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BEGINNER: BASICS OF ACTING w/Bates Wilder

This is and introductory course suitable for those with no prior training or exposure to acting techniques, or for anyone who is interested in exploring acting as a powerful and enjoyable means of self-expression. Acting is the ability to behave believably under imaginary circumstances -- Through a series of structured off-camera exercises devised to work with and develop an actor's skills in the areas of imagination, listening, concentration, focus, and response - you will begin to learn this ability. Acting is a craft, and learning the components of an acting technique take time and practice! You are on your feet in every class, participating in each exercise - developing confidence and developing an understanding of the Basics of Acting!

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BEGINNER: AUDITIONING FOR FILM & TV w/ Kyle Crand

Never been to an audition? Only a few? Learn about what happens in an audition for a movie, TV show, commercial, and more. What to do, what to ask, and what happens AFTER you leave the audition room? 

CP Casting has cast dozens of TV pilots, TV episodes, TV movies and feature films.  
Kyle Crand is the one behind the camera and behind the scenes before, during AND after your audition!  Get the tools you need to improve your audition performance.  Each class will cover different genres that will be discussed at the top of the class. Then actors will live-audition in class with pre-assigned scripts.  As a group, we will watch the auditions and the instructor will give feedback with a collaborative class discussion. 

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INTERMEDIATE: SCENE STUDY & CHARACTER ANALYSIS w/ Bates Wilder

Using contemporary film and TV material students will develop the acting skills needed to better understand the elements of script and character breakdown. This off-camera workshop is designed so that students work every week on learning practical tools for working with a scene partner, and working alone on a monologue. As a teacher, Bates looks for students strengths and challenges in order to design individual exercises that help create complete characters and acting moments.

The class is designed for:

- Beginning Actors who have studied the basics and are ready to work with scripted material
- Aspiring Actors interested in learning how to interpret scripts and develop a scripted character

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INTERMEDIATE AUDITIONING FOR FILM & TV w/ Kyle Crand

CP Casting has cast dozens of TV pilots, TV episodes, TV movies and feature films.  
Kyle Crand is the one behind the camera and behind the scenes before, during AND after your audition!  Get the tools you need to improve your audition performance.  Each class will cover different genres that will be discussed at the top of the class. Then actors will live-audition in class with pre-assigned scripts.  

What happens AFTER you leave the audition room?  As a group, we will watch the auditions and the instructor will give feedback with a collaborative class discussion. From the TV pilot through the sitcom to the drama and the TV movie to the speaking role in a feature film. What are the differences between each, and how to show the ones watching your audition that YOU are the best actor for the job!  
How to approach a particular audition.Why and what certain things are important.How to accomplish them in your audition.  How to approach each genre differently.  How to research a directors style and fit your audition to it.

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ADVANCED: AUDITIONING FOR FILM & TV w/ Kyle Crand

CP Casting has cast dozens of TV pilots, TV episodes, TV movies and feature films.  
Kyle Crand is the one behind the camera and behind the scenes before, during AND after your audition!

This advanced on-camera auditioning class is designed to deepen the craft and technique of actors who are currently out in the professional world auditioning and working in film and television.  Using longer and more challenging scenes, you will learn what needs to be memorized and when you can use your page.  Learn to re-define yourself as the storyteller, not the "reader of lines."  How to tell the story and live fully with minimal movement, and to react from what you HEAR, not what you say.

These days shows are faster paced and you must keep up in the audition room! 

Interested in the Advanced class with Kyle? 
Send your resume for approval to: info@cpcasting.com

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Partner at CP Casting, Kyle Crand has been the Casting Director at CP since 2006. He has worked on 50+ feature film and television projects in that time.  Recent projects include "Castle Rock" Season 1 & 2 for Hulu, Greta Gerwig's "Little Women", Max Winkler's "Jungleland", Jake Scott's "American Woman"", and "City on a Hill" and "SMILF" for Showtime"  Other highlights include: "November Criminals", "Daddy's Home 2", "Detroit", "Thoroughbreds", "Manchester-by-the-Sea", "Spotlight", "Black Mass", "The Heat", and "The Town". He was on the Casting team that won Artios Awards from the Casting Society of America for "Gone, Baby, Gone" and "Moonrise Kingdom." Additionally, he was a lead associate for HBO's Olive Kitteridge, which won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting in 2015.

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Actor in film, television and stage. Bates Wilder has been a professional actor for over 30 years now. He's worked in Boston, New York, and Hollywood as an award winning stage actor (2007 IRNE award for Best Actor in Boston, and 2008 IRNE award for Best Supporting Actor in Boston). He also appeared in the critically acclaimed, Waiting for Godot with Austin Pendelton. Actor in film, television and stage. Bates has been a professional actor for over 35 years now. He's worked in Boston, New York, the Midwest, and Hollywood as a film, television actor, and also an award winning artist of the stage. (IRNE awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor in Boston). On stage he's appeared in the critically acclaimed, Waiting for Godot at the New Rep Theatre. He has also starred in A Streetcar named Desire, Shear Madness, Frozen, and Blackbird among many others. In film Bates has appeared in many films. Joy, Detroit, Dust of War, Stronger, Over There, and the award winning Tater Tot and Patton. 

In Television, Bates was probably best known for his recurring role as the hapless, ne'er-do-well brother-in-law for three seasons on Showtime's "Brotherhood". But Recent TV appearances include, Sins of the Preacher, The Spirit of Christmas, and Long Lost Michelle. And he will soon be seen in Showtime's The Wrong Mans which completed filming this past fall.

Rounding off Bates accomplishments in the acting business, he has appeared in countless local and national commercials playing a wide range of characters from the goofy and obscure, to the poignant and dramatic, and many others in-between.

As a teacher, Bates has been with CP for over 25 years, advised the Scituate Public School Drama departments for some 10 years, an instructor at Emerson College since 1998 and an adjunct at BU 2008-2010. Bates loves the creative art of acting and does not pull his punches as an instructor. He coaches privately one on one. And most important, please understand that he will let you know how he feels and will nurture your abilities and work to get the best out of his students!

CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITE!  
www.bateswilder.com