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Direct from Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera

          Teens from all over the world now can join us and zoom In this fun and upbeat acting class/self-tape workshop, there's the option to work on both theatrical and on-camera development as well as confidence with memorization and performance. Working on the art of the self-tape, how to stand out in your slate, using the frame, making unique and strong choices, and understanding how those choices read differently on camera than they might on stage.


          This is an exciting opportunity to dig into building confidence as an actor in a safe and supportive environment and getting more comfortable with self-tapping which is the way casting is most often seeing talent during these times for projects on stage and on screen. 

Paul Schaefer has been a member of the Broadway cast of The Phantom of the Opera for over a decade. He performs the title role and Raoul on a regular basis. He’s also played in many leading roles in regional houses all over the country. He also takes time to do various guest stars on TV shows and independent films, including “Law and Order” and the recent new ABC show “The Baker and the Beauty.”

Paul studies acting with Allen Savage, Bob Krakower and Eric Reis. He was a graduate of the University of Michigan’s MT department. He also coaches many different types of classes from audition technique to song interpretation to cold reading work. 

Paul’s been a coach for more than a decade to age groups 8-adult, helping actors and singers allow their humanity and individuality to shine through the work. He’s taught on-camera, stage and monologue work, song prep, college audition prep, whatever the student/client needs. He has worked within the class and one-on-one formats, live and virtually. Passionate about helping people find their art.

 Join us Monday nights to work on the art of the self-tape, learn to allow yourselves to make strong, unique choices that come from the script and who you are, and understand how telling the story can be different on camera than it is on stage. Click Here To Sign Up

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We recommend taking this workshop in conjunction with our 5:45 pm ages 13+ Monday Voice class with Tracey Chebra! 


Advanced Voice and acting techniques will be explored through games, sensory exercises, improvisation, movement, and self-awareness. Students will have the opportunity to work on incorporating movement into songs, songologues, and working on audition material. 

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