No Guts, No Glory – Sharpen Your Tools

Class Detail

  • Moderated by Gigi Bermingham
  • monday
  • 7 - 11pm, March 2 - May 4

  • Class Fee:
    $500 (See below for more details)
  • Class Size:
    14 - 16

Who are the actors you admire? What makes them so real, so believable?  Let’s dive deep and take process to another level. Guided by Uta Hagen’s Respect for Acting and A Challenge for the Actor, we will employ simple, practical exercises to further develop craft. We’ll study:

 –       how to release tension
–       relationship to objects and to people
–       Objectives, Obstacles, Actions
–       identifying the event in a scene
–       emotional accessibility
–       development of character

Whatever you most want to work on, bring your passion to grow and gain confidence in your abilities. No guts, no glory!   

20th-21st century playwrights to include:

 Ayad Akhtar, Edward Albee, Annie Baker, Jocelyn Bioh, Alice Childress, Nilo Cruz, Stephen A. Guirgis, Lorraine Hansberry, Lillian Hellman, Langston Hughes, Rajiv Joseph, Stephen Karam, Tony Kushner, Tracy Letts, Neil LaBute, David Mamet, Martin McDonagh, Arthur Miller, Lynn Nottage, Eugene O’Neill, Adam Rapp, Yasmina Reza, John Patrick Shanley, Sam Shepard, Neil Simon, Paula Vogel, Thornton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, August Wilson et al.

  • Regular Tuition: $500 due on February 14, 2020
  • Installment plan: $525. First payment due February 14, 2020; second payment due March 31, 2020.
  • If we have not received your total or partial tuition payment by February 14, you forfeit your spot in the class.

Course Instructor

Gigi Bermingham

At ANTAEUS: Native Son, Cloud 9, Picnic, The LiarThe SeagullTonight at 8:30, Mother Courage, Pera Palas, Trial By Jury. Directed You Can't Take It With You. Gigi received the 2013 L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Leading Actress in a Play for her portrayal of Maria Callas in Master Class at International City Long Beach; and for her solo comedy Non-Vital Organs received the L.A.Drama Critics Circle Natalie Schafer Award and an Ovation for Solo Performance. Gigi has also performed at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, La Mirada, Pasadena Playhouse, Old Globe, Rubicon, MainStreet, Skylight, Blank, Odyssey, Theatre@Boston Court, Playwrights’ Arena, and New York’s Public Theatre. TV appearances include: Jane the Virgin, Marvel: Agents of Shield, Scandal, Mistresses, Chasing Life, Days of Our Lives. Film: Save the Date and Rob Reiner’s Alex and Emma. Web: Kittens In A Cage and The Britishes.