Classes

ADULT On-Going Class is now Online!

KIDS Online Class Now Available! (see below)

SCRIPT ANALYSIS Online Class Now Available! (see below)

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the recommendations of the CDC, I’m teaching VIRTUALLY via Zoom.  But wait, there’s more!  Because these are trying times for all of us, I’m also offering a discount.  Keep your skills sharp and your family safe!  Details below:

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Payments can be made via:

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Adult On-Going Class

The On-Going Class continues Tuesday nights with 12 weeks focused on Michael Shurleff’s Guideposts.  Each week I will use innovative exercises to help increase your understanding while working on one script for 4 weeks at a time.

This dynamic on-going class is geared toward actors who have already been practicing their craft and want to continue to hone their skills and find deeper ways to explore.  Each week will have a different focus and will draw from several acting schools including Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner, Michael Shurtleff,  Harold Guskin, the Groundlings, Second City and more.  We’ll be working both on film and off, and explore script analysis, character development, freeing yourself from constraint, finding the core of the scene and more.  BONUS!  Each week I send out videos of your class work which are yours to keep or pass on to agents, managers, CD’s – anyone who is interested in seeing what you can bring to the table.

 When:                  Tuesdays     6:30-9pm

Who:                     Adults & mature teens (15-17)

Cost:                      $175  $150 for 4 classes

                                 $50  $40 for 1 class – (can apply toward full tuition should you decide to join the class)

                                 NOTE: single classes must be prepaid and you should arrive 5 minutes early

 Where:                 In the comfort of your own home via Zoom!


Virtual Film Acting Class for Kids!

This is a great class for your child or young teen who wants to work on their on-camera skills or who is a theatre kid wanting to make the transition into commercials and television.  We’ll be working with scripts from actual commercials and film/TV.  Each week I will email scripts before class.  All classes will be held via Zoom.  Ideally, your child can participate in a location with limited distractions.  A video of all class performances will be emailed each week.  Serious students only, please!

Class size will be limited so reserve your spot now!

Who:               KIDS (10-14)

When:             Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00pm – May 13, 20, 27 & June3

Cost:               $125

Where:           via Zoom in the comfort of your own home!


Script Analysis

This 4-week course will take you through a step-by-step process to learn how to analyze a script.  You will learn how to break down each scene, what to do when you are filming out of order, how to understand the arc of your character and the arc of the story, learn the secrets to character development & growth, and much, much more.  I will draw from several acting schools including Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner, Michael Shurtleff,  Harold Guskin, and more. Each week will also include performance time with a classmate so you can develop the character by working through the dialogue.  This is a skill-building class so please plan to attend all 4 classes if at all possible.

Who:              Adults & mature teens (15-17)

When:           Thursdays, 1:00-3:30pm May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11

Cost:              $175

 Where:           via Zoom in the comfort of your own home!

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Bio

Students of Sara’s have booked parts in commercials, films and television; booked stage roles (including the Alley); are routinely accepted into talent agencies; and have been accepted into acting programs locally (the Alley, TUTS), in New York, in L.A., and at the university level.

Quotes from students:

“Adrian got accepted into HSPVA!!!”

“Carson booked “The Kissing Booth” from the tape you did with him!”

“Unbelievably amazing.  Sara Gaston is so wonderful as an instructor.  I had a ton of breakthroughs.  She really brought acting to life.  I am forever grateful.  So inspiring.”

“Catherine wants to let you know that she just found out that she was accepted into the Academy at TUTS in all three disciplines of acting, singing and dancing.  She is so excited and wants to thank you so very much for all your great help with her audition.  You are the best!”

“I have loved working with you.  It has really pushed me forward in an area I had given up on, or was too afraid to create again.  You are a great teacher and have opened things up for me. “

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                                $50 for 1 class – must pay in advance & arrive no later than 6:15

                                                              (can apply toward full tuition should you decide to join the class)

                                $20 to audit  (can apply toward full tuition should you decide to join the class)

 

Where:                Kristine Canterbury Studios (formerly APlus Actors)

5322 W Bellfort Ave #201, Houston, TX 77035

(on the corner of Bellfort and Chimney Rock)

For questions, or to apply for a spot in this class, please send an e-mail to sara@ytbuff.comYou can apply directly by sending your payment via Zelle, Chase QuickPay or PayPal to sara@ytbuff.com.  Please include your name and phone number.