Sunday, September 6, 2009

Directors Chair 1
To my readers,

Well what an amazing first year it has been for THE ACTORS WORKSHOP OF SOUTH FLORIDA. When I chose to start my company I could not have imagined there would be such an overwhelming response to my teaching an acting technique, that completely changed my career and life, and basically that so many people would 'get it'.

In a world of cell phones, DVDs and reality T.V., the fact that students have embraced an environment of respect for the craft and their fellow actors, while feeling safe to express their creative talent, continues to amaze me.

An extraordinary group of people have found us, from business men and lawyers, corporate women and homemakers, to the individual who already knows that they have no other choice than a life as an actor. They have all found THE ACTORS WORKSHOP and many have called it 'life changing'.

From the business man who did our 8 week Introductory Class, just to understand his actress daughter a little better. Deciding he could not finish there, then went on to join our Ongoing Class and within weeks appeared in 'The Delray Playhouse, Affections of May', 'Wotta Christmas' at The Willow Theatre, and is now in his fourth production within months.

Or the stand-up comedian whose shyness did not allow him to make eye contact with people, who within months, looked at you with the same confidence of his peers. These extraordinary people are the reason I am glad to be the founder and director of THE ACTORS WORKSHOP OF SOUTH FLORIDA.

More actors, looking for a serious technique that takes them from audition through production, are now finding us, as they tell me that what they experienced prior to my workshop had not giving them the consistency they needed to get cast.

As our workshop grows, and the company goes from showcases to productions, we hope to continue to grow with the artistic community of South Florida.

Thank you for taking a look.

Jane Kelly-Director

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