Stan's classes replicate the actual audition experience and are designed to teach and solidify those specific skills that will consistently result in successful readings: making choices, expanding emotional range, engaging the actor’s imagination, learning solid, dependable technique.
Audition scripts are derived from actual TV and film scripts that cover a wide range of styles. All scenes, commercial copy, and monologues are emailed to actors in advance of the classes, allowing them adequate time for preparation. Rolesare assigned with consideration of appropriate casting but also to stretch the actors in challenging directions.
Following the initial readings, actors work with Stan on specifics: defining beats, explicit character choices, playing precise objectives, believability, emotional grounding, spontaneity, and improvisational skills. Video recordings of the sessions are emailed to actors after every class.