This is an acting class, but you won’t be asked to get up and start acting a scene. It is step-by-step training designed with the super shy in mind.
The Supernaturally Shy Acting Program is specifically geared for people who:
- See themselves as introverts
- Often suffer in social settings
- Are terrified by the idea of acting
- Feel like it might be time to step outside of their comfort zone
- 18+ years old
Supernaturally Shy Foundations
Students are given step-by-step instruction on how to live without ‘pretending’, learn to work with the heightened emotions that present themselves in the basic interactions of daily life, in social situations and/or in public speaking. Foundations teaches how to slowly drop the inhibiting self-consciousness that holds a person back from truthful self expression. Classes are energized with motivating discussions and shared experiences.
Foundation students may opt to do the full program and take the Scene Study portion of the program. Scroll down.
6:30pm – 9pm
Starts: July 12, 2018
I have always been terrified of public speaking and have never even in my dreams wished to be in the limelight on any stage. The thought of taking acting lessons would have never occurred to me. But I was introduced to this idea in such an intriguing way. Michelle said this class was a safe place for those who wanted a chance to tiptoe out into the spotlight and thus to explore hidden facets of their essence and personality. I’ve always been rather inhibited and not-quite-the-real-me in my range of expression in social settings so I thought this would be a potentially fun and cheap way to expand my range, as compared to say, sitting weekly on a therapists’ couch for months on end. Well it’s only been four classes so far but holy moly! I could not have guessed how eye-opening and personally rewarding this experience would be for my inner development and self-knowledge. Michelle is guiding us starting from scratch using the Meisner training technique. Not only do I feel I have a better window to my authentic self ( and what could possibly be more precious than that) but I also feel like I really have an inner eye and empathetic understanding of my fellow classmates which in so few hours with strangers is really incredible. I would urge anyone who resonates with me to try this course. Very highly recommended.
I took the Acting for the Supernaturally Shy class, not knowing what to expect and feeling quite nervous about it. Shyness is something that still grabs me by the throat and tells me that I should just stay home, that I’ll be safer that way. I’m very glad that I didn’t listen to my fear. I took the class and it was fantastic. As an unexpected benefit, the experience made me realize that maybe there’s an actor inside of me, suppressed but struggling to emerge.
Now, I’m enrolled in the Meisner Foundation course. I didn’t foresee that I would take another course, and likely more to come. I don’t know where this will lead, but the training has been inspiring, challenging, empowering, confidence-building, and enriching. I have no regrets that I took the risk.
I am so happy with my progress! You have no idea. I was feeling so stuck behind that block that it was really testing my ambition and resiliency because I was feeling really powerless to change. I don’t know how it happened other than just breaking that part open and just allowing myself to be imperfect and where I am at… slowly. Though I still feel a certain trepidation over being really seen, I feel I can much more easily sit and be honest with that feeling of un-comfortability.