The Class is a weekly class focused keenly on the developing artist. Some degree of traditional foundational training is required for entry to this class. That training helps build the “house” in which the actors’ artistry must live.
The Class focuses on scene work, with an emphasis on solid repeatable technique, text analysis, and opening the door to the emerging artist finding their own unique voice as actors.
Participants: This is an acting class, but we also enthusiastically invite writers and directors to participate as another way to inform their core skills, and lend their talents to work done in class
Commitment: You have our personal commitment to bring 100% of ourselves to class. The same is expected from our students. This is not a casual career – and to that end I expect you to be on time, prepared, and ready to bring your very best.
Thursdays | 7:30 – 10:30 pm
Taught by: John Redlinger
Admission to class is only by interview with Michael Laskin
Size: Limit 20 students
Price: $300 for 6 classes.
Space: Class is held at The Pico
Both The Studio and The Class emphasize techniques featured in Michael’s book, “THE AUTHENTIC ACTOR, the Art and Business of Being Yourself”. His is a non-dogmatic approach stressing solid technique combined with emerging self knowledge - allowing the artist to illuminate the text and make it their own. Everyone’s “personal fingerprint” should be embedded in the display of their work. We don’t focus on a singular method. While the work in both classes is often derived from theatre-based material, there is always an eye toward the creative pivot that exists between stage and screen.
John Redlinger is an accomplished actor and filmmaker originally from Dallas, Texas. He's appeared in shows such as Banshee, The Originals, Devious Maids, Switched At Birth and Nashville. His film credits include indie hits The Young Kieslowski, First Girl I Loved, Ice Cream Truck, and Thirst - an action film currently enjoying a run on the ScyFy channel.
His filmmaking work has received accolades in numerous festivals and competitions in Los Angeles, San Diego, Austin and Dallas. Additionally, his short film The Crossing was featured at The Cannes International Film Festival in 2013. John holds a degree in theater from USC.
As part of the Michael Laskin Studio, John and Michael have worked closely together on several film, theater, and writing projects.