What's an Intensive?
One or two full days of personalized coaching on scene, monologue and/or audition technique with Tom Todoroff. Intensives are held one to four times per year in select cities in the U.S., Canada and abroad.
Each day of training begins approximately 9-10 am and runs until 5-7pm. Participants may observe the Intensive or come prepared with a scene/monologue/audition piece.
THINGS TO KNOW:
- All correspondence pertaining to the Intensive will be done by email. No phone calls please except in the case of a true emergency.
- It is your responsibility to check your email regularly. If you have not heard back from us, please resend the email.
- Please include your phone number and email address in all correspondence.
- Performers receive payment information with their acceptance letter. Please refrain from submitting payment to Perform until you’ve been accepted.
- Observers may enroll directly on the website – they do not need to wait for an acceptance letter.
- Walk-ins are not accepted. This includes observers. Please make sure you’ve enrolled and received confirmation of your enrollment before attending.
- Intensives fill up QUICKLY. Don’t wait to apply.
- Should you require further information, please email the local TT team.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- All Performers receive a Syllabus upon acceptance. Please read the Syllabus fully and complete the three required reading books before the Intensive.
- First Time Performers are those who are performing in an INTENSIVE for the first time. Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue.* Be sure to have a second monologue in case Tom asks to see additional material. *Only exception to this rule is the Summer Intensive. In this program, First Time Performers may prepare a scene.
- Returning Performers are those who have previously attended an INTENSIVE and performed a monologue. You may prepare a 3-4 minute scene with a scene partner. Please have a 1-2 minute monologue ready in case your scene partner is absent for any reason.
- Choose a piece by one of the 250+ authors listed on our Syllabus. If you are committed to working on a piece by an author not on the Syllabus, you must email us the script for review and approval at least four weeks in advance of the Intensive date.
- Read the entire play and understand the play.
- Appropriate dialect for the text. Please only work on a piece that requires a dialect if you are well-rehearsed and completely comfortable working in that dialect.
- Wear appropriate cloths for the period.
- If you have a scene partner, schedule rehearsals and honor the schedule!
- Basic furniture (chairs and a table) will be provided by the theater.
- Any additional props or furniture must be supplied by the actor. These must be taken home each night.
- Commitment to learn and take notes.
- Respect for the actors and their performances.
- Please no walking in and out while the work is taking place.
You will learn how to:
- Strengthen and find your true voice
- Seek your own good opinion
- Be a text detective
- Change the molecules in the room
- Have talent for your talent
- Think like a producer
- Be the acting “CEO” of your own corporation
- Dare us not to cast you
- Know when you’re ready to get an agent
- Be truly free by remaining unattached to the outcome
- De-mystify the process and become an acting athlete
- Transform nervousness into intense excitement
- Act moment to moment and find the need for every line
- Harness the power of the outer casting office
- Be expressive rather than impressive
- Personalize a role and work from yourself
- Vanquish the unspoken pact
- And much more!
You will learn why:
- The Moment Before can get you the job
- There are no “characters” in your script
- The words “random” and “whatever” are dangerous
- Two hundred and fifty is a magic number
- Your acting has little to do with why we cast you
- And much more!
Interested? See if we're coming to a city near you! Our events page has all of our upcoming classes & events.