Acting Advice

Ask Me! – Esper or Atlantic?

Anonymous asked
Hi there, ive bookmarked your blog!Im thinking of taking a 2 yr class as either Esper studio or Atlantic studio. Apart from the price difference, do you know any advantages and disadvantages to either?Im a film guy, 36 yr old, UK.

Rj

Ps, nice picture by the way 🙂

Hello Rj,

Thanks for the pic compliment : )

Well, I haven’t taken a 2-yr conservatory in 15 years and the place I did it is now gone. BUT I have received a lot of feedback from places like Esper and Atlantic. Bill Esper and Maggie Flanigan are probably your best bets for the 2-yr stint. However, they are Meisner-based which is a technique that not everybody loves and if you sign up for two years you’ll be stuck with it. You should interview/meet them and see if you can audit a class or find out if there is a way to learn more about the technique to see if it’s right for you.

Stella Adler is also a great school and probably the best branch of Stanislavsky. So you could investigate there, too.

As for the Atlantic, to be honest, I’ve not heard great feedback from people who’ve attended. They are a pretty well established school and have a good reputation and company so you might want to pop over there to find out more. But, that might be my last choice (sorry Atlantic!)

I will say this about Maggie Flanigan and Bill Esper: It is my understanding that they frown upon auditioning whilst studying. You can if you like (and I would) but it can be looked down upon until you have a grasp on the technique and are through their main study-program.

That being said, I have heard that Maggie Flanigan has a steller business class in her program that I’d kill to be in!

Do let me know if I can be more specific.

Thanks for asking.

via The NYC Actor – Hi there, ive bookmarked your blog! Im thinking of taking a 2 yr class as either Esper studio or Atlantic studio. Apart from the price difference, do you know any advantages and disadvantages to either? Im a film guy, 36 yr old, UK. Rj Ps, nice picture by the way 🙂.

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Angela Dee is a professional actress working in Film, Theatre, TV, Commercials and Voiceovers. She currently lives in New York. www.angeladee.com

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