Monday July 15th, 2024 - 2:00PM
Acting for Comedians with Avriel Hillman
F Comedy at WSCC, New York, NY
Acting for comedy is a very specialized skill. The most incredible comedians know how to translate their stand-up solo skills into scene work that can land them major performance roles.

This intensive is an exploration into the fundamental components a comedic actor needs to approach material and auditions, and integrate their unique authentic talent into characters that are outside of themselves.

This two-week immersive course will take students through scene analysis, acting fundamentals, voice work, scene study, and audition techniques, all of which are essential for those who want to understand how to expand their craft, appeal to a broader audience, and convert their comedic talent into additional creative endeavors. Plus comics are provided an opportunity to examine how their comedic routines may be enhanced by acting skills.

This intensive will be both rigorous and lots of fun, and will require focus both in class and through homework. This course will have both solo work as well as collaborative work with classmates.

Participants in this class will also receive a discount on any private sessions with the teacher which can be dedicated to either their routines or other material they wish to work on to help prepare them for acting with comedy.

Interviews prior to class will be required so proper material can be assigned, suiting the participant’s individual needs.

PLUS For an additional cost, students can add-on an extra rehearsal day & participate in an evening showcase of their scenework 

About Avriel Hillman:

Avriel is a New York City and LA based acting coach, and the progenitor of the Authentic Acting Approach. She is also a director/choreographer, presentation coach, and creative consultant for writers, directors, and producers developing new work.

With beginnings at a very young age as a professional actor and voice over artist in theater, film, and television, known for work in more than one hit television series, Avriel got degrees in theater, film, and cinema at Brown University, NYFA (where she also taught Acting for film and Film technique), NYIP, Digital Cinema NY, London School of Journalism, and more. She has studied coaching technique and acting under master coaches Larry Moss, Micael Howard, Ivana Chubbuck, Tom Toddorroff, Warren Robertson, Slava Dolgachev (the Stanislavski Art School), and Directing with the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, Atlantic Theater Company, Freehold Theater Company (Bartlett Sher), Earle Gister, Judith Weston, Oscar Eustis, and others. She has worked with Broadway and award winning Emmy and film producers in the development of new work, and is currently develops new work on her own with various screenwriters and playwrights.

Session schedule: 

Monday, July 15th, 2 pm – 5 pm, at West Side Comedy Club
Wednesday, July 17th, 2 pm – 5 pm, at West Side Comedy Club
Friday, July 19th, 2 pm – 5 pm, at West Side Comedy Club
Monday, July 22nd, 2 pm – 5 pm, at West Side Comedy Club
Wednesday, July 24th, 2 pm – 5 pm, at West Side Comedy Club
Friday, July 26th, 2 pm – 5 pm, at West Side Comedy Club

Optional Add-On: 
Sunday, August 11th Rehersal Day (3 - 5 pm) at West Side Comedy Club*
Monday, August 12th Showcase at 6pm at West Side Comedy Club*


Class is for 18+

No Refunds, No Exchanges, No Cancellations (No semester roll-overs).

We reserve the right to remove anyone from a course and refund their money at any time for any reason.

Students who enroll are entitled to free open mics at West Side Comedy Club.

Graduation shows are taped, students who bring at least four (4) people are will receive their tape for free, otherwise they are subject to a $25 tape fee.

Please be sure to read through our FAQ page for additional policies.

If you have any additional questions feel free to reach out to us using the contact form or by emailing [email protected]
*scheduling subject to change

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