Actor's School USA
TV Star, Actor, Director, Producer - Alan Dysert has over 30 years in the entertainment industry. He has helped over 3,000 students reach their potential.

Services: Classes and Workshops

The Actor's School offers classes and workshops with Alan Dysert and other respected instructors from many professions including film, music, and other entertainment industries. Small class sizes allow the student maximum attention and an intimate learning environment. From commercial to film to voice-overs, find a class here that will improve your skills and take you to the next level!

alan suit sm1 Thurs. Nights   ACTING FOR THE CAMERA with VETERAN SOAP STAR OF ALL MY CHILDREN, ALAN DYSERT
5-Week Class Starting Next Week.
Thursday Evenings
7:00 to 9:00
$195 per 5-week session

Alan Dysert, best known in the United States as “Sean Cudahy” on ABC-TV’s top-rated soap opera, All My Children, was a full contract player for five years, performing in over 500 episodes.

Alan’s portrayal of this character put him on the cover of “People Magazine” and made him a very much in demand guest on such national shows as Regis and Kathie Lee, Sally Jessy Raphael, The Merv Griffin Show and The Mike Douglas Show as well as all the major talk shows at ABC affiliates across the United States. The shows Alan did for All My Children are still playing in many countries outside the U.S.

Not restricting his career to soap opera, he has appeared in national commercials, prime time television, film. Alan was cast in two feature films last year and has served as Executive Producer on four other feature films. Alan also directs commercials and produces music videos.

Alan trains actors and performers in many cities including Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, Indianapolis and others. In Nashville, he has made notable contributions as the acting coach to the country music stars. He prepares recording artists for their music videos and consults their record companies on television projects and performance development.

In this workshop, Alan focuses on the realities of acting in front of a camera whether it is for a film, a soap opera, a situation comedy, a commercial or a music video. As acting for the camera is very different from acting for the stage, it is essential that anyone wishing to pursue a career as an actor learn the hows and whys of acting for the various mediums.

Alan brings years of practical experience as a working actor and film producer to these workshops designed to educate students regarding realistic and usable approaches to acting and the business of acting. He uses frequent performance in front of the camera for all students to help them become more comfortable and relaxed with the on-camera process. Having spent twelve years in Los Angeles, six years in New York and a great deal of time in Chicago and Nashville, Alan teaches his students how to get started in the business as well as finding work in all of the major markets.

Class sizes are kept small to allow for greater personal attention. Students work with scripts from films, sit-coms, soap operas and commercials as well as participate in improvisation exercises.

Alan’s approach not only enhances the seasoned talent’s performance with additional training, but also provides those with little or no acting experience a non-threatening environment for acquiring the skills that will prepare them for future performance in front of the camera.

Alan’s advanced acting class is on Wednesday nights. The first time he works with a student, he usually bring them into the Thursday night class.

Call The Actors School (615) 500-7661 or email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com

 

 

alan suit sm1 Mon. or Thurs.   ONGOING 5 WEEK SESSIONS FOR TEENS!
PROFESSIONAL FILM and TV ACTING PROGRAM FOR TEEN ACTORS
Start Any Time!
Every Monday or Thursday Afternoon – Your Choice!
4:30-6:00 pm
Missed classes can be made up.
$195 per 5-week session

I am looking for teen actors that really want to learn what acting is all about and hopefully learn how to get paid to use the skills they learn. There will be assignments and memorization work. The class will be fun, but there will be very low tolerance for any student that distracts others from their work. The hope is that this group of teen actors will continue to study together after the first five weeks. I want this to build into a class for teen actors wishing to pursue acting as a possible future career.

SOME OF THE TOPICS COVERED:

· Audition Skills
· Memorization techniques
· Focus and Concentration exercises
· Scene Study
· Monologues
· Set Etiquette
· Introduction to Improvisation

We will discuss the business side of acting and how to get the students involved in the film and television projects that are being produced in Tennessee.

To register please email Alan Dysert at: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com or call (615) 500-7661.

alan suit sm 1 11/28 and 12/05   Two Sundays   ACTING IN COMMERCIALS Workshop<br>THE MOST LUCRATIVE OF MARKETS FOR ACTORS with ALAN DYSERT

From 4:00 to 6:00
$155

This 2-Saturday session workshop will be very comprehensive. We’ll look at commercials and commercial acting styles with lots of on-camera commercial work.

>> GET YOURSELF NOTICED! <<

Actors in the United States make more money from commercials than in all movies and television combined. This is an area where you really need to know what you are doing. Being a good actor isn’t enough. Commercials are a different game. The competition is skilled. Winging it won’t get you there.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
·Commercial Forms ·Acting Styles in Commercials ·Character Spokesperson ·Interviews and Auditions ·Getting Booked ·One-Liners ·Voice-Over ·Relationship to the Camera ·Product Handling

THE SECOND SESSION is A PRIVATE FINAL TAPING SESSION — or students can be taped on a day that works better for them than if needed.

SIX AGENTS AND SIX CASTING DIRECTORS WILL SEE THE FINAL DVD.

Call 615-500-7661 or send an email to: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com to reserve your space.

 

 

10:00 to 4:00
Location: 5532 Maplesong Drive, Nashville, TN 37211
Your Career Investment: $395

EXPLAINER SAT copy 12/4   Saturday <br>EXPLAINER VIDEOS   E LEARNING   MARKETING with JOE LOESCH

Joe is from Los Angeles but now calls Nashville home.
Join him in his NASA-technology-protected home studio. No virus lives here! Feel Free To Breathe!

In this Saturday workshop, you will become more conversational, discover what eLearning is all about, learn about explainer videos, and how to make your point within seven seconds.
This area of voiceover is huge! You will also pick up some marketing tips to further your voiceover career.

Joe Loesch has produced hundreds of audiobooks for authors such as, Beth Moore, Bill Hybels, Jimmy Carter, Zig Ziglar, Robert Schuller, Jon Acuff, Dave Ramsey and many others. For publishing companies such as, HarperCollins, Thomas Nelson, Pacific Press, University Press, Zondervan, Guideposts, Mission Audio, Oasis Audio, Toy Box Productions, Dalmation Press, Ideals Publications, Warner Brothers and dozens of others. Joe owns his own line of audiobooks under Readio Theatre, LLC. You can check out his line of audiobooks at NewWayToRead.com

To register please call 615-500-7661 or email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com

RobinD2021 e1636337744924 12/7   Tuesday Evening   <br>TALENT TREK‘S TALENT SCOUT  “MEET THE AGENTS” with ROBIN DAUGHERTY


7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: 10+
Cost: $55

Hear what Talent Trek looks for in new talent. You will also have the opportunity to read for Robin Daugherty in the class.

Robin Daugherty, an independent Talent Scout for the Talent Trek Agency, is instrumental in finding new talent for the agency’s “Acting and New Faces Division”. Robin is also a well established actor at Talent Trek.

Over the years, Robin has taped thousands of auditions for the agency, so he knows exactly how your auditions need to look and sound.


Talent Trek Agency is a full service SAG/AFTRA agency with four offices in the Southeast. Founded in 1983, Talent Trek is co-owned by Charlotte Dennison and Juanell Walker, who operate the Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Asheville, NC offices.

The Nashville office is managed by Evelyn Foster, the Head Agent, and Robin Daugherty is the Assistant and Talent Scout.

Talent Trek Agency has worked as a team player with Casting Directors, Producers, actors and models for nearly four decades. Talent Trek is a leading choice for reliability, and for providing the best principal performers in the business.

treklogo 12/7   Tuesday Evening   <br>TALENT TREK‘S TALENT SCOUT  “MEET THE AGENTS” with ROBIN DAUGHERTY

PARTIAL LIST OF CLIENT CREDITS

FEATURES: Avenger: Endgame, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Wild Rose, Dark Waters, The Blind Side, All Saints, Stoker, Logan Lucky, The Identical, The Last Castle, The Green Mile, Get on Up, The Longest Ride, Boulevard, Warrior Road, 11 Seconds, A Pure Country Gift, How to Eat Fried Worms, Big Momma’s House II, Talladega Nights, Big Fish, Cold Mountain, Crackerjack, Chasing Ghosts, The Blind Side, Halloween II, Two Weeks, Walk the Line, Blacksnake Moan, Runaway Jury, Elizabethtown, Castaway, 28 Days, A Walk to Remember, and many others.

TELEVISION: The Walking Dead, House of Cards, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Legacies, Stranger Things, The Oval, Nashville, Still the King, Queen Sugar, Mr. Mercedes, Dynasty, Macgyver, Ozark, The Resident, Quarry, Your Worst Nightmare, Born Again Virgin, Powers, Sleepy Hollow, Constantine, Under The Dome, Revolution, Rectify, Banshee, Devious Maids, Army Wives, CSI: New Orleans, Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill, Unsolved Mysteries, Sins and Secrets, Snapped, and many, many others…

COMMERCIALS: Coca Cola, DenTek, Hard Rock Café, Stone Mountain,, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Smithfield Meats, Biltmore House, Expedia, Sensa, Belk’s, Verizon, Alabama Power, Alltel, American Express, Dollywood, Chevrolet, Toyota, Nissan, Dr. Pepper, ESPN, Food City, etc.

For the past 30 years, Robin Daugherty has been coaching and taping actors of all ages both privately, and at talent agencies, production companies, and casting agencies, in Minneapolis, New York, and Nashville.

Robin’s credits include TV’s NASHVILLE, BORN AGAIN VIRGIN, and STRANGER HEARTS, various music videos, numerous commercials, as well as the feature films NASHVILLE (Robert Altman), CHANGING HEARTS, CHASING GHOSTS, PATERNITY LEAVE, REMEMBER THE GOAL, WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH GERALD?, and the critically acclaimed WILD ROSE. Currently, Robin can be seen being tackled by Kevin Byard on the Tennessee Titans Covid vaccine PSA.

A Nashville native, Robin’s acting adventure started at the age of 5, with an appearance at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, founded by his family. That same year, Robin was hired on as a recurring cast member on the “Romper Room” kids’ show. At age 11, Robin became the youngest member ever of the Tom Tichenor Marionette Troupe (at the Nashville Public Library), and at 14, he received a Young Filmmaker’s Commendation from the Sinking Creek Film Festival, which evolved into today’s Nashville Film Festival. Since then, Robin has worked in many areas of film, television, Internet, and theatre production. Robin studied TV/Film Acting at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Vanderbilt University.

To sign up for the class please call (615) 500-7661 or send an email to: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com

%name 12/11 – HOLLY SCHROEDER’S “IMPROV AND THE ACTOR” <br><br>IMPROVISATION WILL MAKE YOU A BETTER ACTOR <br> and Take Your Performances to a New Level

Saturday from 10:00 to 3:00 with a 1-hr lunch at noon.

Your Career Investment: $125 (Maximum of 10 students)

Holly is an accomplished actress, singer, writer, and storyteller. Teaching the art of improvisation allows her to share 30 years of expertise in the performing arts. Of all the training she’s had– improvisation, voice, on-camera, commercial acting, and voice over, she feels improv is the most valuable.

Always drawn to comedy, Holly’s multi-faceted career began with studying and performing improvisation at Chicago’s Second City. Performing in improv-based shows led to studying classical voice and starring in musical theater and cabaret productions in Chicago, Los Angeles, the Twin Cities, and around the world aboard the QE2.

Holly has also acted in many television and radio commercials, industrial films, and live events. Writing since age 6, she is a published author of children’s books, feature stories, and memoir. A diary of her life in the arts, Big Noise from LaPorte, will be published this year.

To register please call 615-500-7661 or email: alan@actorsschoolusa.com

 

 

MelindaEisnaugleNEWphoto 260x300 12/18   Saturday from 10am to 6pm with 1 hr Lunch Break <br>THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ACTING with MELINDA EISNAUGLE

THERE WILL BE A MAXIMUM OF 9 STUDENTS IN THIS CLASS

CAREER INVESTMENT: $195

Are you getting auditions? Want to convert more of them into bookings? You’ve learned how to develop a character; how to analyze a scene; how to light & edit your self tapes . . . why aren’t you booking more? Your auditions are not translating to your audience. The answer, PSYCHOLOGY!

In this class, The Avenue Agency’s agent Melinda Eisnaugle, will walk you through the simple steps of helping your audition translate and get you back on the fast track to booking more work using some simple psychological principles!

We will explore the basic human emotions that cross all cultures and how you can trigger those emotions in your audience.

We will take all the good work you’ve done for your character and razor focus it through the lens of psychology. Students will work on scenes with Melinda and their peers to ensure their character’s intent is clear and engaging.

Actors will go home with new tools in their kit to nail 2022 auditions and build their careers. Get back to the basics – back to your career – and back to booking!

Call 615-500-7661 or send an email to: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com to reserve your space.

 

 

6:30 to 9:00pm – Cost: $175 – Five students per class.

* DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES FOR VOICE ACTING?

* WORK OUT AT THE MIC WITH COACHING AND PLAYBACK

* LEARN HOW THE VOICE OVER INDUSTRY WORKS

* NETWORK WITH OTHER ASPIRING VOICE ACTORS

* PUMP UP YOUR CONFIDENCE AND VOICE OVER SKILLS

* STRENGTHEN YOUR MOTIVATION FOR VO SUCCESS

IVO 1/6   Thursday Evening <br>INVESTIGATING VOICE OVERS with JOE LOESCHThis workshop is designed to give you an overview of the voice-over/voice-acting industry. You’ll learn how this industry works. How to work from your home studio, about agents, unions, demos, and financial possibilities.

Find out if you have what it takes to be successful as a voice actor. Everyone will have an opportunity to read and record copy on mic and be coached by award-winning voice actor and spoken-word producer, Joe Loesch!

The class will be held at Joe’s studio: 5532 Maplesong Dr., Nashville, TN 37211.

JOE LOESCH is an award-winning narrator and audiobook producer for many top publishers such as, Harper Collins, Zondervan Publishing, Topics Entertainment, Thomas Nelson, eChristian Publishing, Toy Box Productions, Pacific Press, Readio Theatre, Audible.com, Lampo Press and more. He received a nomination for Spoken Word Producer of the year by the AFIM for his production of ‘The Alamo – A Line In The Sand.’ As a voice actor, he has recorded dozens of award-winning AudioBooks. Check out Joe’s titles at NewWayToRead.com.

The class will be held at Joe’s studio: 5532 Maplesong Dr., Nashville, TN 37211.

Click here for more info and a map to Joe’s studio.

Call (615) 500-7661 or send an email to: email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com

%name 1/8   Saturday 10:00 to 12:00 <br> CAREER BUILDING CLASS FOR ACTORS

Your Career Investment: $55

“This is my favorite class to teach because it is the most overlooked part of an actor’s career” – Alan Dysert

Alan Dysert will teach this informative and essential class for all actors.

Your acting career is half craft and half business. If you don’t have both sides covered, your chances of succeeding are greatly reduced.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

· Marketing yourself in Nashville
· Marketing yourself in Atlanta, Memphis, Wilmington, Orlando, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago
· Your front door image/evaluation
· Contracts
· Actors Unions
· Residuals and Profit Participation
· Network Contracts
· Agents and Managers
· Investors for your career
· Tax considerations

To register please call 615-500-7661 or email: alan@actorsschoolusa.com

Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00.
The class will be held at Joe’s digital studio: 5532 Maplesong Dr., Nashville, TN 37211.
Your Career Investment: $395 (Limited to 4 seats)

BoothCamp 1/15   Saturday<br>BOOTH CAMP   ALL DAY COMMERCIAL/NARRATION VOICE OVER WORKSHOP with JOE LOESCH

Students must have already taken Joe’s “Investigating Voice Over” class or have had past VO experience.

– DEVELOP your voice over career strategy

– PUMP UP your voice over confidence

– WORK OUT at the mic with coaching and immediate feedback

– STRENGTHEN YOUR MOTIVATION for your voice over success

This all day commercial/narration workshop is designed to prepare you for your voice-over career. Learn how to make the microphone your friend. Develop your skills and gain confidence. How to set up your home studio for the audition process, and how to market yourself properly through social media.

​Record and receive constructive criticism. Keep what you record in class and receive an evaluation for the work you’ve done and what your next steps may be in voice over. This all day workshop will give you the perspective you’ve been searching for.

Call or text 615-500-7661 or send an email to: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com to reserve your space.

 

 


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