Michael Helms photography presents:  Actors' Workshop in Waikiki 
Kaz Matamura, a theatre producer / acting scholar from Los Angeles, and Dwight Hicks, a two time Superbowl Champion and currently a working actor, are teaming up to present a "Practical Acting" class. 

Whether you are starting as an actor in Hawaii - or planning to extend your career to Los Angeles - this class will teach you basic and solid techniques to understand the business & art.  

Saturday, June 17, 2023
10 AM to 12 Noon: How to Get Started -
12:30 to 2:30 PM: Working with Scripts Special Guest: Dwight Hicks
Instructor: Kaz Matamura 
Location will be notified once attendance is confirmed. 

10 AM to 12 Noon
“So you want to be an actor” - how to get started in LA & Hawaii  
  • Basic business - Agent / Manager / Casting Director
  • Headshots + Resume
  • Slate & Audition technique
  • Self taping method
  • Commercial vs Theatrical -
  • About SAG / AFTRA (Union)
  • +Please contact directly if your child wishes to attend this workshop. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by parent/guardian
12:30 to 2:30 PM
Working with the script 
  • Modern Style - Comedic and Dramatic  - "What's the difference?"
  • What’s allowed to improv
  • Classical Texts
  • Choices to stand out.
  • Breakdown to beats
  • Special Guest: Dwight Hicks - to demonstrate how to breakdown complex texts

Location will be notified once attendance is confirmed. 
 $30 per Class or $50 for both classes - All proceeds will go towards the 1 Minute Play Festival - Los Angeles.
Auditing (non participation) in the class is allowed, too.   

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