Why are we among the best acting classes in New York?
We care for the students. Each class has an experienced actor assisting Larry to support the actors as they come into class. Gregory Couba and Marshall Sharer have the insight, knowledge and compassion to make the class a healthy creative environment.
Acting = art = development of your humanity.
Scene Study with Larry Singer engages the actor in focused study, through work on scenes from plays, musical theater, film and television.
Scene Study actors work on:
- Individual skills
- Essential areas of the craft
- Career development
- Giving effective critique to classmates with clear pre-set guidelines
- Many different styles and methods are incorporated into the class.
Enrollment is on going, on a month-to-month basis. Each class meets four times per month. Actors are expected to rehearse scenes and prepare for exercises outside of class.
Actors find out there’s a lot they intuitively understand about the scene – which becomes a process they can draw upon.
You will learn to:
- Listen to and follow your instincts.
- Share yourself even though it’s somebody else’s words.
- Allow your own intuitive language to bring you outside yourself.
- Let the text speak from your gut – not some idea of the words from your head.
- Recognize that seeing the actor live through the event of the play in the moment equals really good theatre.
- Value concentration – above and beyond all else.
Coaching with Larry Singer was instrumental in preparing me for my graduate school auditions, especially in helping me really break down and dig into classical material. His skill lies not only in observing and diagnosing ways in which to examine situations and text, but in his ability to precisely communicate feedback, layering on suggestions in way that organically draws a complex and human performance out of you as an actor.
With just a few sessions in a few short weeks, I learned so much both about myself as a performer as well as my strengths and weaknesses within my acting instincts. I was not only prepared for my auditions, I was prepared to articulate the skills that I wanted to work on in graduate school.
Actor/Dancer/MFA Musical Theater Candidate, accepted to Boston Conservatory 2015
COACHING FOR JR. HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Greg Couba excels at helping young people select and prepare monologues and songs for auditions for college programs and performance arts high schools.to set up a meeting.
Gregory Couba is an actor, teacher, and acting coach. He has taught Physical Acting at the Larry Singer Summer Conservatory since it’s inception. He has also taught children’s musical theatre classes for many years, and is currently teaching for the Titan Theatre Company Youth Actor Training Program in Queens. He has coached actors of all ages for Broadway, regional and local theatre auditions, and especially looks forward, each fall, to the opportunity to prepare students for their tryouts to New York City’s various performing arts high schools.