, excite and ground you, your most valuable asset.

After this presentation, you will have a clear understanding of:

  • Aligning your artistic and professional goals

  • What it takes to build a lifelong acting career

  • “The Corporate Economy” (and how it’s holding you back)

  • “The Creative Economy” (and how you can thrive in it)

  • The 8 voices you need to stop listening to, and the 8 you should be listening to

  • The 3 things you can do every day to develop a healthy, balanced, and unshakable career

Hang out with some of the most bad ass creatives in the city over beer, cheese, and other good things :)

When: August 21st, 2019 7:30-9:30pm 

Doors open at 7:30. Talk begins 7:45.

Where: Crash Acting

1924 Raymond Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90007

Limited lot parking available as well as street parking

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The Actor’s Practice - With Helena Walsh Voice & Acting Coach
Sep
12
to Sep 14

The Actor’s Practice - With Helena Walsh Voice & Acting Coach

We are thrilled to have one of Ireland's finest voice, body, and acting teachers leading a 3 day intensive at Crash Acting Studios!

Inspired by her ground break work in Dublin, Ireland, this 3 day Voice & Body workshop is will empower, inspire, and deepen the actor's process.

The Actor's Practice is a holistic approach to the voice, integrating mind, body and breath, resulting in a more complete actor's process. The approach brings more freedom to your breathing, more variety and depth to your voice, and leads to a more expressive and versatile performer.  The techniques and principles we will be using come from Fitzmaurice Voicework and Organic Intelligence.

When: Sept 12th, 13th, 14th 10am-5pm

Where:   Crash Acting Studio, 1924 Raymond Ave, LA CA 90007

Cost: $295 for all three days. $100 deposit required to hold your spot. Balance due Sept. 9th.


ABOUT FITZMAURICE VOICEWORK

Fitzmaurice Voicework combines adaptations of classical voice training techniques with modifications of yoga, shiatsu, bioenergetics, energy work, and many other disciplines. This integration serves to harmonize the voluntary and involuntary aspects of the nervous system, and the voice.  Through deep and practical explorations of the dynamics between body, breath, voice, imagination, and language, the work develops vibrant voices that communicate intention and feeling without excess effort.

The work develops vibrant voices that communicate intention and feeling without excess effort.

ABOUT ORGANIC INTELLIGENCE

Organic Intelligence brings a feeling of ease, enjoyment and pleasure to the present moment and acts as a springboard from which to communicate with confidence and conviction.  The work brings a powerful sense of stability and acts as an anchor for your experience from which you will find a connected and authentic voice. OI is a unique theory and clinical practise of human empowerment, resiliency, and compassion to resolve the effects of stress and anxiety.  This work helps the speaker turn nervous energy and anxiety into a source of empowerment and grounded self expression.

ABOUT HELENA WALSH

As European Director of The Fitzmaurice Voicework Institute, an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama at the University of London and holding a certificate in Roy Hart Training I am the Artistic Director and founder of “Helena Walsh Voice and Acting Studio” in Temple Bar, Dublin.  We are an International Voice and Acting Studio where teachers and students alike come from all over the world. The Studio acts as a centre for cutting edge practice for an interdisciplinary approach to educating a truly empowered and embodied actor and individual.

I  began my career as an actress and singer, before devoting my life to freeing and empowering others to become more alive on stage and screen and more effective communicators in their life and work. My extensive knowledge of acting and singing for stage are the foundations on which I have  built my practice and process.  A unique element to this is my experience teaching and training with international practitioners, which gives me a unique perspective on voice, acting and personal development. I have travelled extensively to France, Italy, Spain, London, Ljubljana, Switzerland and LA to study the most innovative and inspiring approaches to voice and acting work worldwide.

As a leader who believes in bringing people from all over the world together and creating a space where they can feel empowered to have their unique voice heard, I have been co director of “The Fourth & Fifth International Freedom & Focus Fitzmaurice Voicework Conference” in Dublin, 2016 & London 2018. Teachers and performers came  from all disciplines in the art world to liberate their voices and listen beyond the borders of their own experience and history. I feel honoured to hold the role as Director of the Fitzmaurice Voicework Community in Europe, a community of forty-two teachers, across 20 countries who are practitioners and artists dedicated to making change first in ourselves and then from that in others and our communities. I run retreats biannually with Benjamin Mathes, founder of Crash Acting, L.A in West Cork, where actors from Crash Acting Studios in LA fly to Ireland to work intensively with Irish actors on deepening their practice and process in acting and voice work.  I also lead a “Free Listening,” project that I host in Dublin and around Ireland as part of the Urban Confessional Movement worldwide.

I also teach Voice at Bow Street Film School.  Over the past twenty years, I have  taught extensively at The Gaiety School of Acting; the National Theatre School of Ireland; Trinity College Dublin on the BA in Acting and University College Cork on the B.A in Theatre Studies.  Internationally I have taught at NYU’s overseas theatre programme for ten years consecutively; Eolia Conservatory Of Dramatic Arts, Barcelona; China at Shanghai Theatre Academy; The Accademia Dell’Arte, Tuscany, Italy; The Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and T.V. in Ljubljana, Slovenia and UCLA, California.

I am currently training in Organic Intelligence in Switzerland on their Human Empowerment and Resilience Training Programme, which works on PTSD, Anxiety & Stress offering tools to help clients and students move beyond trauma, integrating it into their lives and using it as a source of empowerment.  I design well being programmes for the corporate world and work with start ups and corporations like Google.

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The Actor’s Retreat – Clonakilty, Cork, Ireland
Apr
29
to May 3

The Actor’s Retreat – Clonakilty, Cork, Ireland

This unique opportunity brings actors together from across the world to grow, breathe, reflect with the guidance of instructors Benjamin Mathes and Helena Walsh. Set in one of Ireland’s most beautiful coastal towns, the retreat consists of a week of scene study, voice and body work, awareness and presence training, night kayaking in castle surrounded, bioluminescent waters, and, oh yeah, SURFING! It will challenge you artistically, physically, and professionally.

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You, the Career: The Workshop
Feb
25
to Mar 18

You, the Career: The Workshop

This 4-class, in-depth workshop is designed to revolutionize the way you approach your acting career by shifting the way you think about acting, the industry, and your role in it. It includes group exercises, discussion, solo brainstorms, and MUCH more.

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