Scene Study for Working Actors with Clayton Landey
July 11 - August 1
Focused on the Expansion & Growth process for the Professional Actor
This class is dedicated to adult working actors who are ready to sharpen focus, break through limitations, and hone a deeper skill set.
Each week actors will move through intensive scene study. Clayton Landey will focus on the following elements for advanced development of the acting craft:
This class focuses on the expansion and growth process of your acting craft. Not tips. Not tricks. Not secret audition techniques. Not how you look on camera.
This class uncovers the depths of your acting range and ability. Limits will remain unknown until passed. Discover what you have to work with. Find out what you have to offer. The only way is to do the work. An actor's truest tools are only revealed when the boundaries are stretched.
Learn to stretch your range, expand your ability. Learn to trust your process.
The Expansion and Growth:
We begin with the large questions "Who, What, When, Where and Why" drilling down through the beats to the smaller more subtle questions that shade and fill a performance. The real question is NEVER how to play it. The real question is how to be it.
Investment: $175 (10% discount for Union members)
*** Interview/audition with Clayton Landey is required to be considered for this class. Please call the studio at 404-355-4588 to schedule.
About Clayton Landey
2012 marks Clayton's 40th year as a professional performer, actor, director, producer, writer and teacher. With close to 350 credits as an actor, 2011 saw him on stage in The Little Foxes, on film in Footloose, The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Undocumented Executive, on TV in Franklin & Bash, and as the new face of Gulf Power as the Gulf Power Energy Coach in 10 commercials for TV, radio, and the internet.
On television he starred as Roger Barrow in the first season of 1st and Ten, one of the first original HBO series. He has had recurring roles in seven other TV series including 3 seasons as attorney James Westmont on Knots Landing and 1 year as the evil Gregory on Days of our Lives. Other shows with multiple episodes: Dynasty, Walker, Texas Ranger, Without a Trace, Stargate: Atlantis, and the current Lifetime Network hit Drop Dead Diva. As well as starring in the pilot for Used Cars and guest starring in the pilot SNOOPS, his favorite guest starring roles include Becker, Designing Women, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and JAG. Known to jokingly say his film career goes from A-Z: Assault of The Killer Bimbos to Zombie Strippers, his favorites from over 40 films and television movies include Norma Rae, Fatal Beauty, Pump Up the Volume, and The Cisco Kid. His work has been represented at both the Cannes (She's So Lovely) and Sundance (Shadow Hours) Film Festivals. Norma Rae, Clayton's first feature, was named to The Library of Congress National Film Registry in 2011. It is, however, sad but true that more people have probably seen him get sucked down the drain in The Blob than in any other role. He has appeared in over 40 theatrical productions in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Dallas. He received a Drama-Logue Award, an LA Weekly Award, a Maddy, a Garland Award, and a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle nomination for his performance as Luther Adler in the criticially acclaimed production of Names at the Matrix Theater. He reprised the role in the Off-Broadway production the following season. He also received a Drama-Logue for producing the multi-award winning Andrea's Got Two Boyfriends. His most recent screenplay One Star Awake is co-written with novelist Steven Cain.
His training includes a BA in Drama from the University of Houston and Masters Classes with Marlon Brando, Stella Adler, and Darryl Hickman.
Clayton is currently the Secretary of the Georgia Branch of SAG-AFTRA.