A FEW OF THE NETWORKS OUR ACTORS HAVE APPEARED IN
Wednesday evenings: 6:30pm
Thursday mornings: 10:15am
Cost: 250.00 per 4 sessions Online Cost
Sessions run 2.5-3.5 hours weekly
Artists engage in a deepening of their instruments and craft through scenes, monologues, improv, and hundreds of exercises designed to liberate the actors instrument. Actors will learn to eliminate any emotional, physical, intellectual and psychological blocks to access vulnerability, passion, rage; all elements of the human spirit needed to display the human condition truthfully and encourage the freedom of expression.
A rich-variety of exercises and process are provided to eliminate each individual actor’s blocks, inhibitions, and obstacles in their ability to be affected and express deeply, truthfully and enter into the Life of the Human Spirit.
The work enhances the actor’s commitment and range influenced through the works of Stanislavsky, Strasberg, Boleslavsky, and from such books as No Acting Please. Actors will understand how much energy is required to move themselves from the states that they enter session with and to move themselves into the the state that is being asked of through the material.
This is a transformational journey towards the self, to display all of the natural and organic gifts each human being is capable of expressing.
GROK’S process is rooted in “The Method”
- Each session begins with Relaxation to eliminate the actors tension and to free their unique Instrument, to free “The life of a human spirit.”
- The rest of session deals with exercises to promote the actor’s freedom: emotionally, physically/vocally, psychologically and intellectually. The actor must stimulate their impressive/expressive nature; the nature of being affected and affecting another; to find that which will “activate” their spirit.
- Actors will bring in scenes and monologues, and also learn dramatic Improvisation.
The Actors’ Vow
From Elia Kazan
I will take my rightful place on the stage
And I will be myself.
I am not a cosmic orphan, I have no reason to be timid.
I will respond as I feel; awkwardly, vulgarly,
I will have my throat open.
I will have my heart open.
I will be vulnerable.
I may have anything or everything
The world has to offer,
But the thing I need most,
And want most, is to be myself.
I will admit rejection, admit pain, admit shame,
Admit outrage, admit anything and
Everything that happens to me.
The best and most human parts of me are
Those I have inhabited and hidden from
I will work on it.
I will raise my voice.
Sean Rose is the founder of Grok Acting Studio: /ˈgrok/ To understand so thoroughly that the observer becomes a part of the observed—to merge, blend, intermarry, lose identity in group experience. Feeling there were few truly artistically driven forums for actors to train, he was inspired to create the Grok Acting Studio
“I believe an actor’s experience each week in session should be a microcosm of all of the sacrifice, struggle, energy, effort, and risk they have already given in just moving to Los Angeles or New York in committing to this great art of the human condition. In each session, actors experience a range of real and meaningful life born out of this risk. These journeys contain depth, danger, excitement, and as artists we learn to express this “life of the human spirit” through the words of the characters. There are no gurus here but we want those who are guiding actors to be capable and willing to do what they are asking the actors to do. There is no one right way or one technique, but a unique path for each actor. Our hope to shine a light on the capacity for the rich, meaningful, and deep life that the actor already contains. Ideally, the word ‘teaching’ in this art could be done away with, perhaps it is more of an unlearning of the rules and restrictions we have brought with us once we decide to be actors, to be human.”
His actors have starred in and auditioned for major films and franchises for WB, CW, CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, DISNEY, to just name a few. His students have also studied under great architects of craft such as Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Bobby Lewis, Harold Clurman and have attended top theater college programs such as Northwestern, NYU Tisch, UCLA, USC, RADA, Rose Bruford U.K., Rutgers, University of the Arts, Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYFA, etc..
Sean Rose credits the teachings and contributions left by Konstantin Stanislavsky, Lee Strasberg, Robert Lewis, Harold Clurman, Stella Adler, Sanford Mesiner, Uta Hagen, Richard Boleslavsky, Maria Ouspenskaya, Arthur Penn, Elia Kazan, Kim Stanley, Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, to name a few.