(AEST) Sundays; 10am – 2pm
(PST) Saturdays; 5pm – 9pm
This ongoing sequence helps younger actors learn how to find their unique voices and stand out in the highly competitive LA market, all while learning from and making lasting bonds with their peers who are serious about pursuing acting as a lifelong career. This class gives young actors a map of the industry to help them know where they are, where they want to go, and how to get there. In the safe, creative space of class, they’ll stretch themselves and explore a range of characters and genres to shape their craft.
Brooke Trantor is an actor and award-winning filmmaker. She graduated Illinois Wesleyan University with a BFA in Acting and studied Shakespeare at The British American Drama Academy.
Her true passion lies in the improv and comedy world, where she has studied, taught, and performed at various institutions including Second City, UCB, Groundlings, and iO West.
Some of her recent acting credits include NBC’s The Enemy Within, TNT’s Cocaine Cowboys Pilot, a lead in the comedy feature film Misfits, and acting alongside Shirley MacLaine in The Last Word.
Brooke’s films Night Four and Yours are Mine went around the globe on the festival circuit and procured several awards including Best Director, Best Actress, and the Powerful Voice Award.
Her comedy series Botanical Baes was featured in The LA Times, and depicts the comedic lunacy of her own plant addiction. Her latest film, Oh, Baby! won Best Film: Audience Choice Award at the esteemed 2021 Dances With Films LA, and screened at the Academy Award-qualifying Florida Film Festival, iNDIE Film Festival (Winner, Best Comedy), and Blackbird Film Festival (Winner, Audience Choice) among other festivals. Brooke is drawn to scripts that tend to live in the dramedy world, finding the comedy in life’s seemingly dark moments. She is currently in development on an Oh, Baby! spinoff, and a single-camera comedy, Wild Woman.
Brooke has over 10 years of experience mentoring teenagers and young artists, and adores working with them, seeing them grow abundantly in their lives and the business. Her coaching work is based on her experience of 17+ years of improv, which Brooke believes frees the minds and work of her students, encouraging them to approach scripts and stories with freedom outside of expectations, while also empowering them through creative expression.
JOHN ROSENFELD has been one of the top acting teachers in Los Angeles for many years. He works with a range of actors, from Academy Award-winners like Mahershala Ali and Jared Leto, comedy geniuses like Randall Park, dramatic series leads like Alycia Debnam-Carey and Paige Spara, blockbuster stars like Paula Patton, stand-ups like Eric Andre and Adam, and up-and-coming actors new to Los Angeles. He also helped a young Margot Robbie get her start here, and he is looking forward to partnering with you to help Australians find their footing in LA.
John understands the transition to acting in Los Angeles comes with a steep learning curve. He received his MFA in Acting from UNC Chapel Hill, where he first began teaching. When he made the move to LA, however, he realized how much he didn’t learn in grad school that was necessary to survive and thrive here. Not only is there a specific acting aesthetic in LA, but the expectations of actors are highly elevated: they must be able to fully understand any text and genre, absorb notes quickly, bring a specific version of the story, all while being present, truthful, and personal.
Through trial and error, John built his own process and has dedicated his studio to helping actors find theirs. He believes in all methodologies but does not have an allegiance to any specific one. With JRS, he created a place where the method is tailored to the actor, not the other way around.
John’s approach is holistic. His classes not only teach you how to break down a script, think as your character, adjust quickly while making strong choices, and find the process that works best for you, but also explore your individuality as an actor. You’ll learn how you are perceived, how to play into or against type, how to access new points of view quickly, and how to find choices that pop on you specifically. By working on currently casting projects to develop a comprehension of all genres and text, John makes sure you are prepared for the challenges of acting in Los Angeles.In an industry that requires you to do so many things simultaneously, John Rosenfeld Studios gives you the tools to work as effectively and efficiently as possible, with the goal of cultivating the constitution of a happy working actor.
Investment: $400 USD
We accept the following payment methods: Paypal, Visa, Mastercard and Afterpay.
Each class will be defined as Beginner, Intermediate or Professional, for this reason, we do request a self tape or showreel upon booking. This evidence will need to be supplied upon registering-please read the specific class requirements before booking. Any questions please use our contact form and we will reach out to you in a timely manner.
All of our online classes are suitable for fluent English-speaking students only. Each class will be defined as Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced. For this reason, we request a self-tape or showreel upon booking. This evidence will need to be supplied before registering-please read the specific class requirements before booking. Any questions please use our contact form and we will reach out to you in a timely manner.
Our classes are carried out using Zoom so you need to make sure you computer is Zoom compatible and tested- (Voice-Video). Please make sure you have a good fixed internet connection.
All zoom’s are recorded for quality control. If any student misses a class, we will give them a private link to access.
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