Online auditioning is here to stay, so that’s why we’re offering short term virtual acting classes where students get more comfortable performing in front of the computer. Young actors will work in this scene study class with acting coach, casting director, and filmmaker Mark J. Parker on making their performances and reactions as authentic and nuanced as possible, building realistic characters and situations from the comfort of their homes. Scenes will be assigned from age-appropriate TV series from Netflix, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more, and from films that are new awards contenders and old classics. Memorization will be required, and students will need to perform in a space at home that is well lit and distraction-free. For the final session, an industry expert (agent, manager, casting director, producer, or filmmaker) will join us to watch performances, give feedback, and do a brief Q&A. The special guest receives a digital folder for their talent files with information about each student in class. Plus, some students have been invited for meetings with the special guests based on their performances in previous classes!