Playhouse Northwest Acting School

Playhouse Northwest trains actors who aspire to work professionally. They focus on education and putting the actor first.

Our goal: To have our students train in a way that allows them to live truthfully in the imaginary circumstance.

We offer uninterrupted and demanding year-round training for our students. You move through the training at your own pace. In our progress Students will need to practice outside of class, This is your home work. Your progress depends on the amount of time and dedication you put into your practice.

We believe this training will serve as a solid foundation, for your entire acting career. We strive to be the gym for the working actor and for those who aspire to work on their craft.


[02/07/17]   Acting class will be cancelled tonight due to weather conditions. See you Thursday!!!

[02/01/17]   ATTN ARTISTS! Less than 2 weeks away! Please register if you haven't already.

Tax Tips for Artists Workshop! (Chris is from the SAG-Aftra office)

There’s a reason what we do is called “show business,” but all too often we don't pay enough attention to the latter part of that term, business. We will cover basic business practices, including setting yourself up as a self-employed contractor, tracking income and expenses, and fundamentals of accounting, along with an overview of how these apply to filing federal tax returns. The presenter will provide example worksheets and links to online sources of information that can simplify and demystify the process, as well as answer questions from participants.

Date: Sunday, February 12th. 11-1pm.
Instructor: Chris Comte, the tax guy!
Cost: $30

Register: Call Playhouse NW to register at 206-938-3375. Space is limited.

Playhouse Northwest Acting School – Located in West Seattle - (206) 938-3375

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

We’re excited to announce that Meisner classes are returning to Playhouse Northwest Acting School!
We now offer evening and morning classes. The structured Meisner classes are the backbone of what we do. At each level on-camera and improvisational skills will be interwoven into the curriculum.
We are currently accepting registration for Level 1: Foundation – Living Truthfully and Level 2: Under Imaginary Circumstances. Classes begin January 9th and run through March 9th. Space is limited, so if you’re interested, please register sooner than later.
If you’re serious about transforming your acting, this is the place to start. For professional actors in film and television, it’s no secret that Meisner work is their super power in both their life and career. The benefits include a greater sense of truth, emotional depth, and flexibility in your work.
Each level costs $300. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot. Creative financing is available.
Call Playhouse NW at 206-938-3375 to register. Only 14 students per class will be accepted. Or you can register online at www.playhousenw.com

Level 1: Foundation - Living Truthfully
“Acting is the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances,” Sanford Meisner said. In our first nine weeks together, we’ll work on the first half of that statement: living truthfully.
Working through this innovative, step-by-step series of improvisational exercises will train you to be thoroughly responsive, emotionally alive, spontaneous and absolutely grounded in the reality of what is happening at any given moment with any given person. These foundational exercises will get you out of your head and into being absolutely present to the world around you and the people with whom you share it.
Upcoming sessions 2017
Mondays evenings: January 9th – March 6th 7:30- 10:00 p.m. (Instructor: Lisa Skvarla)
Thursday mornings: January 12th – March 9th 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Instructor Lisa Skvarla)
Fast Track: Both days January 9th – February 6th
To register for this class call 206-938-3375 or go online to www.playhousenw.com

Level 2: Under Imaginary Circumstances
In Level 2, we’ll begin to explore “imaginary circumstances.” New elements will be added to the exercises that will work to broaden your imagination, exercise your faith in given circumstances, and ground your acting in your own unique point of view.
As you continue this work through the advanced exercises, we’ll begin to show you ways to bring the improvisational nature of Meisner work to actual scripts by turning the script into an improvisation with words.
**Previous Meisner experience is a must to attend this class.**
Upcoming Sessions 2017
Monday evenings: January 9th – March 6th 7:30-10 PM
Thursday afternoons: January 12th – March 9th 11:00-1:30 PM
Fast track: Both days February 9th – March 9th
To register for this class call 206-938-3375 or go online to www.playhousenw.com

Tax Tips for Artists Workshop
There’s a reason what we do is called “show business,” but all too often we don't pay enough attention to the latter part of that term, business. We will cover basic business practices, including setting yourself up as a self-employed contractor, tracking income and expenses, and fundamentals of accounting, along with an overview of how these apply to filing federal tax returns. The presenter will provide example worksheets and links to online sources of information that can simplify and demystify the process, as well as answer questions from participants.
Date: Sunday, January 22nd, 1-3 p.m.
Instructor: Chris Comte, the tax guy!
Cost: $30
Register: Call Playhouse NW to register at 206-938-3375. Space is limited.
About the Instructor: In a career spanning more than 30 years, Chris’s experience in the entertainment industry has run the entire gamut, including: performances in more than 70 theatrical productions and featured appearances on television series such as Northern Exposure, The Fugitive, and Medicine Ball; to producing, directing, stage managing, administrative and front-of-house positions for numerous local producing organizations. He has been a company member of Annex Theatre since 1989, where he currently serves as Board Treasurer. A proud member of Actors’ Equity Association since 2000, he served on the Equity Seattle Liaison Committee from 2000 to 2014, which he chaired from 2001 to 2007. In 2008 he received AEA’s Lucy Jordan Humanitarian Award for “outstanding service to the greater theatrical community.” He joined the AFTRA Seattle Local staff in 2005 as Membership Director, and currently is Contracts Administrator for the merged SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local Office. He also serves as Recording Secretary for the Seattle Theatrical Federation, and is a delegate to the Martin Luther King, Jr. County Labor Council.

Kids & Teens Acting Class
This class encourages and stimulates children of all experience levels (ages 7 and up) in a fun, safe environment. The class will cover improvisation, Meisner technique, on-camera work, auditioning, stunt fighting, monologues, and scene work. By learning to express their own uniqueness, kids will develop self confidence that will stay with them wherever they go.
Sundays, February 12th - March 5th 1:00–3:30 p.m. (4 weeks)
Instructor: Lisa Skvarla (Excellent with kids). Read her bio here: http://playhousenw.com/lisa-skvarla/
Cost: $225
To register for classes or become a PHNW member, call 206-938-3375.

Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year,
Team Playhouse NW
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[11/21/16]   Just a reminder that Turkey Day Workout is this Thursday! It starts at 8:30 am and goes to 10:00 am. The event is FREE with canned food donations. It's open to the community so feel free to invite your friends and family. All proceeds go to the West Seattle Food bank! Happy Thanksgiving!!
Hope to see you!

Playhouse Northwest Acting School – Located in West Seattle - (206) 938-3375

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ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!!
Master Acting Teacher Anthony Montes - 2-Day Acting Intensive!

Los Angeles based Anthony Montes is an Actor/Writer and Master Acting teacher! After 9 years he left his teaching position at the NY Film Academy to star in two feature films he had written and performed on stage. In 2013 he was personally asked by James Franco to teach at his new "Studio 4" school in LA. In addition he teaches internationally in Paris ,Dubai and Stockholm. He studied with many of the greats including Sanford Meisner himself.

This 2 day Acting intensive is for those who want to deepen their understanding of the Meisner technique. He will focus on Improvisational work,emotional preparation, as well as breaking down scenes properly. Participants will learn useful tools to help them become more truthful on stage as well as in front of the camera. All levels are welcome. Not to be missed!

Dates: December 3rd & 4th. 10:00 a.m–5:00 p.m.
Fee: $325 / $300 PHNW students

( $75 non refundable deposit to hold your space. Creative financing available on request. )

To register call the PHNW office at 206-938-3375. Space is limited!

Thank you!

Playhouse NW

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Playhouse Northwest Acting School – Located in West Seattle - (206) 938-3375

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Playhouse Northwest Acting School Presents...

Master Acting Teacher Anthony Montes - 2-Day Acting Intensive!

Los Angeles based Anthony Montes is an Actor/Writer and Master Acting teacher! After 9 years he left his teaching position at the NY Film Academy to star in two feature films he had written and performed on stage. In 2013 he was personally asked by James Franco to teach at his new "Studio 4" school in LA. In addition he teaches internationally in Paris ,Dubai and Stockholm. He studied with many of the greats including Sanford Meisner himself.

This 2 day Acting intensive is for those who want to deepen their understanding of the Meisner technique. He will focus on Improvisational work,emotional preparation, as well as breaking down scenes properly. Participants will learn useful tools to help them become more truthful on stage as well as in front of the camera. All levels are welcome. Not to be missed!

Dates: December 3rd & 4th. 10:00 a.m–5:00 p.m.
Fee: $325 / $300 PHNW students

( $75 non refundable deposit to hold your space. Creative financing available on request. )

For more information or to register call the PHNW office at 206-938-3375. Space is limited!

Thank you!

playhousenw.com

2 Day Acting Intensive with Anthony Montes coming to Playhouse NW Dec 3rd and 4th! Not to be missed!! Call 206-938-3375 to register. Thanks!

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