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ACTING LEVEL 1 (Saturdays)


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Randy ThompsonInstructors: Ptolemy SlocumRandy Thompson

*The art of not acting

*Connect and expand emotional range

*Execute scenes with reality and drive

*Living inside moments

*Harness stillness, calm, power and drive

You may know instructor Ptolemy Slocum from his roles on The Sopranos, The Wire, the movie Hitch, appearances on Veep, How I Met Your Mother, Burn Notice, Pretty Little Liars and a ton of commercials. A member of Neutrino, the famed improv team, Ptolemy has performed and taught improv for 15+ years, starting at the original UCBNY and moving on to the People’s Improv Theater. He’s not only a Nerdist School teacher, he’s the director and founder.

Randy Thompson is a performer who acts, improvises, sings, and writes. He spent 10 years in New York as a member of multiple award-winning theater companies, performing Off-Broadway and on U.S. and international tours. Now based in Los Angeles, he continues to work in theater, voiceover, and on-camera. Randy is a founding member of Loose Canon Collective, a company that produces modern takes on classical plays. On camera, he’s appeared in a number of films and commercials, and he can be seen making out with Rachel Dratch in the Amazon Studios pilot Salem Rogers. In his free time, Randy builds furniture and other things out of wood.

SATURDAYS  1P – 3P

CLASS SESSIONS ON: NOV 5, 12, 19, DEC 3 (NO CLASS NOV 26)