Can you recommend a good (and relatively inexpensive) beginning acting class or workshop in L.A.? (I know.)
I'm considering making my boyfriend's Christmas gift enrollment in an acting class or workshop for the both of us. It's something he's expressed interest in (for the fun of it) and I enjoyed theater in high school and college. However, since he is very much a beginner and I don't have unlimited funds, I'd like the class to be of short duration and under $100/person. Unfortunately (and I can't believe I'm back here to ask about another Christmas present for my boyfriend
--I promise, I am gangbusters on my own for his birthday) I just don't know where to even start looking for these.
Looking for something geared toward the beginner that would, ideally, use recognizable dramatic texts (and not just selections from 100 Monologues for Kids
or something) and be more focused on "the craft" than how to prepare a sellable audition piece for national commercials.
You'd think that as a native Angeleno (who's even acted before!) I'd have some sort of knowledge about this--but all I know is that I should be aware of shady, slimy, overly-industry things that are more of a paid upsell to the full agent/headshot package. And I don't even know which those are! So any help would be appreciated.