Bi-Focal Acting Classes (Fall 2017 sessions)


Dual insight of coaching by a director and an actor. Core teachers director Kristin Skye Hoffmann (Wide Eyed Productions) and actor Montgomery Sutton (Shakespeare's Globe) joined by director Emily Lyon (HVSF). 20% off through 10/1 with code BACKSTAGE

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New York, New York, United States




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Bi-Focal: Dual Perspectives on Acting Craft Fall 2017 Session: August 28-October 30

Ever wish you could have an interpreter to figure out "director speak?"

Ever wanted a Rosetta Stone for audition adjustments that at first glance seem to go against your training and instincts?

Ever wondered what it would be like if an acting class expanded the possibilities within your material, instead of narrowing it down to an elusive “correct” version?

With Bi-Focal, you get the unique experience of exploring your material through dual lenses. Kristin Skye Hoffmann (Founding Artistic Director of Wide Eyed Productions) gives you valuable, practical insight into your work from a director’s point of view while Montgomery Sutton (Twelfth Night at Shakespeare’s Globe) brings an internal, process based approach and valuable insight from his extensive experience working across the US and internationally. Distinct, complementary perspectives to deepen your exploration and challenge your preconceptions on both your material and the broader industry.

On September 18, we welcome special guest director Emily Lyon (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s touring productions of The Sword and the Stone and The Tempest).

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Bring a monologue, current audition material, scene with fellow classmate, or we are happy to assign you a monologue or scene with partner after you complete class registration.


Mondays August 28-October 30 (skipping September 4) from 7-10pm in Midtown Manhattan.

Numbers limited.


For a limited time, receive a 20% discount on all of the below rates for any purchases made before October 1, 2017. Use promo code BACKSTAGE at checkout.

Individual Classes: $55/each
3-Class Package (use anytime, advance reservation recommended): $145
6-Class Package (use anytime, advance reservation recommended): $275
9-Class Package (all fall 2017 sessions): $395

Hours of work

Mon 7:00pm-10:00pm

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