Seven Pillars of Acting
Come learn about the technique that is transforming Hollywood. Cutting-edge, comprehensive, and effective, Seven Pillars Acting empowers the actor to transform into character with ease and authenticity. Inspired by the great acting teachers of the last century, Seven Pillars Acting is a modern method that provides a structured set of tools and a dependable process to access and cultivate talent. With many students of the technique now working in the entertainment industry, Seven Pillars Acting is changing the way actors approach the craft. Participants will learn about the Pillars and will begin to understand how to implement them into their acting process. Each Pillar focuses in on a different aspect of acting; added together, they give the actor the complete skills necessary to book a callback, land the part, and deliver a performance that is both effortless and true. Led by the author of Seven Pillars Acting, creator of the technique, and owner of Seven Pillars Acting Studio, Sonya Cooke, this seminar will leave young actors and seasoned performers alike not only with a clear concept of acting, but also with a reenergized vision for their professional acting careers in film and television. The first comprehensive technique in the past thirty years, Seven Pillars Acting is for the serious actor who seeks a personal, dependable, and thrilling approach to crafting character.
Sonya Cooke is an acting coach and the creator of Seven Pillars Acting, with studio branches in Southern California, Seven Pillars Acting Studio in Los Angeles and the Actor’s Studio of Orange County. Her book, Seven Pillars Acting, was published in 2017 by Rare Bird Books and is the textbook for her students and classes. She has acted in tv, film, New York and regional theatre, as well as commercials, print, and voice-over media. She started her teaching career by coaching actors in New York in 2008 and has worked with many institutions all over the country as a teacher, curriculum writer, and program developer. With degrees from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and UC-Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Cooke coaches privately in Los Angeles and Orange County as well as internationally through Skype. Sonya designs the Seven Pillars Acting curriculum, trains and certifies instructors, and is the master teacher at both schools. To learn more about Seven Pillars Acting and the book, visit: www.sevenpillarsacting.com.