Open City Acting Studio

Professional Acting Conservatory (online)

Conservatory Winter/Spring Commencement January 11, 2021

Our professional program pairs Meisner with our Core Training Courses to create a curriculum that helps our students become the best actors they can be from the comfort of home. Students have access to recorded course archives while enrolled in the program and receive weekly assignments to continue training offline. Take advantage of the best online acting conservatory the industry has to offer from anywhere in the world! Have a day job? Not a problem. With classes that meet no more than 14 hours a week, and select courses available to view through our archives, you can finally get the acting training you’ve always wanted anywhere any time.

Full Professional Program: $2,200/ 12 weeks


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Loyd Williamson Technique I

Using the fundamentals of the Williamson Technique, this class functions as a physical guide guide to help begin to identify your own unique habits of tension and to begin to let go of extraneous physical guide to let go of extraneous physical behavior. To release the constrictions of the actor’s instrument to free the actor’s emotion life. This technique was specifically designed for the actor studying the Meisner Technique, to integrate the philosophies and techniques of Meisner training into the body and voice. In doing so, you will become less physically cluttered, less self-conscious, and more capable of creating specific unapologetic behavior with ease. 

 Schedule: Mondays 9am-11 am PST

Begins January 11, 2021

Meisner I 

Begin your journey into deep listening and working on the fundamentals of acting in a rock solid way. By studying the Meisner Technique enables you to take a script and know how to bring yourself to it fully, working in service to its needs. By taking this two year training online, you can more quickly wield your craft versus the intermittent on and off of doing workshops and six week classes over the course of many more years. As actual in-the-room contact is essential, pairing with another actor on your end will allow the class to function in ‘pods’. These ‘pods’ will help you make the most of your training experience while giving you an added layer of support during the process.

Schedule: Tuesdays and Fridays 9am-12pm PST

Begins: January 12, 2021

Embodied Voice

This voice class will begin with deep listening to the body.Without judgment, we will explore habitual holding patterns that mask and limit the full potential of the actor’s instrument. Through classical voice techniques blended with innovative approaches such as Fitzmaurice Voice work and Vocal Yoga, we will expand the breath and increase the vocal range and resonance all in service to character expression.Most importantly we will explore these techniques while staying with out humanity, breathing deeper into our vulnerability so as to be truly seen and heard.

Schedule: Wednesdays 9:30am-11:30am PST

Begins January 13, 2021

Commercial Acting

Commercial Acting at Open City Studio tackles every necessary thing you need to know for your next commercial audition. Can I book a job quickly if I’m just starting out? What things can I do on set to ensure a future job? What’s the one thing I need to do in the callback to book? What are the three different kinds of commercials that create the three different kinds of auditions? How do I find an agent?

There are absolute and practicable rules about commercial acting and script analysis that will help you book a national commercial. You can work fearlessly, and truly enjoy every audition. The commercial class at Open City Studio will show you how.

Commercial Acting is taught by Bill Coelius, a working actor for over 15 years and counting. Bill has booked over 50 national commercials, worked with Ang Lee, and has appeared on many tv shows including The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Criminal Minds, Parks and Rec, Modern Family, The Office, Desperate Housewives and many others, including American Horror Story: Hotel, where his throat was slashed by Lady Gaga, a career highlight so far.

Schedule: Thursday 9:00am-11:00am PST (4 weeks only) 

Starting: January 14, 2021


Feeling worn down mentally by the business of acting and want to maximize your booking potential? Enroll and reclaim your artistic power! This is a unique class that NO other acting studio offers – one that will be interactive with Dr. Nick Holton to help guide you on your artistic journey and to unlock your unique potential.

Note: The following courses will be recorded and available to stream for up to one week.

Schedule: Saturday 9:00am-11:00am PST ( 10 weeks) 

Starting: January 16, 2021

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