New Scene Study Class taught by Martin Thompson

Now interviewing actors for a new Monday evening Scene Study Class, beginning April 13th, taught by professional actor Martin Thompson at JTA Talent. Class registration is limited to qualified students, and will be accepted one week prior to the first class. Instructor’s permission is required to take this class. For information and interview, please call Martin Thompson 704-458-1952, or email: About the Class: Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm April 13th – June 1st, 2009 JTA Talent, 850 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203 Class fee: $195 for the eight week session. Scene Study is designed for the more advanced actor, with the emphasis on the practical and creative application of the actor’s technique. In this class we will explore the unique skills required to be a truly creative actor. Students will discover how to make strong and interesting choices, and ways to unlock the pathways that propel a character into dynamic action. In addition, we will cover script and character analysis, audition techniques, rehearsal methods, and specific performance skills for camera and stage. Students must be prepared to spend time outside of class for rehearsal with their scene partners. About the Instructor: Martin Thompson (AEA-AFTRA-SAG) is an award winning professional actor with over 25 years of credits in Television, Motion Pictures, Commercials, and Industrials, as well as extensive Theatre credits on the New York stage and in Regional Theatres across the country. His daytime television work includes roles on The Guiding Light, The Edge of Night, and All My Children. His motion picture credits include Spies, Mr. Destiny, and Billy Bathgate. He recently completed the upcoming feature Blood Done Sign My Name, and will soon be seen co-starring with Dean Jones in Mandie and the Secret Tunnel, and opposite Kevin Costner in The New Daughter. Currently, he is filming Horton Foote’s Main Street in Durham, NC, while also appearing in Shear Madness at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center here in Charlotte. Thompson has developed a unique style of teaching that provides an extremely strong foundation and technique, while still inspiring the student to creative, imaginative, and truthful behavior as an actor. He is well versed in the methods of Stanislavski, Meisner, Adler, Strasberg, and Lewis, as well as the techniques of Uta Hagen, with whom he studied at HB Studios in New York. For over a decade, Thompson taught Adult Acting Classes in the Triangle, and has also taught Master Classes in Acting at North Carolina State University, served as Artist in Residence at Chowan College and participated in numerous residencies across North Carolina through the NC Arts Council’s Visiting Artists program.