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.

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 10/2   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.

 

 

karissawheeler sm 10/2   Saturday   ACTORS OF FAITH CLASS with KARISSA WHEELER

Saturday May 15th from 12:00 to 4:00

Price for the 4-hour class: $95

In this class, students will participate in a scene study of scripts from faith-based films and discuss their relationship to the greater narrative of the Gospel.

KARISSA WHEELER is a Nashville and New York based actor with a passion for using her gifts to tell stories of redemption that inspire lives. Graduating magna cum laude from Sewanee: The University of the South with a BA in Theatre (Honors), a BA in English and a minor in Dance, Karissa moved to New York City to continue acting training at Michael Howard Studios in Manhattan. There, she was blessed to find a community of believers through The Hang NYC, a ministry for artists in the City, who not only encouraged her artistically, but also spiritually.

Karissa loves exploring the intersection of her identity as a Christ-follower and as an artist, analyzing how artistry can be used as ministry. Ultimately, she hopes that the stories she brings to life can be used to bless other people and bring glory to God, the greatest artist of all!

Film and television credits: Faith-based films- The Least of These, I’m Not Ashamed: The Rachel Scott Story, The Song / Lifeway’s Experiencing the Bible, Nashville, The Messiah / Upcoming: Confessions of a Working Class Girl (2022)

Her most favorite theatrical credits include: Sally Bowles (Cabaret), Katherine Minola (The Taming of the Shrew), Abigail Williams (The Crucible), Kim MacAfee (Bye Bye Birdie) and Lucy (Avenue Q).

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

 

 

%name 10/2  Saturday 5:00 to 7:00 <br> CAREER BUILDING CLASS FOR ACTORS

Your Career Investment: $45

“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
alan suit sm 1 10/3 and 10/10   Two Sundays   ACTING IN COMMERCIALS Workshop<br>THE MOST LUCRATIVE OF MARKETS FOR ACTORS with ALAN DYSERT

From 2:00 to 4:00
$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.

 

 

6:30 to 9:00pm – Cost: $175 – Four 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 10/7   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.

Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com

 

 

%name 10/9 and 10/10 – 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 1:00 to 3:00 both days

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

 

 

%name FOR TEENS ONLY   AGES 12 19 <br> 10/16 and 10/17 – 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 1:00 to 3:00 both days

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

 

 

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

audiobooks 10/23   Saturday <br>AUDIOBOOKS: A $4 BILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS

AudioBooks are the ultimate long-form narration, but it takes specialized skills to pull it off. Find what it takes to become a professional audiobook narrator. Joe will help you to learn what voice acting skills you’ll need for this two and a half billion dollar business. You’ll learn how to have fun and grow your voice-over career at the same time. Joe has produced hundreds of audiobooks and narrated many of them himself. ​Learn from one of the very best our industry has to offer.

Students who have had at least one class with Joe or previous voice-over experience are preferred for this workshop.

Learn techniques that win auditions and what’s required in this long form reading industry. Joe has been producing and narrating audiobooks for over 20 years. His experience will guide you through the process and quite possibly to your first audio book project. You will record reading from your favorite books which you’ll bring to the workshop. Work with novels, self-help, fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, and history. You’ll learn how to make your character stand apart from the narrator. Develop your character’s attitude! Learn how to find work within the publishing world and how to market yourself as an audiobook personality.

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

 

 


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